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Marisela Marisela said: " I love that this book is bilingual, that I can read the poems in both Spanish and English.

Neruda is a master at his craft, no one can write like that anymore, not without sounding forced, or dated, or overly dramatic.
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Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy
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The Major Plays by Anton Chekhov
The Major Plays
by Anton Chekhov
read in March, 2011
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I feel so guilty for only giving it two stars, wish I could give them 2 1/2. Perhaps I'm meant to experience these plays performed instead of reading them. I truly expected myself to love these plays, especially since I love Russian literature. And I ...more
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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale
by Margaret Atwood (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2011
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After discussing all that was happening in the world of politics this week (Congress trying to de-fund Planned Parenthood) and politicians trying to re-define rape, a friend remarked how creepily the current world of politics seemed to resemble The H ...more
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Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
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This book reminded me of Dune, the idea of people manipulating a sort of education/breeding program in order to produce a prodigy. I so often forgot how young Ender was throughout the story.

I enjoyed the detailed description of the battles, it's not
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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina
by Leo Tolstoy
read in January, 2011
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I love the Russian writers of this era. Their work resonates with me so much and I am devouring this novel with relish.

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A tremendous novel. Tolstoy's ability to describe the inner thoughts of his characters is truly remarkable. I will add
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Terrorist by John Updike
Terrorist
by John Updike
read in June, 2009
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I wish 1/2 stars were an option. I would have given this book 2 1/2 stars.

Updike has some amazing prose, but I guess I felt lukewarm about some of his main characters (I didn't find them likable) and I had credibility issues with how he painted the y
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The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
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Gosh, it took about 100 pages before I got into this book. Those first 100 pages read very much like Biblical creation stories, so it took a bit of time before the world was created and more interested conflicts in my opinion became part of the narra ...more
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Cosmos by Mary K. Baumann
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