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Jeremy and 99 other people liked Renato Magalhães Rocha's review of Orlando:
Orlando by Virginia Woolf
"This was my first time reading Orlando. It was also my second time.

I like to think that everything happens for a reason - not that I believe it was planned or decided by a powerful creature for me - but because the idea that everything effects wha..." Read more of this review »
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The Foucault Reader by Michel Foucault
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It's been a while since I read Discipline and Punish and Madness and Civilization, so I figured it was time for a refresher in Foucault's thinking. Reading this collection of excerpts from his books along with shorter articles and interviews, I'm ama ...more
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The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
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I didn't fall for it the way I did for the Virgin Suicides or Middlesex, but The Marriage Plot is a focused, well written novel.

What's weird about it is that it feels like a writer's first book rather than their third; the realist, roughly autobiogr
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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
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This seems like the perfect writer finding the perfect material. Mitchell's imagination, already ferocious and able to make seemingly anything work in his fractured, polyphonic works like 'Cloud Atlas' and 'The Bone Clocks', can also just hone down o ...more
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
" Josh wrote: "started this one, but didn't finish. may have to go back to it."

Do it, it's worth finishing.
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Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson
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The first 450 or so pages of this are great. REALLY great. Johnson paints Vietnam, the Philippines, really southeast Asia in general, with a sense of slow burning menace and dread that stands toe to toe with anything else I've encountered about the V ...more
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Thomas Pynchon
“Who claims Truth, Truth abandons. History is hir'd, or coerc'd, only in Interests that must ever prove base. She is too innocent, to be left within the reach of anyone in Power,- who need but touch her, and all her Credit is in the instant vanish'd, as if it had never been. She needs rather to be tended lovingly and honorably by fabulists and counterfeiters, Ballad-Mongers and Cranks of ev'ry Radius, Masters of Disguise to provide her the Costume, Toilette, and Bearing, and Speech nimble enough to keep her beyond the Desires, or even the Curiosity, of Government.”
Thomas Pynchon, Mason and Dixon

Cormac McCarthy
“If a man's at odds to know his own mind it's because he hasn't got aught but his mind to know it with.”
Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

Italo Calvino
“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.”
Italo Calvino, The Uses of Literature

Cormac McCarthy
“Peering down into the water where the morning sun fashioned wheels of light, coronets fanwise in which lay trapped each twig, each grain of sediment, long flakes and blades of light in the dusty water sliding away like optic strobes where motes sifted and spun.”
Cormac McCarthy, Suttree

Gilles Deleuze
“Philosophy, art, and science are not the mental objects of an objectified brain but the three aspects under which the brain becomes subject.”
Gilles Deleuze

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2011 Reading Challenge
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Jeremy has completed his goal of reading 100 books for the 2011 Reading Challenge!
 
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