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Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
Skippy Dies

Tori, January 11, 2012

I rarely can find a book that, at its end, makes me both heartbroken and hopeful. Murray has created a moment, built on so many other moments, that catapult the reader into a complete state of turmoil. Skippy Dies artfully constructs the lives of its many characters around this one moment and once it passes, you are just as changed as they are. This book is a study of youth, of fading, of secrets, of horror, of pain, but also of innocence in all its forms, and how easily it breaks.
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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

Tori, January 1, 2011

This book really blew me away. I was expecting to hate it because I'm an academic that specialises in Japan... But David Mitchell is brilliant. Each character is perfectly rendered, perfectly heartbreaking, and each scene comes alive in your mind as if he's painting with words. By the end, you're in love and you're relishing how life sometimes can only beautiful because of tragedy.
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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

Tori, September 15, 2010

What an epic story! Mitchell deftly weaves all the interconnected stories for each character so perfectly, they achieve a sort of wholeness that makes them seem like one giant entity. And really, that's what this is- there's no separating them because each of their small actions builds upon each other to create the entirety of their universe. In Japanese, there's this saying- "Ichigo ichie", which is what this book is for me- one time, one encounter- that changes everything. Although, happily, unlike life, this book is always waiting for me to come back to it. There's so much here that you could only hope to catch most of it after a few readings.
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A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
A Visit from the Goon Squad

Tori, September 15, 2010

I'm a big fan of Jennifer Egan's Look at Me, so I was eager to pick this up... but I just wasn't sucked into it the way she has done in her other books. The progression from the start of the modern-modern era, to a slightly-in-the-future-future was good, but at the same time, I felt like she was being too opaque. Her theme of human disconnectedness in the face of modernity is just constantly banged over your head after the first 100 pages and then just when you think it could get better, the whole theme-bucket gets emptied on your head.

Definitely worth one read, but not my favorite.
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Put 'em Up!: A Comprehensive Home Preserving Guide for the Creative Cook, from Drying and Freezing to Canning and Pickling by Sherri Brooks Vinton
Put 'em Up!: A Comprehensive Home Preserving Guide for the Creative Cook, from Drying and Freezing to Canning and Pickling

Tori, July 29, 2010

Holy paydirt! This is, in my humble opinion, THE BEST canning book out there right now. It's no-nonsense, totally clear and the recipes are killer. Vinton encourages readers to find their own way and be creative, but still provides great basic recipes with little twists to bring a breath of fresh air to an old-school art. Plus, the sweet art style really gives the reader that crafty-homey feeling without the associated chintz and old-lady-ness.
All around awesome. Everything I've made so far has turned out beautifully.
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