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Never Let Me Go: A Novel
Never Let Me Go: A Novel
by Kazuo Ishiguro
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Set in a (barely?) alternate England in the late 1990s, Never Let Me Go is the sum of Kathy's memories. Kathy is one of many "donors" who have been brought into being for purposes that, while well-intended, can come to no good. Ishiguro's novel touches... (read more)

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If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
by Italo Calvino
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One of the most inventive books in recent decades, Italo Calvino's If on a Winter's Night a Traveler has a nearly animate quality (or barely inanimate quality); its succession of unwinding mysteries suggests what it might be like to find oneself in a... (read more)

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Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
by Allie Brosh
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Local author Allie Brosh uses MS Paint and her inspired prose to create hilarious and poignant stories and essays. Whether she's discussing her dogs, depression, hot sauce, or her childhood, Brosh is insightful and darkly comic. Half original material... (read more)

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Grendel
Grendel
by John Gardner
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It's easy to find oneself in the thrall of hanks of blond hair and mead-fueled heroism, but it is a more difficult task to regard, with care, the heart of a monster. The monster (but is he?) in question is Grendel, an introspective animal who loves his... (read more)

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The Plague (Vintage International)
The Plague (Vintage International)
by Albert Camus
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In The Plague, the Algerian city of Oran is set upon by plague and sealed off from the rest of the world, its citizens imprisoned not only with the disease but also with each other. Or are they? By the novel's end, every character is profoundly changed... (read more)

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Crime & Punishment #1: Crime and Punishment
Crime & Punishment #1: Crime and Punishment
by Fyodor Dostoevsky
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One of the great classics of world literature, Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment is the story of Raskolnikov, a young man who — unable to complete his studies — commits what he calls "justifiable murder." What ensues is as demanding and illuminating... (read more)

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Life & Times of Michael K
Life & Times of Michael K
by J M Coetzee
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One of the two books that J. M. Coetzee won the Booker Prize for (he was also awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize for Literature), The Life and Times of Michael K. is the story of a simple man attempting to survive (from without) in a society that has seen its... (read more)

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The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
by Mikhail Bulgakov
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"Manuscripts don't burn" — that's what the man said. It's impossible to destroy the last thing that one has loved, as memory trumps death. This holds true for Mikhail Bulgakov's novel The Master and Margarita: he burned his own copy down to nothing,... (read more)

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If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home
If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home
by Tim O'Brien
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During the Vietnam war, Tim O'Brien spent a year in the U.S. infantry. As a result, he wrote If I Die in a Combat Zone (Box Me Up and Ship Me Home), an account of his experiences there. He doesn't spare us the terrible particulars of this piece of our... (read more)

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In the Wake
In the Wake
by Per Petterson
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In the Wake is the first novel by Norwegian author Per Petterson to appear in the U.S., but hopefully not the last. It is the story of Arvid, an alcoholic not-quite-former writer struggling with the sudden death of most of his family. Arvid's memories... (read more)

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Crime and Punishment: A Novel in Six Parts with Epilogue (Vintage Classics)
Crime and Punishment: A Novel in Six Parts with Epilogue (Vintage Classics)
by Fyodor Dostoevsky and Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
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One of the great classics of world literature, Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment is the story of Raskolnikov, a young man who — unable to complete his studies — commits what he calls "justifiable murder." What ensues is as demanding and illuminating... (read more)

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Alan M. Turing: Centenary Edition
Alan M. Turing: Centenary Edition
by Sarah Turing
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This year marked the centenary of the birth of Alan Mathison Turing; among the many, many commemorative events that occurred during the Alan Turing Year were the reissues of two biographies of AMT. One was Andrew Hodges's extraordinary work Alan Turing... (read more)

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The Plague (Modern Library College Editions)
The Plague (Modern Library College Editions)
by Albert Camus
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The Algerian city of Oran is set upon by plague and sealed off from the rest of the world, its citizens imprisoned not only with the disease but also with each other. Or are they? By the novel's end. every character is profoundly changed by the... (read more)

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Crime and Punishment (Penguin Classics)
Crime and Punishment (Penguin Classics)
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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One of the great classics of world literature, Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment is the story of Raskolnikov, a young man who — unable to complete his studies — commits what he calls "justifiable murder." What ensues is as demanding and illuminating... (read more)

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What I Loved
What I Loved
by Siri Hustvedt
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Siri Hustvedt is one of the best writers that you've probably never heard of, and What I Loved is an extraordinary novel. Hustvedt's writing is agile and revelatory: now breathless, now cool, it's a story wound around the hollows left by love and memory.... (read more)

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The War Prayer
The War Prayer
by Mark Twain
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In a church, young men are being gathered together prior to being shepherded off to their red, white, and blue deaths. To die for God and country! Those assembled laud this as no better fate, especially when accompanied by the slaughter of their faraway (... (read more)

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Senselessness
Senselessness
by Horacio Castellanos Moya
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Senselessness is the first of Castellanos Moya's novels to be translated into English, and though short, it manages to cast a wide net that demands as much from the reader as it does from its central character. In an unnamed Latin American country that... (read more)

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Journey to the End of the Night
Journey to the End of the Night
by Louis-Ferdinand Celine
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Upon publication in 1932, Journey to the End of the Night at once scandalized and invigorated French Literature, and has continued to influence authors of many nationalities to this day. It's the story of Bardamu, a man who continually finds himself at... (read more)

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The End of the Affair (Penguin Classics)
The End of the Affair (Penguin Classics)
by Graham Greene
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Victoria (Penguin Classics)
Victoria (Penguin Classics)
by Knut Hamsun
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Knut Hamsun was one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, who, because of his Nazi sympathies during WWII, was almost completely wiped from the literary landscape. Fortunately for us (but this is still being debated!) many of his works are now... (read more)

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