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Power & Civility (The Civilizing Process, Vol. 2)
Norbert Elias, Edmund F.N. Jephcott
The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road
Paul Theroux
The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping and the Novel
Alain de Botton

Everything Is Illuminated: A Novel

Everything Is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer This is a bit difficult to read, but sooner or later, the quirky English will amuse you, and as the story goes deeper, it will hook you in. There are many beautiful lines scattered all throughout this magic realist novel, but the ending felt rushed; it was as if the author realizes he is about to end the book, and everything was crammed in an attempt to shock and move the reader. It does the job, but one only wishes he took the story and spread it throughout, to make this promising novel less tiresome to read.