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GregZimmerman

GregZimmerman

Joined March 2016

Reader, editor, sometimes bookseller, etc.
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The Most Fun We Ever Had | Claire Lombardo
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This book is friggin‘ fantastic — my favorite of the year so far.

More here: https://www.thenewdorkreviewofbooks.com/2019/06/the-most-fun-we-ever-had-love-an...

kbuggle I‘m so looking fwd to this one.. 6mo
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Little Faith | Nickolas Butler
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Happy pub day to Nickolas Butler! LITTLE FAITH is great — another quintessentially Midwestern novel with Butler's signature warm, inviting, downright comforting storytelling.

More here: https://www.thenewdorkreviewofbooks.com/2019/03/little-faith-nickolas-butler-on....

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Tender is the Night | F Scott Fitzgerald
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“Well, how can one tell what‘s eccentric and what‘s crazy?”

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The Invented Part | Rodrigo Fresn
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2019 reading goal: More books in translation.

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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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Lost Empress: A Novel | Sergio De La Pava
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Long summer days call for long summer books.

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Lawn Boy | Jonathan Evison
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This is a novel, as Jonathan Evison novels do, that helps reinforce your faith in humanity. Funny, charming, smart.

More here: http://www.thenewdorkreviewofbooks.com/2018/04/lawn-boy-struggle-is-real.html

Cinfhen Sounds really good and the second post I saw today for this novel...I‘m definitely intrigued 2y
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Ned Beauman novels can drive you do drink. But I love ‘em, and this one might be his best yet. Wildly inventive, hilarious, and smart as hell.

More here: http://www.thenewdorkreviewofbooks.com/2018/04/madness-is-better-than-defeat-may...

Ddzmini 🐢😍 2y
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I‘ve never read Wally Lamb. I‘m now reading Wally Lamb to find out if he‘s “just like John Irving” as one Lamb fan told me. 😬🤔

MicheleinPhilly When John Irving was still writing well, yes. *sigh* 😞 2y
GregZimmerman Ah, that‘s an excellent distinction. 📚😉 2y
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Purple Hibiscus: A Novel | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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A complex, beautifully rendered debut. This writer Adichie has star potential! 😁📚

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King Zeno: A Novel | Nathaniel Rich
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Not only does this book have THE best cover art of the year, the story is pretty fantastic as well. God bless New Orleans!

More here: http://www.thenewdorkreviewofbooks.com/2018/03/king-zeno-what-time-to-be-alive-i...

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Sydsavvy It truly is a masterpiece. 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🍾 2y
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Afterlife | Marcus Sakey
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Get this awesome novel on your radar (out 7/18). It's like if David Mitchell wrote a cross between Inception and American Gods, but in the gritty, sarcastic style of Nelson DeMille's best cop thrillers. Wild read! Really had fun with this!

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You know, I've never read this. Fixing now.

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The Long Run: A Memoir | Catriona Menzies-Pike
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Loved this! A must-read if you're late-blooming runner (as I am). It's part running memoir but also part history of women runners (which, embarrassingly, I knew nothing about - which is part of her point). It's sad, smart, hilariously self-deprecating, and absolutely inspiring.

peaknit I've just started running a bit, I'll add it to my TBR, thank you! 3y
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I haven't been here for a bit, but I'm back because this book is worth posting about. It's great. Really great.

More here: http://www.thenewdorkreviewofbooks.com/2017/05/the-leavers-morally-complex-immig...

Reviewsbylola Reading this now! 3y
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The Hearts of Men: A Novel | Nickolas Butler
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Nickolas Butler gives good dedication.

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Dark at the Crossing | Elliot Ackerman
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We Love You, Charlie Freeman | Kaitlyn Greenidge
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Starting, 'cause the Tournament of Books is right around the corner!

Suet624 How many have you read so far? 3y
GregZimmerman @Suet624 Only 6. Got some work to do. (edited) 3y
Well-ReadNeck @GregZimmerman @Suet624 Just recently filled in my bracket. What are your picks to win it all? 3y
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Suet624 @Well-ReadNeck I saw the bracket briefly on Litsy but couldn't find it again. Went searching online as well with no luck. Can you send me a link to the bracket? 3y
Suet624 @GregZimmerman this is the first year I've tried to read them all. Some of the books I really had some trouble getting all the way through and wondered why, why, why? 3y
Well-ReadNeck The website is not the most user friendly, for sure. 3y
Suet624 @Well-ReadNeck thanks so much! I've read 11 of them but I haven't read Moonglow yet, which I think will be an important one to get to. 3y
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The One-Eyed Man | Ron Currie
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Starting this now (it's out 3/7). There's approximately a 100 percent chance I'm going to love this.

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A Separation: A Novel | Katie Kitamura
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Excellent. A slow-burn, astutely observed tale of failing marriage. Highly recommended.

More here: http://www.thenewdorkreviewofbooks.com/2017/02/a-separation-slow-burn-meditation...

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Starting. This thief also thinks every day is for him.

