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Neil is on page 501 of 771 of The Goldfinch
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The Goldfinch

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Neil is on page 211 of 771 of The Goldfinch
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The Goldfinch

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Neil is on page 225 of 771 of The Goldfinch
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The Goldfinch

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Neil is on page 591 of 925 of 1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3)
End of book two. The middle third of this--particularly with Aomame and the Leader--became quite a page-turner. The whole thing could be a little tighter and some of the prose is still clunky, but very interesting ideas floating around.
Apr 07, 2012 08:01AM 4 comments
1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3)

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Neil is starting Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
Rereading these, this time as bedtime stories to PK.
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

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Neil is on page 309 of 925 of 1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3)
End of the first book. First time reading a Murakami novel (I think I've read one short story before) and I'm struck by the clunkiness of the prose (particularly when it's about sex) as well as the inventive ideas. Is it a function of the translation? A cultural difference? Or an intentional stylistic choice made specifically for this story? Dunno enough to make a guess yet.
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1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3)

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Neil is on page 182 of 259 of Open City
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Open City

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Neil is on page 100 of 259 of Open City
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Open City

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Neil is on page 75 of 259 of Open City
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Open City

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Neil is on page 21 of 259 of Open City
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Open City

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Neil is on page 51 of 251 of Green Girl
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Green Girl

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Neil is on page 25 of 251 of Green Girl
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Green Girl

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Neil is on page 246 of 316 of Swamplandia!
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Swamplandia!

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Neil is on page 60 of 316 of Swamplandia!
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Swamplandia!

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Neil is on page 195 of 353 of State of Wonder
I admire the way Patchett handles flashbacks, letting them take over midparagraph so that you don't even know at first that you've slipped back in time, they're so clearly connected to what's happening in the present. And then the reentry to the present generates a feeling of some unknown amount of time having passed and the protagonist--and reader--have to reorient themselves.
Feb 02, 2012 09:35PM Add a comment
State of Wonder

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Neil is on page 31 of 353 of State of Wonder
So, what if Mr. Kurtz was a woman and expert in female reproduction developing a drug in the Amazon?
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State of Wonder

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Neil is on page 186 of 273 of Lightning Rods
This is shaping up to be a nice antidote to "The Devil All the Time."
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Lightning Rods

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