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Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie
Joseph Anton

DagoLA319, January 9, 2013

Everything about this book fascinated me: Rushdie's unimaginable life under fatwa; his extended riffs on the importance of stories and our ability to change them; the autobiographical glimpses into his life, and how they're mirrored in his fiction; and of course that language. He's drunk on words and it's a pleasure. He's been criticized for taking shots at his exes, but he's admirably difficult on himself, as well, giving the picture of a real person. Considering the political influence evangelical Christians and the Tea Party have, Rushdie's story--thirtysome years old--couldn't be more timely. Should be required reading for anyone who loves books, stories, and freedom of expression.
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This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
This Is Where I Leave You

DagoLA319, January 3, 2011

Without question the funniest book I read in 2010, and quite possibly many years. Numerous lines in this novel made me put the book down, collapse backward onto the couch, and bark at the ceiling with laughter. Fantastic, dirty, smart, and hiarious. Loved it.
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