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Finishing my #TBR20 – a few reflections

Some of you may have noticed that I’ve been tagging my recent reviews with #TBR20. You may have heard about this initiative on twitter, or read about it posts by other bloggers ( 1,281 more words

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Three Bedrooms in Manhattan by Georges Simenon (review)

First published in 1946, Simenon’s Three Bedrooms in Manhattan features a forty-eight-year-old down-and-out actor named François Combe. François has come to Manhattan to escape the scrutiny of the Paris milieu following his wife’s decision to leave him for a much younger (and less talented) actor. 1,023 more words

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A Way of Life, Like Any Other, by Darcy O’Brien (review)

Darcy O’Brien was the son of actor George O’Brien (star of several silent films and 1930s Westerns), and stage and screen actress Marguerite Churchill, a frequent co-star of John Wayne. 1,556 more words

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Mamma, Can I Break My Piggy Bank? (Agostino by Alberto Moravia, trans. Michael F. Moore)

One might describe Alberto Moravia’s 1944 novella Agostino (NYRB Classics 2014) as a coming-of-age or loss-of-innocence story, but one ought not, for either would be an imprecise—that is, lazy—classification, an affront to this great work’s essential liminality. 163 more words

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Tell Me All the Dirty Words You Know (The Mountain Lion by Jean Stafford)

Every great novel sets up expectations early on and then, at some point, subverts them in a way that is surprising and unsettling yet not a betrayal of the reader; Jean Stafford’s  105 more words

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The House Made of Sugar

Silvina Ocampo | The House Made of Sugar: a short story from the collection Thus Were Their Faces | NYRB Classics | January 2015 | 13 minutes (3,235 words) 3,561 more words


My Year In Books: Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis - Book #53

Title: Lucky Jim
Author: Kingsley Amis
Series: n/a
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Medium: Paperback
Awards: Somerset Maugham Award (1955)
Finished Reading: November 13, 2014… 781 more words

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