Jim Fonseca
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Jim Fonseca

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Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
" Hai wrote: "Excellent summary ! A very good introduction!"

Thank you Hai!
Jim Fonseca made a comment on his review of The Sea Wall
The Sea Wall by Marguerite Duras
" Cecily wrote: "Fascinating. I'd not heard of this, though I've just finished The Lover, which I'd long heard of, and which is also heavily autobiograp ...more "
Jim Fonseca and 48 other people liked Cecily's review of The Atrocity Exhibition:
The Atrocity Exhibition by J.G. Ballard
"Impossible to rate or even classify this weird and disturbing book from the late '60s (it's not a novel, it's not a collection of mini-novels, it's not even a psychological treatise, though it has aspects of all three). It explores the links betwe..." Read more of this review »
Jim Fonseca made a comment on Cecily’s review of The Lover
The Lover by Marguerite Duras
" Excellent review Cecily. I especially like the way you tied it in with the Atrocity Exhibition and Lolita "
Jim Fonseca and 46 other people liked Cecily's review of The Lover:
The Lover by Marguerite Duras
"“Very early in my life it was too late.
Death came before the end of his story. When he was still alive it had already happened.

The first, very striking quote, is on the opening page. Like the second quote, it teases about horrors not yet exp..." Read more of this review »
Jim Fonseca and 14 other people liked Tracy's review of Barrier Island:
Barrier Island by John D. MacDonald
"John D. MacDonald (as always) hit this one out of the park! I have never encountered one page in any of the many books I have read of his which I haven't devoured!

Barrier Island has tons of intrigue, unscrupulous behavior, scandal, and (of course..." Read more of this review »
Jim Fonseca and 14 other people liked Tracy's review of The Good Father:
The Good Father by Noah Hawley
"Inspirational: "A Father's Unrequited Love!"

The only thing we truly have control over is ourselves. No matter what, we can not own other people's behavior!
As individuals we are the ONLY ones solely responsible for the consequences of our actions..." Read more of this review »
Jim Fonseca is now following Reshma Patel and Ray LaManna
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177853 Portuguese-American & Portuguese-Canadian Literature — 22 members — last activity Nov 29, 2018 08:29PM
This group, dedicated to Portuguese-American and Portuguese-Canadian Literature, focuses on the increasingly present literary conversation between the ...more
109617 Diversity in All Forms! — 1473 members — last activity 16 hours, 33 min ago
This book club will engage participants on a variety of culturally relevant topics that have included (but are not limited to): ethnicity/race, countr ...more
52937 Around the World in 80 Books — 17215 members — last activity 5 minutes ago
Reading takes you places. Where in the world will your next book take you? If you love world literature, translated works, travel writing, or explorin ...more
1091 South Shore Readers — 374 members — last activity 22 hours, 15 min ago
A group for book lovers from the South Shore area of Massachusetts. We can discuss area bookstores, libraries, favorite books, book-related events, bo ...more
59349 Reading the Classics — 4031 members — last activity Dec 27, 2018 06:41AM
This is a group for people who want to read the classics and discuss them as a group. Each month we will choose as a group a book to read. Everyone is ...more
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