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The Girls by Emma Cline
The Girls
by Emma Cline
read in June, 2016
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Always a bit wary starting a buzzed about book, particularly a highly paid advance for a debut novel, but Emma Cline's The Girls certainly lived up to the hype. While it is obviously a fictionalized account of the Manson Family murders, it is also --
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Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Homegoing: A novel
by Yaa Gyasi
read in June, 2016
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What a great read! Yaa Gyasi's debut novel Homegoing is an epic tale and history of Africa (specifically Ghana/Gold Coast) and America. It can often be intimidating when greeted with a family tree when opening a book. I have to admit I was a bit conf
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The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
The Nest
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read in June, 2016
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Yet another what would have normally been a one-week-ish read that got interrupted by real-life and took me nearly month, but much to Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's credit her debut novel, The Nest managed to defy the odds and keep me entertained whenever
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The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante
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For nearly a decade I've been a 3-4 book/month reader, but life (all good stuff) got in the way during this read and while I may have read it in just under a dozen days it took two months on the calendar to get through it. The good news is that in th
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What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell
What Belongs to You
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read in March, 2016
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Unfortunately I read Garth Greenwell's debut novel What Belongs To You during a particularly busy/distracting couple of weeks of "real" life -- so while it definitely pulled me in each time with almost it's dream-like scenes and lyrical writing, I st
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Ban en Banlieue by Bhanu Kapil
"Note: This review purposely attempts to mimic the style of this book.

Review, March 2016.

No, I don't think so. Ban lies naked on my coffee table, a wooden tray on a leather ottoman. Someone covers it with paper. No one takes off their clothes. Bu..." Read more of this review »
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“Gradually the awful truth dawns on you: that Santa Claus was just the tip of the iceberg – that your future will not be the rollercoaster ride you’d imagined, that the world occupied by your parents, the world of washing the dishes, going to the dentist, weekend trips to the DIY superstore to buy floor-tiles, is actually largely what people mean when they speak of ‘life’. Now, with every day that passes, another door seems to close, the one marked PROFESSIONAL STUNTMAN, or FIGHT EVIL ROBOT, until as the weeks go by and the doors – GET BITTEN BY SNAKE, SAVE WORLD FROM ASTEROID, DISMANTLE BOMB WITH SECONDS TO SPARE – keep closing, you begin to hear the sound as a good thing, and start closing some yourself, even ones that didn’t necessarily need to be closed. (from "Skippy Dies")”
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“Other people’s sex lives are a little like other people’s holidays: you’re glad that they had fun but you weren’t there and don’t necessarily want to see the photos.”
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“In the darkness of the bedroom I thought of that, although thinking in the darkness is not advisable: things seem bigger or more serious in the darkness, illnesses more destructive, the presence of evil closer, indifference more intense, solitude more profound.”
Juan Gabriel Vásquez, The Sound of Things Falling

Ben Fountain
“All the fakeness just rolls right off them, maybe because the nonstop sales job of American life has instilled in them exceptionally high thresholds for sham, puff, spin, bullshit, and outright lies, in other words for advertising in all its forms.”
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