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Apathy and Other Small Victories by Paul Neilan
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Apathy and Other Small Victories by Paul Neilan
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The Best American Short Stories 2007 by Stephen King
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It's hard to give this one 5 stars or no stars. This series is usually a 5 for me every year, but this year's selections cast a dark shadow over my all ready gloomy fall. I can't really blame the new Series Editor and in a way I don't want to dis on ...more
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Moby Dick by Herman Melville
" Melville a "man writer?" Sure. He was a man. Traveled on ships and all that macho stuff...

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Moby Dick by Herman Melville
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I love Melville. I love this story. I don't know if I love whaling history.

This book tells me the audience in the mid 1800s had a different idea of storytelling. Melville gives us that nautical history I sometimes got a little bored reading, along w
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The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
" There are a lot worse things than having a penis.

Like, say, losing your cock and balls in a war and lusting after one of those modern loose society g
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The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
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The book is filled with fun facts you can use to amuse your friends and ruin dinner.

I like this guy, but this book has me reading food labels. Jerk. He has a way of proving a point about the way we eat without being a preachy snob about it. He goes
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The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God and Other Stories by Etgar Keret
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I'd buy this book for the cover.

Keret's stories are hilarious and confounding. I'll be reading more of this guy soon. I like his stuff because it's short and I am lazy. He uses words I understand and his stories go off toward the land of zany. Remin
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Esther Stories by Peter Orner
Esther Stories
by Peter Orner (Goodreads Author)
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My buddy is hopping to take some workshops with this guy and told me to check him out. In this collection, there are brief glimpses into the past that, in places reveal a larger picture, and in others just a snapshot of a life. I particularly like Or ...more
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Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters & Seymour by J.D. Salinger
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters & Seymour: An Introduction
by J.D. Salinger
recommended for: humans
read in January, 1999
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If you know me, you can guess I'm going to rate all Salinger five stars. This one because of the pace. It excites me. You can tell when I pick it up again because I'll write you trying to tell you everything and never scratching the surface.
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