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A novel to read more than once,
This review is from: Humboldt's Gift (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) (Mass Market Paperback)
I've just finished reading this novel tonight (in a flimsy library copy) and feel that there is so much I could say about it, about Charlie Citrine, the narrator and Humboldt his friend, and their wide-ranging thoughts on love and death, poetry and philosophy, art and life. But I won't do that; I'll just record that my immediate thought was, "I want to have this book in hardback!" Not only to read again, but to dip into and find those oh-so quotable lines once more. Charlie's topic may often be death, but it's a real Book of Life.