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American Pastoral by Philip Roth
" OK let me just say that I am so. excited. about this book. My friend Cal recommended it to me a while back, and I finally got around to it. OH MY GOSH I've been missing out on Philip Roth! He is now my new favorite author. I know that's a rash jud... " Read more of this review »
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" “Where the White Whale, yo?”

Ah, my first DBR. And possibly my last, as this could be a complete shit show. Approaching a review of Moby-Dick in a state of sobriety just wasn’t cutting it, though. So let’s raise our glasses to Option B, yeah?

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Moby Dick by Herman Melville
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Everything you've heard about Melville's masterful use of resonant themes and intertextuality is true. Reading Moby Dick is an exercise in erudition and eloquence, as the great writer ties a whaling voyage in with the great works of the Greco-Roman a...more
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