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Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature
Margaret Atwood
Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals
Robert M. Pirsig
Simulacra and Simulation (The Body, In Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism)
Jean Baudrillard, Sheila Faria Glaser
Leaven of Malice
Robertson Davies
The Salterton Trilogy
Robertson Davies
Effi Briest (Penguin Classics)
Theodor Fontane
Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World
Nicholas Ostler
Cases And Materials On The Law Of Torts
Robert M. Solomon
Public Law : Cases Materials and Commentary
Philip Bryden, Craik, Neil, Craig Forcese, Forcese, Craig
A Property Law Reader
Bruce H. Ziff
Gravity's Rainbow - Thomas Pynchon I have no choice but to award Gravity's Rainbow five stars. Now, that could be because I've been up since 5 am, or I could attribute it to the fact that I'm a couple martinis in and it's only 9 pm, but I prefer to think it's because Thomas Pynchon is a bloody genius. And not in the generic "oh, he's so smart" way. Pynchon somehow manages to make a story about rockets and psychology and sex and species extinction and theology and penis jokes and giant moving tonsils and astrology and World War II and Mickey Rooney and calculus—and make it work too. Had anybody else attempted this, the novel would've grown fists and knocked them out. But not Thomas Pynchon. This guy is insane.