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The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck
The End of Days
by Jenny Erpenbeck
read in August, 2014
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the most recent work from german author jenny erpenbeck to appear in english, the end of days (aller tage abend) is composed of five "books" and four intermezzos. spanning ninety years of the twentieth century, erpenbeck's beautifully written new nov...more
jeremy and 67 other people liked Garima's review of The Emigrants:
The Emigrants by W.G. Sebald
" My tale was heard and yet it was not told,
My fruit is fallen, and yet my leaves are green,
My youth is spent and yet I am not old,
I saw the world and yet I was not seen;
My thread is cut and yet it is not spun,
And now I live, and now my life is don...
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A Distant Father by Antonio Skármeta
A Distant Father
by Antonio Skármeta
read in August, 2014
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a slim work by antonio skármeta, the chilean writer perhaps best known for ardiente paciencia (the basis of the oscar-winning film il postino (the postman)), a distant father (un padre de película) is the tale of jacques, a young village schoolmaster...more
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What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund
What We See When We Read
by Peter Mendelsund
read in August, 2014
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once a reading of a book is under way, and we sink into the experience, a performance of a sort begins...

we perform a book - we perform a reading of a book. we perform a book, and we attend the performance.

(as readers, we are both the conductor and
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jeremy and 73 other people liked Garima's review of Midnight's Children:
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
" Nothing but trouble outside my head; nothing but miracles inside it.

Being a child is no child’s play. A long wait within the sheltered darkness of a womb subsides when rhythmic beats of the heart resume their role in blinding light and mind, an ap... " Read more of this review »
jeremy rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Pluto Files by Neil deGrasse Tyson
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a stimulating, witty, and educational look at the kuiper belt object formerly known as a planet, neil degrasse tyson's the pluto files tracks the historical, scientific, and cultural ascendancy of our solar system's one-time ninth planet. tyson recou...more
jeremy rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Rose City Heist by Matt Love
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with each subsequent book, oregon author matt love refines his craft ever more fully - honing an innate storytelling talent and developing his command of language and rhythm. rose city heist, a work quite unlike any of its predecessors, may well be h...more
jeremy rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Laughing Monsters by Denis Johnson
The Laughing Monsters
by Denis Johnson
read in July, 2014
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his first non-serial novel since 2007's national book award-winning tree of smoke, the laughing monsters is denis johnson's foray into spy fiction. set in the post-9/11 era of inter-agency intelligence, espionage, and double-dealing, johnson's new no...more
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The Copernicus Complex by Caleb Scharf
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** review forthcoming (in september) **
at the same, though, it's also important to recognize that just because the route to a final state is unpredictable and random, that doesn't automatically mean that that final state is unlikely.
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