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The New Turing Omnibus: 66 Excursions In Computer Science
3.78
This book was a tremendous disappointment. It's table of contents covered a lot of topics that interest me, but it is horribly written. It had the odo ...more
Apr 2009
Mar 25, 2009
 
East of Eden
4.31
I first read this book for High School Literature, and really liked it then. In retrospect, mostly from a point of admiring a greatness I could not fu ...more
Jul 15, 2012
Jul 16, 2012
 
Master of Reality
4.05
Wow. I wish this scale could go past five. Probably the best music/album book I've read, though it definitely is not a typical Book About A Record.

It
...more
Jun 23, 2009
Mar 04, 2009
 
Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall
3.38
I ended up not finishing this. Only read the first half and got bored. There were moments of OK-ness. Previously, I'd only read When We Were Orphans b ...more
Jan 29, 2010
Jan 19, 2010
 
The Godfather
4.33
read this just after college and remember being very disappointed (perhaps unfairly measuring it against the film -- one of my favorites).
Jan 1998
Sep 09, 2009
 
A Murder of Quality
3.50
Veered a little too far toward "Murder, She Wrote" territory for me. Perhaps holding Le Carre to too high a standard.
Jun 16, 2013
Jun 16, 2013
 
Johnny Tremain
3.57
My first book report. Four stars for nostalgia - don't remember it enough to rate on its merits.
not set
May 30, 2014
 
The Idiot
4.16
Walking away from this one about 1/3 through. I'll give it two stars because I liked the first 100-ish pages, but the characters never turned into any ...more
Feb 21, 2012
Feb 12, 2012
 
The Indian Clerk
3.51
rather disappointing. the characters never came to life for me. Perhaps more of a challenge for historical fiction, but still no excuse. more often th ...more
Dec 29, 2008
Dec 01, 2008
 
Let the Great World Spin
3.91
Actually a 4.5 (5 if not for the last part of the book). I would have preferred to not come back to present-day New York, a little too much completion ...more
Aug 08, 2010
Aug 01, 2010
 
The Raw Shark Texts
3.87
Read this for book club, and we had a great discussion. So in that sense it was good.

I just never found myself really enjoying the book itself while
...more
Jul 21, 2009
Jun 22, 2009
 
The Pale King
3.93
Excellent in parts, but overall unsatisfying
Mar 26, 2012
Mar 27, 2012
 
Plainsong (Plainsong, #1)
3.94
great storytelling & characters
Apr 15, 2010
Apr 16, 2010
 
How Should a Person Be?
3.18
did not finish
Jul 04, 2013
Jul 04, 2013
 
A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
4.38
fun
Nov 28, 2011
Nov 29, 2011
 
Freedom
3.68
this book seemed to have a paint-by-numbers aspect. but the paint and numbers were really really good. you should read it.
Nov 18, 2010
Nov 02, 2010
 
Lowboy
3.16
really enjoyed the book. i'm partial to unreliable narrator-type books, and this fit that style nicely. engaging characters & nice velocity. not g ...more
Apr 29, 2010
Mar 03, 2010
 
Let's Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste
4.21
loved this book. I would add the subtitle "the emotional terror of democracy"
May 12, 2012
Mar 26, 2012
 
Occupational Hazards: A Novel
3.29
hard-boiled noir set in Omaha? sign me up!
Sep 13, 2008
Aug 08, 2008
 
The Memory Chalet
4.11
outstanding. highly recommended.
Apr 22, 2012
Mar 21, 2012
 
Stay Awake
3.64
outstanding
May 26, 2013
Feb 02, 2012
 
Skippy Dies
3.71
yesyesyesyesyes
Apr 10, 2011
Oct 24, 2010
 
How Should a Person Be?
3.18
did not finish
Jul 04, 2013
Jul 03, 2012
 
Tasteful Nudes and Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation
3.79
None
not set
May 22, 2012
 
Loveless
3.49
None
not set
Feb 11, 2009
 
Reservations Recommended
3.83
None
not set
Jan 20, 2009
 
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
3.65
None
not set
May 14, 2008
 
Dirty Snow
3.96
None
not set
Feb 07, 2009
 
Love is a Mix Tape
3.83
None
not set
Dec 06, 2010
 
The Dog of the South
3.88
None
not set
Jul 16, 2012
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