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Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski
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Let it Come Down by Paul Bowles
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Absolute Watchmen by Alan Moore
Absolute Watchmen
by Alan Moore
recommended for: anyone looking for bubble gum but finding glass instead
read in December, 2005
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Alan Moore is a fucking genius.

Or at least that's what he wants you to think. The truth is, I am just a dummy, and get impressed too easily. This is the case with many things, and "Watchmen" is no exception.

Moore tugs the reader along through this ma
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The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
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In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien
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Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac
Père Goriot
by Honoré de Balzac
recommended for: my good friend milton
read in July, 2005
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Is there anything more corrupting to a young man than the allure of success?

We smell it and instantly see red. The air becomes dense with its taste and in a moment it blackens the purest heart.

"Pere Goriot" is described as the prototypical novel. It
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The Unbearable Lightness Of Being by Milan Kundera
The Unbearable Lightness Of Being
by Milan Kundera
recommended for: moonbouncers everywhere
read in August, 2005
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Is there a clearer picture in your head of why we struggle through life and love and balance and dysfunction than what Kundera paints for us in "The Unbearable Lightness of Being."

He reminds me constantly of why we breathe and move ourselves into pai
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Youth in Revolt by C.D. Payne
Youth in Revolt: The Journals of Nick Twisp
by C.D. Payne
recommended for: people in igloos
read in July, 2005
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What can I say about Nick Twisp that you aren't already thinking?

He's perverted, he's smart, he's dangerous, and he's out to get me!

I read this book in two days like I was smoking rock out of a chimney. The way Payne writes it, life comes in two flav
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You Shall Know Our Velocity! by Dave Eggers
You Shall Know Our Velocity!
by Dave Eggers
recommended for: conquistadores
read in May, 2007
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This is my first introduction to Dave Eggers.

And I think I would like him as a person, I just don't know if we get along that well in that "Author and Reader" kind of way.

I get it man, I think I really do. Live life like you dream life, fucking soar!
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On the Road by Jack Kerouac
On the Road
by Jack Kerouac
recommended for: gravediggers
read in June, 2004
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Can you guess how Magellan felt when he opened his eyes on April 27, 1521? "Ferdinand," he must have told himself.

"Ferdinand, you have conquered the seas, explored the world, and installed empires, but you have not yet lived a life of joy."

Wanderlust
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