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Still Alice
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by Lisa Genova (Goodreads Author)
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Still Alice by Lisa Genova
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The Trial by Franz Kafka
The Trial
by Franz Kafka
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This is a sort of difficult book for me to review, because the story is so minimal. I did enjoy the strange style, which is at the same time very conventional and at times rather weird. So this being the 1st Kafka book I've read, I think I know what ...more
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Great Expectations
by Charles Dickens
read in July, 2016
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Really about 3 and 2/3 stars IMO. Bleak House is still my favorite of the 6 Dickens novels I've read now. Nicholas Nickleby next, maybe? It started strong, lagged in the middle and was strong again near the end. Dickens pulled out one final little su ...more
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Margaret Atwood
“It wasn't so easy though, ending the war. A war is a huge fire; the ashes from it drift far, and settle slowly.”
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“She knows herself to be at the mercy of events, and she knows by now that events have no mercy.”
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Carol Shields
“Have you ever looked at, say, a picture or a great building or read a paragraph in a book and felt the world suddenly expand and, in the same instant, contract and harden into a kernel of perfect purity? Do you know what I mean? Everything suddenly fits, everything's in its place.”
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“Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.”
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“I was the breakable one. Women always are. It's not so much a question of one big disappointment, though. It's more like a thousand little disappointments raining down on top of each other. After a while it gets to seem like a flood, and the first thing you know you're drowning.”
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