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Those who hadn't lived through the [AIDS] epidemic would come to know almost nothing about it, as a cultural amnesia set in. The heavy warlike losses of the AIDS years were relegated to queer studies classrooms, taught as gay history and not Ameri...
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I'm really turned off by magic and I thought this was rather boring. I only read the first third.
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I'm really turned off by magic and I thought this was rather boring. I only read the first third.
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"'Shakespeare again?' Chollie said.
'Forever,' Lotto said."
'Ugh. I really hate you,' thought the reader.

God, I hated absolutely everything about this book.

But what I hated most was the infuriating lifestyle porn.

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Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet
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I feel silly giving this stars ... it's less a work of art and more the darker parts of a man's living brain. As Sartre says in the intro: "This work of the mind is an organic product. It smells of bowels and sperm and milk."

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The Complete Yes Minister by Jonathan Lynn
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Funnily enough, the first joke is that this was put together from Hacker's diaries, Sir Humphrey's diaries, released Government papers and interviews with Bernard in .... July 2017! Which is now!
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Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
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I've seen this around for years and always thought I'd hate it. Then a friend suggested I borrow it and I didn't like to say "No way, it looks absolute shit".

It's not half bad! I enjoyed a lot of it. The victim's bitch of a mum was well written, I th
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The Making of the President 1964 by Theodore H. White
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Fascinating. Why did Goldwater lose but Trump win? Sad!

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Kennedy “made elegance a quality Americans expected of the President”.

Problem for the press: “How could one be fair to Goldwater – by quoting what he said or by explaining what he thought? T
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