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The Waves by Virginia Woolf
The Waves
by Virginia Woolf
read in February, 2016
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Gorgeous writing and intriguing psychological study of six different personalities (they blend together a bit too much to call them distinct "characters") that continuously evolve, yet remain consistent, in the face of changing times and loss. Closer ...more
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What It Takes by Richard Ben Cramer
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Gigantic work of political reporting and a huge accomplishment. In the midst of this election cycle, it's a comfort to read Cramer's close examination of the 1988 primaries and remember that campaigns are always nutty. The overriding thesis of the bo ...more
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The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald
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Lovely, odd piece of historical fiction packed with memorable characters whose seemingly minor actions congeal into a sweeping representation of the late eighteenth century. While Novalis's romance with a young girl is certainly the emotional core of ...more
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Restless Nights by Dino Buzzati
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Fun, ranging collection by an under-read author. I first discovered Dino from his purchase of immaterial picture space from Yves Klein, and from there learned about his excellent whale cloud drawings (http://weirdfictionreview.com/wp-cont...) . Next, ...more
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The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli
The Story of My Teeth
by Valeria Luiselli
read in January, 2016
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Conceptually wonderful novel whose unique collaborative genesis and experimental spirit are commendable. I was absolutely in love through 30 pages - the humor, the risks - and was still quite into it until the memorable tooth auction sequence, but th ...more
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Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman
Life and Fate
by Vasily Grossman
read in January, 2016
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An absolute masterpiece, the intense scenework of Chekov mingled with the epic scope of Tolstoy, and a genuine act of bravery. The novel, centered on Stalingrad during World War II, thrums with anti-Soviet sentiment and anger over the holocaust (Gros ...more
Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman
Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman
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Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman
"How exactly is it that I never encountered this novel before? It is like reading Tolstoy, if Leo were a Jew writing about the Stalinist period. Unimaginably rich. Heart-breakingly lovely. "
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