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video 2014-06-05 04:31

When we read books, we think about them. Sometimes at length. We discuss them with friends. We review them online. But what if the books had thoughts about us? I took some time to observe, and what I discovered is shocking.


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review 2013-10-10 00:00
Dirty Snow - Georges Simenon,Marc Romano,William T. Vollmann What do it think?

I think I'd do this book no justice by trying to review it. Instead I'll just point anyone to Vollman's afterword if they are interested in the book, that man knows what he is talking about.
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review 2012-09-27 00:00
Pongwiffy: A Witch Of Dirty Habits - Kaye Umansky need to find this again because nostalgia.
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review 2012-04-12 00:00
Dirty Snow - Georges Simenon,Marc Romano,William T. Vollmann Wow. An incredible journey that takes the main character Frank from self-destruction to redemption. Frank, is an 18 year old, in an occupied country during WWII. He lives with his mother in a whorehouse and spends his time with thuggish losers. He's angry and without direction and so starts on a course that leads to his inevitable demise. He carelessly commits crimes and throws around money and seems to want to get caught.

He finally is caught and is brought to a school being used as a prison. There is where we truly see Frank's transformation. When he lived on the outside, Frank liked to think he knew himself. He was hard by choice, neither happy nor unhappy. Yet to the reader it's clear he's a lost soul. Frank has a lot of time for reflection while in prison. It's not like he repents or anything. It's more like we see glimpses of a better Frank.

Being in prison seems to bring Frank peace. It's like he's a child needing his parents to set some limits on him. It's heartbreaking, his life is a true tragedy. Brilliantly done by Simenon.
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review 2010-09-23 00:00
Dirty Snow - Georges Simenon,Marc Romano,William T. Vollmann To be hones, I expected more out of this book. It could be that I overhyped it in my mind which I do have a tendency to do with some authors and/or books...but I would def. seek out more from this author or reread this to see if i changed my mind!
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