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Rubyfruit Jungle
3.85
Seeing as I've been dating women for awhile, I figured I'd finally read this classic of lesbo lit. My review in one word, "eh. . ."

I mean, Brown's go
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Sep 21, 2009
 
Russendisko
3.34
If you're in Berlin, and ask around for a good book featuring Berlin, chances are- you'll be recommended Russian Disco. It's not that good. It's a ser ...more
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Jul 03, 2009
 
Live Through This: On Creativity and Self-Destruction
4.02
Sorta hard to not like it since I worked so hard on this book. If you like it- check out the youtube interviews I did with the authors. Just type my l ...more
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Mar 09, 2009
 
Blindness (Blindness, #1)
4.04
Oh! Oh my! What would happen if everyone went BLIND?! SUDDENLY?! FOR NO REASON?!

Well, apparently, then Jose Saramago can really plunge into his auto-e
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May 28, 2013
 
Stone Butch Blues
4.23
It is really quite difficult to put this book down, as it absolutely sucks you into the tornadoed life of it's queer/trans hero who has to survive the ...more
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Sep 06, 2009
 
The Bluest Eye
3.96
I would say that this is a good book. Sometimes the devices seemed a bit too obvious for me- as if Morrison knew exactly what she'd be writing beforeh ...more
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Jun 06, 2009
 
No One Belongs Here More Than You
3.81
Oh Miranda. I like you as a person, is the problem. I like your movies, I heart your projects, I think you're cool and utterly interesting. But man, I ...more
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Oct 20, 2011
 
Further Tales of the City (Tales of the City, #3)
4.12
you know- I'd give this book a five stars if it really shook me to my core. I like books that really make me completely question myself, that rattle s ...more
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Jun 30, 2009
 
Geek Love
3.99
Hard one to review. The beginning is super clunky in terms of the writing- you can almost feel Katherine Dunn overwriting in terms to force you to see ...more
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Mar 16, 2010
 
Fatelessness
4.03
I am utterly thankful of this eerily removed account of a young man's journey through the concentration camps. I haven't read too many first account b ...more
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Sep 06, 2009
 
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
4.26
This is a straight up incredible book. I'd always meant to learn more about Malcolm X, and had picked up this book long ago in one of those, "I should ...more
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Sep 20, 2009
 
Mephisto
3.95
I think the story behind this semi-biographic novel is more compelling than the story told here. I'm not sure if this is the translation's problem or ...more
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Jul 26, 2009
 
The Curious Sofa
4.22
Oh Edward! I knew you were nasty underneath all your PBS special drawings. This is delightfully dirty, and only in a way that is most telling about th ...more
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Mar 16, 2010
 
Never Let Me Go
3.79
I can almost smell Ishiguro's outline for this book more than I can actually enter the stories of the characters. This is the first book of his I've r ...more
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Jun 05, 2009
 
Herr Lehmann
3.86
This is the best book I've read in awhile. Unassuming, poetic, hilarious- it captures the absolute moment when someone begins to change. They don't- b ...more
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Jun 09, 2009
 
Just Kids
4.12
I really give this book a 3.5. The writing is ok- but you don't read this for the writing. You read it for the story being told- the story of two arti ...more
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Oct 20, 2011
 
The Complete Hothead Paisan: Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist
4.10
Brilliant. The interchange of DiMassa's text and clever images makes the weight of the issues she's tackling just a bit easier to bear. Her humor, rag ...more
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Jun 28, 2009
 
Other Voices, Other Rooms
3.84
An absolute shining example of the magic one can do with words. Capote's debut novel blows away, for me, any of his later works- In Cold Blood include ...more
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Jul 26, 2009
 
Godspeed
3.76
This book is one of my favorites. No one gets inertia better than Breedlove. S/he loves so hard it breaks, and I love it. If you're into the SF queer ...more
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Jan 07, 2009
 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
4.39
damn good. Begin the Harry Potter series when it's snowing, and you have a mug of hot chocolate by you and are locked in, snowbound for the week. Beca ...more
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Jul 26, 2009
 
Wine, Women and Words (American Autobiography)
4.00
Mmm, the wit and bombacity of Billy Rose. Again- he wields one liners like weapons and is the original "Showbiz" man. This is an absolute gem of a rea ...more
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Jun 30, 2009
 
Seducing the Demon: Writing for My Life
3.68
read this long time ago. Heard that Jong was a major feminist. I would have never got that from this book.
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Oct 12, 2009
 
Vamps & Tramps: New Essays
3.66
great bathroom reading.
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Oct 12, 2009
 
The Remains of the Day
4.09
this is absolutely one of the best books I've ever read. Well written, humorous, but most of all- a carefully drawn sketch of how one person's idea of ...more
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Jun 28, 2009
 
Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind
4.30
This is a brilliant debut by an intensely talented writer. The language is gorgeous, the genre shifts are haunting, and topics of race, class, gender ...more
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Aug 03, 2008
 
The Master and Margarita
4.33
This is a fucking brilliant book. Straight up brilliant. Make sure you get a good translation- a bad one will tear Bulgakov's words apart at the seam.
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Mar 23, 2009
 
Franny and Zooey
3.98
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Mar 23, 2009
 
Hothead Paisan: Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist
3.91
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Jun 28, 2009
 
Atlas Shrugged
3.66
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Mar 23, 2009
 
The Bell Jar
3.95
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Mar 23, 2009
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