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Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned

Title: Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned Author: Wells Tower Publisher: Picador Pages: 256 Rating: 3 stars I usually like short story collections a lot. Like a lot a lot. Especially when they have a running theme and are fitted together seamlessly … Continue reading

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The Optimist’s Daughter

Author: Eudora Welty Pages: 178 Publisher: Random House (1972) Rating: 3 stars This has been a bit of a hectic week. Hurricane Irene hit on Sunday and knocked out my power, I started graduate school on Monday (my class was … Continue reading

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Blink

Author: Malcolm Gladwell Pages: 304 Publisher: Little Brown 2005 Rating: 4 stars I finished Blink by Malcolm Gladwell about two days ago, but I’m just now getting around to posting. This book was a nice split from my usual habit of … Continue reading

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“The Swimmer”

Last night I started reading The Falconer by John Cheever. I’ve listened to one of his short stories  “The Swimmer” on The New Yorker fiction podcast (you can listen to it here). In “The Swimmer,” the protagonist, Neddy, fancies himself an … Continue reading

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Expensive People

Title: Expensive People Author: Joyce Carol Oates Publication: Vanguard Press 1968 Rating: 3.5 stars About a week ago I wandered into a store called Diskovery down the street from my living situation. The store was jammed with semi-tidy piles of CDs, … Continue reading

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