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1Q84: 3 Volume Boxed Set (Vintage International) by Haruki Murakami
1Q84: 3 Volume Boxed Set (Vintage International)

lberinger, January 9, 2013

An engrossing page-turner, all 1,000+ of them, filled with the most intricate intimacies of the human spirit. Fact and fantasy entwine and actually affect and alter each another, just as the wholly mismatched stranger-characters do. The two worlds of 1984 and the mysterious 1Q84 foreshadow much of our own present-day anomie and alienation, a feeling that grows deep inside you as you read along yet is leavened by Murakami's signature attention to telling personal detail and internal monologues. I would add that I'm especially happy with this three-volume presentation; I doubt I would have picked up such a huge book and carried it with me everywhere I went until I finished this remarkable story.
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The Amalgamation Polka by Stephen Wright
The Amalgamation Polka

lberinger, October 5, 2009

Didn't want this one to end. An excellent read!
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Sorrow Mountain: The Journey of a Tibetan Warrior Nun by Ani Pachen

lberinger, March 25, 2008

China has just called for the "patriotic education" of Tibetans. To understand what that really means, read about Ani Pachen's patriotic education at the hands of the Chinese decades ago. Unforgettable. It's also simply an amazing, inspiring autobiography, whether you're following developments in Tibet or not. I started reading this book, coincidentally, just as the latest conflicts and protests started to hit the news, and it has enriched the big picture for me immeasurably. Anyone interested in what's going on there now, and what has been happening there for a very, very long time, will not fail to deeply appreciate this incredibly strong woman's story.
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