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Push by Sapphire
Push
by Sapphire
read in February, 2010
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Well...what can you say? just be ready...very powerful, incredibly moving and heartbreaking. The question is...will she make it?
Corin rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Line Of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst
The Line Of Beauty
by Alan Hollinghurst
read in March, 2010
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Certainly one of the most challenging books I've ever read. One the one hand, it's the definitive statement of the awkwardness of coming out, of the difference between sex and love, and the nature of cocaine addiction. One the other hand, the narrati ...more
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When the King Took Flight by Timothy Tackett
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There's nothing better than a solid work of micro-history. You take a single event, or an unknown individual, research everything you possibly can about them, and publish a monograph. Timothy Tackett has done precisely this about one of the highest g ...more
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The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Help
by Kathryn Stockett (Goodreads Author)
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I will never understand how a paper like the New York Times has a best seller list that is so turgid and uninspired. Now, I run in horror from anything that has "New York Times Bestseller" scrawled across the top of it. Not that the Giller this year ...more
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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
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Although a very disturbing book, this is a great Saturday afternoon read. Why is it fiction for Young Adults seems to be so much better than that for old adults? Collins has created troubling world comfortably set in the future, but it doesn't take m ...more
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Catching Fire by Richard W. Wrangham
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This is another great read I discovered thanks to CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarksª science show. It's one of those brief, fascinating books that sheds more light on the impact of Darwin's evolutionary theory. in a nutshell, Richard Wrangham argues that ...more
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The Cider House Rules by John Irving
The Cider House Rules
by John Irving (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2011
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What a challenging, complex, disturbing, and ultimately life affirming novel! I was beginning to despair that any fiction written in the last 30 years had any merit at all, (so much of the New York Times best sellers list is such fluff), and then som ...more
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
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Chasing a Mirage by Tarek Fatah
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