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Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
Revolutionary Road
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Done. Dead. Will come back with coherent thoughts after I eat for the first time all day.

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LITERALLY KILLING ME HERE YATES

Yates pulls no punches. Everything is laid bare - Frank's desperate, self-deluding belief that he's interesting, that he's abo
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Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez are awesome. Even if you don't like perfume, this is worth reading for the sensory descriptions alone. I've possibly read this book front to back multiple times. Please, sir, can I have s'more?
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“if you wanted to do something absolutely honest, something true, it always turned out to be a thing that had to be done alone.”
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"I let out a whoop of laughter on about page 180, when I finally figured Frank Wheeler out. You see, Frank spent most of his youth a scattered, bashful schmuck. Then after WWII, as a Columbia student and Village-dweller, he started getting laid all..." Read more of this review »
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Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
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Hah! Austen's a cheeky one, and she knows how to write a page-turner. Not my favorite Austen (I think I prefer Sense & Sensibility, or Pride & Prejudice), but good nonetheless. Catherine is an adorable (though naive) heroine.
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Ulysses by James Joyce
“Drugs age you after mental excitement. Lethargy then. Why? Reaction. A lifetime in a night. Gradually changes your character.”
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Oscar Wilde
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
Oscar Wilde

Jorge Luis Borges
“A man sets out to draw the world. As the years go by, he peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays, ships, islands, fishes, rooms, instruments, stars, horses, and individuals. A short time before he dies, he discovers that the patient labyrinth of lines traces the lineaments of his own face.”
Jorge Luis Borges, The Aleph and Other Stories

Sylvia Plath
“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

James Joyce
“I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes.”
James Joyce, Ulysses

Kate Chopin
“The voice of the sea speaks to the soul.”
Kate Chopin, The Awakening

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