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The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Werther is absurdly angsty (and also maybe a borderline incel? ugh), but the meditations on humanity and nature were nice, and I can see why this had such a large influence upon Romanticism. Not really my thing, though.
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The Likeness by Tana French
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Although the premise strains credibility, this is still a gripping murder mystery with good pacing, strong characters, and a complex plot. French's novels could be a bit tighter in the middle & this plot reminded me a lot of The Witch Elm (with a ...more
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Tense, engrossing, & with a dry humor. Milkman presents a fascinating perspective on the Troubles and gendered violence, and the experimental, often stream of consciousness prose shifts the complex, political & social events into the realm of ...more
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A Lion Called Christian by Anthony Bourke
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Is this an impressive feat of authorship and narrative? No. Did I devour it rapidly and sob a bunch anyway? Absolutely. That's because this is such a good story, and even though I knew the rough outlines of it (from the 2008 reunion video youtube cra ...more
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“All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed.
For after all, he was only human. He wasn't a dog.”
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“I do things like get in a taxi and say, "The library, and step on it.”
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

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