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Adam Dalva rated a book 5 of 5 stars
My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgård
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A genuinely incredible, almost entirely self-sufficient segment of My Struggle. It follows a very similar structure to the great book 2 (embedded 200 page flashback in a brief hiatus of direct narrative), but what 4 relatively lacks in emotional dept ...more
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A Perfect Hoax by Italo Svevo
A Perfect Hoax
by Italo Svevo
read in April, 2015
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Charming, funny novella with really good interpolated fables. It's a semi-autographical book about writing, it goes on too long, and it telegraphs the ending for no particular reason, but I was into it anyway - think of it in that nebulous 3.5 range. ...more
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Satin Island by Tom McCarthy
The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante
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Adam Dalva rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Mrs. Dalloway
by Virginia Woolf
read in April, 2015
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One thing I'm doing this year is rereading my favorite books from college to see how they hold up outside the classroom format. Mrs. Dalloway is unquestionably BETTER than I remembered. Without any academic push, without needing to contextualize Sept ...more
Adam Dalva rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Honeymoon by Patrick Modiano
Honeymoon
by Patrick Modiano
read in April, 2015
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A really memorable little oblique read - you'll fly through it. Modiano plays with time and exposition in interesting ways here - the setup is never really returned to and the actual story, which we rarely see, occurs decades before the main action. ...more
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The Dream of My Return by Horacio Castellanos Moya
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An often funny, extremely political little book that thrums with anxiety and vodka tonics, with sexual longing and questions of identity. I quite liked Finch's suggestion in the NYT that this is sort of like a surrealist book where nothing surreal ha ...more
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The Museum of Unconditional Surrender by Dubravka Ugrešić
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An immersive experience - a book of exile ABOUT exile, about how life slowly reaccumulates in unexpected combinations when your life is fractured. It is essentially a linked story collection, with some parts stronger than others (I think the sequence ...more
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