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Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
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A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace
" Having recently conquered Infinite Jest, I'm finding it elucidating to read David Foster Wallace's nonfiction, which I believe benefits from being relatively more explicit, and also from having fewer Quebecois separatist assassins in wheelchairs.... " Read more of this review »
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Darwin's Armada by Iain McCalman
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"When we went, they were doing a major museum upgrade, so a lot of the artifacts weren't around. But even the spaces are so soaked with Dickensness. Wh...more "
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The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen
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Finnegans Wake by James Joyce
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Stephen Jay Gould
“My potential salvation...must remain an unswerving commitment to treat generality only as it emerges from little things that arrest us and open our eyes with "aha" -- while direct, abstract, learned assaults upon generalities usually glaze them over.”
Stephen Jay Gould, The Flamingo's Smile: Reflections in Natural History

Dorothy L. Sayers
“Books... are like lobster shells, we surround ourselves with 'em, then we grow out of 'em and leave 'em behind, as evidence of our earlier stages of development.”
Dorothy L. Sayers

Kurt Vonnegut
“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

Vladimir Nabokov
“Curiously enough, one cannot read a book; one can only reread it. A good reader, a major reader, and active and creative reader is a rereader.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Lectures on Literature

Mary Wollstonecraft
“The power of generalizing ideas, of drawing comprehensive conclusions from individual observations, is the only acquirement, for an immortal being, that really deserves the name of knowledge.”
Mary Wollstonecraft

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