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War and Peace
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Rick Rick said: " After discarding Proust, this has become my new large reading ambition. The stories are true--it's comically thick. "

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Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
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I still think Kate Chopin did it better.
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The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler
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Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
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Too many adjectives.
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The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
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I want to save Isabel Archer, but alas, it is not to be...
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Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence
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Empathetic yet not overbearing.
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The Translator by John Crowley
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Less-than-incisive insights into Cold War-era America, and that's generous.
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This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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I blame Fitzgerald for so many flippant first novels about college.
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"He never forgets how to describe how things taste." Well done, Nicolas Cage. Well done.
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A casual account of the crucifixion. Gotta love Grandpa Norman...
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“War is the form nostalgia takes when men are hard-pressed to say something good about their country.”
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“Readers may be divided into four classes: I. Sponges, who absorb all they read, and return it nearly in the same state, only a little dirtied. II. Sand-glasses, who retain nothing, and are content to get through a book for the sake of getting through the time. III. Strain-bags, who retain merely the dregs of what they read. IV. Mogul diamonds, equally rare and valuable, who profit by what they read, and enable others to profit by it also.”
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“The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.”
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“It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
Match'd with an agèd wife, I mete and dole
Unequal laws unto a savage race,
That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me.”
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