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The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard #1)
Ocean's Eleven was great and everything, but know what would've made it cooler? If the setting had been during the late middle ages, possibly the Rena ...more
Jan 25, 2010
Jan 18, 2010
Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)
``Miss Eliza Bennet, let me persuade you to follow my example, and take a turn about the room. -- I assure you the anti-gravity hoverchannel is very r ...more
Mar 06, 2010
Feb 25, 2010
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
Tyrion Lannister's horse was rubbing him raw as they rode onward, the branches of the trees above them swaying in a branch-like way. Ravens flew about ...more
Aug 16, 2012
Jul 07, 2012
Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1)
So, you go to Wal-Mart to buy your groceries because it's so damn cheap, but then you realize Wal-Mart is hiring very few full-time employees and not ...more
Jul 28, 2010
Jul 22, 2010
Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
*bum bum* IN A WORLD . . . *bum bum* . . . FULL OF NASTY MONSTERS . . . *bum bum* . . . WHO EAT PEOPLE AND BREAK INTO CASTLES . . . *bum bum* . . . TH ...more
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Nov 03, 2008
Last Argument of Kings (The First Law, #3)
Because, even after the first two volumes, every character will STILL surprise you. Because Glokta is the best fantasy character I've found since Tyri ...more
Apr 05, 2010
Mar 21, 2010
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned (Y: The Last Man, #1)
In typical comic book male-centric fashion, this series wonders what life would be like if all men died spontaneously...except for one.

I suppose if w
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Nov 28, 2010
Nine Princes in Amber (Amber Chronicles, #1)

No, it would be no problem at all! I'd be happy to respond to the first draft of your new fantasy novel.

Lets start with the good: I enjoyed you
Jul 02, 2010
Jun 28, 2010
The Windup Girl
Try to picture a world where big corporations own the rights to the food we eat, and engineer it specifically so that the seeds can't be reused. Pictu ...more
Jun 28, 2010
Jun 14, 2010
Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West
*Updated, now with an additional McCarthyized section of the Bible, moved up from the comment section.*

Here's what I'm thinkin.

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Nov 17, 2009
You could be eating Taco Bell tacos right now! In fact, there's a Taco Bell nearby calling your name!

Just think of that taste as the steaming beef-lik
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Mar 20, 2011
Little, Big
This book astounded me. Not in a good way. I expected to like "Little, Big" quite a bit from what I'd heard about it. But, like the Drinkwater house, ...more
May 19, 2010
Apr 27, 2010
The Book of Mormon
Somehow I'm not surprised Orson Scott Card and Stephanie Meyer don't recognize an uninspired sequel when they see one.

That's my one-sentence re
Sep 05, 2010
Aug 07, 2010
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
I like these books. The third was my favorite.

That's my review of the book. What I'm really here to talk about is the movie, and this is going to have
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Jan 03, 2012
The Long Hard Road Out of Hell
Over the years, Manson has said some intelligent things, and every now and then I think he's probably a pretty cool guy.

But, whenever I start thinking
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Oct 18, 2010
In the city of _______, the end of the world is quickly approaching, instigated when a/an _______ gets stolen. Genero, the undistinguished protagonist ...more
Jul 17, 2010
Jul 02, 2010
The Dead-Tossed Waves (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #2)
Considering I recently reviewed GODS OF THE JUNGLE PLANET, it's really unfortunate that THIS is the worst book I've read in a long time.

Real review i
Feb 14, 2012
Dec 25, 2011
Starship Troopers

Big nasty communist spiders are attacking Earth and all the planets it has colonized! It's a battle between man and bug, and who is to save us?

I'll te
May 13, 2010
May 07, 2010
The Bhagavad Gita
Hey, how pretentious am I? I just gave a four-star review to a fucking holy text. And now I'm going to review it. And I will swear in my review. I'm j ...more
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Oct 12, 2009
The Witches
I was a very sheltered child.

Or was I a wuss? I was probably a wuss.

For instance, when I was a little tot, Sammy Terry scared the shit out of me. I
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Jun 30, 2010
A Farewell to Arms
(Spoilers ahead.)


Dramatis Personae:

Henry, protagonist of A Farewell to Arms, ex-soldier.
Catherine, wife of Henry, an ex-nurse for wound
Jul 22, 2010
Jul 16, 2010
Poetry as Insurgent Art
i will not walk this path with you

i will not swallow
your self-aware self-

important sense of self-
worth as you swear in so many words

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Oct 29, 2010
The Red Pony
Next time you decide to make a printing of The Red Pony, feel free to borrow one of these free blurbs.

"Do you like people hanging around on a farm? D
Aug 28, 2010
Aug 24, 2010
A People's History of the United States
The ratings on this book tend to be polarized here on Goodreads, with lots of people giving it 5 or 4 stars, and quite a few giving it 1. This is beca ...more
Jan 15, 2011
Dec 28, 2010
Mrs. Dalloway
How does one review a book so unusual? Michael wondered.

This raw food diet still had everything inside churning like the clothes as they spun around t
Dec 16, 2010
Dec 11, 2010
Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right

Review the first: An Appeal to Those Who Take Her Seriously

This first review is specifically for those who take Ann Coulter’s idea
Aug 26, 2010
Aug 18, 2010
Best Served Cold
Filter the retro feel and the Tarantino dialogue from "Kill Bill Volume 1." Take what's left and mix in one random barbarian from Abercrombie's earlie ...more
Aug 19, 2010
Jul 25, 2010
The Handmaid's Tale
Let me start with this: I love dystopias. Some people are fascinated by zombies, some love post-apocalyptic novels, some like undead porn. I've always ...more
Jun 02, 2010
May 29, 2010
The Gormenghast Novels (Gormenghast, #1-3)
WARNING: The posts below are purely fictional. They never happened, and were not posted by real people. Any similarities to anyone, including myself, ...more
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Sep 28, 2010
Gods of the Jungle Planet
Have you ever been lied to by a five-year old? Where the kid starts telling you a story that is obviously made up, but every time the kid starts getti ...more
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Jan 03, 2012
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