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By Nightfall
3.41
did not like it
Here's the question Michael Cunningham needed to ask of his protagonist, Peter Harris, before starting this novel: if you had to do it all over again, ...more
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Jan 04, 2011
 
Hemingway's Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961
3.72
it was amazing
What a book! Hendrickson takes the quirky view that writing a (kind of) biography of Hemingway using the old man's love of his boat, the Pilar, and ev ...more
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Dec 01, 2011
 
Early Autumn (Spenser, #7)
4.09
it was amazing
This is the one to read if you're reading only one.

Spenser is an acquired taste. You have to like the formula and the archetype and not be overly con
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not set
Jun 27, 2010
 
This Is Paradise: Stories
3.95
it was amazing
Kristiana Kahakauwila’s debut collection of stories is a beautifully expressed bundle of unexpected, original, authentic offerings. (Full disclosure: ...more
not set
Sep 20, 2013
 
The Ask
3.28
liked it
Dark, darker, darkest. The attitude/voice/style here are blacker than the blackest coal mine but not only have all the canaries died...they never exis ...more
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Nov 08, 2011
 
The Wire: Truth Be Told
3.83
it was amazing
This book is all about "The Wire", 60 hours of TV spread over 5 years that is, as many before me have said: "The best story ever put on film." It is a ...more
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Jul 26, 2010
 
The Pugilist at Rest
4.15
it was amazing
Thom Jones comes at you like great boxers do when they've got you trapped on the ropes, twelfth round, thirty seconds left - full of exhausted fury, s ...more
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Feb 04, 2013
 
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
4.17
it was amazing
The novelist John Gardner once said: “Writers attempt to create a vivid and continuous dream in the reader’s mind.” Haruki Murakami’s novel achieves ...more
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Oct 12, 2015
 
I Don't Care if We Never Get Back: 30 Games in 30 Days on the Best Worst Baseball Road Trip Ever
3.71
it was amazing
Felix and Oscar. Laurel and Hardy. Vladimir and Estragon. Sancho and The Don.

Odd Couples all, each pair of whom would've found a happy home in this wi
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Nov 04, 2014
 
The Cut
3.70
really liked it
When I grew up in Washington, D.C. (50s, 60s) the streets were mean but manageable. You weren't under constant threat, exactly, but you had to have yo ...more
not set
Dec 18, 2011
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