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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
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At the centre of the book is Okonkwo a man who has risen to be respected in his village, he has taken three wives, two titles and has profitable yam harvests each season. Okonkwo is hard and driven to succeed and can be quite malicious although he ...more
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Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq
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House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
House of Leaves
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House of Leaves is a remarkably unique, at times messy, and delightfully meta book. The premise of the book involves multiple stories within stories. A washed up young man named Johnny who lives in Los Angeles in the 1990’s finds and compiles a bunch ...more
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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
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At the centre of the book is Okonkwo a man who has risen to be respected in his village, he has taken three wives, two titles and has profitable yam harvests each season. Okonkwo is hard and driven to succeed and can be quite malicious although he ...more
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Everything Was Possible by Ted Chapin
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Ever since finishing undergrad one of the classes I missed the most was "The History of Broadway" because I could finally put all that nerding out to the test (literally). One embarrassingly low A- later and I was a certified nerd having scratched ...more
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To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
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A much delayed review that I can’t be bothered to put into paragraph form. Here are my notes:
- Captures people’s inner thoughts like none other... people really be thinking like that? Every character is a philosopher/poet with a keen eye for
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The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The God of Small Things
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After having read a few books that didn't suit my tastes I was relieved to discover the artful story telling of The God Of Small Things. The first chapter of the book begins with (view spoiler) during which it is ...more
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Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
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Where Did You Go, Bernadette? is a slightly disappointing but very readable and at times clever book about rich people problems that tries a bit too hard to be funny and got me wanting to travel Antarctica. The one thing that really took me off guard ...more
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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
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A Thousand Splendid Suns is a very readable book; it's got characters that you care about and some that you hate but most of them are disappointingly one level and unchanging throughout the story. The story line keeps you engaged and it's just the ...more
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The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O'Neill
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Lonely Hearts Hotel follows a rather trite bad-to-worse-to-better-to-awful and back around again structure. This defused any possibility for suspense because the reader is quickly moved from one terrible turn of events to another while always knowing ...more
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