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Keith Schnell

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3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
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Number three in the Harry Potter series, and the second of them that I've actually read, having cheated on the first one and watched the movie like a good American. I'm not going to go into the plot details of this one, individually, since the series ...more
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Moby-Dick or, The Whale by Herman Melville
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I was skeptical going into this book given my other experiences with mid-Victorian literature, which are mainly Charles Dickens and his protege, Wilkie Collins -- both of whose works are nearly unreadable due to extreme verbosity and dullness. This w ...more
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Run Along, the Fire Says by R.A. Washington
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Run Along the Fire Says is a moving and engaging portrait of a man whose life, though marked throughout by violence and dysfunction, is ultimately defined by his failed relationship with his ex-wife, which the first-person narrator – not the author, ...more
It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
“The Senator was vulgar, almost illiterate, a public liar easily detected, and in his "ideas" almost idiotic, while his celebrated piety was that of a traveling salesman for church furniture, and his yet more celebrated humor the sly cynicism of a country store.
Certainly there was nothing exhilarating in the actual words of his speeches, nor anything convincing in his philosophy. His political platforms were only wings of a windmill.”
Sinclair Lewis
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Streetopia by Erick Lyle
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A review of Streetopia is going to depend entirely on what the reviewer expected going into it. The most basic purpose of the book – to document the 2012 arts festival by that name that aimed to present an alternative vision of San Francisco to the i ...more
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Rolling Blackouts by Sarah Glidden
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Taken just as journalism -- documentation of the stories of Iraqi refugees spread throughout the Middle East, Rolling Blackouts is first class: on the same level as Joe Sacco's best work and a step up from Sarah Glidden's previous book-length work, H ...more
Ego and Hubris by Harvey Pekar
"Is it possible to enjoy a book yet hate its protagonist? Such was my situation with Ego and Hubris. This nicely-drawn, well-presented graphic novel presents the biography of the world’s biggest dickhead. No opportunity for petty cruelty is wasted..." Read more of this review »
Ego and Hubris by Harvey Pekar
"I enjoy the writings and musings of Harvey Pekar - I own a few of his collected volumes - have read more than that - have met an Editor that worked with him - did a report on him in my Graphic Novel as Lit class - own and have watched "American Sp..." Read more of this review »
Ego and Hubris by Harvey Pekar
"Man it's easy to really hate Michael Malice. While reading this book I forgot that Pekar wrote it. He writes so convincingly from the point of view of the ego-maniacal Malice that I wonder if much of the narration is pulled directly from interview..." Read more of this review »
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Ego and Hubris by Harvey Pekar
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Nelson Algren
“Any writer who knows what he's doing isn't doing very much.”
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“You don't write a novel out of sheer pity any more than you blow a safe out of a vague longing to be rich. A certain ruthlessness and a sense of alienation from society is as essential to creative writing as it is to armed robbery.”
Nelson Algren, Nonconformity

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“The great trains howling from track to track all night. The taut and telegraphic murmur of ten thousand city wires, drawn most cruelly against a city sky. The rush of city waters, beneath the city streets. The passionate passing of the night's last El.”
Nelson Algren, Never Come Morning

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“...a city that was to live by night after the wilderness had passed. A city that was to forge out of steel and blood-red neon its own peculiar wilderness.”
Nelson Algren, Chicago: City on the Make

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“The Irish 'n Polacks always get along- didn't ya ever notice? Irish 'n Polacks live on p'tatoes 'n got it in for Hitler, that's why they get along so good; all over the world. Never heard of no war between Poland 'n Ireland, did you? No sir, that's cause we're all Cath'lics.”
Nelson Algren, Never Come Morning




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