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Atlantic Hotel by João Gilberto Noll
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This short novel follows its narrator, an unnamed fortyish man, in a strange journey from place to place. We never learn just why he keeps moving about (without luggage)--whether he's escaping something, seeking something, or just wants to behave ...more
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Melmoth by Sarah Perry
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Inspired by Charles Maturin's classic of the same name, this is an interesting work. I haven't read the original Melmoth, but I gather that it's the story of a Faust-like scholar who sold his soul in exchange for longer life, only to wander the world ...more
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Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
Behold the Dreamers
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My neighborhood has a book group, and while it usually hasn't worked out for me to read the chosen books and attend, this book sounded very promising and I got most of it read in time for the meeting (which was back in January).

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Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
"You think I dont want to remain in America, too? You think I came to America so that I can leave? I work as a servant to people, driving them all over, the whole day, sometimes the whole week, answering yes sir, yes madam, bowing down even to a li..." Read more of this review »
Karla Huebner and 89 other people liked Glenn Sumi's review of Fifteen Dogs:
Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis
"A doggone clever and moving book

If animals were granted human intelligence, would they die happier or unhappier? Thats the intriguing question at the heart of André Alexiss imaginative novel, the most recent winner of Canadas prestigious Giller Pr..." Read more of this review »
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Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis
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Having now read two of the author's books, it's settled that I love his work. This one takes the form of an apologue, in which the moral tale involves Apollo and Hermes wagering whether giving human intelligence to animals will improve their lives or ...more
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The Baudelaire Fractal by Lisa Robertson
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Is it a novel, a set of contemplations, a memoir in disguise? In this poetic and ruminative text, Hazel Brown, narrator, looks back on her days as a girl haunting a succession of cheap Parisian hotel rooms, making love with anonymous boys, ...more
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"I Am Not a Crook" by Art Buchwald
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I'm really glad that this was not one of the many books my family didn't keep. We enjoyed Art Buchwald greatly back in the Watergate days, but I'm sure it never occurred to any of us that decades later Buchwald's columns would be equally applicable ...more
Strangers in Budapest by Jessica Keener
" Thanks, Geoff! I don't like trashing books, since writing is something so personal for fiction writers and we love our creations--and many people did ...more "
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“A lot of the people who read a bestselling novel, for example, do not read much other fiction. By contrast, the audience for an obscure novel is largely composed of people who read a lot. That means the least popular books are judged by people who have the highest standards, while the most popular are judged by people who literally do not know any better. An American who read just one book this year was disproportionately likely to have read ‘The Lost Symbol’, by Dan Brown. He almost certainly liked it.”
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“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
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“In my work, I see a lot of women who suffer from low self-esteem. They think they’re unattractive, but the way society today—” “I don’t think I’m unattractive,” she says. “That’s good. That’s great. It’s not something women are always aware of on a conscious level, though. So, I would like you to be open-minded to the possibility that perhaps, deep down, you might be feeling unattractive without being aware of it. And if that’s the case, you might feel there’s no point in even trying to look better.” “Yeah but, no. I don’t think I’m unattractive. And I don’t think it subconsciously either.”
Amanda Filipacchi, The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty

Virginia Woolf
“Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.”
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

Vicki Baum
“There are shortcuts to happiness and dancing is one of them!”
Vicki Baum, Ballerina

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