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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
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Gary aka Grasshopper and 14 other people liked Julie's review of The Goldfinch:
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
" ETA: Well, damn, folks. Posted this and three hours later, Donna wins the Pulitzer for fiction. Did I call it, or did I call it? ;)

I submitted a hold request for the The Goldfinch at the library in early November, then shut my eyes and closed my... " Read more of this review »
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Blindness by José Saramago
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Gary aka Grasshopper and 114 other people liked Jeffrey Keeten's review of Blindness:
Blindness by José Saramago
" ”The advantage enjoyed by these blind men was what might be called the illusion of light. In fact, it made no difference to them whether it was day or night, the first light of dawn or the evening twilight, the silent hours of early morning or the... " Read more of this review »
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Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul. Joyce Carol Oates
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Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
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“Beware the autumn people. … For some, autumn comes early, stays late, through life … with no winter, spring or revivifying summer. For these beings, fall is the only normal season, the only weather, there be no choice beyond. Where do they come from...more
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"What a terrific reveiw! Using Jane Eyre as a counterpoint to Emma is a brilliant idea. I need to revisit this one soon. "
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John Steinbeck
“I believe that there is one story in the world, and only one. . . . Humans are caught—in their lives, in their thoughts, in their hungers and ambitions, in their avarice and cruelty, and in their kindness and generosity too—in a net of good and evil. . . . There is no other story. A man, after he has brushed off the dust and chips of his life, will have left only the hard, clean questions: Was it good or was it evil? Have I done well—or ill?”
John Steinbeck, East of Eden

Honoré de Balzac
“Every moment of happiness requires a great amount of Ignorance”
Honoré de Balzac

Jonathan Safran Foer
“I think and think and think, I‘ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.”
Jonathan Safran Foer

Emily Dickinson
“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”
Emily Dickinson

Walt Whitman
“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large -- I contain multitudes.”
Walt Whitman

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Members of Kindred Spirits and other interested GR members read the works of Thomas Mann. Our next scheduled read is The Magic Mountain, taking place...more
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