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"Giving up for now. The library wanted it back. So very introspective. I was in the wrong mood to focus on that. I will try again later." Sep 29, 2015 11:33AM


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Judy and 1 other person liked Robert's review of The Heaven of Mercury :
The Heaven of Mercury by Brad Watson
"Listen up: One of the best novels I've ever read. It might be the best Southern Gothic novel ever. No kidding. Why it took me so long to find this book, I have no idea--but Watson is one of America's most talented writers. Long been a fan of his s..." Read more of this review »
Judy and 1 other person liked Jessica's review of The Girl on the Train:
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
"Every character in this book was a hot mess which was bad enough, but it's true downfall was the mindnumbing dialogue on every page: "I need to talk to you." "I need to see you; it's important." "I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry." Yawn."
Judy and 157 other people liked Petra X's review of Mortality:
Mortality by Christopher Hitchens
"3.75 stars really, but I gave it 5 because Christopher Hitchens wrote it whilst dying of cancer and because of the concept of cancer being another country foreign to the one that we live in.

My mother died of cancer and it really was a different wo..." Read more of this review »
Judy and 1 other person liked Lemar's review of Leaving the Atocha Station:
Leaving the Atocha Station by Ben Lerner
"In "Leaving the Atocha Station", the first novel by poet Ben Lerner, he takes chances. Lerner evokes the creaky gears and unreliable nature of memory,and by extension history, through use of language. One method I particularly enjoyed is using the..." Read more of this review »
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