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Swann's Way
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recommended for: Lovers of Tarkovsky films (and, truly, lovers of words.)
Reading for the 2nd time
read in December, 2004
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Tia Tia said: " Currently re-reading. 'twill be my 3rd time reading this volume; my 2nd attempt to read the entire larger work (1st attempt got partway through volume 4). Here we go!

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Children's Letters to a Holocaust Survivor by Richard Rashke
"Before her daring escape from Sobibor, a WWII Nazi death camp, Esther Terner made a pledge to share the atrocities she witnessed so that world would never forget. This book is her legacy of the vow she made, but it does more than simply chronicle..." Read more of this review »
Children's Letters to a Holocaust Survivor by Richard Rashke
"This is an extremely powerful story of the horrors of the Holocaust and the journey a survivor takes to heal through sharing her experience despite overwhelming self doubt and fear of facing the traumatic memories. However, what makes this book tr..." Read more of this review »
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The Tin Drum by Günter Grass
The Tin Drum
by Günter Grass
recommended for: Your [intellectual] inner beast.
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I had an intense reaction to this book. I friggin hated it. Or, rather, I loved to hate it, while I was reading it. It was an assignment in a Postmodern Lit. class, and everyone in the class liked the protagonist but me. I thought he was awful. I cou ...more
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Salamander by Thomas Wharton
Salamander
by Thomas Wharton (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: Lovers of whimsy.
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Reading this book was like listening to a story with many stories woven into it, told by fire- and starlight. It has the feel of a myth--of folklore or fairy tales. There are castles and improbable tasks and people that are all puzzles in their own w ...more
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Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Cloud Atlas
by David Mitchell
recommended for: The spirited adventurer (or, the adventurous of spirit)
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I am a big fan of books that connect characters and stories through time, and I've read some great ones that do just that (notably by Michael Cunningham; not just The Hours, but his wonderful latest, Specimen Days), but *never* have I read a book tha ...more
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The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
The Sound and the Fury
by William Faulkner
recommended for: Only the brave. (And, oh, you shall be rewarded.)
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Just do it. Surrender yourself. Faulkner pulls you, stumbling, by the wrist through his story and you will emerge dizzy and tired but your very soul will be quaking.

...if you're brave enough, that is. Brave enough to read a book by feeling it--by fol
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Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe
Look Homeward, Angel
by Thomas Wolfe
recommended for: ...Humans. But especially artists, and/or we sensitive types.
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Big & full & vibrant & courageous & beautiful. A book bursting with LIFE and TRUTH.
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Ocean Sea by Alessandro Baricco
Ocean Sea
by Alessandro Baricco
recommended for: Lovers of poetry and whimsy.
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An imaginative novel that evokes the sea in the flow of its story and language. It *feels like* the sea.

This is the first book that caught my breath and hurt my heart with its loveliness. (The next was Soul Mountain. And then Look Homeward, Angel af
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