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Jeremy and 61 other people liked Michael's review of Hope in the Dark:
Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit
"My review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, also can be found on my blog.

Written in response to the Bush administration’s invasion of Iraq, but rereleased in early 2016 in the wake of America’s deteriorating political climate, Rebecca Soln..." Read more of this review »
Diccionario de autores latinoamericanos by César Aira
"no tengo tiempo de escribir una reseña como la gente ahora, lo pienso hacer en unas semanas...
por el momento apunto algunas ideas:

-libro que se puede leer de la A a la Z por la mera calidad de las entradas, género discursivo que Aira adiestró a s..." Read more of this review »
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Fear by Bob Woodward
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In 1964, shortly after the assassination of JFK, a newly-minted President Lyndon Johnson got into an argument with his aides about what their first big goal should be for his new administration.

Johnson wanted to begin with an aggressive push for pa
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Fear by Bob Woodward
"Since All the President's Men there really hasn't been a Woodward book I've enjoyed. I once owned a bunch of his Clinton, Bush books, but I found them obnoxious and DC proximity porn. While I think some of the information gleaned by Woodward for t..." Read more of this review »
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In 1964, shortly after the assassination of JFK, a newly-minted President Lyndon Johnson got into an argument with his aides about what their first big goal should be for his new administration.

Johnson wanted to begin with an aggressive push for pa
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Jeremy and 6 other people liked Andrew's review of Diaries, 1910-1923:
Diaries, 1910-1923 by Franz Kafka
"As with so many other diary collections, I felt something of a sense of guilt about reading this. Given Kafka's outward behaviors -- the successful insurance lawyer and inveterate womanizer, one imagines him holding court over a packed bar with a..." Read more of this review »
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The Shadow Over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft
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I found this much different than The Mountains of Madness and much of the other Lovecraft I've read with its almost baroquely fantastical themes and images.

This story, about a cursed New England village whose residents harbor a dark, fishy secret fe
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The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
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I've heard this praised and talked over for years and all I can say is...really?

The English Patient has to be one of the most insufferably middlebrow novels I've ever read.
Everything in it is just so: the characters and their tidy little inner confli
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The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim
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It's a business book, written in the form of a novel.

I can see you snorting and rolling your eyes from merely reading the above sentence. I did too when someone I work for lent it to me the other day and explained the premise.

But here's the thing. Th
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Roberto Bolaño
“Reading is like thinking, like praying, like talking to a friend, like expressing your ideas, like listening to other people's ideas, like listening to music, like looking at the view, like taking a walk on the beach.”
Roberto Bolaño, 2666

Zaman Ali
“Each thinking mind is a political mind.”
Zaman Ali, Humanity

Cormac McCarthy
“If a man's at odds to know his own mind it's because he hasn't got aught but his mind to know it with.”
Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

Zaman Ali
“Books have the power to create, destroy or change civilizations.”
Zaman Ali, Humanity

Thomas Pynchon
“Who claims Truth, Truth abandons. History is hir'd, or coerc'd, only in Interests that must ever prove base. She is too innocent, to be left within the reach of anyone in Power,- who need but touch her, and all her Credit is in the instant vanish'd, as if it had never been. She needs rather to be tended lovingly and honorably by fabulists and counterfeiters, Ballad-Mongers and Cranks of ev'ry Radius, Masters of Disguise to provide her the Costume, Toilette, and Bearing, and Speech nimble enough to keep her beyond the Desires, or even the Curiosity, of Government.”
Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon

14666 Johnnies — 78 members — last activity Jul 05, 2017 11:39AM
Open to anyone interested in reading and discussing the Great Books, this group was created especially for students, alumni and friends of St. John's ...more
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2779 Read a book from each country — 681 members — last activity Sep 23, 2017 09:57AM
I thought this would be a good place to collect recommendations for books from various countries. I don't have a formal goal to read a book from each ...more
176380 "Against the Day", Thomas Pynchon - 2015 / 2016 — 84 members — last activity Apr 27, 2016 03:30PM
I know 2 or 3 friends who are planning to read Pynchon's "Against the Day" come this December or January 2016. No schedule has been set yet and we don ...more
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