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The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith
really liked it
Though initially (for at least the first half), Schenkar's tone grated on me, I did ultimately come to admire her work. She seemed kinder (less presum ...more
Nov 30, 2010
Dec 22, 2009
Toddler-Hunting  Other Stories
it was amazing
One of the best short story collections I've read in recent years. It's a shame that Taeko Kono isn't better known and though she appears to have auth ...more
Nov 29, 2011
Aug 16, 2010
James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon
it was amazing
My first acquaintanceship with James Tiptree was some years ago when I heard that the James Tiptree Award was being given to Kelly Link, a writer I ad ...more
May 26, 2011
Feb 06, 2008
The Parasites
really liked it
I was not prepared for how fascinating and beautiful this novel is. Yes, Sketchbook and Maureen of Goodreads had recommended it, but I suppose I had D ...more
Dec 15, 2012
Nov 14, 2012
The Driver's Seat
really liked it
In this novel (novella, really, or very long short story) published in 1970, Spark turns traditional gender relations on their head. As the buoyant, f ...more
May 16, 2011
Nov 24, 2008
The Lonely Doll
it was amazing
how many of you were sucked into Dare Wright's world as a child? What a world! Black and white photographs of a doll stepping into an old abandoned ho ...more
not set
Feb 18, 2008
The End of the Affair
really liked it
"The sense of unhappiness is so much easier to convey than that of happiness. In misery we seem aware of our own existence, even though it may be in t ...more
Jan 02, 2010
Dec 28, 2009
A Far Cry from Kensington
really liked it
An absolutely delightful read. What I love about Spark is that each of her novels is entirely different from the next...yet one can always count on a ...more
Aug 09, 2011
Aug 03, 2011
The Honorary Consul
really liked it
One of his later novels (1973), it was better than I thought it would be. The same themes: love, betrayal, justice, and faith, with a newer one: machi ...more
Feb 15, 2010
Feb 12, 2010
La Bâtarde
it was amazing
For a long time this was my favorite book. When a friend heard that, she gave me a copy she'd found in a 2nd hand shop, and then a year later, forgett ...more
not set
Jun 10, 2008
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