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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Accepting that clichés are such because they’re true, I’ll refrain from paying The Great Gatsby the usual accolades, let my rating speak for itself and merely list a few observations about the book.
Gatsby is pretty much a standard part of the high sc
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James Joyce by Richard Ellmann
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All of the artist, none of the art.
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Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
Breakfast at Tiffany's
by Truman Capote
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"He'd been put together with care, his brown head and bullfighter's figure had an exactness, a perfection, like an apple, an orange, something nature has made just right." (From BAT)

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is somewhere between a novella and a long sho
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The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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I just finished reading The Brothers Karamazov and have some thoughts on the book.
1) If you’ve been following you’ll know that I originally planned to stop reading after every decile of the book and comment on what was going on. Obviously that didn’t
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The $12 Million Stuffed Shark by Don Thompson
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Disclaimer, cause I might as well just get it out of the way: If contemporary art makes your blood boil, your hopes for western civilization sputter, or gag reflex engage, this is not the book for you. If you’re in this group, it might be better to j ...more
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Moneyball by Michael Lewis
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Before I get started, I want to quote (actually to requote) a few choice bits from Bill James, a baseball-statistics enthusiast whose Baseball Abstracts were the kernel for Billy Beane’s approach to managing the Oakland A’s and a manifest influence o ...more
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