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Lilith's Brood
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Ruthie Ruthie said: " Um. This trilogy (the three novels are, respectively, Dawn, Adulthood Rites and Imago) is some seriously weird stuff. (Duh. Sci-fi is weird.) But Butler is a helluva story teller. This is another instance in which I'm pimping an author I read for cla ...more "

 
Looking for Histo...
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Ruthie Ruthie said: " I'm loving these essays. I don't know shit about Latin American politics, but that doesn't make these essays any less powerful for me (more so, really). From Evita to Fidel to the Zappatistas (sheesh I hope I spelled that right) there's plenty of tan ...more "

 
The Road
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Ruthie Ruthie said: " My half-way-through review is that I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS AN OPRAH BOOK. I guess we bid g'bye to the days when she picked saccharine crap like that one where the girl gives birth in the Wal-Mart to a child she names "America"... This book may face t ...more "

 
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The Women by T. Coraghessan Boyle
The Women
by T. Coraghessan Boyle (Goodreads Author)
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I found this book totally gripping. But I think it might be more than a little anti-feminist: the character who is, nominally, a feminist is the also the least sympathetic (I really feel more for Miriam the She-Monster than Mamah), and despite being ...more
Beautiful Children by Charles Bock
" Because you loved it, I hate not loving this book. And although the adolescent dialogue is completely brilliant and the story is suspenseful, I seem t ...more "
Ruthie and 1 other person liked Ann's review of The Glass Castle:
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
"Too little butter spread over too large a biscuit. A, like, startlingly un-instrospective biscuit.

I should obviously be making more of an effort to find a metaphor that captures how I feel about this book, but I think the inadequacy of the senten..." Read more of this review »
The Gilda Stories by Jewelle L. Gómez
" Leslie, you have perhaps the most eclectic bookshelf of anyone I know. I just finished Gilda and really couldn't put it down. Not perfect, but definit ...more "
The White Album by Joan Didion
" What stays with w/ me from Didion's opus of "post-60s melancholia" is the TODDLERS TAKING ACID TRIPS in Slouching Toward Bethlehem. Anyone? . . . Anyo ...more "
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
" Everything about this exchange is wonderful to me and completely cracks me up. I would KILL to be in this book club. And I imagine it how Ann does, ex ...more "
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Lilith's Brood by Octavia E. Butler
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Um. This trilogy (the three novels are, respectively, Dawn, Adulthood Rites and Imago) is some seriously weird stuff. (Duh. Sci-fi is weird.) But Butler is a helluva story teller. This is another instance in which I'm pimping an author I read for cla ...more
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The Little Friend by Donna Tartt
" Can I get ah Amen?! Read Secret History if you haven't already, but I bet you have. xoxo "
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Looking for History by Alma Guillermoprieto
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I'm loving these essays. I don't know shit about Latin American politics, but that doesn't make these essays any less powerful for me (more so, really). From Evita to Fidel to the Zappatistas (sheesh I hope I spelled that right) there's plenty of tan ...more
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The Road by Cormac McCarthy
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My half-way-through review is that I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS AN OPRAH BOOK. I guess we bid g'bye to the days when she picked saccharine crap like that one where the girl gives birth in the Wal-Mart to a child she names "America"... This book may face t ...more
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