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Dictionar Tehnic Poliglot
4.00
In 1981, my grandparents went on a freighter trip. I forget the details, but there were some complications that caused their trip to last something li ...more
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Aug 17, 2012
 
The Confessions of Aleister Crowley: An Autohagiography
3.96
I may come back to this one...
For someone who's usually rather witty and interesting, this sucked. I felt like someone trapped in an elevator with a p
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Apr 22, 2008
 
Mary and Vincent Price's come into the kitchen cook book: A collector's treasury of America's great recipes
4.59
I first saw this seventeen years ago when I worked at a used bookstore. I regretted not buying it and the Salvador Dali cookbook when I had the chance ...more
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Jul 12, 2012
 
The Book of a Hundred Hands
4.26
"I see you're into hands" she said, lighting a cigarette and taking a sip from her Martini.
"What's it to you, dollface?" I put the book down. I lit a
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Apr 17, 2013
Jul 11, 2012
 
St. Mawr & The Man Who Died
3.83
I picked this up from either a thrift store or library sale. Looking at the cover, I thought "oh hey -Viggo Mortensen. That's worth a quarter." The pr ...more
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Dec 07, 2008
 
Role Models
4.00
I've seen John Waters twice. The second time was at the Carolina Theatre. We bought tickets in advance, arrived like civilized people, listened and cl ...more
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Mar 29, 2013
 
Grid Systems in Graphic Design/Raster Systeme Fur Die Visuele Gestaltung (German and English Edition)
4.14
Oddly, this isn't the page-turner I expected. Thus far it's functioning more as an unintentionally hilarious Objet d′art. I tried to like this. I know ...more
Feb 16, 2011
Feb 10, 2011
 
Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts
4.10
Fantastic reading whether you have months to spare or have come home from the bar, almost seeing double but still awake enough to need to settle down ...more
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Sep 12, 2009
 
The Book of Genesis
4.01
Robert Crumb's style is one of those formative experiences that hopefully everyone should have while they are in art school. If you have the chance, w ...more
Aug 17, 2012
Jul 21, 2012
 
Lunar Park
3.59
While I was sucked in enough to read about 3/4's of the book, it wasn't anything fantastic. I enjoyed B.E. Ellis' recounting of Wild, Drugged-Out Time ...more
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Feb 07, 2010
 
Sophie's World
3.83
[spoiler alert]
This may be a short review -I'm writing this at the kitchen counter, having just completed a kettlebell workout. As I type this, I'm dr
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Dec 30, 2012
Jul 12, 2012
 
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
3.95
I was browsing in Edward McCay's when I found this one. It has a pretty orange cover which is a draw for me. It says "New York Times Bestseller", so t ...more
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Feb 07, 2010
 
Dangerous Laughter
3.80
An impressive batch of short stories. Each story takes an idea/obsession to it's ludicrous apex. Highly recommended. Would make good beach/plane/waiti ...more
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Jan 07, 2009
 
Heavy Liquid
3.80
I enjoyed this one. While I agree with other reviewers that the story can be a somewhat pedestrian detective story, I really like Paul Pope's art and ...more
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Jan 21, 2010
 
The Power Of Less: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Essential
3.78
Something perfect to read when trying to cycle for 40 minutes at the gym.
Read before drinking the David Allen Getting Things Done kool-aid...
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Jan 21, 2010
 
Readings about the Social Animal, Ninth Edition
4.04
This is a fantastic book. I've had a copy for years that I've worn out. Makes for great beach reading. Make sure you bring your horn-rim glasses and s ...more
May 24, 2012
Feb 17, 2011
 
Eight Lectures on Yoga
4.03
Unlike his insufferable autobiography, this one is much more readable. It helps to have some background in philosophy, logic and the kabbalah to get t ...more
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Oct 14, 2008
 
Crooked Little Vein
3.82
Although I love most everything else I've ever ready by Warren Ellis, this was silly at best.
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Jan 21, 2010
 
Promethea, Vol. 1
3.88
To my mind, one of the best Alan Moore projects I've ever read. I enjoyed it more than The Watchmen. For anyone seeking a readable (i.e. won't put you ...more
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Apr 16, 2008
 
Galactic Pot-Healer
3.60
P.K.D. is frequently cited as being science-fiction for people who don't like science-fiction. I find that even one of his merely-okay books is far mo ...more
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Apr 01, 2008
 
Never Eat Anything Bigger Than Your Head & Other Drawings
4.23
B.Kliban's books never get old, even after pouring over them late nights with friends and family, drunken or sober. Some will love them, others will g ...more
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Apr 02, 2008
 
Collected Fictions
4.59
Every now and then, I'll read a few more stories from Collected Fictions. This one has some of the same stories as Labyrinths. The translations in Col ...more
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Apr 01, 2008
 
Master Class in Figure Drawing: 25th Anniversary Edition
4.12
R.B. Hale on drawing breasts and nipples: "...always place the breasts so that they look this way and that way. This one is looking up at the Cathedra ...more
Nov 19, 2008
Jul 07, 2008
 
Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1: Back on the Street (Transmetropolitan, #1)
4.22
I enjoyed the series. It seems to be Warren Ellis riffing the question of "What would Hunter S. Thompson be like several hundred years from now?"
Some
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Apr 04, 2008
 
Pranks
4.27
One of my all-time favorites. I laughed until I cried for twenty minutes straight. Several times. If you're suicidal, I recommend this. Now watch, you ...more
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Apr 01, 2008
 
Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut: Misadventures in Counter-Culture
4.08
**spoiler alert** Loved this one. Anyone who tries to get the phone company to list him as "Rumpleforeskin" but settles for "Foreskin, Rumple" is alri ...more
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Apr 01, 2008
 
Planetary, Vol. 1: All Over the World and Other Stories
4.23
A damned fine series that turned me on to Warren Ellis' writing. Award-winning art. One of the best series I have ever read...
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Apr 04, 2008
 
1984
4.10
Surprisingly entertaining for a work as profound as it is. I dare say it could even be airport or beach reading.
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Nov 19, 2008
 
Fight Club
4.19
One of the best black comedies I've ever seen (along with Dr. Stangelove) and a fantastic book.
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Apr 02, 2008
 
ChiRunning: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-Free Running
3.69
I skimmed through this one. I ended up with the gait of Groucho Marx. Should have read more carefully...
Mar 04, 2010
Feb 07, 2010
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