Lola I loved this. 3y
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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"Ove is the kind of man who checks the status of all things by giving them a good kick."

Ove and I are going to get along.

Suet624 😁😁😁 3y
JoeStalksBeck His adventures with the clerk about a computer lmao 3y
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Geek Love | Katherine Dunn
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Really digging GEEK LOVE. It's weird but it is wise.

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The Wanderers | Meg Howrey
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"She thinks she missed the train to Mars. She's out back counting stars..."

Starting THE WANDERERS to get a jumpstart on the metric butt ton of great novels coming out in March.

57thStreetBooks HUM! 🖒🤘 3y
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Little Deaths | Emma Flint
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Solid, but not spectacular. Some definite first-novel shift-in-perspective issues. Okay as a crime thriller but it does have some important things to say about gender relations - both for 1965 when the story takes place and today.

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MagdaRosol Love the pic, love the book, love the review. 3y
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This book is so essential. Heartbreaking and rage-inducing. Please read it. And please consider donating to Matthew Desmond's charity, Just Shelter: http://justshelter.org

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Open City | Teju Cole
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Teju Cole says smart things about marathoners. Real recognize real.

"...it is an act of extreme human endurance, still remarkable no matter how many people now do it."

Thanks, Teju Cole!

klwestenberg 👊 3y
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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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It's go time, Georgie boy. Let's do this.

8little_paws Aahhhhhhh JEALOUS 3y
Marchpane Can't wait!! 3y
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"You've got a ... lot of books," he said at last.
"It's a sickness."
"Are you ... seeing anyone for it?"
"I'm afraid it's untreatable."

Suet624 Totally untreatable. Fortunately I am surrounded by small towns with great libraries so I don't need to buy books. That doesn't mean I don't have a huge stack of my own to read but they usually are from book swaps or friends. 3y
Lakesidemusing Another reason I loved this book😍 3y
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Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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Very good. In Chabon's Kavalier and Clay/Wonder Boys tier. More thoughts here: http://www.thenewdorkreviewofbooks.com/2017/01/moonglow-chabons-glowing-tribute-...

Suet624 Loved your review of Arcadia. It was a favorite of mine as well. 3y
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Starting. This may be unpleasant. But necessary.

Desha Just downloaded it on kindle a few days ago...looking forward to reading it too even if hard ☺️ 3y
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Half Wild: Stories | Robin MacArthur
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Elegant, deeply resonant (at least for me) stories. Really loved this collection!

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Her Every Fear: A Novel | Peter Swanson
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Starting my first 2017 book. And still recommending The Kind Worth Killing to just about anyone who will listen.

Liberty Remember how I felt about the Irving? That. 😝 3y
8little_paws Oh nice! I read the kind worth killing on your recommendation and loved it. 3y
Reviewsbylola I loved both his other books. Can't wait for this one! 3y
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Gonna learn some stuff. Gonna try to remain optimistic.

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Nutshell | Ian McEwan
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McEwan's best since Atonement. Really great!

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Starting...

...because I'll do just about anything George Saunders, Lauren Groff, and Michael Chabon tell me to do.

8little_paws I liked this one. I listened on audio and laughed out loud quite a bit. 3y
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Beach reading...

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Await Your Reply | Dan Chaon
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Starting...

Chaon has a new novel out next March, so I figured I'd finally check out one of his other ones. (Love his short stories!)

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Swing Time | Zadie Smith
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Starting. I LOVE YOU ZADIE

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Double devil horns! Utterly spectacular. One of the more purely pleasurable reading experiences I've had in a long time. What a clever, smart writer! Yoshi approved.

BkClubCare Thank you Yoshi 3y
she_barks I still have a book hangover from this one. I'll be reading it again soon. 3y
Keliteracy You've convinced me, Greg! Reading it next, after Mischling , which I know you were not a fan of. 3y
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The Infinite | Nicholas Mainieri
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Going to New Orleans tomorrow, so this seemed like good plane reading. (Out 11/15.)

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Mischling: A novel | Affinity Konar
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Yoshi feels like this book may not be for him, but I'm gonna give it a shot.

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Time for some YA with a side of goofy wiener dog.

CherylDeFranceschi ❤️🐶! 3y
LauraBeth Cute 🐶 3y
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Alright Internet, you talked me into it...

emilygatlin Looking forward to your thoughts! I've been on the fence about buying it. 3y
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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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Best first line and best first chapter I've read in awhile. Oh, and the rest is pretty damn good too.

Mamashep Oh god I love Patchett! 3y
susanw This book is awesome, enjoy it! 3y
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And now for something a little different...

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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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I battled several line-jumping middle-aged women at BEA to get this ARC! Patchett has quickly become one of my favorite writers and I'm super excited to finally read this.

susanw 60% through and it's fantastic!! 3y
8little_paws Greg, I can't recall if you have read state of wonder? 3y
GregZimmerman @8little_paws Yes. The first thing by her I read. Loved it. 3y
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