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Naltez

Naltez

Joined April 2019

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Naltez
Pickpick

I flew through this and had to slow myself down to enjoy the writing. I‘m a big fan of Abdurraqib - and this book was just incredible. I don‘t know how to do it Justice in my words, except to tell you to read this. Twice.

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Pickpick

I was given this book and didn‘t know much about it but came with some high praise. Honestly, I thought this was just a lot of blood in the beginning and was disappointed that larger issues weren‘t being addressed. However, those things are all taken head on to the best abilities of two very flawed characters grappling with redemption they know they cannot get. I can say that sticking with this was well worth it.

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Pickpick

Just read this with my son and we loved it. It‘s very funny and silly but also has some great conversations about fairness and equity. It lead us to have a lot of talks on our own about how we want to be treated and how we want to treat others. Love the humor, really loving the lessons and impetus to think and act with kindness.

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I loved this collection of short stories all based around a fictional town and intersecting each other in different places. The writing was tremendous and darkly hysterical and uncomfortable - but all in an excellent way to point out absurdities in our own world. Very well done, looking forward to reading more of his work

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I know almost nothing about Classical music but still found this collection of conversations compelling and quite readable. It even got me to listen to some pieces they discussed. Very enjoyable.

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The Hard Tomorrow | Eleanor Davis
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What an incredible book. There were so many smart and interesting choices that the author/illustrator makes throughout to create subtle important information through the narrative. Read it slow and enjoy the illustrations

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Invisible Man | Ralph Waldo Ellison
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Just reread my old high school copy of this book. I knew there was a reason I held onto it. Still resonates today as it did then and when it was written. A truly remarkable read that is frustrating in the reality that we have not moved the needle much as a society in all this time

Taylor Yeah, phenomenal novel. I gotta reread this one. 2y
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Apsara Engine | Bishakh Som
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This was a truly amazing book. I knew nothing of it and was given it to read. Quickly I fell into the trance that it weaves and could not put it down. Outstanding.

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Panpan

This was quite possibly the worst book I‘ve ever read. As an artist I was looking for inspiration by reading about another artist. What I got was a vague portrait of Basquiat (he did a lot of drugs and made people mad) and instead got a lot of name dropping and a recounting of the 80s art scene specifically through dealers. The entirety of the book is just mismatched quotes and she barely acknowledges his art or issues of race and class in his art

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Cherry: A novel | Nico Walker
Mehso-so

I really wanted to like this book. Some of it was funny. A lot was offensive and I would have to remind myself that it was the character and not the author ... or was it?? But in there end, I felt like I had read this before. Guy goes to war, guy becomes a junkie. I kept looking for a new angle and new voice and none was coming. As we entered the third act I realized that I really did not care about the main character. Maybe that was the point.

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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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I am sometimes wary of long books. What could you write about for over 800 pages? And yet, I wouldn‘t take away a bit from this book. It was beautiful. It was truly awful. It made me cry more than I have in a long time. The level of craft and caring you have for these characters is immense. Totally worth the read as you descend into a whole world that you know but do not recognize. I miss these characters already. I hope Jude has some peace.

TrishB Great review 👍🏻 this book always has an impact. 3y
Taylor Yeah I loved it too. 3y
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House Of X/Powers Of X | Jonathan Hickman
Mehso-so

The art is beautiful in this series. I liked it but it was also overt confusing, which is saying a lot. I‘m interested in where it goes next but there were times when I was lost. There is a lot of long explaining happening

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Vision | Tom King
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Another great run by Tom King. So unusual for Marvel to do a story like this, but this deeper look into what it means to be human is so well done and thought out. Who knew a comic about a synthezoid and his desire to have a family, to be normal, could make one cry?

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The Wallcreeper | Nell Zink
Mehso-so

Not the best book I‘ve read but still funny and a quick read. Hard to care when Zink makes the characters so unlikable, flawed and morally ambiguous. But the metaphors of marriage and the eco-terrorism twist made it absurd enough to have some enjoyment

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I can‘t believe I left this in a pile for so long. What a great read. Heartbreaking, defiant and joyous all at the same time. Looking at both race in America and the role of parents from so many perspectives. Rachel was loving and broken, troubled and hopeful all while remaining relatable.

Nute Nice review! It‘s been a minute, but I remember being moved by this book! 3y
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Naltez
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I loved everything about this book. The fact that I thought it would just be a biography of one of my favorite bands and then turned into a memoir - a history lesson - a cultural touchstone - a touching love letter to a band an especially to Malik who left us too soon. Abdurraqib is well worth reading over and over.

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Bloom | Kevin Panetta
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Absolutely gorgeous - both the writing and the images. So nice to read a well paced story that had time to breathe. I loved everything about this.

DrexEdit Welcome to Litsy! Looking forward to chatting about books! 😊 📚📚👍 3y
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Fire Next Time | James Baldwin
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One of the best by possibly the greatest thinker of the twentieth century

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DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚🎉 Hope you are enjoying it here. 3y
Nute Yes! Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 3y
Naltez @nute thanks! Glad to be here! 3y
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