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The Last Picture Show (Mass Market)
Larry McMurtry
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
Kim (Oxford World's Classics) - Rudyard Kipling I was a little dissappointed with one. It was fun enough to read, and I think Kim the boy is likeable enough both as a character and as what I take it he means in terms of Kiplings vision of the cultures involved. It just never really seemed to get off the ground. I found myself puzzled as I drew nearer and nearer the end. It seemed to me more like something had slipped away than that something had happened. Perhaps this was intentional, as in lost innocence/childhood type deal. On the other hand, I am always pretty skeptical of that kind of argument. I ended up feeling that despite the richness of the context that he is able to convey Kipling didn't actually get much said. Not one I feel much desire to go back to.