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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
" Renata wrote: "Definitely those works you suggested are interesting as well, and definitely more educational; but this is a novel, it is fiction, and ...more"
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Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
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Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
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A Season in Hell/The Drunken Boat by Arthur Rimbaud
" is this just more sexual frustration?

does my unwarranted bias include not hanging with your ass anymore? damn... i have flanked myself with privileged
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A Season in Hell/The Drunken Boat by Arthur Rimbaud
A Season in Hell/The Drunken Boat
by Arthur Rimbaud
recommended to Rachel by: white boy with existential crisis
recommended for: white boys with existential crises
read in April, 2008
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initially i wrote this off as the drunken masturbatory ramblings of a privileged white boy in france. which it is. but once i shook off my distaste for that particular trope, i kinda started liking his bad-ass shtick.

i really hated the intro althoug
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Upside Down by Eduardo Galeano
Upside Down: A Primer for the Looking-Glass World
by Eduardo Galeano
recommended for: realists and nihilists.
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everything wrong with the world ever. read ishmael first and then this and then go hang yourself. or weep for the future. and the past. and the present. because you are human scum.
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