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Susmita Dubey has commented on (7) products.

Specimen Days by Michael Cunningham
Specimen Days

Susmita Dubey, December 20, 2010

I read this because I liked "The Hours" so much, and was not disappointed. Specimen Days is in some ways similar to The Hours, in that the stories -- set in three different time periods -- are intertwined, but it is also very different in the style of the stories. The commonalities among the three parts of Specimen Days include Walt Whitman, whose poetry is quoted by several characters throughout the book, as well as the impact of machinery on human lives. A very good and thought-provoking read.
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Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris by Graham Robb
Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris

Susmita Dubey, August 24, 2010

This is a wonderful book about Paris both for people who don't know Paris and also for those who know it well. Robb is a terrific writer, and as a result this book, although non-fiction, reads like a good novel. He focuses on little-known aspects of Parisian history, as well as little-known people who had a significant impact on the city.
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