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Love this book. Belongs on every writer's shelf — "Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom"
One Thousand and One Nights. While I found some of the stories to be very violent toward women in particular, I liked the way the author wrote stories within stories, and tied all the characters together.
The Tigers Wife: Tea Obreht's debut novel takes place in an unnamed Balkan country similar to the former Yugoslavia. Natalia, a young medical student, is on her way to an orphanage in enemy territory when she learns that her beloved grandfather has died. As his confidante, Natalia was not only aware of his cancer; she was also privy to his many incredible adventures, the two most fantastic being his stories of the Deathless Man and the Tiger's Wife. #SummerReadingList
It's been said that there are only seven basic plots in fiction. Pulp novelist William Wallace Cook would beg to differ. According to Cook, there are a whopping 1,462 plots, all of which he laid out in his 1928 book, Plotto: The Master Book of All Plots.
The sinister face sneering from the cover is reason enough to keep John Fowles' The Magus tucked discreetly away. Then there's the 600 or so pages inside, which are filled with pretentious riffs on psychoanalysis, metaphysics, fascism and the occult.