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"I had to check. Yea, I have a copy of that under my desk at work. Isn't that like a "House of Leaves" kinda thing? "
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Gould's Book of Fish by Richard Flanagan
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The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Six by Ellen Datlow
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"I donno about fun. It's pretty hard work, and I kept having to refer to the Wiki to try to pick up the references. I still don't think I got it 100%....more "
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""Nobody's Fool" is my favorite Russo novel. Maybe you're remembering the Paul Newman movie? "The Risk Pool" is really good, too. I've read most of his...more "
Straight Man by Richard Russo
Straight Man
by Richard Russo
read in June, 2014
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A JON AND HIS MA BOOK CLUB SELECTION

William Henry Devereaux Jr. isn't much of an English department chairman, but he can play that role.

Hank teaches at West Central Pennsylvania University, a thoroughly average grad factory in Railton, a rusty railr...more
Appaloosa by Robert B. Parker
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Robert Parker may have been the greatest writer of detective fiction since Raymond Chandler, but I wouldn't know it. Nothing against the Spenser books, they could be swell, but I just cannot handle another long-running series about a wise-cracking pr...more
Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford
Parade's End
by Ford Madox Ford
read in August, 2013
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A JON AND HIS MA BOOK CLUB SELECTION (tho Ma quit reading after Book 1)

Well, obviously this isn't the saddest story I have ever heard, but the tragedy of "Parade's End" encompasses a wider scale -- no less than the decline of civilization, or at leas...more
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Straight Man by Richard Russo
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The Son by Philipp Meyer
The Son
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read in May, 2014
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A JON AND HIS MA BOOK CLUB SELECTION

Philipp Meyer's epic "The Son" begins at the end: reflections from the deathbed (or floor) by two generations of McCulloughs, a Scottish-transplant family well-suited for the rawboned and rough-hewn land of Texas.

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