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Sierra Hahn, Cameron Stewart
The Old Gringo
Carlos Fuentes, Margaret Sayers Peden
Domnei
Branch Cabell James Branch Cabell
White Apples
Jonathan Carroll
Tarzan of the Apes
Michael Meyer, Gore Vidal, Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Dead of Night: The Ghost Stories of Oliver Onions (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural)
Oliver Onions
Swann's Way (In Search of Lost Time, #1)
Marcel Proust, C.K. Scott Moncrieff, Terence Kilmartin, D.J. Enright
The Land of Laughs
Jonathan Carroll
Voyage Along the Horizon
Javier MarĂ­as, Kristina Cordero
Palm-of-the-Hand Stories
J. Martin Holman, Lane Dunlop, Yasunari Kawabata
True Grit - Charles Portis, Donna Tartt i enjoyed this book quite a lot, especially the character of mattie ross: what a firecracker she is, and only 14 years old! i could have told her she was never going to get married, even before i read about the stump arm, and convalescent mother -- i guess that's why she lists her intelligence and sharp tongue as deterrents before them.

it's hard to read about rooster cogburn without envisioning john wayne, even though i was a kid when i watched it with my father. i seem to have no difficult excising glen campbell's leboeuf from my mind.

the dialogue is snappy and the whole book moves at a good pace. another example of the tight writing of charles portis.