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"Absolutely. They both are presented more positively. The romantic angle is what sold the tickets. "
"When I finally read The Divine Comedy, (and I will!) I'll make sure to feel this nearby. "
The Cambridge Companion to Dante by Rachel Jacoff

This has been a godsend for me in my reading of Dante’s Commedia.

If The Complete Danteworlds: A Reader's Guide to the Divine Comedy was a perfect hand-to-hand companion that helped me descend the circles of Hell, ascend the cone of Purgatory and n... " Read more of this review »
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
" This review is a metaphor. I just place it here, with the full potential of a rant.

It could have been about the (not-so) ‘unfair’ life of these kids, about this cancer story which asks for our emotional involvement (pity? empathy?) with these can... " Read more of this review »
O Morro dos Ventos Uivantes by Emily Brontë
" I approached this book expecting to read about a beautiful and tragic love story: instead, I came across an intensive hate story, a revenge tale - but love was nowhere to be found. Actually, let me state this better: there was love at first... but... " Read more of this review »
"I've always avoided this because I couldn't finish Bel Canto. Your review has made me reconsider my bias. I admire Ann Patchett because of her indepen...more "
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
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"I haven't checked out all the links yet, but I admire your verse...and versatility. "
"Steve wrote: "Is it a sign of my dwindling maturity that the first thing that comes to mind to comment on is the name Odious Penis? Probably. But I al...more "
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The Ten Thousand Things by Maria Dermoût
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Lois McMaster Bujold
“Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.”
Lois McMaster Bujold, A Civil Campaign

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

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

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