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H.P. Lovecraft by H.P. Lovecraft
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At long last I have become acquainted with H.P. Lovecraft. It was most certainly worth the wait. The stories in this collection are unlike anything else I have encountered. These are not simply "weird stories". This is literature. I find Lovecraft to ...more
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A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers
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This is one of the most eminently readable books I have encountered. It operates on several levels: it is humorous, very sad, deeply thought-provoking. It is also simply a fantastic piece of writing, actually almost poetic in both construction and te ...more
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The Virginia Woolf Writers' Workshop by Danell Jones
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This is a delightful, original book. I did not read it for the actual writing lessons, but found myself enchanted by them. And for anyone who loves Virginia Woolf and her writings, this book is worth reading just for the plethora of quotations that a ...more
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Child of God by Cormac McCarthy
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Once again Cormac McCarthy leaves me at a complete loss for words to review this book. Suffice to say that this is a very strange and disturbing work, and surely a haunting work; I plan on having to think about it for a long time. In my reading, I ha ...more
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The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
by Stephen King (Goodreads Author)
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This collection finds The Master at the top of his game. All of the pieces are extremely good and some are, well, amazing. There is a small bonus to this volume: The short introductory prefaces to each piece, with Mr. King providing an account of how ...more
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
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What is there to say about this superlative novel that has not apparently already been said? It is beautiful, haunting, moving, at times frightening. It is vast in scope, with regard to the time period covered and the range of human emotions presente ...more
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Petty by Warren Zanes
Petty: The Biography
by Warren Zanes (Goodreads Author)
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This is one of the very best books I have read about rock and roll and those who create it/live it. The amount and quality of the research involved in the creation of the book is evident on every page. Of particular importance are the many, many in-d ...more
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Boys in the Trees by Carly Simon
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This is an interesting, very well-written memoir. At times it is almost brutally honest. Carly Simon might be called brave, given the depth of details she reveals about herself. Ultimately, I found the book to be rather sad, but again a brave and cou ...more
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M Train by Patti Smith
M Train
by Patti Smith (Goodreads Author)
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Patti Smith has written a work that must be considered a sacred text. The book is written in the dual languages of the heart and the soul. It goes back and forth in time, effortlessly. What emerges is something of a beautiful tapestry of her life, wo ...more
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Shaman by Kim Stanley Robinson
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I simply love this book. The story is beautifully imagined and the style of the writing is perfect for the tale being told. I particularly enjoyed the structure of the novel, which is rather like a series of set pieces. Two of these are: the sustaine ...more
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