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October 6, 2007

35 Down, 17 To Go ("This Book Will Save Your Life") (52 Books, 52 Weeks)

Reading A.M. homes' apocalyptic novel This Book Will Save Your Life was truly a mixed blessing. On the one hand, the book is one the most outstanding novel I have read all year. Clever, witty, and a slick satire of modern life, I savored every moment. I rarely cast the characters in books with actors, but I could definitely see Curb Your Enthusiasm's Larry David bumbling through as the protagonist and breaking out of his self-imposed isolation. On the other hand, not having read anything else that Homes has written, I have a distinct urge to put off my obligatory 52 Books, 52 Weeks and Book Notes reading and search out more of her work. Can anyone recommend a starting point?

For two weeks, enter the coupon code "LHB001" at Atomic Books and receive 15% off this title.

My next book is the graphic novel Chance in Hell by Gilbert Hernandez.

also at Largehearted Boy:

52 Books, 52 Weeks (2007 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2006 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2005 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2004 Edition)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)


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