Tagged: 2000s

Lit rec #262: The Incredible Portrait of Valentino Deng and Sudan (2006).

Required reading.Better than his nonfiction. A horror story,history lesson, & personal epiphany in one. WHAT IS THE WHAT by Dave Eggers.

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Lit rec #258: “It was not generally realized that what children mostly wanted was to be left alone” (2001).

Some of the best war writing ever, and ultimately, a lovely story. I didn’t mind the ending, seriously. ATONEMENT by Ian McEwan

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#239: “We pretend to catch and eat more pretend bugs than could ever actually live in one cave. The number of pretend bugs we pretend to catch and eat would in reality basically fill a cave the size of our cave.” (2000)

The wild wooly stories in PASTORALIA by George Saunders.The most unforgettable deteriorating grandmother ghost. And fax machine sounds!

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