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outlawsaturn

outlawsaturn

Joined October 2019

the books here have been rescued from our neighborhood book deposit box, otherwise they would have been thrown into the nearby River.
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Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
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Republic by Plato
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The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel | Diane Setterfield
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It was a good mystery book, idk I thought the references to Jane Austen's books to be kind of funny and on the nose.

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Fade | Robert Cormier
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8/10

Really enjoyable read for me. Good YA fiction, which I'm not super familiar with. Definitely worth a read.

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Olive Kitteridge | Elizabeth Strout
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Mehso-so

It's fine. I didn't like it as much as I thought. I liked the vignettes with Olive as the primary focus, everyone else was really boring. She's just kind of pessimistic and bitter and I find that relatable.

I'll check out the HBO version soon.

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The Road | Cormac McCarthy
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"If trouble comes when you least expect it, then maybe the thing to do is to always expect it."

I think a lot of people read into the religious the ea in the book, as if the boy is a direct allegory for Jesus Christ. I didn't read it that way, I saw it more as the boy being able to maintain some goodness where even his father had abandoned it.

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"Mm hmm. Yes. It is so."

Surprised at how good this book was. A story of trauma and revenge. But definitely of tenderness and vulnerability.

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Parable of the Sower | Octavia E. Butler
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9/10

I didn't read any books until I was gifted this story. I had to teach myself how to read THIS YEAR. It's very close to being absolutely perfect.

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7/10

And then the pig started walking on two feet... I wish I read this in high school.

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7/10

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Mehso-so

"...the thing about portraits is, you need to show people the way they want to be seen. And I prefer to show people as I see them."

This book had great media representation, but average reader reviews. In the end I feel like it was written to become a tv series, so maybe I'd recommend waiting til Hulu releases it next year. If you like crime thrillers, it's kind of like that except without the thrills.

6/10

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"As I had always feared, no, known, the trials had been for nothing. (The dread of futility has been my lifelong plague.) Excitement, apprehension, release and anger had drained me of mobility. I waited for Fate, the string puller, to dictate my movements."

9/10 because not only could I not put it down, I wanted to listen to it immediately all over again.

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Little Women | Louisa M. Alcott
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I definitely think it is written well, and I definitely think more boys should read it. Unfortunately it's just not for me, I found it to be a little too slow for my tastes. I only read the first half, and was disappointed with the second half (Good Wives).