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Chris and 8 other people liked Sienna's review of Wake:
Wake by Elizabeth Knox
"There's an image early on in Wake that I will never forget. The character through whose eyes we're observing the impossible spots a couple embracing. She judges them; she's disturbed by their obliviousness to the chaos and horror surrounding them...." Read more of this review »
Datura by Leena Krohn
"I can't remember what I thought of Leena Krohn's Tainaron when I read the English translation eight or nine years ago, before writing reviews seemed worthwhile, so there's only an ambiguous three-star rating and the memory of insects to guide me...." Read more of this review »
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Stoner by John  Williams
Stoner
by John Williams
read in February, 2014
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"Once, late, after his evening class, he returned to his office and sat at his desk, trying to read. It was winter, and a snow had fallen during the day, so that the out-of-doors was covered with a white softness. The office was overheated; he opened ...more
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
"Four and a half stars for some heavy-handedness in the final pages. And yet:

...just as music is the space between notes, just as the stars are beautiful because of the space between them, just as the sun strikes raindrops at a certain angle and t...
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" I agree. Everything felt a little off to me in this one. I want to put it down to the less than idea circumstances I read it in, but I suspect that I ...more "
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I finished this book a week ago. This is the third time I have tried to write this review. I am finding it very difficult. Here we go again. (Wish me luck.)

I did not enjoy reading Mockingjay.

Each book has a tempo. The precise nature of the rhythm var
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