Examples of What Other Readers Thought

For Tough Guys Don't Dance, Chris Nahil from Boston, MA says:

“Tough Guys...” is nearly an acid trip of a hard boiled detective work. This book is so weird and over the top it can only have been written by Norman Mailer. I can’t say it’s a great book, but it’s an important Mailer artifact and if you love the old bastard like I do, you’ll like this, but with understandable reservations. If “Ancient Evenings” — another utterly beyond the pale Mailer-gasm — were a modern comedic film noir, it’d be “Tough Guys Don’t Dance.”

Jesus, I miss him.

For Pride and Prejudice, Anne Brooke from Surrey, England says:

Proving you don't have to have sex scenes for a novel still to be the hottest book ever... :)

For The Complete Calvin and Hobbes Collection, Katz N. from Grand Rapids, MI says:

When I graduated from High School, my parents asked me what I wanted. A new car? A trip? Jewelry?

I asked for this collection. They thought it was strange but certainly appreciated how much cheaper my choice was. I knew though that the relative cheapness of my choice belied its real value.

I've read these comic strips for enjoyment, quoted them in papers (even wrote one major term paper on Calvin and Hobbes!), and when I became a teacher, I used their insights and humor to make my lessons more meaningful.

This was, by far, one of the best presents I've ever received.

For Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Tammy Rice from Dalton, GA says:

I finished this last night and I cried like a baby (and books rarely generate that reaction from me). While it's geared to a toward a “tween” audience, I would recommend this to anyone.

Its ending is haunting: “And that’s the end of the story about Bruno and his family. Of course all this happened a long time ago and nothing like that could ever happen again. Not in this day and age.”

And yet, I thought, it does.

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