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Cloud Atlas
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Down the Great Unknown by Edward Dolnick
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This is a really well written account of John Wesley Powell's expedition from Green River Station, Wyoming to a Mormon settlement downstream of the Grand Canyon. Edward Dolnick continuously impressed me with his ability to describe all the features o ...more
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Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson
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Well...that was a job. I had to set this aside often because it required focus. The story is actually many stories, and I often felt lost as a reader. Lost in the jungles of Vietnam, lost in an aimless narrative through beautiful writing. Lost in the ...more
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Resuscitation of a Hanged Man by Denis Johnson
"Visionary meandering. Full of startling sentences and lyrical interludes. A close cousin to Joy William's novels, "Resuscitation of a Hanged Man" is steeped in simmering spiritual crisis and resort town malaise. The plot itself offers a quiet stro..." Read more of this review »
Resuscitation Of A Hanged Man by Denis Johnson
" This was an obscure story about Lenny English. But the author has you scrambling about predictions, about the meaning, and all the while you are bomba ...more "
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Resuscitation Of A Hanged Man by Denis Johnson
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“There is a tragic flaw in our precious constitution, and I don't know what can be done to fix it. This is it: Only nut cases want to be president.”
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Train Dreams by Denis Johnson
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This was incredible, and I flew through the pages. This is a story of a man who doesn't really know when and where he was born. It's a rather simple life that spans over the turn of the century. His simple existence has mystery, deep love, deep sorro ...more
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The Stone Raft by José Saramago
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I suppose this was a fable. Jose Saramago has such a rich imagination that it's difficult to explain this tail without botching it. But, impossible things begin happening. Things that cannot be explained. A line is drawn in the dirt with a stick, and ...more
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