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The Review Man

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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
Tuck Everlasting - Natalie Babbitt Is this where Stephanie Meyer got the idea for Twilight?

But seriously, I don't understand why anyone would want to read Tuck Everlasting. It's about a bunch of boring, immortal people being chased by some not-very-scary dude who always wears yellow (great way to blend in, genius). The plot doubles as a love story where the age difference is more than my life expectancy.

I'm reluctant to bash kids' fiction because much of it can't be compared to good adult fiction. All the same, that doesn't give kids' fiction authors a free ticket to Lame Story Land. In the end, I just don't see what was so exciting or relevatory about this book. There's better kids' fiction out there. (May I suggest Gulliver's Travels, a novel which is both better-written and funnier?)