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Gazelle
3.76
A book lush with beautiful, writhing, "wantoning" phrases about the awakening of a 13-year-old girl's sensuality in Egypt (She has a crush on a maker...more
Jun 26, 2010
Jun 22, 2010
 
Lavinia
3.69
An elegant story that draws the reader in — Ursula K. Le Guin's homage to Vergil's epic poem Aeneid told, in the point of view of a woman barely menti...more
May 03, 2010
Apr 27, 2010
 
At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tales of Terror
4.25
For writers: an example of a highly imitable style, very little dialogue, and the use of many adverbs and adjectives.

Prepare for: grotesque penguins,...more
Apr 13, 2009
Mar 29, 2009
 
Trilby
3.37
In 1894, George Du Maurier, grandfather of writers Angela Du Maurier (Pilgrims by the Way, 1967) and Daphne Du Maurier (Rebecca, 1938), wrote a book w...more
Aug 13, 2009
Aug 03, 2009
 
The Unit
3.72
A pleasant read with deceptively simple storytelling that poses some big questions. (I'm reviewing this on my second read of the book. The first time,...more
May 04, 2010
Apr 27, 2010
 
In Defense of Dolphins: The New Moral Frontier
4.18
In Defense of Dolphins contains some fun facts about dolphins who are aquatic, auditory, emotional, interconnected, highly-social, intelligent nonhuma...more
Jan 23, 2010
Jan 09, 2010
 
War and Peace
4.08
By general awareness, one expects a bit of history and many battle scenes of this famously long 19th century classic by Russian author Leo Tolstoy.

War...more
Jan 18, 2010
Nov 13, 2009
 
Island
3.85
Quote-tastic
"What one likes most about the universe is its wild improbability."

"People, he was beginning to understand, are at once the beneficiaries...more
May 09, 2010
Dec 17, 2009
 
Invisible Cities
4.21
Influenced by utopian exploration, Calvino's Invisible Cities, offers an unusual creative approach, the traveler Marco Polo visits several cities and...more
May 09, 2009
Nov 02, 2008
 
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
4.21
None
Sep 12, 2009
Aug 06, 2009
 
Gitanjali
4.33
None
not set
Jul 04, 2009
 
On Death and Dying
4.12
None
Jul 05, 2009
Jun 17, 2009
 
Atlantis: The Antediluvian World
3.67
None
not set
Dec 28, 2008
 
The Museum at Purgatory
4.03
None
Jun 21, 2010
Jun 20, 2010
 
Timaeus/Critias
3.88
None
Apr 27, 2009
Dec 28, 2008
 
Atlantis: The Ante-diluvian World, New & Revised Edition
3.67
None
Dec 12, 2010
Nov 29, 2010
 
The New Atlantis
3.18
None
Dec 13, 2010
Dec 12, 2010
 
Islands
3.23
None
Sep 02, 2011
May 24, 2011
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