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The Box by Marc Levinson
" I liked this book very much. I don't think most people grasp how important containerization was. It gave whole industries (apparel manufacturing, appl ...more"
The Far Side of the World by Patrick O'Brian
" We didn't have those add-ons. But I did decide to look into the work of Johann Nepomuk Hummel based on the high praise in the one O'Brien book I read, ...more"
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The Way We Live Now by Unknown Author 880
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This is by Warren Miller--not the ski movie guy, another one. It's set among a cohort of white, educated, thirtyish, "alienated" New Yorkers; Lionel, the hero, is the kind of man who worked (without the slightest personal engagement, just for the sal ...more
John and 1731 other people liked Madeline's review of Romeo and Juliet:
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
"Romeo and Juliet, abridged.

ROMEO: I’m Romeo, and I used to be emo and annoying but now I’m so totally in luuuuurve and it’s AWESOME.

MERCUTIO: Okay, three things: One, there’s only room in this play for one awesome character and it’s me, bitch. Tw..." Read more of this review »
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Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
" Bechdel uses details of her scenes--book titles, elements of clothing or decor--to enrich the meaning of each setting, like a brilliant film art direc ...more"
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
" I agree with Tim that one of the perks of belonging to a privileged caste is the luxury of not knowing what horrors are being perpetrated in the name ...more"
Goddess of the Market by Jennifer Burns
" "Why her" and "why then" sound like the kind of question that gets you into the deep water of causality and uncertainty and stuff like that. Still, on ...more"
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Red Plenty by Francis Spufford
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“ one of his Irish Times columns written under the name of Myles na gCopaleen, [Flann] O’Brien offered a service to readers who owned books but did not open them. For a fee, books would be handled, with passages underlined or spines damaged or words such as ‘Rubbish’ or ‘Yes, but cf Homer, Od. iii, 151’ or ‘I remember poor Joyce saying the same thing to me’ written in the margins. Or inscriptions on the title page such as ‘From your devoted friend and follower, K. Marx.’"

--"Flann O'Brien's Lies," Colm Tóibin, London Review of Books, Jan. 5, 2012”
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