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The War of the Worlds
3.75
A great read and a great piece of history.
Jun 2006
Jun 04, 2007
 
The Enormous Room
3.80
During WWI, e.e. cummings was, like Hemingway, a volunteer ambulance driver. According to the back of the book, this book is his account of the "comed ...more
not set
Jun 04, 2007
 
The Grapes of Wrath
3.88
It's a classic for a reason. Damn, what a beautifully-written and thought-provoking book. and the ending? Whoa.
Oct 2010
Nov 07, 2010
 
The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God
4.32
Love Carl Sagan, love the topic. He always makes for an awesome read, but this book was fairly flat; he didn't really provide any novel insights to mu ...more
Sep 2009
Aug 17, 2009
 
Frankenstein; Or, the Modern Prometheus
3.70
There is so much to this book that I love--wonderful ideas, stark imagery, madness, etc. Yet the flowery writing style was a bit of a put-off at times ...more
Jul 2007
Jun 04, 2007
 
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)
4.48
The chapter "The Scouring of the Shire" alone warrants the five stars.
Feb 09, 2011
Feb 11, 2011
 
Until the Sun Falls
4.35
I am not generally a fan of historical fiction, but I read glowing reviews that said this book was a good read and that the Holland had done meticulou ...more
Jun 2008
Aug 18, 2008
 
V for Vendetta
4.24
Could not get into this at all. Meanders. None of the dark subtlety of Watchmen.
not set
Feb 15, 2011
 
Brave New World
3.93
Simply fantastic. I love 1984, but I think this is more poignant, an utter indictment of consumer culture and the idea of "civilization." The relative ...more
Aug 2008
Sep 03, 2007
 
Siddhartha
3.94
An absolutely phenomenal book--even more amazing because of how short it is.

Note I read this again in July 2008. It was definitely better the first ti
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May 2004
Jun 04, 2007
 
Train to Pakistan
3.79
I used this in a world history class when I was a teaching assistant. I thought it was rather gripping and eye-opening, and so did a number of my stud ...more
Apr 2006
Jun 04, 2007
 
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #1-5)
4.35
I started teaching around the same time that I was finishing up this series, and, no joke, reading this book prepared me for teaching more than anythi ...more
Dec 27, 2007
Aug 01, 2007
 
Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World
3.92
An interesting example of how the world is interconnected, a unique history lesson, a warning of environmental woe, and . . . recipes.
Nov 2006
Jun 04, 2007
 
The Idiot
4.15
I appreciated this more after I read it and thought about it some than when I was actually reading it.
Jun 2005
Jun 04, 2007
 
Slaughterhouse-Five
4.01
To my last days, I will proclaim this one of the greatest books ever written. And so it goes.
not set
Jun 04, 2007
 
Billions and Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium
4.25
Both thought-provoking and touching, this is a collection of Sagan's last musings.
Jan 1998
Jun 04, 2007
 
The Big Book of Barry Ween, Boy Genius
4.48
Very fun read. Especially while recovering from a small operation and taking percocet. :D
Oct 25, 2010
Nov 07, 2010
 
Crime and Punishment
4.15
These are the most hauntingly crafted characters I've ever seen.
Jul 2004
Jun 04, 2007
 
Bound Feet & Western Dress
3.84
Pretty interesting, but a bit of a drag at times.
not set
Jun 04, 2007
 
Herland
3.43
An excellent feminist spin on the utopian novel.
Mar 2006
Jun 04, 2007
 
Mutiny on the Bounty (The Bounty Trilogy, #1)
3.93
An absolutely engaging adventure.
Aug 2004
Jun 04, 2007
 
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
4.30
None
Jan 13, 2011
Feb 11, 2011
 
Lost Names: Scenes from a Korean Boyhood
3.83
None
Nov 2006
Jun 04, 2007
 
Robinson Crusoe
3.63
None
Jun 20, 2013
Jun 20, 2013
 
The Sacred Depths of Nature
3.88
None
Feb 2009
Aug 17, 2009
 
Charley Skedaddle
3.47
None
Jan 1990
Jun 13, 2007
 
Nectar in a Sieve
3.58
None
Jan 2000
Jun 04, 2007
 
The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology
4.03
None
not set
Jun 06, 2007
 
Julie of the Wolves (Julie of the Wolves, #1)
3.75
None
not set
Jun 14, 2007
 
Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1)
3.56
None
not set
Jun 14, 2007
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