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Le livre de fantaisies by Armand Silvestre
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It took me 12 years to finish this book, reading a page at a time (usually less). The syntax often defeated me, so I’m not quite sure if Silvestre is in favor or against jealous husbands.

I have forgotten much of “Le livre de fantaisies,”
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Stick by Elmore Leonard
"Elmore Leonard is one of my three favorite authors. That said, his work is either dynamite TNT or a bottle rocket, which might be a gracious way of saying he can write a dud. With forty-five novels and at least forty-two short stories to his credi..." Read more of this review »
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Stick by Elmore Leonard
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Stick is a picaresque novel 100% populated by criminals. Clearly, Elmore Leonard put a lot of effort into the name of the hero, which has about seven meanings: 1) he’s thin, and 2) priapic, plus 3) a former stickup artist, 4) someone who “sticks it t ...more
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The Zen Rebel and the Underground Squart Movement by Pierre Davis-Dutreix
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This is a rare find (pressed on me by my friend Francine): an anarchist coffee table book. It’s nearly square, self-published (I assume: there’s no publisher listed), profusely illustrated with Pierre’s coloristic & cartoony artwork – plus a few ...more
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Home from the Sea by Richard A. Bermann
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I’m so glad I read this classic biography! I knew I liked Stevenson (having read“Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” “The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter’s Tale,” “An Inland Voyage” (his first work)), but I didn’t think I’d actually open this bo ...more
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