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The Topless Tower by Silvina Ocampo
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Leopoldina's Dream by Silvina Ocampo
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The Skin Chairs by Barbara Comyns
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The Vet's Daughter by Barbara Comyns
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Karen and 21 other people liked Rowena's review of The Fire Next Time:
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
" Baldwin doles out some tough love to the American people, 100 years after Emancipation, and also writes to his 14-year old nephew about the race issue in America. I have never read any of Baldwin’s nonfiction so I was surprised at how frank and di... " Read more of this review »
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Lucid, thoughtful, gracious, angry, compassionate, humanist, hopeful, insightful. Beautiful.
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Revenge by Yōko Ogawa
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I read Ogawa's popular novel The Housekeeper and the Professor in a sort of "oh well" kind of way--and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I expected it to be sentimental and saccharine, and found instead that it was a simple story well told. Sti...more
Karen and 6 other people liked Nancy Oakes's review of Revenge: Stories:
Revenge by Yōko Ogawa
" Seriously I have never in my life felt so off kilter during and after reading a book as I did with this one. It is truly a masterpiece of darkness like I've never seen before. You can read my discussion of this book here. My advice: go get a copy... " Read more of this review »
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“Two things that matter to me. Emotional resonance and rocket launchers.”
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“Recognizing power in another does not diminish your own.”
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“You fail only if you stop writing.”
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“Bottom line is, even if you see 'em coming, you're not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So what are we, helpless? Puppets? No. The big moments are gonna come. You can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that counts. That's when you find out who you are.”
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