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"and fantasy it was, for we were not strong, only aggressive; we were not free, merely licensed; we were not compassionate, we were polite; not good but well behaved. we courted death in order to call ourselves brave, and hid like thieves from life. we substituted good grammar for intellect; we switched habits to simulate maturity; we rearranged lies and called it truth, seeing in the new pattern ...

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  • Go Slowly, Come Back Quickly - David Nevin
  • Bring On the Emtpy Horses - David Nevin
  • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius - Dave Eggers
  • Snuff - Chuck Palahniuk
  • The Curtain - Milan Kundera
  • Dangerous Laughter/13 Stories - Steven Millhauser
  • Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
  • Q&A aka Slumdog Millionaire - Vikas Swarup
  • The Boy In Striped Pajamas - John Boyne
  • Laura Warholic, or, the Sexual Intellectual - Alexander Theroux
  • Lolita - Vladimir Nobokov
  • Trainspotting - Irvine Welsh
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
  • Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
  • Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
  • Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
  • Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth - Guo Xiaolu
  • Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay - Michael Chabon
  • Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
  • 1984 - George Orwell
  • The Mercy Seller - Brenda Rickman Vantrease
  • The House of the Medici - Christopher Hibbert
  • This Is Your Brain On Music (The Science of Human Obsession) - Daniel J. Levitin
  • Decartes: The Life & Times of A Genius - A.C. Grayling
  • The Burning of the Vanities: Savonarola & the Borgia Pope - Desmond Seward
  • Ramola - George Eliot
  • Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer
  • The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett
  • Secrets of the Free Masons - Michael Bradly
  • Twilight (Series)
  • The Fuck Up - By Arthur Nersesian
may 1 2008 ∞
oct 1 2010 +
user picture Bliss: I loved the Pillars of the Earth! Then again, I love long historical fiction, period...but i still recommend it! sep 10 2008
user picture *Ash*: I too am big fan of historical fiction. I bought the book recently, I can't wait to start it! sep 11 2008
user picture Monique : Lolita was awesome. Was the Unbearable Lightness of Being good? I want to read that myself... sep 15 2010
user picture *Ash*: Oh i've been dying to read Lolita, I haven't had the time to start it yet :( I very much liked the unbearable likeness of being. It's very philosophical so you have to read it slowly and possibly twice to get everything. At least that's what I had to do. I hope when you read it you enjoy it :) sep 17 2010