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Matt rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Gardener's Son by Cormac McCarthy
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(Note: I did not read the Kindle Edition.)
This is a most interesting small book from Cormac McCarthy. The story is a simple one and the screenplay format is quite suitable for its telling. The author does not write in the singular, archaic style foun
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Outer Dark by Cormac McCarthy
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This is a terrible book. In so saying, I am not implying it is an inferior work. Rather it is terrible in the true sense of that word: distressing, severe, exciting terror or great fear. It is fearsome in its implications, flawless in its execution. ...more
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Memoirs of Hecate County by Edmund Wilson
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This is a fairly enjoyable, interesting read. The book consists of a series of six inter-related stories, having to do with the goings-on in the life of the central character. First published in 1946, it is one of those rather intriguing works that d ...more
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The White Bone by Barbara Gowdy
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This is a most interesting book, quite original in conception and execution. The author takes the reader into the inner and outer worlds of a cast of African elephants. These worlds are created in great detail. I particularly enjoyed the presentation ...more
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Last Stories and Other Stories by William T. Vollmann
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This is among the strangest books I have read. It is strange in both the subject matter of the stories and strange to me personally as I have not previously read anything like them. I did find the collection just a bit uneven, with some pieces being ...more
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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn (Goodreads Author)
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I will say that I enjoyed this book, but not necessarily in a big way. I especially liked the manner in which the story is structured. The book is well-written but not in an overly-impressive way. My feeling is that the, for lack of a better term, ps ...more
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Just Before Dark by Jim Harrison
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I found this book on the $1.00 shelf of a used bookstore. The purchase turned out to be one of the best $1.00 I ever spent.
The book is filled with so much, a variety of subjects and topics, yet all coming more or less from the author's same worldvie
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Oscar Wilde by Edouard Roditi
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Outside of graduate students in English Literature, I doubt that anyone writes books like this anymore. Edouard Roditi's book is an in-depth, multi-faceted study of Wilde, with the author's impressive erudition on full display. It is a classic study ...more
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Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher by Timothy Egan
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A fine read: This is an amazing story, almost perfectly told. This is also a valuable book, presenting the life and work of Edward Curtis, a life and work that deserves to be at least marginally known to most Americans, and at most to be celebrated f ...more
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Acid Plaid by Harry Ritchie
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Being something of a stranger to Scottish writing, I found this book to be an enjoyable introductory collection. There are poems, essays, short stories and even a short (and rather bizarre) play. My favorite pieces are Iain Crichton Smith's wonderful ...more
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