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One of King's best novels, but also one in need of cutting a few hundred pages. Nostalgic atmosphere, well-fleshed out characters, and a horrific monster make for a good, creepy read. This most recent time around I listened to the audiobook read by S ...more
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
"When I saw that this was an inspiration for Stephen King, my interest was piqued.

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1. Disturbing (if you like that kind of thing)
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John Locke and Thomas Hobbes are two political philosophers who believe that humans have inalienable rights. Where they differ is that Locke thinks humans are inherently good and can govern themselves, whereas Hobbes thinks they are inherently evil a ...more
The Best American Short Stories 2015 by T.C. Boyle
"The first tipoff was that series editor Heidi Pitlor devoted her Forward to defending stories without a character the reader might want to be friends with.

Okay, granted, I have loved entire books with unlikeable characters, but I could not even l..." Read more of this review »
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Picture Bride by Yoshiko Uchida
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Japanese bride travel to the USA for an arranged marriage. Settles. WWII internment too.
I read this for an online English course titled Asian-American Women's Literature. Below is my online discussion post covering this novel:

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