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The Vegetarian by Han Kang
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A Bullet for Cinderella by John D. MacDonald
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I read this book for dubious reasons. Here are the main three:

1) The title (it's not everyday that bullets mingle with a fairy tale heroine)

2) The book cover (lurid, tawdry, campy . . . pick you're poison, errr, adjective)

3) The price (gratis)

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Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb
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Why only 2 stars? Well, I'm using the author's standard of rating. Here's a direct quote regarding the Hobb system: "I am shocked to find that some people think a 2 star 'I liked it' rating is a bad rating. What? I liked it. I LIKED it! That means I ...more
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Pan by Knut Hamsun
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Basically, it's the protagonist of Hunger relocated to the wilderness. Instead of battling the humiliation of poverty, the main character wrestles with the irrationality of the human heart. How's that for a shallow reading and assessment?
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Sex Criminals, Vol. 1 by Matt Fraction
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Sex sells, but it also steals.
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Woman at Point Zero by Nawal El-Saadawi
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Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
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Save yourself 8 bucks and listen for free here: Santaland Diaries

Save yourself 1 hour and listen for 1 minute here: Fuck Christmas

Personally, I prefer the latter route. Reading Sedaris is like hanging out with an old high school buddy you'd rather av
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American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
American Born Chinese
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Death with Interruptions by José Saramago
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A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
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Lin Yutang
“If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live”
Lin Yutang
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Epicurus
“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”
Epicurus

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
Jorge Luis Borges

Groucho Marx
“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”
Groucho Marx

Ralph Nader
“The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.”
Ralph Nader

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