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Tropic of Cancer (Tropic, #1)
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Rebecca | 19 comments Norman Mailer called it "one of the ten or twenty great novels of our century."

Anais Nin said it "might restore our appetite for the fundamental realities."

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Bing | 5 comments I have made it to page 17 and I have to wonder, was Henry Miller a threatening man? Or was he sleeping with Anais and Norman??

Rebecca | 19 comments Yes to Nin, probably no to Mailer. If you're interested, Kate Millet analysed Miller's attitudes towards women in Sexual Politics. I haven't read either yet, but both are on my list.

Bing | 5 comments I think I am going to read Orwell's "Inside the Whale" first, since I respect him. If he found something to admire about H.M., guess I can too.

Norah | 5 comments I am 3% into the book and man, I am confused. And c word!

Norah | 5 comments And look! I am on good reads!

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LaRaie | 3 comments Norah wrote: "I am 3% into the book and man, I am confused. And c word!"

Yeah, This book is killing me. There is only so much free time I get these days and I really don't want to hear so much about his big seed. Although some of the observations he makes about other things are interesting....

Maureen (mosbooks) | 11 comments Norah wrote: "I am 3% into the book and man, I am confused. And c word!"

I'm confused too. I'm wondering how long before I throw my hands up. I'm going to keep plugging along a bit longer.

Desiree | 16 comments Tried reading it on the train, and then I realized that there was a naked woman on the cover. So I'm folding the cover back, and I am squished between two women so I have to hold the book out in front of me. I feel like everyone is reading the c-word and judging me. With all this going on, I can hardly focus on the language. I don't know how this is going to go.

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Derek McDow (mcdowdy) As a man, I loved this book and have been thinking about it non-stop for the last couple weeks. One thought I've been returning to over and over is how I might feel about this book if I was a woman. I would love to hear some women chime in about their reading experience with this novel.

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