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Emily Dickinson: Selected Poems
Emily Dickinson, Helen McNeil
Les Misérables
Victor Hugo, Norman Denny
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle
Selected Poems
William Shakespeare
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Fannie Flagg

Everything Is Illuminated

Everything Is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer Ok, so I didn't finish. Recently I have pushed through with books I haven't been enjoying, as I feel that they can develop and improve as the story goes on. I just couldn't do it with this one though. I have looked up how the story ends and honestly I don't think that I'm missing out. I like the concept of interwoven stories, but I didn't feel they were executed very well here and after 100 pages I had no interest in any of the characters. I have read a LOT of recent fiction and real life accounts of WW2 and the holocaust and this was poor in that field. I hated the writing style, in all chapters, but especially the thesaurus writing of Alex. I also often struggled to stay awake. Disappointed by this one, as everyone else seems to love it, but I guess we all have different opinions and that's what makes sites like GR so interesting. On to another book for me.