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The Last Picture Show (Mass Market)
Larry McMurtry
Dracula
Bram Stoker, Ruben Toledo
Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius
Ray Monk
The Portrait of a Lady
Henry James, Patricia Crick
Maigret et le marchand de vin
Georges Simenon
Le Rouge et le Noir
Stendhal
David Copperfield - Charles Dickens, David Gates I enjoyed reading this and as always Dickens characters are amazing and memorable.

On the other hand I found the plot weaker than some of his others. It was more episodic so I found it slightly slow going. This was particularly true at the beginning where every turn of fortune heaps more misery on poor Copperfield.

It also seemed a little more morally simplistic than some of his others. The bad people are pretty unremittingly bad and the good are angelic.

Lastly I thought the business with Dora dying so that he could get with Agnes seemed a little inappropriate.