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Almost No Memory
Lydia Davis
Selected Poems
Philippe Jaccottet
The Tiger's Wife
Téa Obreht
Charles Dickens (Penguin Lives)
Jane Smiley
The Mansion of Happiness
Robin Ekiss
Schriften
Erik Satie
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A light, humorous book about a German doctor of philology, if that makes sense. While parts were very funny, especially at th...
Portuguese Irregular Verbs (Portuguese Irregular Verbs, #1) - Alexander McCall Smith, Iain Mcintosh
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November 2013
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Greed, spite, schemes, hypochondria, spying, lying, dying, conniving, oily counts, feminine facial hair, cockatoos, volcanic ...
The Woman in White (Bantam Classics) - Wilkie Collins
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October 2013
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It makes me uneasy to be underwhelmed by a book the rest of the planet rates very highly, but underwhelmed I was. I am neithe...
If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho - Sappho, Anne Carson
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October 2013
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I enjoyed the movie so much that -although I once decided to skip this book- I gave in and read it. I wasn't disappointed, al...
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
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October 2013
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October 2013
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Very fast-paced, enjoyable and moving story.
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption - Laura Hillenbrand
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September 2013
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Unsworth is a good storyteller, and his prose is excellent. I did feel, however, that some of the characters is this book wer...
The Quality of Mercy: A Novel - Barry Unsworth
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September 2013
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I really love Lichtenberg, my favorite aphorist. I would only recommend this book to anyone who is likewise inclined to him, ...
Lichtenberg and the Little Flower Girl - Gert Hofmann, Michael Hofmann
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August 2013
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After 150 pages I decided if this book didn’t end by smashing the patriarchy, I didn’t want to read anymore. And since it wou...
Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love - Dava Sobel
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August 2013
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Frankly I read this because my 16-year old did, and considering the negative buzz surrounding Houellebecq I was wondering if ...
The Map and the Territory (Vintage International) - Michel Houellebecq
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August 2013
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This is a fable, and the story is rather like 'Benjamin Button,' but in reverse, and way more reflective. The plot is scant. ...
The Old Child and Other Stories - Jenny Erpenbeck, Susan Bernofsky
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July 2013
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So, did this account of the long wind-up to 9/11 “read like fiction,” as one of the blurbs proclaims? Well, there was a plot ...
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 - Lawrence Wright
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July 2013
14
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Listened to this on a long trip. Gruesome and engaging car book.
The Chemistry of Death - Simon Beckett
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July 2013
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George Saunders is the kind of contemporary writer that reminds you how crappy too many other contemporary writers are. These...
Tenth of December - George Saunders
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July 2013
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I've read a number of reviews praising this book especially for its war scenes. I wish I'd gotten that far! The ooey-gooey se...
Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
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