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Middlemarch: An Authoritative Text, Backgrounds, Reviews and Criticism (A Norton Critical Edition)
Bert G. Hornback, George Eliot
The Magic Mountain
Thomas Mann, John E. Woods
Love in the Time of Cholera
Gabriel García Márquez
The Guns of Avalon - Roger Zelazny More of the first volume, without the cumbersome amnesia device. Expressly Arthurian, but with guns. More family dramatics. More platonist wanderings, with the fake realities manifesting to the detriment of the Real. More grotesqueries. More surly siblings. Travel sections wrtten with heavy ellipsis in the style of Celine.

Great passage during the picaresque section regarding how "Half a dozen hairy, albino men, almost completely naked and continuing the process of undressing as they moved, shuffled about, muttering and chuckling, poking at the woman and the fire with sticks that they carried and clutching at their loins repeatedly" (163). Very srancy.

Puts paid to the antagonist of volume I, while focusing on the attempt to undo the narrator's counterstroke against the antagonist in the first installment. New antagonist conveniently arises.

Recommended for goat-horned greasers, ewoks with firearms, and those with dresses sufficiently torn to reveal a lovely, voluptuous form.