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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.

Currently reading

Unaccustomed Earth
Jhumpa Lahiri
Progress: 282/333 pages
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November
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currently reading
Jhumpa Lahiri
January 2014
10
BookLikes Reading Challenge: Infinite Joe wants to read 50 books in 2014.
Infinite Joe has read 1 book(s) out of 50 books in
2014 Reading Challenge
January 2014
06
reviewed: Mother Night
What if, during a time of war, you were enlisted as a secret agent for the side whose goal is to stop the slaughtering of mil...
Mother Night - Kurt Vonnegut
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December 2013
27
reviewed: Wonder
Typically, I go into reading a children's/young adult's book with a predisposed negative bias. I also usually despise books ...
Wonder - R.J. Palacio
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December 2013
19
reviewed: The Goldfinch: A Novel
I liked a lot about this book. I liked the writing style, the length, the prose, and the story itself. There were only a fe...
The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt
finished reading:
November 2013
27
reviewed: In Persuasion Nation
I love the way this guy writes. Sometimes, when a particular story is finished, my thought process starts out at "Huh?", eve...
In Persuasion Nation - George Saunders
finished reading:
November 2013
24
reviewed: The Book Thief
Although this book is over 500 pages, I found it to be a quick moving, extremely well structured book about the power of word...
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
finished reading:
November 2013
19
reviewed: The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
I wish I had read this about 2 months ago. I would have used the free time on my week-and-a-half business trip to Chicago a ...
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America - Erik Larson
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November 2013
11
reviewed: The Sense of Touch
First, a special thanks to Ron Parsons, his publisher, and Goodreads, as I received this book free for review as part of the ...
The Sense of Touch - Ron Parsons
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November 2013
09
reviewed: The Lowland
This is definitely one of the best books that I’ve read this year. As hard as I try, there is not one thing that I can point...
The Lowland - Jhumpa Lahiri
finished reading:
November 2013
04
reviewed: Levels of Life
This one, which is the first I've read by Barnes, caught me off guard.The first part involves hot air ballooning in the mid t...
Levels of Life - Julian Barnes
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October 2013
31
reviewed: The Circle
This book was a quick read with a flowing story and plenty of social commentary. The story serves as a warning for us to kee...
The Circle - Dave Eggers
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October 2013
23
reviewed: Pale Fire (Everyman's Library Classics)
I enjoyed the book, and loved the depiction of the crazed Kinbote, but maybe I just had higher expectations from the 4.2 star...
Pale Fire - Vladimir Nabokov, Richard M. Rorty
finished reading:
October 2013
06
reviewed: Doctor Sleep: A Novel
I think I've finally outgrown this genre.It just seems to be the same formula over and over.1) Introduce good character.2) So...
Doctor Sleep - Stephen King
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September 2013
17
reviewed: Nine Inches: Stories
I enjoyed these modern and real stories of suburban strife, whether they're involving adults or teens, and whether they're ab...
Nine Inches: Stories - Tom Perrotta
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September 2013
15
reviewed: Interpreter of Maladies
An outstanding collection of short stories by an author with a remarkable voice. Most of the stories involve Indian-American...
Interpreter of Maladies - Jhumpa Lahiri
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