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Mother's Milk
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Right Ho, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
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Right so, I'd been hoping for a wee bit more ... thrill, given the stature of Wodehouse's acolytes and encomiumators. But you know, very good fun: it did captivate me enough to pretty much stay too much in bed of the course of a couple days last week ...more
Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast
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Funny and sad face-to-face with death (her parents' slow creep to).
I appreciate her self-deprecation, which worked: I think she's cheap and selfish.
But a star. She's made herself a star, which are untouchable.
Pastoralia by George Saunders
Pastoralia
by George Saunders
read in January, 2015
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My first dip into Saunders. Good fun. Will read all his books.
Had I read him before (somewhat comparable things by) David Foster Wallace, he might have had a shot at heroism in my heart.
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My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgård
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The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
The Bone Clocks
by David Mitchell
read in January, 2015
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The highest and most dizzying exceptionality of our world is science. Nothing's weirder, nothing's truer. It's what gives humanity it's meaning; likewise all of existence writ large and small - from why to wake up, why polish the planet, why ski, vot ...more
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Mother's Milk by Edward St. Aubyn
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Some Hope by Edward St. Aubyn
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
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The definitively dorky book, finally able to be enjoyed. (That's another story.) Silly and engaging. Endearing fun.
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman
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Our Mathematical Universe by Max Tegmark is the best book I've read, in some sense ever. I've been progressing through cosmology books in a couple years and no one takes the contemporary thinking as far as Tegmark. He talks about about Feynman a lot, ...more
Never Mind by Edward St. Aubyn
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There's no way to read the first St Aubyn without diving into the next four.
laughed out loud nine times or so. Was made to feel distraught by some plot elements. just the beginning....
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