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The Emerald Light in the Air by Donald Antrim
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The Solid Form of Language by Robert Bringhurst
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A beautiful little letterpress essay that's given me a glimpse of how much I don't know about linguistics and the history of languages in speech or script.
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10 by Ben Lerner
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by Ben Lerner
read in September, 2014
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Will post link to review when it's up -- really enjoyed this.
Lee rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Hey Folly by Mary Margaret Alvarado
Hey Folly
by Mary Margaret Alvarado
read in September, 2014
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"We've sobered up like summer sheets" is one line I really liked. Will remember it forever -- and tattoo it down my forearms should I ever sober up. But every page offers goodies galore. Good-spirited, playful, but not without knives at times inside...more
Lee rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Letters to a Young Contrarian by Christopher Hitchens
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I could extract a handful of great quotations but generally found its subtlety muddled and the italicized foreign phrases snotty and maybe he used "tautology" too often for me to really get all psyched? How many times can "extirpate" be used too? A p...more
Lee rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Friendship by Emily Gould
Friendship
by Emily Gould (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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Just finished and said aloud "oh my god they texted freaking hearts to each other." I could crap upon this novel's head from a great height but I should refrain and simply say it's not my thing. It's the sort of novel that makes me avoid contemporary...more
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The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
The Yellow Birds
by Kevin Powers
read in August, 2014
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It's not every day you watch a beheading online and then about an hour later read about a body bomb on a bridge. Four stars for the affecting contemporaneity, for visceral scenes of engagement when the prose flexes in time with the action and traces...more
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The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman
The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.
by Adelle Waldman (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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Really not a fan of the feeling this book gave me, its incessantly intellectualizing, grating, oft amusing but never LOL observations, its annoying new New York characters, all of them seeming more like snooty journalists than fiction writers/artists...more
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The Shimmering Go-Between by Lee Klein
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Officially available today: a good-natured, cartoonish entertainment inspired by the nascent world within the world of the World Wide Web, the involutions and perversions of Charlie Kaufmann and Todd Solondz, the accessible accelerated early stories...more
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Bluets by Maggie Nelson
Bluets
by Maggie Nelson
read in August, 2014
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A numbered meditation on longing, love, obsession, connection at once spiritual, associative, interpersonal, and physical. Superficially about a color. Wondered what she would've written about "Blue Is the Warmest Color," but then again she's given u...more
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This is the time of year I like to dorkily, privately, review the books I've read in the past twelve months and make a list of my top ten faves. Want...more
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Welcome to the Goodreads home of the Book Fight podcast, the beer-fueled book discussion that gives tough love to literature. Mike Ingram and Tom McAl...more
9541 Listomania — 200 members — last activity Aug 19, 2014 07:52PM
I have not yet found anywhere on GoodReads for people to post their booklists! (Listopia doesn't count as they are not personal lists, but community o...more
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