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The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset by Suzanne Collins
" I was trying to post the NY Times' review of the film and I unleashed this review from years back. The geniuses at Apple have messed-up my iPad with a ...more"
The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset by Suzanne Collins
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I finished reading the entire trilogy in three days so I guess it captured something in me. Although it's touted as a book for young readers there is something here for everyone. The story is told in the first person by Katniss who unwittingly become
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House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
" I loved the film - and your review! "
House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
"“And that's what I wanted: obliteration. Decimation. Just an instant smear of me right out of all this rising and falling and nothing changing that feels like living.”

In the beginning there was Kathy Nicolo.

She is an addict who has been through..." Read more of this review »
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Someone by Alice McDermott
" Thanks. I liked this one a lot more thanChild of My Heart which I thought was kind of creepy. I particularly liked all the anti-Catholic aspects, alth ...more"
Someone by Alice McDermott
Someone
by Alice McDermott
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"It was the first light my poor eyes ever knew. Recalling it, I sometimes wonder if all the faith and all the fancy, all the fear, the speculation, all the wild imaginings that go into the study of heaven and hell, don’t shortchange, after all, that
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Someone by Alice McDermott
" Intuitive and insightful as usual. Both you and McDermott are rare birds, but you've perched on different branches of the same tree. "
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Someone by Alice McDermott
"Alice McDermott's Someone is everyone. Marie, the main character, lives her ordinary life, which of course is extraordinary in the way that everyone's life is. She has a brother and parents, though her larger family is the mostly Irish "neighborho..." Read more of this review »
How the Dead Dream by Lydia Millet
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How the Dead Dream by Lydia Millet
"I was immediately engaged with this book about extinction, yet I'm having a hard time writing a review. T, as a boy, is fascinated with dollars and the faces on them. He has some Aspergersish features . T is socially alienated, very bright, and at..." Read more of this review »
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Walt Whitman
“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large -- I contain multitudes.”
Walt Whitman

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

Mark Twain
“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
Mark Twain

Salman Rushdie
“What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.”
Salman Rushdie

Franz Kafka
“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.”
Franz Kafka

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