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Jon is on page 15 of 468 of Telegraph Avenue: This one's for you Justin: "Fathering imposed an obligation that was more than your money, your body, or your time, a presence neither physical nor measurable by clocks: open-ended, eternal, and invisible, like the commitment of gravity to the stars" (10).
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The Dog of the South by Charles Portis
The Dog of the South
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At first I thought Ray Midge followed his run-away wife, Norma, and her creep first husband to Belize to recover his stolen Ford Torino. But as I got to the end of the book, it seems that the novel's point is that the "things" in life, scams to make ...more
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The Beach by Alex Garland
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The Beach is a page-turner. Garland's writing kept me wanting to read more. So it was a quick read. About three quarters into the book I got a bit bogged down because so much of the takes place on the same beach, but the story held my interest and th ...more
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