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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
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While this book has been praised by many for its simple style, I frankly found it dull. The mysteries could be solved by a fifth grader and yet the reader has to observe our number one lady detective go through her painstakingly slow thought process ...more
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Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
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Salinger evokes the snobbishness and pretense that can sometimes be found among something-to-proove types at college. He also explores gritty, unromantic family relationships and depicts the quest for intellect versus spirituality in the young adult. ...more
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The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
The Jungle
by Upton Sinclair
recommended for: socialists and vegetarians, jk... people interested in social progress in American history
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I was disappointed by this book. Perhaps, I had just built it up too much in my mind as the paradigm-shifting, truth-deconstructing type, and ended up being mildly disappointed by the scarcity of the shock factor. Don't get me wrong, there are ...more
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Teacher Man by Frank McCourt
Teacher Man (Frank McCourt, #3)
by Frank McCourt
recommended for: teachers, the Irish, NYers, people who liked Angela's Ashes
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Frank McCourt writes with a no-frills style. He unabashedly tells his life like it was and is not afraid to let it all hang out. His Irish/NY manner of speaking adds a little flaver. He speaks as a wise man with wisdom to impart, doling out a couple ...more
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A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
A Tale of Two Cities
by Charles Dickens
recommended for: literature lovers
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A classic writer who is excessive. Dickens' style is incredibly engaging and very easy to read. You simultaneously get a taste for the climate in France during the Revolution, and become attached to his endearing characters.
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The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
by Lois Lowry (Goodreads Author)
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This book reminded me of 1984- but geared towards kids... It's another book about the disasters that accompany the conjecturable world of Utopia.
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A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
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If you've ever wanted to live in Paris, if you've ever wanted to be a writer, if you've ever wanted to live a Bohemian lifestyle or that of a starving artist... if you completely romanticize the life of poverty, and being surrounded by artists, if ...more
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Das Brot der frühen Jahre by Heinrich Böll
Das Brot der frühen Jahre
by Heinrich Böll
recommended for: deutsch-sprechender
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Boell's peice of Trummerliteratur examines the life of a young man coming of age in the aftermath of WWII. "He uses repetitive imagery, especially the use of colors to invoke strong visual associations for key characters. The main figure, Walter ...more
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Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
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Vonnegut goes off on tangents and returns to whatever his original thought was by starting a new chapter. He writes brisk, uber-satirical chapters that make a reader never want to put the book down, but which have convenient breaking points should ...more
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