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David MitchellDavid Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »
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Freedom: A Novel by Jonathan Franzen
Freedom: A Novel

Erica Williams, January 1, 2011

This is Jonathan Franzen at his best! I read and loved The Corrections, and so my expectations for Freedom were very high. I thought that there was no way that he could beat such an incredible book. But he blew my expectations out of the water! He brings out the humanity in each of his characters--the good, the bad, and the downright ugly--and it is hard to believe that these people are not real. This book is the best book I read in 2010!
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Room by Emma Donoghue
Room

Erica Williams, September 27, 2010

What a wonderful read! I know that the idea of having a 5-year old child narrate such a harrowing story as this may turn some readers away, but they will be missing out on a brillant story. Jack's innocence drives the story as he begins to understand (as best a boy his age can) his situation and be as "scave" as he can be when he must be the one that sets him and his mother free. Anyone with a heart will love Jack.
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Room by Emma Donoghue
Room

Erica Williams, September 27, 2010

What a wonderful read! I know that the idea of having a 5-year old child narrate such a harrowing story as this may turn some readers away, but they will be missing out on a brillant story. Jack's innocence drives the story as he begins to understand (as best a boy his age can) his situation and be as "scave" as he can be when he must be the one that sets him and his mother free. Anyone with a heart will love Jack.
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White Noise (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions) by Don Delillo
White Noise (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions)

Erica Williams, March 4, 2010

How did I manage to go this long without reading this book? Of course, I had seen it on the shelf at the bookstore countless times, but I had resisted it based on the opinions of others who had read it and weren't quite ready for the dynamite impact it delivers. I just finished reading it and I am resisting the urge to start over again, relishing not only the story, but the sentences! Who thinks like this? Fortunately, Don DeLillo does.
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Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Let the Great World Spin

Erica Williams, January 28, 2010

This book has no wasted space whatsoever. From beginning to end, I was captivated not only by the characters and their stories, but also by the masterful use of language by McCann. McCann creates characters that don't leave you, and the characters in this book are no exceptions. Though I loved the book cover to cover, the ending is one of the most beautiful endings I have ever read. I felt as if I was truly in the moment with the characters (without giving anything away). This is by far the best fiction I have read this year.
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