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A Sorrow Beyond Dreams by Peter Handke
"This book really didn't work beyond the beginning pages. And yet it wasn't bad. The writing was not engaging enough, the biographical style he chose ("after that, she did this..." etc.) is hard to stomach for too long. You can tell that Handke was..." Read more of this review »
A Sorrow Beyond Dreams by Peter Handke
"I don't believe that all books can be rated on a "star" system, nor do I believe that all should...I still believe what I've written above, but a book that is haunting me and continues to daunt me deserves 5 stars.
I don't believe that all books ca..." Read more of this review »
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The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.Anaïs Nin
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Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.Anaïs Nin
Boris Gregoric and 9 other people liked Brian's review of The 42nd Parallel:
The 42nd Parallel by John Dos Passos
"Dos Passos' legacy, if there is one, is largely understated or forgotten, and, in my view, not necessarily through any major fault of his. In the 20th century, as cultural and aesthetic values shifted to favor more linear, romantic, cinematic stor..." Read more of this review »
Manhattan Transfer by John Dos Passos
"Now that's a whole other kind of fiction. Something to cherish and treasure. It reads like a movie but the good kind. It doesn't really have a plot instead it follows the lives of a few characters throughout the years in early 1900, through WW1 an..." Read more of this review »
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The Unnamable by Samuel Beckett
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The Road Leads on by Knut Hamsun
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Henry Miller
“Let me be, was all I wanted. Be what I am, no matter how I am.”
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“The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.”
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