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The Infatuations by Javier Marías
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Autumn in Peking by Boris Vian
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"I've only ever listened to a couple of audiobooks. I like them but find that they don't fit into my life very well. Give it a shot, though, I'm sure i...more "
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2666 by Roberto Bolaño
2666
by Roberto Bolaño
read in March, 2010
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If the last book was a little underwhelming, so what? Not until the last couple hundred pages was my analytical brain really aware that I was reading a novel rather than simply having an experience.
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The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
The God Delusion
by Richard Dawkins (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2009
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Dawkins' only real challenge is convincing his readership that it is necessary to challenge belief. He had me all fired up and convinced about this while I read the book but for whatever reason it hasn't stuck. So I'm back in the silent minority (not...more
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The Last of Philip Banter by John Franklin Bardin
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My favorite novel so far from the eminently quotable Bardin.

"As he entered his own living-room he was still existing partly in the emotional context of his youth" (63)
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As She Climbed across the Table by Jonathan Lethem
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A quick, funny book. Great bus reading.
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John Franklin Bardin
“Not today! No, never again would she sit by the window, her back turned so she would not see him walk down the flagstone path with Dr Danzer, the limp volume of her favourite Bach spread open to the first page of the text, the black notes swarming before her eyes, her fingers arching in elaborate dumb-show as they practised the first trill, her mind on the beats, the leaning upon the upper note, the precise apperception of the stopping point - not a moment to soon, not a moment too late - and in her ears once more the sound, the slow dignity, of Anna Magdalena's sarabande, a delicate ornament for her melancholy.”
John Franklin Bardin, Devil take the Blue-tail Fly

Jim Thompson
“Then he laughed and she laughed. And quivering with the movement of the train, the dead man seemed to laugh too.”
Jim Thompson, The Getaway

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