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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
The Wapshot Chronicle - John Cheever, Rick Moody this is one of those novels that starts sharp and strong, and ends dull and dreary. i really enjoyed the first part of the novel, particularly the old diary of the wapshot ancestor who was dishonoured by his father's wayward ways at sea. the book is kind of clunky, and there are abrupt shifts in the narrative, and interest in people that disappear from the story in an unsatisfying way (yes, this is a regular complaint of mine). i clear how cheever's garnered a reputation as a master of the short form if i isolate specific scenes the visit to the beach, or the parade at the beginning, from the rest, but as a whole this novel really didn't work from me.