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mentinker has commented on (2) products.

Freedom: A Novel by Jonathan Franzen
Freedom: A Novel

mentinker, January 2, 2012

This was an engaging read -- due to the compelling story line, interesting characters and the dilemmas that they faced that had no clear answers. The book was compelling and kept me up many a late night -- as I couldn't put the book down. While I didn't always understand the characters and their motivations were sometimes frustrating, I could empathize with them and feel that Franzen once again wove a stunning tale.
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The Brothers K by David James Duncan
The Brothers K

mentinker, September 1, 2011

After I finished reading this book, I quickly went to Powells, snatched up all of their used copies and gave them as presents to all of my finest friends... but especially those that love literature, baseball, religion and/or philosophy. The writing in this book is marvelous and the tale of four brothers and the relationship between them and their parents is engaging, poignant, humorous and touching. I am not one to read novels multiple times -- but I often pick up this book and just bask in the first chapter. The writing is superb!
I have not come back to this book in a while and haven't passed it on to many of my newer friends. Upon revisiting my love for this book, I'm going to start hounding Powells again for some used copies.
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