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Roy’s God of Small Things

The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy I read the God of Small Things almost fifteen years ago, so let’s be honest, my memory is a bit hazy. I remember being blown away that it was a first novel, but … Continue reading

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Kelman’s How Late It Was, How Late

How Late It Was How Late James Kelman When I was twenty, I lived in Berkeley California and worked as a tele-fundraiser for a number of large nonprofits. Yes, I was the guy calling to ask you to donate to … Continue reading

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Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children

Midnight’s Children Salman Rushdie Can Rushdie write? Yes, he prose is beautiful, if too baroque at times for me. I read this over a decade ago, and there are scenes I can still remember clearly. Can he craft a compelling … Continue reading

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Proulx’s The Shipping News

The Shipping News, E. Annie Proulx I read the Shipping News in 1997 when I was twenty-two years old. It is hard to articulate now the effect it had on me. It’s moving, its beautiful, and it’s the first time … Continue reading

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Bolano’s Nazi Literature in the Americas

  Nazi Literature of the Americas, Roberto Bolano The first book I read by Bolano and it got me hooked. Ostensibly, a review of literature written by various Latin American fascists, it is, like much of work, occasionally funny, slightly … Continue reading

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Raymond’s He Died With His Eyes Open

Dude, WTF did I read? He Died With His Eyes Open (Factory 1), Derek Raymond The first book in the Factory series of so called “exestensialist noir” following the nameless detective who works in the unsolved crimes division and sees … Continue reading

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Review: Jemisin’s The Fifth Season

The Fifth Season N.K. Jemisin The first volume in N.K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy. The story of a world beset by earth quakes and other natural phenomenon, which can be kept at bay (or instigated) by a group of people … Continue reading

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