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The Mothers by Brit Bennett
"A clumsily written book that basically tries to be a mashup of Jeffrey Eugenides "Marriage Plot" and "Virgin Suicides" The complicated love triangle borrowed from the former and the Greek chorus narrator borrowed from the latter. "The Mothers" is..." Read more of this review »
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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
"There are few things that automatically turn me off to a book. A book can contain some of these things and still end up being a good book, but the more of these things the author includes the less likely I am to enjoy reading it.

1)Rich people in b..." Read more of this review »
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The Parade by Dave Eggers
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This is a novella and is a quick read. It is a sort of modern day twisted parable. Eggers' compact writing was a pleasure to read.
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The Dog of the South by Charles Portis
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Parts of this were brilliant. I found myself laughing out loud at a lot of this. Maybe it's me but it seemed to ramble on a bit at the end and I grew tired of the whole mess with all of the crazy characters. Still, it is a unique and (mostly) interes ...more
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The End of Vandalism by Tom Drury
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This is my kind of book. It describes how people live and the normal things that happen to them as well as how the manage to move on. Some readers complain that it doesn't have much of a plot but it actually does but that's not why you turn the pages ...more
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A Traitor to Memory by Elizabeth  George
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I liked two other books that I read by this author but this book seemed to be never ending. I found myself about halfway through and determined to finish the book. I was relieved to be done with it and that is never a good sign.
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