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Freedom
3.68
I loved this book. Could not put it down. What made it so compelling for me was Franzen's acute psychological eye, his ability to get inside family dy...more
Nov 19, 2010
Nov 14, 2010
 
20th Century Ghosts
3.95
I discovered Joe Hill at 2006 World Fantasy Conference because everybody was buzzing about him (he went on to win several awards at Sunday night banqu...more
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Apr 23, 2008
 
Just Kids
4.13
JUST KIDS is Patti Smith's haunting elegy to her friendship with Robert Mapplethorpe as well as a vibrant personal document of New York in the 60s and...more
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Jan 10, 2011
 
Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust
3.81
Trust Agents fascinated me from the beginning, not just for the subject matter but the community that the authors were busy building around it months...more
Aug 30, 2009
Aug 23, 2009
 
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
3.46
Enjoyed this. Grossman mixes fantasy and realism: Harry Potter filtered through Bret Easton Ellis. Quentin is a very smart and secretly miserable teen...more
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Jan 17, 2010
 
Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
3.88
There’s a massive shift of consciousness going on, as the old paradigm dies and the new one takes its place. In the new order, “artists” win the day b...more
Dec 10, 2010
Dec 17, 2010
 
The Brand Innovation Manifesto: How to Build Brands, Redefine Markets and Defy Conventions
3.92
Interesting book: demonstrates how marketing and advertising are a direct and fascinating reflection on the culture at large. As the culture changes,...more
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Dec 23, 2009
 
Sacrament
3.70
This book generally isn't a Barker fan favorite -- I remember discussing it online shortly after I read it years ago & being surprised at some of...more
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Apr 25, 2008
 
Lush Life
3.67
Just stunning. When people talk about genre fiction that
'transcends the genre', this is what they mean...Price uses genre not just to tell a compelli...more
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Apr 23, 2008
 
The Women
3.46
Strong, engaging, entertaining book, that moves backward in time through Frank Lloyd Wright's relationships with different women. The structure works...more
Aug 15, 2009
Jun 28, 2009
 
Outtakes from a Marriage
3.29
I'm not someone who feels obligated to finish any book she starts; life is short & reading is long, so if the book doesn't engage me, forget about...more
Jun 29, 2008
Jun 18, 2008
 
America America
3.61
I love Canin's voice -- just such smooth, fluid, engaging prose. Intelligent, thoughtful writer, and he makes fascinating insights into the nature of...more
Jul 27, 2008
Jun 30, 2008
 
The Dead Zone
3.86
My favorite Stephen King novel! I've read this multiple times over the last fifteen years -- I just think King gets it so right in so many ways -- not...more
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Apr 25, 2008
 
Sleeping With Bad Boys: A 1956 Playboy Model's Escapades with James Dean, Hugh Hefner, Norman Mailer and the famous writers of the 1950's Beat Generation
3.62
What kept me reading wasn't so much the 'gossip' -- these writers were macho? they drank and slept around? really? -- but the description of a young,...more
Jun 29, 2008
Jun 18, 2008
 
A Fortunate Age
3.01
bit of a slow start, but second chapter engaged me, and I'm starting to get into the characters
Sep 21, 2009
Aug 30, 2009
 
What I Loved
3.98
I read this book a few years ago and was just blown away by it. I recommend it to everyone I can and have bought copies for friends...My favorite kind...more
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Apr 25, 2008
 
Last Call at Elaine's: A Journey from One Side of the Bar to the Other
3.65
Fun memoir about Elaine's, the legendary restaurant in New York, and the formidable woman who ran it -- Elaine herself -- who helped enable the writer...more
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Jun 01, 2008
 
The Resurrectionist
3.11
A strange, surreal, thoughtful, intelligent book I'm still thinking about. The Chicken Boy is going to live in my head for a long time.

check out the...more
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Jun 01, 2008
 
Await Your Reply
3.55
Great so far. Compelling story, textured with angst and shadow, gorgeously told.
Oct 18, 2009
Sep 03, 2009
 
The Power of One
4.33
One of my favorite books of all time. 'Nuff said.

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Apr 25, 2008
 
The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story
3.48
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Apr 25, 2009
 
Paint it Black
3.43
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Nov 11, 2012
 
City of Thieves
4.25
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Jun 11, 2008
 
Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations
3.83
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Dec 23, 2009
 
While They Slept: An Inquiry Into the Murder of a Family
2.94
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Jun 11, 2008
 
Ghost Train to the Eastern Star
3.98
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Feb 28, 2009
 
We Are Now Beginning Our Descent
2.97
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Jun 11, 2008
 
Poison
3.64
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Apr 25, 2009
Feb 28, 2009
 
Dangerous Laughter
3.79
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Jun 11, 2008
 
The Enchantress Of Florence
3.52
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Jun 11, 2008
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