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Alan Wolk and 6 other people liked Peter's review of Goodbye, Columbus:
Goodbye, Columbus by Philip Roth
"If Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s is the New York novella about flirting with the city’s upper crust, then Philip Roth’s Goodbye, Columbus is the suburban story for the rest of us.

A coming-of-age story about a summer romance, it plumbs ten..." Read more of this review »
Alan Wolk and 1 other person liked Ann's review of The Goldfinch:
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
"i would really like to be able to give 3.5 stars rather than 4. i like an awful lot about tartt's writing, and the story in here is one you can get your teeth into. but the writing lacks a self-restraint that could make the book much stronger; i w..." Read more of this review »
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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt
read in November, 2013
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The Goldfinch is a brilliant story with memorable characters and most of the book is incredibly well done and fun to read.

"Most" being the operative word.

Tartt needed an editor to cut out a lot of the repetitive detail (Like several other reviewers,
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The Love Song of Jonny Valentine by Teddy Wayne
The Love Song of Jonny Valentine
by Teddy Wayne (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2013
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Really touching book based on an unlikely premise: what if Justin Bieber, at age 11, was a very smart, introspective kid who felt lost and trapped in his superstar life. Wayne does an amazing job of making Jonny a likable character and interesting gu ...more
The Love Song of Jonny Valentine by Teddy Wayne
The Love Song of Jonny Valentine
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Nine Inches by Tom Perrotta
Nine Inches: Stories
by Tom Perrotta
read in October, 2013
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No one understand the world of the upper middle class blue state suburbanite like Perrotta. He is my favorite contemporary writer by far and this book just confirms that. Brilliantly put together stories, glimpses into the lives of people I feel like ...more
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Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
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Savage Continent by Keith Lowe
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Great for history buffs - he makes an interesting case about how the slaughter and violence in Europe continued in the years after the war with particular attention to the huge (>10 million) population transfers between Poland, Germany and Ukraine ...more
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