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This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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I'm going to jump out on a limb and call this the original modern coming of age prep school story. Catcher in the Rye is more entertaining, fluid and coherent, Call It Sleep was more heartbreaking, but this was published decades before either of them ...more
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Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
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The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
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Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
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This is for sure an important book for anyone to read who wants to speak intelligently ever about race, class or America in general. The only reason I wasn't tipped to put it as a 4 or 5 was because, for me, I felt the language got a little flowery, ...more
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Call It Sleep by Henry Roth
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The Stones of Summer by Dow Mossman
The Stones of Summer
by Dow Mossman
recommended for: see the documentary on the author "Stone Reader"
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I'm not going to lie, this book takes time to read, time to like, time to comprehend. It grows on you, though. Mossman is also guilty of some of the faults for which I slammed JSF-- namely faux-poetry, faux-profundity. I guess I let him off the hook ...more
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Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
Everything Is Illuminated
by Jonathan Safran Foer (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: people who are relatively unversed in holocaust literature, pynchon, auster, gaddes or Dow Mossman
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Sure, JSF was overhyped and I shouldn't blame him for that. Sure, for a 23 year old, I suppose EiI is pretty remarkable, and yes, it moved me now and then. But literature is not a dog show. I shouldn't have to say to myself, "Well, isn't it amazing t ...more
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Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead
Sag Harbor
by Colson Whitehead (Goodreads Author)
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Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
" 100%. There was one particular passage that made my skin crawl where Alex and Jonathan are talking about being an artist and Alex asks these intention ...more "
Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
" i resent that you imply if I disliked jsf I have no soul. i have a very well functioning soul, thank you very much. just a little rusty and slightly e ...more "
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