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John Whittemore John Whittemore said: " The ultimate great book of Western Lit. I started it in college and never finished. I restarted it recently on my iPad and can't put it down. Full review to come when done. "

 

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“If you haven’t the strength to impose your own terms upon life, then you must accept the terms it offers you.”
T.S. Eliot
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Burning Uncle Tom's Cabin by Carl Waters
Burning Uncle Tom's Cabin
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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
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A study in loneliness. A tragic interpersonal epic played out in the characters of a small destitute city.

Some may be disappointed as there is not much of a plot or conclusion. The characters themselves are both the plot and the action. McCullers wr
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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
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Finally picked up the book (yes, after the rest of the World has read it) and though I have never been a big fan of bestsellers, I do understand why this book was a big hit.

Most people like grand stories made up of characters that are easy to und..." Read more of this review »
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Just Kids by Patti Smith
Just Kids
by Patti Smith (Goodreads Author)
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I must admit I didn't know much about Patti Smith or Robert Mapplethorpe, but I read this book on the recommendation of a friend who said I really didn't need to be a fan to enjoy it.

I must admit I was a bit disappointed. While it was a bit interest
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We the Animals by Justin Torres
We the Animals
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I typically do not like "coming of age" stories. Too often they feel forced and sentimental. "We the Animals" is an amazing exception.

This narrative of three wild boys and their emotionally unstable parents is both one of the most beautiful books I h
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Three Famous Short Novels by William Faulkner
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"The Bear" is perhaps the greatest novella of all time.
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C.S. Lewis
“Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.”
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G.K. Chesterton
“There is the great lesson of 'Beauty and the Beast,' that a thing must be loved before it is lovable.”
G.K. Chesterton

Joseph Conrad
“Life knows us not and we do not know life—-we don’t know even our own thoughts. Half the words we use have no meaning whatever and of the other half each man understands each word after the fashion of his own folly and conceit. Faith is a myth and beliefs shift like mists on the shore; thoughts vanish; words, once pronounced, die; and the memory of yesterday is as shadowy as the hope of tomorrow”
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Jorge Luis Borges
“Nothing is built on stone; All is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone.”
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Jorge Luis Borges
“I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited.”
Jorge Luis Borges

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