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Anna Karenina
Alright, I'm going to do my best not to put any spoilers out here, but it will be kind of tough with this book. I should probably start by saying that...more
Jul 2008
Apr 28, 2008
I loved this book. Percy continues diagnosing the "modern malaise" here through the eyes of a man that snapped out of his malaise through a single eve...more
Aug 04, 2010
Aug 05, 2010
The Grapes of Wrath
**spoiler alert** I love Steinbeck's writing style.

The ending of this book was so fitting. If it had ended with everything working out for the family,...more
Jul 08, 2008
Apr 28, 2008
Love in the Time of Cholera
I really enjoyed this book, and liked Marquez' laid back style. It's an unrequited love story that drags over something like 60 years of the character...more
Oct 07, 2008
Jul 12, 2008
Great Expectations
I've read this book three times despite the fact that I don't like it. I read it on my own and then had to read it twice for school. I'll admit that I...more
Jan 1994
Apr 28, 2008
Of everything I've read, Tolstoy still writes the most realistic characters to me. Despite the unique nature of the characters in this novel, he still...more
Apr 08, 2010
Apr 01, 2010
The Devil's Punchbowl (Penn Cage, #3)
Fairly par for the course with his last several books. I still like his stuff and think he writes good dialogue, still think he gets depravity. Wish h...more
Sep 17, 2009
Sep 02, 2009
Blindsided: Why the Left Tackle is Overrated and Other Contrarian Football Thoughts
This book was supposed to be something of a sabermetric or statistically analytical approach to professional football, much like the baseball prospect...more
Mar 28, 2009
Mar 28, 2009
Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal that Rocked Professional Sports
There is no way anyone could read this book, see the amount of hard evidence documented within, and still conculde anything other than Barry Bonds kno...more
Jan 2005
Apr 27, 2008
Turning Angel (Penn Cage #2)
**spoiler alert** I read this book in a couple of days as I do with most of Greg's stuff and then went to a signing of his at Square Books in Oxford s...more
Mar 2006
Apr 27, 2008
It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over: The Baseball Prospectus Pennant Race Book
I loved the baseball prospectus book from the year before, plus the Cardinals are on the cover (2006 World Series Champs!), so I had high expectations...more
Sep 2007
Apr 27, 2008
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
I was thoroughly impressed with Barack as a writer. He painted far more colorful and detailed pictures than I expected. He also was very direct and fo...more
May 22, 2008
Apr 28, 2008
Life of Pi
Much of my thought on this book has been drastically effected by a conversation with J.B. Ward after reading it. I orginally liked the book quite a bi...more
Jun 2007
Apr 28, 2008
One Hundred Years of Solitude
This is my fourth Garcia Marquez, and his writing style always delights me. Very round about, all about the journey not the destination. It's very flu...more
Jul 31, 2009
Mar 26, 2009
Of Love and Other Demons
This one was way out in left field (I think mystical realism is the literary term). The characters were just bizarre. The last chapter saved it for me...more
Jun 17, 2009
Jun 09, 2009
The Grand Design
Wow, physics is getting weirder and weirder. There doesn't seem to be anything that the discipline is certain of, even that the universe is real. But...more
Dec 29, 2010
Dec 24, 2010
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
I read this book mainly becuase so many people were reading it that I assumed it had to be well written. I wasn't compelled with the premise and in fa...more
May 2006
Apr 27, 2008
Krik? Krak!
I loved this collection of short stories. Particularly the first entitled "Children of the Sea." The collection was so sorrowful but powerful and movi...more
Aug 22, 2011
Aug 23, 2011
24 Hours (Mississippi #2)
This was the first Greg Iles book that I read, and I have gone on to read all of his titles. I had a friend recommend another Iles novel to me but the...more
Jul 2001
Apr 27, 2008
Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead With Emotional Intelligence
I really am fascinated by leadership, but I haven't found much that I've enjoyed reading on the subject. Most of the stuff out there seems to follow t...more
May 21, 2008
May 11, 2008
SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes And Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance
The authors open the book by explaining that they didn't want to rush and write a sequel to their first book just because it did so well. They waited...more
Jan 17, 2010
Jan 17, 2010
The Power of One
I liked this book quite a bit. It has some really interesting characters and the story is moving in many ways. The beginning is really quite good, but...more
Jun 23, 2011
Jun 14, 2011
Johnny U: The Life and Times of John Unitas
I thought the book was very good and gave good insight into Johnny U. And obviuously he is one of the all-time greats at QB, there are a ton of men fr...more
Mar 2007
Apr 27, 2008
Brownsville: Stories
This is a debut work for Casares, a collection of short stories. I thought they got better as they went. The stories are of more or less ordinary life...more
Aug 20, 2009
Aug 15, 2009
La Mala Hora
I love G.G.M. Normally he will tell you what will happen or hint at it long before he gets there. It's about the journey not the conclusion. But in In...more
Jan 19, 2011
Jan 18, 2011
Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story
Way more depressing than Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs (another of his books-although possibly more depressing than those three entities too). Still was...more
Apr 12, 2009
Apr 09, 2009
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
I'm not a big reader in non-fiction (outside of Sports) but this was pretty good. I'm not sure how much weight to give to environmentailist(and fatali...more
Jul 2007
Apr 27, 2008
Lord of the Flies
**spoiler alert**

The story of the book is so fitting for the commentary of the book. Using children that we associate with innocence to comment on th...more
Apr 2008
Apr 27, 2008
Elizabeth Costello
I liked this probably the most of the three Coetzee works I've read. It was far more subtle than Disgrace, though also less moving. I generally disagr...more
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
I am Charlotte Simmons
**spoiler alert** I thought this book was fairly entertaining and it read pretty quickly. It also seemed pretty perceptive about college life today.

Aug 12, 2008
May 20, 2008
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