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Origin by Dan Brown
Origin (Robert Langdon, #5)
by Dan Brown (Goodreads Author)
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Thin plot, predictable, but interesting

(I keep trying to update this to a 2-star review.)

At least forty times while reading this book, I imagined a gaunt, bearded Tom Hanks screaming wistfully, "WINSTOOOOOON!" For Cast Away throwback reasons alone, h
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Inferno by Dan Brown
Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)
by Dan Brown (Goodreads Author)
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I'm quite certain I reviewed this book when I read it last year. Yet the review has disappeared.

So much the better. I updated my 2-star review to a 3-star review because though it wasn't as much fun to read as some other Dan Brown books, I find mysel
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The Color Purple by Alice Walker
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Sad, sweet, redemptive, uplifting

Epistolary novel that shocks with the realization that this is realistic in our recent past, yet invokes the redemptive power of love.
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The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
The Great Believers
by Rebecca Makkai (Goodreads Author)
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More than a week after I finished reading this novel, I still cannot find the right words. But I promised a review, and it's better to post something imperfect than never to post at all, so here goes nothing.

This is a really excellent book. It tells
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The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai
The Borrower
by Rebecca Makkai (Goodreads Author)
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Just wonderful. Best to read Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita before diving into this love letter to literature. Very creative and a joy to read.
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A Marriage in Dog Years by Nancy Balbirer
A Marriage in Dog Years
by Nancy Balbirer (Goodreads Author)
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Breezy read, melancholy, not universal

Very interesting and a cinch to read. Some laugh-out-loud moments and some depressing bits. Not quite as honest or forthright as one might hope, though it provides excellent insight into the author's psyche. Hers
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Music for Wartime by Rebecca Makkai
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