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The Sunlit Night by Rebecca Dinerstein
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Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
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My first time with this translation - I think that, in the end, it's an improvement on the Moncrieff (though I'm biased because LD was a professor of mine). If you switch back and forth as you read, there's a power and directness and lucidity here th ...more
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Inter Ice Age 4 by Kōbō Abe
Inter Ice Age 4
by Kōbō Abe
read in May, 2015
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An absolutely unhinged delight - worth tracking down for sci-fi fans or admirers of Abe. The book is a string of surprising plot twists (it was published serially so I think this would have made more sense), veering from intellectual conversations of ...more
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace
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Lila by Marilynne Robinson
Lila (Gilead, #3)
by Marilynne Robinson
read in May, 2015
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(key point: I had to read this BEFORE Gilead and Home because it's for a book club, which makes this review useful only for those in a similar boat. I'll reference back to it in my reviews of Gilead/Home later this week)

A floating, leisurely book - h
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My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgård
" You should! Borrow them from me when we hang out (also let's hang out soon?) "
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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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