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Written in the present tense instead of in the past tense, which gives it a slightly juvenile feel; but the prose is pretty good, with well-crafted minimal descriptions that keep the reader wanting to read m...more
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The End of the Point by Elizabeth Graver
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The End of the Point by Elizabeth Graver
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anomaly - an improbable memoir by Mary Evans
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This is *my* book, written in 2001 (or thereabouts) about some crazy stuff that started at Cornell back in the early '90s. I wrote it under the pen name Mary Evans as a way of having some distance from the pain of these events.

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The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset by Suzanne Collins
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[Reading a Kindle version from my library.]

Written in the present tense instead of in the past tense, which gives it a slightly juvenile feel; but the prose is pretty good, with well-crafted minimal descriptions that keep the reader wanting to read m...more
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Lust and Other Stories by Susan Minot
Lust and Other Stories
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Spare & minimalist; leaves something to the imagination; more about emotional subtlety.
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Dracula by Bram Stoker
Dracula
by Bram Stoker
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funky, so far; fun; am reading for some better context before watching/reading Twilight.

(and a great little hardcover edition from Barnes & Noble 'Collector's Library' series -- gilt-edged pages and a ribbon to keep your place.)

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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
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reading this again, even though i've read it 40 or 50 times before. want to finish before i see the new movie.

a lot of my writing style (and punctuation use) is modeled after Tolkien -- very old-fashioned, i admit; but it's what i like.

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