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Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner
" Amazing. I thought I might be in love with Wm. Faulkner after I read As I Lay Dying earlier this year .... now I know for sure. This is not an easy book to read. I read it, then I got the audio and listened to it. The language! Some of the words w... " Read more of this review »
My Real Children by Jo Walton
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Bleeding Kansas by Sara Paretsky
" I dithered about what rating to give this book, but after I found myself reliving it and yelling at the characters while running errands this morning, I realized it deserved 4 stars. It is a novel about consequences. There are only three character... " Read more of this review »
Bleeding Kansas by Sara Paretsky
" I first picked this book up at the library because of the author. I love her mysteries, so I didn't read the back of the book. It was the unabridged audio version. I started listening and was waiting and waiting for the mystery to kick in but need... " Read more of this review »
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Bleeding Kansas by Sara Paretsky
Bleeding Kansas
by Sara Paretsky (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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The novel is not a V I Warshawski book but I read it now because I am going through Sara Paretsky's books in the order in which she published them. The only other non-Warshawski novel so far was Ghost Country but that one was set in Chicago, as are a...more
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Mood Indigo by Boris Vian
Mood Indigo: A Novel
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Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
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"OMG! That is a lot of hard stuff. I am so sorry about your pop. I am so happy for you about the agent. What more can I say? Looking forward to more no...more "
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“The many mysteries boil down to three. There is the kind that can be solved: who planted the bomb? Will the travellers reach their destination? What is Mother's childhood secret? There is the supernatural: dark metaphysical forces, never to be fully exposed, yet hinting of themselves in a way that suggests the author could reveal more if he chose, and might do, in his next book. And there are the insoluble mysteries: what lies beyond life, what beauty is for, why the innocent suffer and the guilty prosper, what goes on in the heads of other people, why life keeps fucking us over just when we're doing all right -- these are the mysteries the books dealing with them can't solve, and it is for this reason that the best of these books are the ones we keep rereading.”
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