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PhilipE

PhilipE

Joined July 2021

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Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
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Cathedral by Ben Hopkins
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The Sea | John Banville
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It was definitely a slow book. I wanted to understand and get the husbands point of view and how he worked through the grieving process as so many folks go through something similar. I think what I liked about the character was his honesty with himself. While it feels yucky to read that honestly it‘s real to read that. None of it is very appealing which if we are willing to be this honest with ourselves would see some of ourselves in him.

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Great read. Fun “ by the pool” read. Love how unapologetic he is about his life. As we all should be! He loves life and loves it to the fullest. Despite setbacks, crappy relationship, work. Yay David!

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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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I loved this book. The writing is beautiful. In reading other reviews, I was amazed how people said they wanted to hate this book but couldn‘t. I‘m perplexed why they would come to a book wanting to hate it. The inner life of this character is Everyman. And especially every gay man. It‘s funny and tenderhearted and invites, once you‘ve finished, to want to start all over again.

readingjedi I loved this one too! 3mo
CarolynM I loved it too. Funny, sad and ultimately hopeful. 3mo
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Loved this book of poems. Will require more rereading, listening to people read the poems and a lot of reflection. But overall a wonderful read. Will enjoy digging deeper into these poems over the coming years.

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Great Circle | Maggie Shipstead
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Pretty good book. The last hundred pages were really well written. Beautiful writing.

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I listened to this book. Found the reader really engaging and loved the insights into 19th century life. Incredibly informative about what it was like living in the shadow of two presidents.

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PhilipE Thanks. Having fun browsing different reviews and discovering new books. 5mo
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