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An Affair with a House
did not like it
all I can say is yikes!!!
Great concept but the only redeaming shot was the chicken pavillon. The chicken pavillin??!!
Oh boy. The 80's are over .!
not set
Jul 25, 2008
Now You See Him
really liked it
A dark and piecing examination of how the death of one can unravel another's life and have a ripple effect across a small town. The stylistic prose an ...more
Oct 11, 2008
May 26, 2008
The Design Directory of Bedding [With CDROM]
did not like it
Horrific. Another reason (not that I needed reminding!) that just because you read a well populated blog that pretends to exude style and taste doesn' ...more
not set
Oct 21, 2009
The Great Man
it was ok
While the plot seems promising as well as the general premise of the novel, it is hard to believe that this work received such a prestigious award. Th ...more
Nov 10, 2009
Oct 19, 2009
Home made
really liked it
The English version is available now
Sep 18, 2011
Sep 15, 2011
Them: A Memoir of Parents
liked it
An epic memoir detailing the lives of Russian emigre and Conde Nast big wig Alex Liberman and Tatiana ("of Saxs") du Plessix Liberman written by their ...more
Jul 05, 2008
Apr 01, 2008
The Epicure's Lament
it was amazing
LOVED. Kate Christensen's writing is delicious. Dark, witty and humorous. I had to reread many paragraphs over and out loud to friends because I could ...more
Apr 04, 2012
Sep 04, 2011
Everything Beautiful Began After
liked it
Loved the plot...wished the characters in the first portion were deeper- though the balance of the book greatly made up for it. Didn't love the sectio ...more
Aug 13, 2011
May 01, 2011
At Last (Patrick Melrose #5)
really liked it
At last... finished with the series. The books are very well written and definitely interesting, however, I wish the numerous "novels" had been edite ...more
Feb 18, 2013
Oct 17, 2012
After Dark
liked it
Loved the surreal tone
Love the author
Want more but loved it nevertheless.
Nov 23, 2011
Oct 29, 2011
In My Skin: A Memoir
liked it
A provocative feminist approach to prostitution fueled by the subject's heroin addiction.

This memoir is a great nod toward a brave and admirable inte
Apr 08, 2008
Apr 08, 2008
The Big Rewind: A Memoir Brought to You by Pop Culture
liked it
Loved it until the last third where I lost interest. Great story teller and love the humor. I heard this memoir reviewed on NPR and went straight to ...more
Nov 23, 2009
Jul 28, 2009
Steve Jobs
really liked it
With Jobs, it is all about the details, so why did Simon & Schuster publish a book where the book's jacket is appropriately in san serif and when ...more
May 13, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
Fear of Flying
it was ok
Hysterical in some parts of the book, and in other parts I just lost interest..I suppose I should have read this earlier in life...I will give it a fe ...more
Jul 23, 2008
Apr 01, 2008
The Geography of Love: A Memoir
liked it
A very brave detailed account of cancer but I couldn't finish bc it was so darn heavy. I hope I don't ever need to refer back, but if faced with cance ...more
Oct 14, 2011
Jun 27, 2008
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
liked it
Annoyingly banal but nevertheless, I'll be reading the other 2 episodes and I'm sure they will rate the same. Cliffhanger books are trite but feed tha ...more
Jul 10, 2010
Apr 23, 2010
Elia Kazan: A Life
it was ok
EXHAUSTIVE..800+ times captivating and by the end annoying...his attitude toward women is distasteful...A must read for anyone interested in ...more
Sep 22, 2008
Jul 18, 2008
Calder Jewelry
it was amazing
Delishious Delishious!! I saw a private collection of his work 15 years ago and the work blows mind yet again. This publication is esquisite. Oh my!
Jul 10, 2008
Jul 04, 2008
Bunny Williams' Point of View
did not like it
Terrifying!!! Oh no I have 3 more books like this to review for an upcoming project. There is absolutely nothing redeaming in this book!
not set
Apr 01, 2008
Death by Leisure: A Cautionary Tale
it was amazing
A fantastic read! A rollercoaster ride filled with that self depeicating humor that makes you squirm and laugh all at the same moment.
Feb 18, 2009
Apr 01, 2008
liked it
1992 is a world a way from 2011. I loved this but my 2011 sensibility wanted more.
Sep 04, 2011
Jul 21, 2011
The Kitchen Diaries: A Year in the Kitchen with Nigel Slater
it was amazing
What's not to love- other than for me- the meat menus.
Sep 04, 2011
Jul 22, 2011
really liked it
Not sure why it took me so long to read was a good read!
May 02, 2008
Apr 16, 2008
A Charmed Life: Growing Up in Macbeth's Castle
it was ok
THe author's writing gets in way of an otherwise intersting story.
Jan 2008
Apr 08, 2008
The King Is Dead
it was amazing
The most amazing book...a masterpiece of emotion and story telling. Wow.
Jul 16, 2011
Aug 22, 2010
The Way We Live In the City
did not like it
Depressing. Thank goodness it is a tax write off...
not set
Apr 01, 2008
liked it
intense..not for the faint of heart
not set
Apr 01, 2008
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
it was amazing
Jean Do: brillant and so beloved....
Jul 08, 2008
May 17, 2008
The God of Small Things
it was amazing
One of my favorites!
not set
Jul 17, 2008
Black Dogs
really liked it
Esoteric and dreamlike.
Aug 27, 2011
Jul 28, 2008
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