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"I wonder whether people ever consider that they're training the next generation of readers? I don't think they realise that they're lowering standards...more "
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That Old Ace in the Hole by Annie Proulx
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The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
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The prose style in this book is a little weird - it's a little choppy. I'm not sure what that's about, especially since from what I remember of The Good Rain, Egan is nearly as in love with language as Pat Conroy.

Okay, maybe only half as much. No on...more
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Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Madame Bovary
by Gustave Flaubert
read in February, 1995
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Do not read this book immediately after reading Anna Karenina. It's not all that good as I recall (I read it 13 years ago), but it also lacks a lot of the depth that gives AK the impact it has. Emma Bovary is a shallow, self-obsessed woman; AK is mo...more
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A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
A Prayer for Owen Meany
by John Irving (Goodreads Author)
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Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
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Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey
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The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
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A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
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