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The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
The Sun Also Rises
by Ernest Hemingway
read in July, 2013
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I have always found it difficult to be engrossed by Hemingway's short, static writing style. His first person narrative is also difficult, and it leaves many characters and scenes flat. However, I did enjoy the friendship between Barnes and Bill and...more
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Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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It always takes me a while to get into a Fitzgerald book, but once I do, it becomes incredibly hard to pull oneself away from the lavish saturation of the 20s. This book is no exception, and without spoiling, I will say that Fitzgerald explores theme...more
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The Four Feathers by A.E.W. Mason
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The Four Feathers by A.E.W. Mason
The Four Feathers
by A.E.W. Mason
read in July, 2013
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It took me a while to start on this book, partly because the style of the book is so abruptly different than the 2002 movie, which I saw first. That said, I enjoyed both mediums equally, though in different ways. The execution of the message is diffe...more
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Laced with Poison by Meg London
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msdanconia and 14 other people liked Charity's review of Mansfield Park:
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
" Argh! I am very surprised that I was able to finish this book. I found it to be completely tedious. If this had been the first book I had read by Jane Austen, it would have been enough to turn me off from the rest of her works.

Fanny was too virtuo... " Read more of this review »
msdanconia and 87 other people liked Kelly's review of Mansfield Park:
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
" (This is usually the part where I offer abject apologies for my review's length, but I don't feel like it this time. It's long. Continued on the comments section. You have been duly notified.)

Ah, Fanny Price. We meet again.

Our previous meeting wa... " Read more of this review »
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Post Captain by Patrick O'Brian
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Post Captain is in many ways more tense than the first book, Master and Commander. There are fewer sea battles, but the tensions are between people - Jack and Stephen, Sophie and Diana, between all four. I did not really enjoy the romantic entangleme...more
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Shattered Sword by Jonathan Parshall
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