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2012 Completed Book #23

The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin

One-sentence review: Short but interesting imagining of Jesus from the perspective of his skeptical mother.

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2012 Completed Book #22

Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon

One-sentence review: I love being transported to a unique created world I would otherwise never think about (in this case, low-level horse racing).

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2012 Completed Book #21

The Road by Cormac MCarthy

One-sentence review: It’s the feel-good novel of 2039!

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2012 Completed Book #20

Consider The Fork by Bee Wilson

One-sentence review: A fascinating look at how kitchen implements determine how and what we eat.

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2012 Completed Book #19

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey

One-sentence review: Having the author’s immune system sounds horrible, but being a snail sounds pretty cool.

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2012 Completed Book #18

The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg

One-sentence review: Attenberg sustains the character development of her short-story collection Instant Love over the length of a novel.

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2012 Completed Book #17

Blindness by Jose Saramago

One-sentence review: One’s second Saramago novel is an easier reading experience than the first.

I’m unsure whether to watch the movie adaptation. It might ruin the version that’s in my head.

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2012 Completed Book #16

Why Does The World Exist? by Jim Holt

One-sentence review: The asking of a question doesn’t automatically mean there’s an answer.

And what a depressingly long stretch between #15 and #16.

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2012 Completed Book #15

There But For The by Ali Smith

One-sentence review: I bet Jonathan Franzen wishes he could write fiction like this.

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2012 Completed Book #14

A Year in the Maine Woods by Bernd Heinrich

One-sentence review: Bernd Heinrich sure does like ravens!

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