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At Sunwich Port

by W.W. Jacobs

It's hard to believe that WW Jacobs wrote "The Monkey's Paw" when you read this very amusing novel. The characters of the ship captains are hilarious. Highly recommended.

Reviewed on 2013.01.03

How to Write a Novel

by Anonymous

I don't know why the author chose to be anonymous. This is a very interesting and practical book about the process of writing a novel. (I had no idea how much work it takes.) I wasn't going to write a novel, but I like knowing how it's done.

Reviewed on 2012.12.25

The Rise of Silas Lapham

by William Dean Howells

I listened to this as an audiobook that I downloaded from the library. It was "okay". Seemed like a second-rate Edith Wharton novel.

Reviewed on 2012.12.22

Don Quixote

by Miguel de Cervantes

Yes, parts of the book are boring (e.g., lengthy poems), but the majority of it is hilarious. Don Quixote is such a loon but at times sounds perfectly normal. My favorite incident is when he paranoically destroys a puppet show. Sancho Panza is unfailingly funny. I love this book.

Reviewed on 2012.12.21

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