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Tree of Smoke
3.57
really liked it
Denis Johnson's NBA-winning novel reminded me of another major cultural event from last year -- Todd Haynes' Dylan biopic/mindfuck I'm Not There. Both ...more
Jan 31, 2008
Jan 22, 2008
 
Dangerous Laughter
3.80
really liked it
A wonderful collection, though it tends to emphasize the "Borges of Suburbia" aspect of Millhauser's work, rather than the "Kafka of Connecticut." He' ...more
Feb 26, 2008
Feb 27, 2008
 
A Fan's Notes
4.09
liked it
Edmund Wilson once wrote of This Side of Paradise that it "commits every sin except the unpardonable sin; it does not fail to live." That's about how ...more
Feb 05, 2008
Jan 22, 2008
 
Pride and Prejudice
4.24
it was amazing
Just re-read this for the Harvard Classics Fiction Shelf and was remind how nearly perfect it is. I'd put Austen beside George Eliot, Henry James and ...more
Mar 13, 2008
Mar 17, 2008
 
Then We Came to the End
3.45
it was amazing
This is a wonderful book. Laugh-out-loud funny, but also earnest and humane. It partakes of what James Wood calls the "comedy of forgiveness." That is ...more
Mar 15, 2008
Mar 15, 2008
 
A Sentimental Journey
3.36
liked it
Neither as good nor as strange as Tristram Shandy, but entertaining and a fine introduction to Sterne's inimitable voice.
Mar 12, 2008
Mar 17, 2008
 
Owen Glendower
3.65
None
not set
Jan 24, 2008
 
The Echo Maker
3.35
None
not set
Jan 24, 2008
 
The House of Mirth
3.94
it was amazing
None
not set
Feb 11, 2008
 
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
3.73
really liked it
None
Mar 10, 2008
Feb 15, 2008
 
Wolf Solent
4.07
None
not set
Jan 24, 2008
 
Nazi Literature in the Americas
3.86
really liked it
None
Feb 2009
Feb 16, 2008
 
Bel Canto
3.92
really liked it
None
Jan 24, 2008
Jan 21, 2008
 
The Custom of the Country
4.02
it was amazing
None
Feb 15, 2008
Feb 11, 2008
 
A Glastonbury Romance
4.18
None
not set
Jan 24, 2008
 
Ethan Frome
3.35
it was amazing
None
not set
Feb 11, 2008
 
The Bridge of San Luis Rey
3.80
it was amazing
None
Mar 17, 2008
Mar 17, 2008
 
Summer
3.66
really liked it
None
Feb 2009
Feb 15, 2008
 
Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera
3.71
liked it
None
Mar 10, 2008
Jan 24, 2008
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