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Infinite Joe

I like challenging books that make you think, and leave you happy that you did. Typically, I find character driven literary fiction the most satisfying, although I in no way think of myself as a serious literary critic.

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Unaccustomed Earth
Jhumpa Lahiri
Progress: 282/333 pages

Round House, The: A Novel

The Round House - Louise Erdrich A solid book throughout. A great start gives way to a great middle, which leads to a great ending. A violent act leaves a family emotionally shattered, struggling to find direction and cohesion amidst a haunting desire for justice an vengeance. A young man is abruptly made to handle these complex ideas, giving way to a conclusion which makes you ask the question of whether anything, even perfect justice, can put things back to the way they once were. A very well written book. I certainly wouldn't argue against this winning the National Book Award.