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The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk
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Wouk is another of those mid century middlebrow right-leaning novelists I’ve only lately come to appreciate, and if you like that sort of thing, this is the sort of thing you will like (although I’d still say Cozzens is the best in this line).

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Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
"The first part of the book was mysterious and promising. Some very memorable imagery. Buuuut the more you learned the less interesting things became and also so boring. I’m sorry Mr. Gogol, probably I just didn’t get it."
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The Blood of the Lamb by Peter De Vries
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His humor is a little broad, even forced, but he's charming for all that. In reading this story of a single father losing his child to sickness, I was surprised and vaguely disgusted to discover myself wishing he'd hurry up to the heartbreaking stuff ...more
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Inventing the Middle Ages by Norman F. Cantor
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I don't share Norman Cantor's taste for psychoanalysis, but otherwise this is a fantastic, witty, even profound history of how our knowledge of the middle ages was produced over the last century and a half. There should be one like it for every acade ...more
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Fatherland by Robert   Harris
Fatherland
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It is interesting to imagine how the Nazi regime would have developed, had Hitler got everything he wanted, and I don't think Harris is far off, but otherwise this thriller didn't really grab me.
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Advise and Consent by Allen Drury
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It opens slow, and for a while it seems like all you're going to get is period detail from a reporter's notebook, smothered in the shallow ironies and shallow profundities of a mid-century American man of the world. And then before you know it you're ...more
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The Silver Stallion by James Branch Cabell
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His repetitive superficial ironies grate, and he's as incapable of sustained dramatic momentum as the Spenser he parodies, but he can produce a wild and charming fantasy of domestic and fairy-tale life intermingled.
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Advise and Consent by Allen Drury
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It opens slow, and for a while it seems like all you're going to get is period detail from a reporter's notebook, smothered in the shallow ironies and shallow profundities of a mid-century American man of the world. And then before you know it you're ...more
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Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler
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