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Member: roblong

CollectionsYour library (890)

Reviews126 reviews

TagsFiction (546), US Fiction (181), British Fiction (179), History (149), Philosophy (68), Religion (48), Biography (43), Christianity (41), Short Stories (36), Russian Fiction (34) — see all tags

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About my libraryCurrently reading:
The Third Reich: A New History by Michael Burleigh

Recent reads:
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin
The Divine Comedy volume 2: Purgatory by Dante (tr. Clive James)
Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy by Bernard Williams
Joyland by Stephen King (borrowed ***1/2)
The Divine Comedy volume 1: Hell by Dante (tr. Clive James)

Highly recommended in 2014:
A Death in the Family: My Struggle Book 1 by Karl Ove Knausgaard
Red Love: The Story of an East German Family by Maxim Leo
The Years of Lyndon Johnson Volume 2: Means of Ascent by Robert A. Caro
The Captive Mind by Czeslaw Milosz
The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 by Christopher Clark
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Is God Happy?: Selected Essays by Leszek Kolakowski

Highly recommended in 2013:
The Loser by Thomas Bernhard
Stoner by John Williams
Germinal by Emile Zola
Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin
What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson
The Notebook by Agota Kristof
The Years of Lyndon Johnson Volume 1: The Path to Power by Robert A. Caro
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Proof by Agota Kristof
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
The Death of a President: November 20-25, 1963 by William Manchester
A Life Too Short: The Tragedy of Robert Enke by Ronald Reng

GroupsBeautiful Game, William Faulkner and his Literary Kin

Favorite authorsKaren Armstrong, J. G. Ballard, Taudeusz Borowski, Anthony Burgess, Robert A. Caro, Joseph Conrad, Charles Dickens, Philip K. Dick, E. L. Doctorow, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Umberto Eco, William Faulkner, John Gray, Graham Greene, Thomas Hardy, Hergé, Michel Houellebecq, Karl Ove Knausgård, Mario Vargas Llosa, Sándor Márai, W. Somerset Maugham, Cormac McCarthy, Ian McEwan, Herta Müller, Vladimir Nabokov, Flannery O'Connor, Karl Popper, Marcel Proust, Joseph Roth, Philip Roth, Victor Serge, William Shakespeare, John Steinbeck, Donna Tartt, Hunter S. Thompson, Leo Tolstoy, Lao Tzu, John Updike, Gore Vidal, Kurt Vonnegut, Evelyn Waugh, Richard Yates (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceJun 27, 2007

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