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Purity by Jonathan Franzen 2

Purity by Jonathan Franzen

★★☆☆☆ Jonathan Franzen, author of the divisive and monumental novels Freedom and The Corrections carries with him an aura of literary importance. Since the publication of The Corrections nearly fifteen years ago, his books...

A Cure for Suicide by Jesse Ball 0

A Cure for Suicide by Jesse Ball

★★★★☆ It is better to consider Jesse Ball a text-based artist than simply a novelist: his books are far from traditionally fulfilling narratives but instead captivating volumes of expressive, theoretical exploration. Dialogue-driven, A Cure...

Wind/Pinball by Haruki Murakami 0

Wind/Pinball by Haruki Murakami

It may be tempting to approach Wind/Pinball like you would pressing play on a favorite band’s demo tape, but Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973 (Haruki Murakami’s first two novels) are surprisingly polished...