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My Struggle: Book 1
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"baffling – what is it that you want to keep reading?" Aug 26, 2014 11:49AM

 
Bleak House
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Kam Kam said: " really? I have to click on the copy with Gillian Anderson on the cover? Dammit.

I started reading this on my phone – ! –, and I swear, every time I start reading Dickens, I think: WHY don't I read this stuff more often? Articulation, through line, won
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Catch-22
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Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler
Saint Maybe
by Anne Tyler
read in January, 2015
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Looked through some books at the library, picked up Anne Tyler. She's been interesting before I thought. Let's see what she does.
As I read:
(45 or so pages) what is it Anne, steeping us in the icky rather suffocating domestic life, of diapers, spoiled
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We Are Water by Wally Lamb
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as I was reading it, engrossed, late one night, it was fine. Good reading. I get about two thirds way through the book. But I just wasn't drawn in enough to pick it back up again.
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The Book of Joe
by Jonathan Tropper
read in December, 2014
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he's very creative! Some of his dialogue, fantastic. Some of the thinking behind what happens, practically brilliant.
Again, the dude's obsessed with sex. If all dudes are like this, I'm depressed.
But that aside, this is a very well woven tale. Fun an
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Black Dogs by Ian McEwan
Black Dogs
by Ian McEwan
recommended to Kam by: Kam Metcalf
read in November, 2014
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I wasn't confident in this book, during on the first 50 pages, but at the same time you feel you are in the hands of the masterly writer. Then I read one of the blurbs: "the disintegration of a marriage", and I thought, 'naaaa'. But then I'd read 25 ...more
Kam is reading Black Dogs: wasn't convinced on the first 50 pages, but at the same time you feel you are in the hands of the masterly writer. Then I read one of the blurbs: "the disintegration of a marriage", and I thought, 'naaaa'. But then agree 25 more pages than 25 more – the writing is so good. Gripes – sort of a spoiler – the actual black dog story is dangled in front of us until the end of the book. And then you're not sure if it's real
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