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The Thundering Herd by Zane Grey
The Thundering Herd
by Zane Grey
read in August, 2014
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In the past, I've only resorted to reading Zane Grey when Louis LaMour wasn't readily available. However, I've grown to really appreciate his much more sublime and realistic stories. He always paints beautiful scenes of nature, and his characters are ...more
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Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer
" When I went to field school at Southern Utah University, I heard some of my Mormon friends out. I didn't argue with them, I just wanted to understand ...more"
Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer
"I already knew Krakauer’s ability to write effectively, as I read Into The Wild years ago when it first came out and was impressed by his use of language, control of mood, and attention to using available research data in that book. I had heard so..." Read more of this review »
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Suttree by Cormac McCarthy
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When I began reading this, I immediately realized that I'd need to "sink in" to his prose if I was going to get anywhere. And so, it was with determination that I found the rhythm of his writing, and then I sunk into a world of beautiful gloom, a see ...more
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
" Spot on! Cheers. "
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No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
"So are we gonna talk about No Country For Old Men, he said.

Why not, she replied.

Then we gotta do it like McCarthy, he said. Short sentences. Southern dialect. No punctuation.

I can drop the punctuation, she said. But I can't do Southern.

You can try..." Read more of this review »
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No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
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Concise and brutal and touching and true.
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Levantado do chão by José Saramago
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Raised from the Ground is another incredible book by Jose Saramago. This novel is about landless peasants in southern Portugal who struggle to get by.
It begins in the early 1900's and carries through a few generations to the 1970's. It was interesti
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