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The Invisibility Cloak by Ge Fei
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I picked this book up on a whim at an Asian supermarket I pass on the way to Chicago. It was bizarre and dark, so I enjoyed it quite a bit. A tiny novella that begins and ends in the middle of a story, with lots of unanswered questions and mediocrity ...more
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With windows open and sun shining, this was an uplifting and light-hearted book that corresponded with spring approaching and new chapters in life. It always feels like the bitter cold and grey of winter will never end, and it's so cheerful when it d ...more
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My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgård
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It is relatively inexplicable to me why I was so engrossed in this anti-climactic, chronologically confused semi-memoir that details the life of an average person, nor why I already purchased Book 2 of the 6-book series. It quenches a thirst for know ...more
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Just incredible; required reading. Matthew Desmond really got it, and it reminded me of the perceptiveness and depth of Random Family, but with the organized sections of a life of feedback loops of evictions. I got goosebumps and felt sick throughout ...more
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Martin Amis
“Some junk novels were all about airports. Some junk novels were even called things like Airport. Why, then you might ask, was there no airport called Junk Novel? …Junk novels have been around for at least as long as non-junk novels, and airports haven’t been around for very long at all. But they both really took off at the same time. Readers of junk novels and people in airports wanted the same thing: escape, and quick transfer from one junk novel to another junk novel and from one airport to another airport.”
Martin Amis, The Information

Donna Tartt
“That life - whatever else it is - is short. That fate is cruel but maybe not random. That Nature (meaning Death) always wins but that doesn’t mean we have to bow and grovel to it. That maybe even if we’re not always so glad to be here, it’s our task to immerse ourselves anyway: wade straight through it, right through the cesspool, while keeping eyes and hearts open. And in the midst of our dying, as we rise from the organic and sink back ignominiously into the organic, it is a glory and a privilege to love what Death doesn’t touch.”
Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

Leo Tolstoy
“…and in the same way the innumerable people who took part in the war acted in accord with their personal characteristics, habits, circumstances and aims. They were moved by fear or vanity, rejoiced or were indignant, reasoned, imagining that they knew what they were doing and did it of their own free will, but they all were involuntary tools of history, carrying on a work concealed from them but comprehensible to us. Such is the inevitable fate of men of action, and the higher they stand in the social hierarchy the less are they free.”
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

Nelson Algren
“Yet once you've come to be part of this particular patch, you'll never love another. Like loving a woman with a broken nose, you may well find lovelier lovelies. But never a lovely so real.”
Nelson Algren, Chicago: City on the Make

W. Somerset Maugham
“He began to read at haphazard. He entered upon each system with a little thrill of excitement, expecting to find in each some guide by which he could rule his conduct; he felt himself like a traveller in unknown countries and as he pushed forward the enterprise fascinated him; he read emotionally, as other men read pure literature, and his heart leaped as he discovered in noble words what himself had obscurely felt.”
W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage

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