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Memoirs by William T. Sherman
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War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk
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This review covers both books in this story of World War II, The Winds of War and War and Remembrance. Together they follow the experience and growth of Victor Henry, a U.S. Navy Officer, his family, and the many people they meet (American and othe ...more
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The Winds of War by Herman Wouk
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Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
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This book is delightful. It's almost innocent. It explores both why humans are attracted to each other and whether or not personal goodness has any part in that equation. A well-crafted story, a cast of interesting and enjoyable characters, and a hap ...more
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Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
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Satire is often funny. In this book it grim and contemptuous. Flaubert condemns complacent provincialism and excessive urbanity equally, through a host of unpleasant characters. This book is justifiably famous for its racy and lurid passages concerni ...more
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A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
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This was a complicated and sad story. It offered a dispassionate look at relationships that was sometimes quite wrenching. I found a degree of satire in Forrester's prose; or else a sort of veiled contempt at Britain's institutionalized colonialism a ...more
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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
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Given that this is one of the classic love novels of the English language, I feel like I have to justify the relatively low 3-star mark I gave it. It wasn't because this was a mediocre book. The story was interesting and plausible (as far as I could ...more
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A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
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Death Comes For The Archbishop by Willa Cather
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Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières
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This apparently little-known book is a jewel. Written with passion and incandescant humor, the novel recreates WWII-era Greece (and to a certain extent, the rest of Fascist-occupied Europe at that time) with striking beauty. The characters are unforg ...more
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