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Karmen and 1 other person liked MikeS's review of Bleeding Edge:
Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon
"Thomas Pynchon. You like his style or you don't. I love it. Bleeding Edge is humorous, nerdy, insightful, poignant, and thrilling. He handles the post "11 September" with grace, illustrating the malaise and social/national fallout that followed, a..." Read more of this review »
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
"Regardless of whether you like the book or not, whether you consider it Thompson's best or not, this is an important work in American literature, (Gonzo) journalism, and, perhaps more peculiarly, the literature of the American West. The drug cultu..." Read more of this review »
Karmen and 9 other people liked Jon's review of Exit Kingdom (Reapers, #2):
Exit Kingdom by Alden Bell
"Exit Kingdom is not The Reapers are the Angels. It is not even trying to be Reapers, and for good reason: there is no point in rehashing an almost perfect book (or any book for that matter). Alden Bell wants to tell a new story, to see "this ruine..." Read more of this review »
Michael Reisch by Rolf Hengesbach
" Without having read the essay, I would agree that there are no landscapes forbidden to humans. Rather, there are landscapes/environments where humans ...more "
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High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
" Sounds like another book to add to my stack! "
After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn
" ah, what do they know. I'll come get it! "
Doré's London by Gustave Doré
" Sounds like it could be a commentary on contemporary society as well. I wonder, if Dore were here now, how he would portray American culture (in ...more "
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Robert Polidori by Robert Polidori
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The contemporary equivalent of wandering through Anasazi ruins, no life left, only the signs of pre-Katrina civilization. Polidori's stark images leave interpreting the human impact to the viewer. My emotional response was to wish I had been there to ...more
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Middlemarch by George Eliot
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Oh, if only we could all see and accept the people around us as Eliot sees her characters, the good folks of Middlemarch. We, the readers, grow to accept and appreciate the flaws and strengths of each member of the community, usually feeling quite ...more
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