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The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
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Enjoyed the introduction of Will into the narrative--a complex and compelling character, strong enough to stand up to Lyra in the plot and as a character in the novel. And I simply love the very idea of the "subtle" knife which cuts holes from one wo ...more
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The Last Picture Show by Larry McMurtry
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Maybe 4.5 stars? It's good, very good, both similar and different from McMurtry's westerns. Similar in that it focuses on the male experiences. Duane and Sonny come alive. They are breathing, real-life young men. And many of the other characters also ...more
The Last Picture Show by Larry McMurtry
"An American idyll infused with sex & adolescent (as well as much adult) longing. I adored every single page of this fast-moving, microsociety-under-a-lens type story which depicts the sexual and schoolboy escapades of two friends in a small Te..." Read more of this review »
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Henry David Thoreau by Laura Dassow Walls
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As I often do, I heard an interview with an author on NPR; this time it was Laura Dassow Walls. Generally, with a long academic/historical book like this, I would have merely thought I should read that but probably never followed through with it. But ...more
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The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan
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It's going to stick with me, a certain kind of "psychological unease" as indicated on the back cover, an atmospheric fog that leeches through your clothes and into your skin for weeks. The children, basically raising themselves, come off as real huma ...more
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The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan
"Will ever these tales of incest cease? Well, my true guess is no, for they sure do captivate (lookin' atchu V.C. Andrews [R.I.P., girl]!). Another case in point: this early novel from major Nobel contender (I'm certain of this, right?) Ian McEwan...." Read more of this review »
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It's going to stick with me, a certain kind of "psychological unease" as indicated on the back cover, an atmospheric fog that leeches through your clothes and into your skin for weeks. The children, basically raising themselves, come off as real huma ...more
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Book of Dust - Signed / Autographed Copy by Philip Pullman
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