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A former literary snob making her way back to commercial reads.

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The Silver Linings Playbook
Matthew Quick
You Should Pity Us Instead
Amy Gustine


Boyhood - Leo Tolstoy The writing is elegant (Although it begins with 10 pages of a bland road trip and excessive weather descriptions. Something authors could afford to do in a time there was no Candy Crush Saga.). The way [a:Tolstoy|8203337|Tolstoy|https://s.gr-assets.com/assets/nophoto/user/u_50x66-632230dc9882b4352d753eedf9396530.png] paraphrased the simplicity of childish conversations with his mature prose gives a deliciously hilarious effect....

But the plot failed to engage me. I felt [b:The Death of Ivan Ilych|18386|The Death of Ivan Ilych|Leo Tolstoy|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1336967150s/18386.jpg|234915] or [b:Master and Man|50270|Master and Man|Leo Tolstoy|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1386748184s/50270.jpg|538757] had more depth and critique.