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I'm in the middle of Memoirs of a Midget, and like it, but needed to "talk" to somebody about it, hence I read your thoughtful review. Just want to say, THANKS! for taking the time to write it.
Just finished reading Ariel by Boyett and saw your review. Hope you found your samurai sword -- such a bad thing to lose.
I really appreciated your review of [Daisy Miller]. I am twenty-four years old, and I have read a lot of Henry James; some of it I have found incredibly moving, but I really didn't understand this short story much. I thought that James sort of gave everything away--as if he didn't think his audience could handle deciphering it on their own. I realize, after reading your review, that this is not the case. He wasn't really writing for an audience at all, but was dealing with some personal reflection on the nature of society and an individual's reaction to having to live within it.

Anyway, I still like [The Tragic Muse] the best. One of my favorite novels of all time. It is loaded with humanity (cliche, I know). But I definitely suggest reading it if you haven't gotten around to it yet.

And I think you are right...I might wait a little longer before I read (and reread) James. He deserves a little hovering over that I don't think I can handle at this moment in my life.

Thanks again for your great review.

Taryn (SweetbriarPoet)
Although I agree with the majority of your review on The Savage Detectives, I must say I'm glad I trudged through to the end, not just to return to the diary of our favorite 17 year old wannabe poet, but because so much is explained, especially the Octavio Paz bit you were perplexed about. Another two hours isn't going to kill you man.
Very interesting reviews you have posted. I particularly enjoyed the review of Phillips's 'the Fourth Crusade'. I'm the founder of, a free online publishing service - just started. I would be very happy to see your book reviews (and other stuff) on the site. You could use it as an alternative platform to share your thoughts. If interested all you need to do is register and you can start publishing.

Thomas Vieth, London
Saw you liked Bastard Out of Carolina, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here (as well as on a few other book-related sites). Thought you might like it since it's also southern and a bit dark. I'd be glad to e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like. Let me know if you're interested. Here's a link to a summary in case you're interested:

Hi CB,

What a great library you have. The 27 titles we both have are among some of my favorites. I especially like They Shoot Horses, Don't They, Miss Lonelyhearts, Capote in Kansas (I really liked your review), and Waiting.

Keep reading,


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