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This Is Where I Leave You: Now A Major Motion Picture!

I’ll be honest.  I read this book after seeing the previews for the movie (with an all-star, comedic cast! Exclamation point, exclamation point!).  However, massive, nerdy bibliophile that I am,  I decided that I should probably read the novel first. … Continue reading

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The Corrections: A Study in Frustration

The title makes it sound like I didn’t like Jonathan Franzen’s novel, “The Corrections.” That couldn’t be further from the truth. Nonetheless, it was this feeling that pervaded my entire time with the book — from reading it, to finishing … Continue reading

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Middlesex, Identity, and the Family Epic

There’s no way to write a review of Jeffrey Eugenides’ masterpiece Middlesex in one go. The novel itself is too expansive, both in scope and in length, in theme and in plot. It’s a massive family history in the vein of One … Continue reading

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