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California by Edan Lepucki

sduff222, June 30, 2014

I was fortunate enough to get my hands on an advanced copy of this much-buzzed-about novel, and let me tell you: it lives up to the hype! Edan Lepucki has created an incredibly believable and disturbing future for the USA, but she never steeps to sensationalism. The characters all seem like real people (maddeningly so, at times)to the point you can see the wheels turning in their heads. This is one of those books you just don't want to end. Sure to be the must-read book this summer.
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The Driver's Seat by Muriel Spark
The Driver's Seat

sduff222, May 27, 2014

This one of the best books ever written. It is so creepy and unsettling, and after you read the last sentence you'll want to start it all over again. And it's expertly paced, so you could easily read it twice in one day!
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An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
An Untamed State

sduff222, May 26, 2014

All the reviews mention how powerful this book is, but I didn't really believe them until this book ripped my heart out. It's not just that it's sad; it is so incredibly real. Roxane Gay has always had a way of speaking deep truths in her essays, and now she's spun those same truths into the most compelling narrative I've read in a long time. I could barely breathe reading this. Mireille is so fully realized a character, I didn't realize how invested I was in her well being until I was sobbing.

Brutal but not gratuitous, this is an amazing story.
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The Blue Fox by Sjon
The Blue Fox

sduff222, October 8, 2013

This book is beautiful. I was worried that it would be too magical, too lyrical, too metaphorical to easily understand, but though it is all of those things it is still fairly straightforward. Perfect book to drink strong coffee and lose yourself in.
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Antigonick by Anne Carson and Bianca Stone

sduff222, February 26, 2013

This book is incredibly beautiful! The illustrations are truly gorgeous, printed on vellum, and the text is all handwritten. I want to buy this for everyone I know who's ever even heard of Antigone.
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