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Homo Sacer by Giorgio Agamben
"I was introduced to Agamben as a starry-eyed 19 year old just learning about critical theory, and this is my first attempt to read anything by him in ages. I found him to be a still impressive thinker and theorist, but one with a few notable flaws..." Read more of this review »
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It by Stephen King
It
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Aside from 'Carrie' this giant thing is my first exposure to King's fiction. Like a lot of longer novels, 'IT' suffers from some bloat. There are moments that don't really work (that ahem, notorious scene near the end being merely one of them).

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Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty
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Jeremy and 1 other person liked Armando's review of Notes of a Native Son:
Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
"I was casually enjoying this collection. Then I arrived at the last chapter and I suddenly realised that I was at the end.
Baldwin's theory of the new black man who is no longer the same as the original black man from Africa is hauntingly close to..." Read more of this review »
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Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
Go Tell It on the Mountain
by James Baldwin
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I can't think of a modern novel more totally steeped in religious imagery and iconography. 'Go Tell it on the Mountain' radiates christian thematics from nearly every paragraph.

The almost prophetic narrative voice that Baldwin summons in this is bot
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The Angel Esmeralda by Don DeLillo
The Angel Esmeralda
by Don DeLillo
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I have no idea why this was published in this format.

The title story is just a chapter from his giant novel 'Underworld', and that work has already been as critically creamed over as a book can be. Why do this? Is this collection meant to be a work
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Eichmann in Jerusalem by Hannah Arendt
" David wrote: "Do Whacky Bush Doodle and Snoop Dogg Barry Obama qualify under the banner, "banality of evil?""

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Jeremy and 54 other people liked Don's review of Book of Numbers:
Book of Numbers by Joshua Cohen
"1) None of the people giving this bad reviews here have read the whole book and/or they are incapable of reading serious literature at all (see: the reviewer who confuses the 'racist' ideas of characters with the ideas of the author [doing her own..." Read more of this review »
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Italo Calvino
“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.”
Italo Calvino, The Uses of Literature

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 & 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

Roberto Bolaño
“Reading is like thinking, like praying, like talking to a friend, like expressing your ideas, like listening to other people's ideas, like listening to music, like looking at the view, like taking a walk on the beach.”
Roberto Bolaño, 2666

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

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