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    My latest read, The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje, reminded me just how important it is to actually read the books you're assigned for school. I glazed through it my sophomore year for English class, and two years later, actually picked it up and read it cover to cover, and I'm so gl...
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    1. God's proofreader The soft machine the holy ghost inhabits Brings order to His chaos 2. A man who builds his biceps Not for flexing But moving something heavy 3. One with a painter's eye A musician's ear A carpenter's hand and Satan's silver tongue 4. A co...
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    The police swore to protect the gambler's law A square on the calendar was designated Every Dog's Day Irony and Karma were names for the same fair and arbitrary God And we all lived life Right out of a Jakov Smirnoff joke The punching bags grew fists Your cigarette butts cam...
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    I generally steer clear of works about the Holocaust. I put Anne Frank's diary down. It's not that I don't care, but I often read to escape reality, and I generally don't want to escape to a basement in Nazi Germany. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak was different in almost eve...
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    In the style of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, Simon Waroll, in The Poet and the Murderer delivers a compelling and cinematic true-crime thriller. However, in that cinematization, I suspect he invests a great deal of speculation and utilizes the same spin doctor techniques as the con-men and f...
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    Alright, so I know The Catcher in the Rye's supposed to be this great American classic coming of age story. I know English teachers across the country are going to be up at arms after reading this review. I know, but I'm sorry. I'm sorry to say that if it weren't for the reput...
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    Author Jasper Fforde's time in the film business really shows through in the engaging wit and action of his first book in the Thursday Next series, The Eyre Affair. His tongue in cheek humor and the fantastical but somehow familiar world he built near from scratch compelled me to tear through ...
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    December 3rd, 1993 She could see daydreams brewing in his eyes, sleepy sapphire stars rimmed with ruby. In another era, he'd have been James Dean or Steve McQueen. In this one, he was just Desmond Dovist. There was even something sorta dreamy about the somnambulic way he walked when he couldn'...

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