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Jake Sofos has commented on (4) products.

The Wife by Meg Wolitzer
The Wife

Jake Sofos, January 8, 2007

I admit upfront, I am being the worst type of reviewer--I didn't finish the book. I will state that Meg Wolitzer's writing is polished and sharp, which is what first drew me to the novel. I read less than 20 pages,though. The reason: In those first pages, I saw entire story--including the ending-- and lost interest.
Speaking with someone who completed the book, my prediction proved correct.
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Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo
Pedro Paramo

Jake Sofos, December 11, 2006

This is one of those Must Read books that you never get around to reading until you finally get around to reading and then you realize, "Wow, this is a must read."
Set in a disturbing ghost town (quite literally a town of ghosts), Pedro Paramo is on a search for his father, who he's never met. The dead clamor at each other, empty houses are occupied, and strange memories--memories of others--crawl all about Pedro. Creepy, brisk, and great. If you can find a copy, pick it up.
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Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo
Pedro Paramo

Jake Sofos, December 11, 2006

This is one of those Must Read books that you never get around to reading until you finally get around to reading and then you realize, "Wow, this is a must read."
Set in a disturbing ghost town (quite literally a ghost town), Pedro Paramo is on a search for his father, who he's never met. The dead clamor at each other, empty houses are suddenly occupied, and strange memories--memories of others--crawl all about Pedro. Creepy, brisk, and great. If you can find a copy, pick it up.
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East Fifth Bliss by Douglas Light
East Fifth Bliss

Jake Sofos, December 10, 2006

I first came across Douglas Light's writing in the 2003 Best American Nonrequired Reading, and then in small lit magazines. He's got a quirky, sharp sense of humor that makes his writing fun to read, but also leaves you thinking.
East Fifth Bliss, Light's first novel, tells a tale of the 35-year-old Morris Bliss, a guy who, by any measure, is needing a kick in the ass to get himself going. With some vivid and spot-on details, and a cast of characters that come off real in an absurd way, Light creates an entertaining and engaging story of searching for ones self. Definitely worth a read.
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