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Traveller made a comment on her review of Snow Crash
"Chris wrote: "Too bad there's no dislike button! For you!"

LOL, nevermind, I took note mentally. You're not the only one. ;)

Sometimes one has to be unp...more
Traveller made a comment in the group MiévilliansIntroduction - Spoiler Free topic
"I'll be behind as usual lately... :P

We need a rear guard too!
"Yeah, I don't think the author could have forced his point home any the better with any other ending. The driving force behind a lot of the stuff that...more "
Traveller said "yes" to attending King Rat Group Discussion
date: April 16, 2014 12:00AM
location: Mièvillians,, Alternate London, The United Kingdom
description: Hello everyone- a reminder that we are about to read the second last Mièville novel for adults that we have not discussed yet-one of his earlier works, King Rat.

Our very capable mod Derek will be leading us out on this adventure. Please come and join us at

A Glossary Of Literary Terms by M.H. Abrams
" One of the best books available for a swift but meaningful study of every new term you can find in the academic study of English literature. Brief, to-the-point, clear and intelligible - it is a rich book for everyone seeking to systematically und... " Read more of this review »
"Allen wrote: "I-330 is the "i" - the imaginary number that answers the equation of the city, his world. .."

Hey, great catch! I see where the I fits in...more
Traveller and 110 other people liked Steve Sckenda's review of The Reader:
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
" “Desires, memories, fears, passions form labyrinths in which we lose and find and then lose ourselves again.” (18)

This book is an exercise in memory– that of the narrator, the German nation, the reader, and me (your humble reviewer who frequently... " Read more of this review »
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Notes from Underground & The Double by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Galatea 2.2 by Richard Powers
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Traveller and 25 other people liked Manny's review of Galatea 2.2:
Galatea 2.2 by Richard Powers
" People see different things in this unusual book. Let me start with the undisputed facts. The novel is written by Richard Powers, and its narrator is a character also called Richard Powers. The narrator and the author share a good deal of personal... " Read more of this review »
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David Gilmour
“I’m not interested in teaching books by women... Usually at the beginning of the semester a hand shoots up and someone asks why there aren’t any women writers in the course. I say I don’t love women writers enough to teach them, if you want women writers go down the hall. What I teach is guys. Serious heterosexual guys. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Chekhov, Tolstoy. Real guy-guys. Henry Miller. Philip Roth.”
David Gilmour
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China Miéville
“I don’t generally publicly respond to
reviews, no matter how wrong-headed or perspicacious I think them. Nine times out of ten, writers’ responses to critics seem to me at best undignified.”
China Miéville

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FLIGHTS OF FANCY (Literature & Fiction)
3 chapters   —   updated Apr 22, 2013 05:44AM
Description: Freeflow prose & poetry
Commentary on (Literature & Fiction)
0 chapters   —   updated Mar 17, 2013 11:40AM
Description: An attempt to argue towards an alternative interpretation to a work that is often interpreted as a Gothic ghost tale.
NOTES: ETHICS (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Feb 14, 2013 03:45AM
Description: General notes on three areas of the practical applications of ethic: bioethics, environmental ethics, and business ethics.
NOTES: Infinite Jest (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 11, 2012 04:11AM
Description: I think it's going to be easier to put my notes where there is space for them.
76877 Miévillians — 144 members — last activity 16 hours, 55 min ago
Club Miéville à la Goodreads. This is a club for people interested in discussing anything regarding the writer China Miéville; - his work, both fictio...more
80277 The Kindred Spirits — 239 members — last activity Apr 14, 2014 11:19PM
Place to meet and talk about anything.
114100 Foucault's Pendulum — 29 members — last activity Jan 25, 2014 06:26AM
We're starting off by reading Umberto Eco's novel, Foucalt's Pendulum--and who knows where that might lead us?
37567 The Readers Review: Literature from 1800 to 1910 — 1765 members — last activity 4 hours, 33 min ago
This is a group for discerning readers looking to discover, explore, and critically discuss some of the World’s literature, with a primary emphasis on...more
72746 Roberto Bolano's "The Savage Detectives" — 58 members — last activity Feb 03, 2014 03:50AM
This group is designed to help readers share pleasure, pain, questions, answers, views, reviews and comments about "The Savage Detectives".
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2012 Reading Challenge
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2013 Reading Challenge
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