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Sharp Objects
3.87
The razor blade on the front cover of the book is what one yearns for right after embarking on this read, sharp blade with which to cut every single p...more
Aug 20, 2008
Aug 01, 2008
 
The Great Fire
3.38
The only great thing about "The Great Fire" is its name.
This is one of those books that as you read it, you find yourself lost in thoughts about the...more
Mar 2006
Apr 26, 2009
 
The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design
4.06
Dawkins is one of my top picks for the most articulate, engaging and proficient scientists I've read to date. The Blind Watchmaker turned out to be a...more
Sep 04, 2009
Jun 23, 2009
 
The Unfolding of Language: An Evolutionary Tour of Mankind's Greatest Invention
4.20
A couple of days ago I finished reading 'The Unfolding of Language : An Evolutionary Tour of Mankind's Greatest Invention' by Guy Deutscher. Wow, it's...more
Mar 20, 2006
Apr 26, 2009
 
Ghost Hunters: William James and the Search for Scientific Proof of Life After Death
3.63
I have to admit this book excited my interests in the studies performed by the Society for Psychical Research (The SPR’s former presidents’ list reads...more
Nov 10, 2008
Oct 25, 2008
 
Consider the Lobster and Other Essays
4.23
Do you have any idea how many lobsters die each year in order to satisfy our culinary cravings? I've no idea, but after reading the essay `Consider th...more
Aug 2006
Jun 08, 2009
 
Exposed!: Ouija, Firewalking, and Other Gibberish
2.17
Quite disappointed not only in the content of the book, but also the structure of it. Scientific works written by US authors tend to be more explorato...more
May 2009
Jun 08, 2009
 
Travels in the Scriptorium
3.18
Auster always surprises me with his stories. In Timbuktu I met a dog and saw the whole story through the animal’s point of view. In Travels In The Scr...more
not set
Jun 28, 2009
 
The War Chronicles Volume 1: From Chariots to Flintlocks - New Perspectives on Conflicts That Changed the Course of History from 500 b.c. to 1783 a.d.: ... 500 B.C. to 1783 AD: 1 (The War Chronicles)
3.73
You get what you pay for with this book. Let's face it, you can't cram 1700 years of military history into 400 pages (including pictures) without omit...more
Dec 2008
Jun 08, 2009
 
Selling Your House in a Tough Market: 10 Strategies That Work
3.36
A no nonsense book on what makes or breaks the sale of your house in today’s tough market.

How many of you are considering selling your home and movin...more
Jun 18, 2009
Jun 18, 2009
 
Every Landlord's Legal Guide
3.88
Foreclosures? Thinking about surviving the economic downturn by saving your extra home? Let's assume that you are one of thousands that took out an ex...more
Feb 2009
Jun 08, 2009
 
Think Smart: A Neuroscientist's Prescription for Improving Your Brain's Performance
3.67
My previous exposure to Dr. Restak's work was `Mozart's Brain and the Fighter Pilot,' which to my recollection I wasn't very keen on and for those of...more
Mar 2009
Jun 08, 2009
 
Public Domain: How to Find and Use Copyright-Free Writings, Music, Art & More
3.59
An exceptional source of information on what one can use, where one can find it and when to use it. As an author, I often ask myself the question of w...more
Nov 2008
Jun 08, 2009
 
Panic in Level 4: Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science
3.71
‘The Hot Zone' was an exceptional book and so 'Panic in Level 4' sounded very promising at first. The book is a collection of writings Mr. Preston did...more
Jun 24, 2008
Jun 20, 2008
 
Swim against the Current: Even a Dead Fish Can Go With the Flow
3.67
I never thought I'd land a book that's as dry as a crouton (but without the spices). I encourage you to use Amazon's Concordance or Text Stats for thi...more
Oct 2007
Jun 08, 2009
 
Lolita
3.85
Is reading Lolita a memorable experience? Not in the least.In it's essence the book leaves a very unpleasant aftertaste with its central theme of pedo...more
Mar 28, 2009
Jan 02, 2009
 
The Shining (The Shining, #1)
4.08
What makes a book scary? Is it a story of demons, or ghosts, or a few murders? Or is it the inexplicable madness that could taunt the mind of a reader...more
Jul 2006
Jun 08, 2009
 
Franz Kafka's The Castle (Dramatization)
4.02
There is something to be said about completed books. For one they've gone through an extensive revisions (the good ones) to trim the excess and entice...more
Jul 16, 2009
Jun 23, 2009
 
Reforming the Cowboy: A South Beach Book
3.94
I loved this novel. The author masterfully captured the essence of what it truly means to discover love when dreams of making it big get in the way. T...more
Sep 22, 2013
Aug 30, 2013
 
The Redskins Encyclopedia
4.71
There are plenty of books written on the history of the Redskins. For those interested in reaching back to the early days of the team and reliving the...more
Oct 2007
Jun 08, 2009
 
Cross (Alex Cross, #12)
3.96
Honestly, some books should remain unwritten. Patterson's aren't bad, it's just that this book isn't one of his best.

There are two main characters: A...more
Jul 19, 2009
Jun 23, 2009
 
The Picture of Dorian Gray
4.01
This is the question I kept asking myself as I read through Oscar Wilde's book. The narrative is characteristic of the author's flamboyant nature and...more
Mar 2007
Jun 08, 2009
 
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
4.04
One of Krakauer's best. The true story of one of the worst climbing disasters. Exceptional story telling.
Jan 2002
Apr 29, 2008
 
The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
3.94
Upon completion of this book, one is left with mixed feelings. Almost immediately it becomes apparent that an enormous effort went into researching an...more
May 2006
Apr 26, 2009
 
Poe's Heart and the Mountain Climber: Exploring the Effect of Anxiety on Our Brains and Our Culture
3.50
I should have paid more attention to the small shrift in the title of "Poe's Heart and the Mountain Climber : Exploring the Effect of Anxiety on Our B...more
Mar 2006
Apr 26, 2009
 
What Went Wrong? The Clash Between Islam & Modernity in the Middle East
3.41
After reading `What Went Wrong? : The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East', I was impressed with Mr. Lewis' level of detail and clari...more
Jul 2006
Apr 26, 2009
 
Mozart's Brain and the Fighter Pilot: Unleashing Your Brain's Potential
3.58
Want to know why listening to Mozart could improve your brain? Check out this book. The author, a successful neuropsychiatrist, demonstrates (among ot...more
Mar 2006
Apr 26, 2009
 
Patrimony
4.08
There is something sad, something utterly painful about book tributes to fathers. When reading Wiesel's "Night", Franzen's "My Father's Brain" or Roth...more
May 2006
Apr 26, 2009
 
True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa
3.71
3 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
What's one man's demise is another's redemption...or is it?, June 2, 2006


Michael Finkel wrote thi...more
Jun 2006
Apr 26, 2009
 
Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica
3.82
Once in a while a person accidentally stumbles on an especially annoying book. One written particularly because a desperate publisher made a phone cal...more
Apr 2006
Apr 26, 2009
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