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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
3.57
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
 
The Gargoyle
3.96
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
4.03
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
 
Broken
3.83
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,
...more
Jun 04, 2008
May 28, 2008
 
Golden State
4.22
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
not set
Dec 08, 2010
 
A Separate Peace
3.54
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
...more
not set
Dec 31, 2010
 
The People's Act of Love
3.72
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
3.80
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
3.86
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
4.21
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
not set
Apr 13, 2008
 
Child 44
4.04
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
3.70
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
4.25
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
 
Survivor
3.92
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
3.93
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
 
Leviathan
3.95
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
not set
Apr 13, 2008
 
The Other Hand
3.66
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
3.48
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, thus...no story and mov ...more
Jun 16, 2008
Jun 16, 2008
 
Unaccustomed Earth
4.09
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Jul 22, 2008
 
Lush Life
3.67
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Jul 31, 2008
 
Matterhorn
4.27
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Apr 09, 2010
 
The Good Lord Bird
3.74
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Dec 05, 2013
Nov 21, 2013
 
Crime and Punishment
4.15
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Nov 09, 2014
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