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Here’s the rule: If you can’t make something self-evident, you at least need to make it self-explanatory.

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Dear Theo by Vincent van Gogh
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These were fascinating. When I was young, and just starting to become interested in art, Vincent van Gogh's works were favorites of mine. Getting to see some of them in museums has always been thrilling. Delving into this selection of his letters to ...more
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“I wish you way more than luck.”
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Don't Save Anything by James Salter
"Don't Save Anything like most posthumous collections of magazine pieces, is mixed nuts. Mostly peanuts written for glossies like Life, Conde Nast Traveler, People (James Salter published an interview with the Nabokovs in People?!). There are few B..." Read more of this review »
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On the upside, Coelho's language is beautiful. His writing has a mythic quality. In many ways, it's quite lovely and quite rare. It's also quite a good adventure story, with a touch of romance.

On the other hand, as a novel of ideas, which it clearly
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“A long descriptive name is better than a short enigmatic name. A long descriptive name is better than a long descriptive comment.”
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