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My Name Is Will: A Novel of Sex, Drugs, and Shakespeare by Jess Winfield
My Name Is Will: A Novel of Sex, Drugs, and Shakespeare

Spy-C, July 16, 2012

Great Summer read. Take a trip to the 60's and the 16th Century, UC's Berkeley and Santa Cruz campuses, and to stinky old England.
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Book :a novel

Spy-C, October 13, 2011

This is a must for University types with experience facing down the tenure process. It is a well-told story communicated in a variety of ways, full of literary trivia and lively characters (especially the unreal ones). It seems strange that it isn't one of Grudin's most popular novels.
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Kafka's Soup: A Complete History of World Literature in 14 Recipes by Mark Crick
Kafka's Soup: A Complete History of World Literature in 14 Recipes

Spy-C, September 30, 2011

Fun! This is great out-loud reading. The personality of each author shines through Crick's culinary homage.
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Demon Box by Ken Kesey
Demon Box

Spy-C, February 2, 2011

This mostly forgotten collection of short stories by the enigmatic 60's icon and Willamette Valley resident, Ken Kesey, has a lot to offer. While not every story is a gem, every story has a complete visceral Kesey moment where you live the feelings the author offers up. Kesey still trumpets through the mundane to touch the sky, and several of the stories, including "In Search of the Secret Pyramid" and the ghostly Dickensian "Now We Know How Many Holes it Takes to Fill the Albert Hall" show the writer for the true master he was. This collection is honest, deconstructionist, and full of tributes to earlier works, times, and experiences. Worth the time, although a table of contents would have been nice.
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The Big Over Easy: A Nursery Crime by Jasper Fforde
The Big Over Easy: A Nursery Crime

Spy-C, March 22, 2010

Murder mystery fans (and children's literature fans of all ages), this book is too much fun! It makes hilarious references even if you are more of a well-heeled public television viewer than a reader of British-style crime dramas. Read this. You'll never think of Jack Spratt (or Columbo) the same way.
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