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Maddie rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Consider the Lobster and Other Essays by David Foster Wallace
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Talk Talk by T.C. Boyle
Talk Talk
by T.C. Boyle
read in October, 2007
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How to Be Alone by Jonathan Franzen
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Franzen is a sexist pig who can bite me, but dude can write an essay.
Maddie rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
The Poisonwood Bible
by Barbara Kingsolver
recommended for: everyone, unreservedly
read in January, 2005
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Brilliant, Brillant, Brilliant. I loved the Bean Trees, and I probably reread Animal Dreams once a year, but this book is a leap to hyperspace in terms of scope and ambition. As with most books about colonialism and its aftermath in Africa, it's not ...more
Maddie rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
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Really really good. I tend to like his more intimate scale books (Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Wonder Boys) better than his larger scale works in general, and this was a good combination - the imaginative scale of Kavalier and Clay but more tightly plott ...more
Maddie rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle
The Tortilla Curtain
by T.C. Boyle
recommended for: people who are too happy
read in January, 2003
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It's hard to know what to say about this book. It's excellent, but unrelentingly depressing and painful to read.
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