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Gary the Bookworm and 6 other people liked Suzanne's review of The Dinner:
The Dinner by Herman Koch
"The Dinner is a fascinating, but creepy novel which takes place in Holland. The Diary of Anne Frank also is set here and there are references to it and the the Frank dinner. Two brothers, Serge and Paul Lohman, along with their wives, Babette and..." Read more of this review »
"Thanks Cecily. I loved the characters but I'm afraid Ms Atwood was flummoxed about how to bring it to a close. Trilogies are tough. Robertson Davies w...more "
"Jennifer (aka EM) wrote: "Once the creators were out of the picture, I think. :-)

I just love the way Atwood walks the knife-edge of optimism and pessi
"My bad. It was on your kindle because I can't resist a BookBub bargain. Thanks for reading and reviewing it. "
"Gentleman's Agreement
It's always wrong to watch the movie first. (I watched Gentleman's Agreement again 3 weeks ago.) The book is usually so much better. In this case, the movie is really great, The book is so similar, it seems to be a copy. (I re..." Read more of this review »
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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by David Shafer
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"Getting back to Flora...she'd have no idea what any of you are talking about and Helen would roll her eyes...and pour herself a drink. (Which seems li...more "
"Seems like a big sacrifice for such a small thing :-) "
Night School by Harold Pinter
"An early play, it displays Pinter's usual micro-naturalism and interesting women characters. Plot, is not a major component. In this play, the three main characters are all pretending to be someone they are not in order to get something from someo..." Read more of this review »
Flora by Gail Godwin
by Gail Godwin
read in October, 2014
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There are things we can’t undo, but perhaps there is a kind of constructive remorse that could transform regrettable acts into something of service to life.

This is the opening sentence in Flora, Gail Godwin's unsettling gem of a novel about memory an...more
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Francine Prose
“What I love is how pissed off Jane Eyre is. She's in a rage for the whole novel and the payoff is she gets to marry this blind guy who's toasted his wife in the attic." -Angela Argo "Blue Angel”
Francine Prose

Abraham Lincoln
“There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes.”
Abraham Lincoln

Will Schwalbe
“One of the many things I love about bound books is their sheer physicality. Electronic books live out of sight and out of mind. But printed books have body, presence. ... I often seek electronic books, but they never come after me. They may make me feel, but I can't feel them. They are all soul with no flesh, no texture, and no weight.”
Will Schwalbe, The End of Your Life Book Club

Marcel Proust
“One becomes moral as soon as one is unhappy.”
Marcel Proust, Within a Budding Grove, Part 2

Francine Prose
“People see everything through the lens of their obsessions.”
Francine Prose, Goldengrove

68108 Read Between the Wines — 133 members — last activity Oct 16, 2014 02:39PM
A wine club for book lovers, or a book club for wine lovers? We can never remember which.
100590 The Thomas Mann Group — 168 members — last activity Sep 09, 2014 10:47AM
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
75271 Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace — 173 members — last activity Oct 09, 2014 01:33PM
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108518 Thomas Mann's "The Magic Mountain" — 23 members — last activity Mar 18, 2014 09:23PM
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