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The Revolt of the Masses by José Ortega y Gasset
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Happy Isles of Oceania by Paul Theroux
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I always like to spend my travel time with the world's leading chronicler of assorted miseries, Paul Theroux, and the idea of the South Pacific has been quite appealing to me lately. He finds things to love-- Hawaii, Easter Island, the Trobriands-- a ...more
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Stoner by John Williams
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The Complete Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino
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I fell massively in love with the Harvest edition of Cosmicomics when I was a scared 16 year old who hated school, my parents' house, my hometown, and the American political system in varying ratios depending from day to day, and found these weird, s ...more
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Been Down So Long it Looks Like Up to Me by Richard Fariña
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Another one of those American writers who made a big splash when they came out and pushed literature in new directions (and was a major influence on Pynchon to boot), but who has largely been forgotten now. A lot of wacky counterculture-era lit comes ...more
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Been Down So Long it Looks Like Up to Me by Richard Fariña
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The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
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You can tell pretty quickly that this guy started by writing young adult novels, and then didn't progress much to get to his "adult" novel. A big ugh to all the tropes of faux-Gothic literature and magical realism for dummies. It starts in a place ca ...more
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Assata by Assata Shakur
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If you can get over her totally obnoxious capitalization conventions, this is a pretty compelling memoir. While not as probing and self-critical as Eldridge Cleaver's firebreathing prose, it's nonetheless a damn fine book about how an otherwise ordin ...more
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