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The Last Party by John     Harris
"I've had to restart this review several times, because it keeps turning into a sort of personal playlist of my favourite tracks of the 90s. I'm going to try and keep the impulse in check, but it's hard, because Britpop came along at the perfect ti..." Read more of this review »
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Strangler Bob by Denis Johnson
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Went through a stack of neglected New Yorkers yesterday (that is, Christmas) and discovered a new Denis Johnson story had slipped past me in October. People need to tell me these things. Johnson conjures up a month in the county jail, circa 1967 (Joh ...more
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High-Rise by J.G. Ballard
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The first half of the book is fabulous—you rarely see a premise so crystalline, so damn ready to roll, as this one. But just when it should be getting even better, it gets tiresome. Beware of books with great opening paragraphs, I guess. Like so many ...more
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
"A very fine book, but tied closely with its period, so a bit dated. I suppose the publisher will be foot noting it before too long. I’m going to have to read that really long, really serious Péter Nádas’ novel afterward, for AHWOSG is far too hyst..." Read more of this review »
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High-Rise by J.G. Ballard
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The first half of the book is fabulous—you rarely see a premise so crystalline, so damn ready to roll, as this one. But just when it should be getting even better, it gets tiresome. Beware of books with great opening paragraphs, I guess. Like so many ...more
Difficult Women by David Plante
"I’ve never really read anything like this book, which is in some ways as nasty as everyone says, but (to my surprise, based on the somewhat faulty advance press) is also a queer narrative, one whose sexuality is nearly completely effaced but occas..." Read more of this review »
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Difficult Women by David Plante
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How Fiction Works by James    Wood
"I confess, I came into this expecting to dislike it. But the first chapters were perfectly readable if derivative, and had enough small moments of insight that I was really keen to keep reading. Reviews such as Walter Kirn's in the NYT pushed me e..." Read more of this review »
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High-Rise by J.G. Ballard
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The first half of the book is fabulous—you rarely see a premise so crystalline, so damn ready to roll, as this one. But just when it should be getting even better, it gets tiresome. Beware of books with great opening paragraphs, I guess. Like so many ...more
Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
“Dear Jesus, do something.”
Vladimir Nabokov
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Vladimir Nabokov
“Dear Jesus, do something.”
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“The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.”
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