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Against the Day
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recommended for: pynchon lovers
read in July, 2007
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Colette Colette said: "I'm on the way... it's coming. I'm about halfway through. Nikola Tesla is my friend. I know we're getting to the Tunguska Event. The Chums of Chance are starting to get to me a little bit, but I love Yashmeen and Lake and Dally. Pynchon and Carroll m...more "

 

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A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman
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this was on Neal's bookshelf and I'm cat-sitting. Still on the smell/taste part, but it's actually quite fun.
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Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
Shantaram
by Gregory David Roberts
read in June, 2009
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Well. That was the quickest 900 page read I've had in awhile.

Here's the thing - I've always wanted to go to India. I should have after graduate school, on a Fulbright or something. Instead I started kicking around with rock bands. Stupid me.

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The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
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At the end, around 2 AM, the last page was read and I cried for a few minutes to myself before allowing sleep to overtake me. What a great tale of first love! Pullman wraps up the trilogy with the same powerful prose and worldview he began it with, a...more
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The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
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The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
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Samedi the Deafness by Jesse Ball
Samedi the Deafness
by Jesse Ball (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: Everyone riding the 'L'
read in November, 2007
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Amanda lent me her copy before she left for China. It was difficult to put down after getting through the first 10 pages. Occasionally I would laugh out loud to myself while reading it, which I rarely do these days (maybe with Pynchon). I found mysel...more
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Consider the Lobster and Other Essays by David Foster Wallace
Consider the Lobster and Other Essays
by David Foster Wallace
recommended for: smart people
read in December, 2007
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So, I have a crush on David Foster Wallace. It's long-standing, and quite inappropriate given that he's *so much* smarter than me. Maybe I should only give 'Lobster' 4 stars, because I couldn't get through the 'American Usage' essay without skimming...more
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"seriously? I've got a well-worn paperback on my bookshelf in my room. It's pretty awesome, but I always have to skip over the military-action sequence...more "
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