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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle received a lot of advanced hype. The writer was mentored by Richard Russo and Stephen King wrote the mother of all blurbs ...more
Aug 05, 2008
Jun 15, 2008
Page one - what the hell am I reading?
One third through - this isn't so bad after all.
Two thirds through - damn, I can't put this down.
Epilogue - wow,
Jun 04, 2008
May 28, 2008
The Gargoyle
I'll give the Gargoyle 3 1/2 stars. I know it received a hefty $1.5 million sale, but the story isn't as strong as the writing. for a first time novel ...more
Sep 26, 2008
Sep 17, 2008
The Magus
The Magus is a fine literary tale of a young English man who takes a job teaching on a small, isolated Greek island in 1950. There, he's drawn into a ...more
Jul 10, 2008
Jun 06, 2008
Golden State
California is renowned for many things: scenic vistas, warm beaches and cosmopolitan cities. Los Angeles comes to mind, as does San Francisco. But Sac ...more
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Dec 08, 2010
A Separate Peace
They don't write 'em like this anymore.

That sentence holds a plethora of meanings, but is most often used as cliche. Not in this case. These days, au
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Dec 31, 2010
The People's Act of Love
Very well-written, but dark book about a small village in 1919, Russia, that becomes the center of three peculiar storylines. the first involves a rel ...more
Jan 06, 2010
Jan 06, 2010
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter is one of those books that's difficult to define. it's it literature? Is it a mystery? To me, it's a little of both. I' ...more
Sep 27, 2012
Aug 16, 2012
Life of Pi
Very rarely do I listen to audio tapes, primarily because they tend to take far longer to listen to than to read. Also, I'd rather have my "imaginativ ...more
May 17, 2006
Jun 03, 2008
The Kite Runner
Everyone's read this book. Thankfully, that's not because of mere hype. It's a great book, filled with heart and culture and the triumph of the human ...more
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Apr 13, 2008
Child 44
Five stars?! Yeah, the book's that good and I don't say that lightly. This first time novelist has chosen a meaty (no pun intended) subject matter for ...more
May 31, 2008
May 26, 2008
The Little Book
The Little Book is a fine read, not stellar but above average. It's the story of a 70's rock and roll star who travels back to 19th century Vienna and ...more
Oct 16, 2008
Sep 17, 2008
City of Thieves
Great book. Can I say I'm jealous of Benioff and it's not for who he's married to? The guy is simply a great writer. In City of Thieves, he tells the ...more
Jul 22, 2008
Jun 22, 2008
I had high expectations for my first Chuck P. book since reading Fight Club five or six years ago. He's gotten very popular, but this, his second book ...more
Jun 16, 2008
Jun 12, 2008
The New York Trilogy
I've been a fan of Paul Auster for a while now. He's an intelligent writer that always seems to craft interesting stories out of uninteresting subject ...more
Jun 22, 2008
Apr 13, 2008
One of my favorite Paul Auster books and the first that broke away from the "literate fantasy" themes of Mr. Vertigo and The Country of Last Things, a ...more
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Apr 13, 2008
The Other Hand
Very well written book with a nice clean style of prose, solid characters and some good emotion. The plot have a few contrivances, but overall a heart ...more
Sep 15, 2008
Sep 11, 2008
Naked Lunch
Gave it a shot. Read a third. I get why people like it. The imagery is interesting. But I'm not on heroin or any psychedelics, story and mov ...more
Jun 16, 2008
Jun 16, 2008
Unaccustomed Earth
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Jul 22, 2008
Lush Life
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Jul 31, 2008
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Apr 09, 2010
The Good Lord Bird
Dec 05, 2013
Nov 21, 2013
Crime and Punishment
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Nov 09, 2014
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