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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
3.56
What a pathetic waste of time.

3rd worst-read of 2009
Mar 20, 2009
Mar 13, 2009
 
Guilty: Liberal "Victims" and Their Assault on America
3.53
Desultory claptrap. What is this woman ranting about. I thought I had lost the ability to comprehend, (maybe I have) I was so confused. Nothing in the ...more
Apr 15, 2009
Mar 30, 2009
 
Oral History
4.05
I found Lee Smith's 'Oral History' mostly confusing.

5th worst-read pf 2009
Jun 09, 2009
Jun 03, 2009
 
Something Borrowed (Darcy & Rachel, #1)
3.79
Readable but inane.

Left to my own devices (i.e. had I not won my copy of Emily Griffin's 'Something Borrowed' from First Reads at Goodreads.com and, t
...more
May 29, 2009
May 26, 2009
 
Spinning Blues into Gold: The Chess Brothers and the Legendary Chess Records
3.94
Unreadable. Nadine Cohodas' 'Spinning Blues Into Gold' is so dense with insignificant, inconsequential detail as to render it unreadable. I gave up on ...more
Apr 17, 2009
Mar 30, 2009
 
Salvage the Bones
3.78
A POINTLESS WASTE.

There might be nuances here too subtle for my particular brand of obtuseness, but, for me, reading 'Salvage the Bones,' by Jesmyn Wa
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Aug 2012
Jul 06, 2012
 
Housekeeping
3.83
GAWDAWFUL. ANNOYING. BORING.

“She looked as if the nimbus of humanity were fading away and she were turning monkey.”—page 24

Quite probably the worst no
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Oct 08, 2010
Sep 17, 2010
 
Snow Angels
3.49
PAINFULLY BORING.

“Give a hoot. Don’t pollute.”—Woodsy Owl

‘Snow Angels,’ by Stewart O’Nan is an extremely dull, marginally disgusting. ‘slice-of-life’
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Feb 28, 2013
Feb 26, 2013
 
Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms & a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories
3.61
PAINFULLLY PONDEROUS.

“…in his prosecution of his aims and his duties he [Christopher Columbus] behaved not infrequently as a tyrant and a bully, as a
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Mar 18, 2011
Oct 26, 2010
 
Just Kids
4.12
BILGE.

“It was like being at an Arabian hoedown with a band of psychedelic hillbillies.”—page 124

Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe, the principals of
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Feb 02, 2011
Jan 27, 2011
 
Hitch-22: A Memoir
4.00
UNREADABLE CLAPTRAP.

“Here’s a book so dull that a whirling dervish could read himself to sleep with it…”—page 202

Enough said. Two hundred and two page
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Aug 26, 2010
Jun 20, 2010
 
Baby, You're as Sweet as 3.14159265 (101 Funny Love Advice Answers, 20 Sexy Stories, & Lots​ of Jokes)
2.33
PATHETICALLY BAD.

“NOTE TO SELF: If you lose any more IQ points you will legally be allowed to mate with caribou.”--screen 30/587

Maybe I'll go to hell
...more
Aug 14, 2013
Aug 14, 2013
 
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
3.84
EXCRUCIATINGLY BORING, À LA PATHETIC.

Spectacularly lacking in either brevity or wonder, THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO, by Junot Diaz, is far to
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Sep 27, 2013
Sep 22, 2013
 
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
3.84
EXCRUCIATINGLY BORING, À LA PATHETIC.

Spectacularly lacking in either brevity or wonder, THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO, by Junot Diaz, is far to
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Sep 27, 2013
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