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Sarah E Rose has commented on (10) products.

Habibi Signed Edition by Craig Thompson
Habibi Signed Edition

Sarah E Rose, January 11, 2012

Astounding and gorgeous and heartbreaking all at once. This is incredibly rich and layered: religion and storytelling and the arabic language and sex and lust and eunuchs . . . I could go on and on about how much is packed in here and how he weaves it all together, beautifully.
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How I Became a Famous Novelist by Steve Hely
How I Became a Famous Novelist

Sarah E Rose, August 13, 2009

How I Became a Famous Novelist, by Steve Hely, was so unbelievably funny that I've been trying to think of ways to describe it for several days. Laugh-out-loud funny? Hysterical? I rolled around on the floor in glee while reading it? So aptly satirical that at times I was frightened? I'm not sure if I've gotten it right, so I'll just leave it at: damn funny.

If you have any familiarity with books that are on the bestseller list (Tom Clancy, Nora Roberts, Dan Brown, Sue Grafton) this novel will kill you. Or if you've ever read a "book club" book. Or if you've read any of Oprah's picks. Or if you've gotten your MFA. He skewered the Iowa Writer's Workshop in such a painfully honest way, all while making me laugh, that I felt a little guilty afterward.
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Ballistics: Poems by Billy Collins
Ballistics: Poems

Sarah E Rose, November 13, 2008

Collin's poetry begs to be read again and again. His deceptively simple language will appeal to both poetry fans and those new to poetry. You'll often find a phrase or stanza echoing in your head, in a very pleasant way.
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Beautiful Children: A Novel by Charles Bock
Beautiful Children: A Novel

Sarah E Rose, February 7, 2008

This got an insane amount of press, and was touted as "the most anticipated debut novel," so I was pretty curious about how it would live up to the promises made by publicity. I'm happy to say that it's worth it; the prose is amazing. It's very affecting, heart-wrenching, but in the best way possible.
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Brush Mona Lisa's Hair (Touch the Art) by Julie Appel
Brush Mona Lisa's Hair (Touch the Art)

Sarah E Rose, November 22, 2007

My eleven-month old son LOVES this book-- it is one of those touch and feel books where every page has something to fascinate. It is so much better than many of the other books on the market, because the embellishments are more than just scraps of fabric-- there are lace collars to lift and a horse's tail to pet and a pearl earring to feel. And I love knowing that my infant is soaking up all these gorgeous paintings! It's art history 101 and my baby loves playing with it, too.
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