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Pale Harvest by Braden Hepner
" Jack Selvedge hasn’t known much but work, responsibility, scarcity, emotional stuntedness and death his entire life, and the setting of Pale Harvest reflects his soul: barren and starved, with pockets of sheer beauty. His grandpa Blair, his friend... " Read more of this review »
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The Backslider by Levi S. Peterson
The Backslider
by Levi S. Peterson
read in August, 2014
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I suppose it's fair to say readers of Mormon literature must reckon with this book eventually. While I enjoyed reading it, I found much of the language and characterization to be exaggerated and warped. Additionally, I doubt Peterson will ever be acc...more
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Pale Harvest by Braden Hepner
Pale Harvest
by Braden Hepner (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2013
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Swofford's blurb is nearly spot-on, though I think Hepner's prose is less Steinbeck and Stegner, and more Melville and McCarthy. Though, perhaps, Swofford was observing, and here I would say rightly, that Hepner's sense of place reminds the reader of...more
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V. by Thomas Pynchon
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
by Herman Melville
read in January, 2014
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Is there a better novel in the English language? If so, I've not yet read it.

Finished second read. As shaken as I was the first go around, I admit to being unprepared as an undergraduate. This book is better, deeper, wilder, and infinitely more wicke...more
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Legend of a Suicide by David Vann
Legend of a Suicide
by David Vann (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2014
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Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Don Quixote
by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
read in December, 2013
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I knew reading this book would take me a long time to finish, requiring significant effort, which is why I've put it off for so long. Shame on me. If I had an ounce of chivalry in me, I'd give myself three thousand three hundred lashes, plus a few. S...more
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