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**spoiler alert** Before I start...I know everyone will be upset to see me rate it so low. And some will be even more furious with the reasons that I...more
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Apr 22, 2008
The Three Musketeers
"Where do I begin?" This is what I've been thinking about writing this review, and I wonder if it is what Dumas kept thinking before every chapter of...more
Jun 27, 2008
Jun 09, 2008
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
"Man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart." This has created a theme that stories have focussed on for centuries. It is on...more
Jul 2007
Apr 22, 2008
Duma Key
This has become my personal favorite.
Many of King's fans have been upset with some of his later work because of the lack of true terror. Others were...more
Feb 2008
Apr 22, 2008
A Great Place for a Seizure
I put 3 stars for two different ratings.

2/5 stars: The first rating is a more "objective" critique of the novel. And that is the first problem. The bo...more
Feb 19, 2013
Jan 08, 2013
When I saw such mixed reviews of praise, ridicule, "so-so", and most quotes on the cover by no mainstream critics, I knew it would probably be a disap...more
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Apr 06, 2014
The Wind Through the Keyhole (The Dark Tower, #4.5)
Ironically, just as King calls it the 4.5 book in the series, I feel like that is the rating it deserves. It is a collection of two weaker stories and...more
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May 07, 2012
To make it clear, I only give this above 3 stars because of how enjoyable the majority of the story was. As many others have mentioned, I loved readin...more
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Jan 01, 2014
The Taking
This book is shallow...empty...gross...ridiculous...and completely BRILLIANT!!! Sadly enough, I cannot explain why I feel this way without telling too...more
Jan 24, 2011
Jan 24, 2011
The Picture of Dorian Gray
This is a book that I did not care for at first, but really enjoyed by the end. I've read many reviews that I highly disagree with the way they take t...more
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Aug 25, 2010
The World's Last Night: And Other Essays
When I read "The Abolition of Man", (having only read Mere Christianity) I felt that I had started in the wrong place. I was sure that I had just read...more
May 19, 2011
May 18, 2011
This book has its positives and its negatives. With the plot, one would expect a sort of "B-movie". However Koontz did a great job at making the book...more
Mar 2011
Feb 26, 2011
Full Dark, No Stars
Since this book is a collection of stories, I figured I would review each one separately:

This story grabbed me harder than I expected. Being ab...more
Feb 03, 2011
Jan 31, 2011
Fear Nothing (Moonlight Bay, #1)
Though I am giving this 4 stars, on a more personal level, it is definitely a 5 star on my list. At too many times, I felt as though I was reading my...more
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Nov 25, 2013
A Clergyman's Daughter
This one is among my favorites. It had the strengths of many different styles of writing at once. The story had the humor and sarcaism of Dickens, the...more
Mar 08, 2011
Mar 06, 2011
It is difficult for me to rate this one. I never cared for stories that get "too" strange. This one went to the extreme. However, since that is a pref...more
Feb 06, 2011
Jan 31, 2011
East of Eden
My favorite novels are the ones that can make me laugh, cry, smile, sneer, and/or nod in agreement. However, the best are those few that can make me d...more
Jun 04, 2011
May 28, 2011
The Portable Chaucer
It is difficult to write this review
because I have found two sides to my view:

1. Chaucer's poetry-Because of the constant rhythm and rhyme, I found "C...more
May 24, 2011
May 20, 2011
Dragon Tears
Too many times I hear people complain that an author they are reading needs to stop doing the same thing again and again. Then, I will read reviews wh...more
May 25, 2011
May 23, 2011
A Poetry Handbook
There are parts of this book I do find useful, and other parts I do not. I agreed with much of what was said about different styles, and the use of po...more
Jan 12, 2012
Jan 11, 2012
A Grief Observed
Though I had a few ways to connect with this personally, I loved it because it could be connected to any form of grief. Whether someone close to you d...more
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Dec 27, 2011
The Poems of Schiller (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)
This rating is solely for the poetry. I absolutely loved Schiller's imagery, because there is somehow very little of it, yet it is some of the most ef...more
Jan 20, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
Reflections on the Psalms
There were a couple parts in this book that seemed empty at times, and one chapter even seemed to be trying to do something that Lewis said he was not...more
Jan 31, 2011
Jan 24, 2011
The Making of a Poem
This book has its positives and negatives. It is very nice to have one that goes over all different forms. It also goes through a nice explanation of...more
Jan 07, 2012
Jan 07, 2012
Nicholas Nickleby
This was possibly Dickens' most entertaining. Though I had to get used to what he was doing, once I was into the book, the humor had me laughing too h...more
Feb 17, 2011
Jun 09, 2008
The Man in the Iron Mask (The D'Artagnan Romances, #3)
**spoiler alert** I have to come out and explain why I put it so low after seeing how high other people have rated it.

First of all, the man that was i...more
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Apr 22, 2008
This Present Darkness (Darkness Set, #1)
It is hard to rank this as high as three, but because of how I enjoyed much of it, I can't go as low as two.

The way things are described in this book...more
Apr 30, 2011
Dec 31, 2009
Notes from Underground
This is definitely not a "fun" read. It goes for a third of the book with nothing but the narrator's confused philosophy, complaints, regrets, and con...more
Feb 12, 2011
Feb 07, 2011
It was not until recently that I found Lewis had written poetry. Being not as well known for it, I did not expect it to be any kind of masterwork, and...more
May 17, 2011
Mar 08, 2011
Barnaby Rudge
**spoiler alert** I've never heard anything bad about this novel in general, though this is not Dickens' best work, and, as everyone has said, read a...more
Jun 12, 2008
Apr 22, 2008
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