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The List by Tara Ison
The List

ridermae, March 14, 2007

This is a thrill-a-minute, rollercoaster, pull-your-hair-out, sweaty, frustrating, sexually charged piece of work. It would be worthwhile reading for anyone who has ever had an obsessive twinge in a relationship--and especially for those who couldn't do a break-up cleanly and efficiently. Lots of fun!
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Poster Child: A Memoir by Emily Rapp
Poster Child: A Memoir

ridermae, March 14, 2007

Pick this book up and it will be difficult to put it down. This is a strong memoir, and one in which I felt like I'd learned a lot, which is something you might not be able to say about some memoirs (you may learn a lot emotionally, or not, but I felt as though I learned a lot on many levels with Poster Child: in terms of writing, in terms of physicality and embodiment, with dashes of theology and splashes of the technical writing that Emily seemed to wield effortlessly whenever it was needed in the narrative to explain things biological or physiological or just how mechanisms work that aid movement and mobility). Looking forward to where Emily Rapp goes next!
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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

ridermae, December 22, 2006

This book is so many-layered and so stylistically exciting and literarily's my new favorite book of the moment.
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Drop City by T. C. Boyle
Drop City

ridermae, December 3, 2006

A satisfyingly drawn-out, resolutely detailed and delicious read, filled with characters so rich and colorful that you want to continue on their journeys with them even after you finish the book. The darkness is always at the edge of these pages and the story feels deeply honest, and telling, in an almost uncomfortable way, about Americans and the rugged individualism that seems to propel them/us.
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The Hours by Michael Cunningham
The Hours

ridermae, November 20, 2006

The three stories braided so expertly in this book are rich in plot, imagistic, and absolutely gorgeous, worthy of being read aloud. An incredible book!
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(12 of 28 readers found this comment helpful)

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