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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
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The first section is brilliant--the best image to flashback back to image sequence I have ever read. The first time I read it, I read it again (the first section). I was floored. The book as a whole is great but that first section is amazing.
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Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
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Only book that ever made my mother cry--she's a tough cookie to crack. Beautiful story. It starts with a death caused by a parrot. What more can I say?
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A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro
A Pale View of Hills
by Kazuo Ishiguro
recommended for: anyone who loves the written word and people who write
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Probably and unexpectedly, my favorite book of all time. It is quiet, eerie....its tone is perfect. There isn't a thing in it I would change. Read it, believe me--it asks "how do you explain what doesn't make sense," and then doesn't explain it. I kn ...more
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She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb
She's Come Undone
by Wally Lamb
recommended for: honestly...gay boys and women
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The book threatened to take the drama too far here and there, but it somehow worked. The only book that has actually made me cry. "Daddy?" You gotta realize, I think I'm the only boy on earth that ran out of Judy Blume books and read Are You There Go ...more
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Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner
Hotel du Lac
by Anita Brookner
recommended for: Anyone, especially writers
read in January, 2001
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A quite book, beautifully so. The simple prose is deceiving--the book is not simple, but elegant and superbly crafted. The words wrap you like the mist that weaves in and out of the landscape. A story of an older woman on a vacation alone. Loved it.

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London Fields by Martin Amis
London Fields
by Martin Amis
recommended for: Anyone who loves the craft
read in January, 2000
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I loved this book and it is one of my top ten favorites of all time. The novel is sheer virtuousity, and what might suffer under the weight of showiness and pretense really works here because at the end of it all, it is so well written. And the book ...more
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