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Herzog - Saul  Bellow, Phillip Roth I will not and cannot give an insightful review of this book. I did really enjoy it, although some of it was over my head. I will however write one of my favorite passages from this book.

...I brought all this on myself by telling Ramona the story of my life-how I rose from humble origins to complete disaster...But I am diligent. I work at it and show steady improvement. I expect to be in great shape on my deathbed. The good die young but I have been spared to build myself up so that I may end my life as good as gold

The Sound and the Fury

The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner I wish I had enjoyed this book more. The characters are compelling and the imagery is wonderful. The prose, however interesting it may be, makes it difficult to follow. I found myself struggling to stay in tune with the characters thoughts, so much so that it detracted from my enjoyment. I will read this book again someday and I expect to enjoy it more the second time around.

Decline and Fall

Decline and Fall - Evelyn Waugh Much of the satire/humor in this book was lost on me. I guess I do not know enough about the society in which it was written. That being said, I still really enjoyed the plot and the characters and the little humor I did understand. Also I found myself reading this book out loud to myself in bad British accents.

Notes from Underground

Notes from Underground - Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky The first part of this book is filled with plenty of insights but in my opinion it was a bit tiring. The second part of the book however was everything you would expect from Dostoyevsky and was really great.

Baking Cakes in Kigali

Baking Cakes in Kigali - Gaile Parkin Just terrible. Lifetime movie in book form.