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MichaelGoertzen

MichaelGoertzen

Joined September 2019

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It's Roald Dahl, y'all.

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Breakneck pacing. Interesting concept.

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Time Wanderers Mmp: Beloved-Can | Arkady Strugatsky, Arkady
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Structurally ambitious, influential sci-fi. Me likey!

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Love the rhythms in verse and the sheer imagination.

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Maigret and the Yellow Dog | Georges Simenon
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Overall, I enjoyed it, but I especially relished an atmospheric nighttime stakeout on a Concarneau rooftop when Maigret from his position observes across an alley two of his main suspects in silent interaction. It involves a chicken.

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Loving Gertrude Stein | Deborah Schnitzer
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A language-play trapeze across the textual body/circus of Gertrude Stein.

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Loving Gertrude Stein | Deborah Schnitzer

A language-play ode to Stein and those things worth caring for.

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Beach | Cesare Pavese
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Pretty good. I can smell the Hemingway all over this one.

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My first Maigret mystery. I think I'll read some more.

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If Beale Street Could Talk | James A Baldwin
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Amazing book. Baldwin touches on so many cultural and racial issues that are more relevant than ever today. Also, I love the style, the plot and the realism of the characters' voices. Wow.

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The Book of Devices | ihsan Oktay Anar
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If you have an interest in Ottoman history, Borges and Garcia Marquez and are motivated to engineer a perpetual motion machine, this is your kind of book. I loved it.

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Moominpappa at Sea | Tove Jansson
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Moomins sail to an island and encounter weird and magical occurences beside an unpredictable sea.

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If you like Jan Zwicky's writing, you'll like this book of poetic essays.

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The names expose the namer more than they limn what's caught the eye.

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Shadowless | Hasan Ali Toptas
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Amazing structure. Morphs through time, character and space with the ease of dream logic. Excellent translation.

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Very good stories all involving music.

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The Buried Giant: A novel | Kazuo Ishiguro
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Fantastic historical fantasy! Riveting and bittersweet.