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Endless Universe by Paul J. Steinhardt
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I picked up Endless Universe mainly because I wanted to read something about recent cosmological theory, especially dark matter and dark energy. The book provides all that and then goes further by postulating a more controversial model than the infla ...more
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
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you know, i didn't actually read this one. i read "book of laughter & forgetting". i retract my earlier review.

7/11/11: now i have read this. beautiful & rich with the only true misstep being the scene with the celebrities in southeast asia,
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
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The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
" this book disturbed me. which is to say i loved it. "
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
" this is a beautiful book, but it all happens in slow motion & between the lines. you have to give yourself over to subtlety & slow pacing.

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Envy, and Other Works by Yury Olesha
Envy, and Other Works
by Yury Olesha
read in March, 2009
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i'm actually reading a different edition. (Andrew R MacAndrew is the translator & his ear is good.) so far i've read a couple stories & am circling in on Envy. so far so good, although i always wonder in a case like this what the author would ...more
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The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro
" changed it from three to four stars because this book is still strangely with me. i think i enjoy it more now than i did when i was reading it. "
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The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro
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frustrating as hell. had to put it down for six months in the middle. ultimately glad i finished it. the narrator has some odd perceptual 'problems' with time & space which are never fully explained. he can leave his hotel & drive an hour out ...more
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
" Try his short stories, too. "The Elephant Vanishes" is good early stuff. "After the Quake" is an amazing later collection of stories tangentially tied ...more "
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The Essential Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
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