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Wicked by Gregory Maguire
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years, #1)
by Gregory Maguire
recommended for: anybody interested in fairy tales and... um politics?
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So the bf and a friend of his were totally talking smack on this book. "The terrible writing style sucks!" "Maguire's just trying WAY TOO hard with the prose to force the reader into this world." I was weary. Then I read it. AND I LOVED IT! I read ha ...more
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The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
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Yes, I bought this book at Starbucks. No, I'm not ashamed to admit it. (And yes, I was drinking a mocha frappucino at the time.) So I picked it up cause it was on the counter (and I'm prone to doing stuff like that) and also cause it had a picture of ...more
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Collected Stories by W. Somerset Maugham
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He's fun. Made me curious to see what he would say in a larger space. Very witty. Very brit-ish! Cheers!
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Paris Stories by Mavis Gallant
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Her stories are very good. Her style: protean. She's got a lot of different voices and rhythms. Maybe that's why she's not well known. (Because you couldn't peg a story as being "Gallant-ish.") Her peripatetic characters satisfy the wanderlust in me. ...more
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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
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I read this book because of the title. My boyfriend had broken up with me and I thought that "Heart of Darkness" said it all.

Now in retrospect, I don't know what was more painful: the book or the breakup... Probably the book. I made it 95% of the wa
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No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July
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Let me just get it out there: I'm a sucker for the short story form. I know a lot of people hate short stories because they are sort-of leaving you hanging. But I think that's precisely why I love short stories. For me, they are the art form that mos ...more
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The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
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I think it's very telling that on the cover Michael Chabon's name is bigger than the title of the book and it also mentions that he was the author or "Cavalier and Clay." It was like this book didn't have enough merit on it's own so the publisher had ...more
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Atonement by Ian McEwan
Atonement
by Ian McEwan
recommended for: serious literati (who secretly romantics)
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You should know: I love books about aristocratic women running around the countryside in dresses crying over the men that have ruined their lives. Needless to say, I expected to like this book. However I was not expecting to LOVE this book. (And to t ...more
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Women by Charles Bukowski
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This book was about 85% done and then... I just put it down. It was beginning to seem like a waste of time and energy. So many women, so much booze, and one stinking degenerate to tell me about it all.

But then I came across an LA Times Book Review o
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The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold
The Almost Moon
by Alice Sebold
recommended for: Someone Who Really Really Loves Alice Sebold
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What I learned? That some lines can make you cringe so much you are unwilling to read any further. (That line went something like this: "I killed her and a shot of lust went up my body as pure as a baby's hunger." Seriously that's just so gross and s ...more
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