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My Father's Wives
I gave The Book of Chameleons 4 stars because I thought it was incomplete. I got the same feeling here though the book was twice as long. I think mayb ...more
Apr 30, 2010
Apr 21, 2010
The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)
I expected much more. I dont know why. Have never read anything by James Dasher but I thought the concept was intriguing. But I struggled with the voi ...more
Oct 27, 2014
Oct 27, 2014
The Name of the Rose
Umberto Eco's genius can only be understated, which is exactly what I've done here, right now, despite my attempt not to, but whatever...go read the b ...more
Oct 23, 2009
Oct 20, 2009
Falling Man
my first delillo. was okay. flashes of insight here and there, on memory, perception, words, repetition, but only fragments and not enough to sustain ...more
Jul 23, 2010
Oct 05, 2008
Pattern Recognition (Blue Ant, #1)
a very modern book. Modern here being its usual connotation and not the English Lit one. The book doesn't immediately read like a 'Classic' which is a ...more
Nov 25, 2009
Jul 12, 2008
Unknown Soldier, Vol. 2: Easy Kill
There's something going on here that was what I thought lacked in the very first issue (chapter) in Vol. 1. It felt rushed--the first issue-chapter di ...more
May 27, 2010
May 25, 2010
Little Brother (Little Brother, #1)
just started. too much 'splaining. Hope it stops on page 30 or so.


I came this close to giving this book a single star. How close? This close.
Sep 20, 2008
Sep 20, 2008

so I started reading this and I hated it! Completely. This other language sounded so juvenile, I couldn't stand it. (It doesn't help that Fraa Eras
Jan 07, 2009
Jan 07, 2009
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
words flitter off the page, images hover on the edge of vision, shadows, and still the portrait - Mantel's Cromwell's - is realized, solid, ever prese ...more
Mar 12, 2010
Mar 12, 2010
Invisible Cities
brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.

Kublai Khan and Marco Polo!

a description of the human condition through the eyes of the traveler and the ci
Jul 29, 2008
Jul 29, 2008
All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, #1)

A review would do no justice.

Here's a sample from the first page

"As he turned to go he heard the train. He stopped and waited for it. He
Mar 06, 2009
Jul 08, 2008
4.4 rounded down.

fantastic. in every sense of that word

a quote:

"As soon as the sound of the royal visitors' footsteps had died away, Zosimos heaved a
Oct 23, 2009
Oct 23, 2009
The New York Trilogy: City of Glass / Ghosts / The Locked Room
Best when read all together, I think.

The last story (The Locked Room) is the strongest of the three but it also links to the previous stories, which m
Oct 04, 2012
Nov 13, 2009
Fun read!
Funny and clever (and possibly true).
Highly Recommended.

'"I know everything, you see," the old voice wheedled. "The beginning, the present, t
Feb 23, 2013
Feb 23, 2013
The Zahir
Didn't really expect to like this as much as I did. A little too didactic/ on the nose, but thought-provoking and infinitely quotable whether or not y ...more
Feb 08, 2015
Feb 08, 2015
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West
Important read. For everyone in the world. This is who we are and this is what we do to each other. I cannot tell you how sad I am. It is a sadness th ...more
Jan 29, 2014
Jan 29, 2014
White Teeth
It is funny and it is clever. Maybe a bit too clever at times, but I like my books clever like this. Worth a read, and a definite joy for me.
Nov 09, 2014
Nov 09, 2014
"The personality susceptible to the dream of limitless freedom is a personality also prone, should the dream ever sour, to misanthropy and rage."
Sep 12, 2012
Sep 06, 2012
How to Talk to a Widower
I thought the ending was beautiful. Like most of the book.
Feb 20, 2013
Feb 20, 2013
Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1)
Probably hooked to the series!
Feb 08, 2013
Feb 07, 2013
Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, #1)
Fun read. Going to be a hit.
Feb 12, 2014
Feb 12, 2014
Brooding. Passion, delicately told. Was a surprise. Didn't expect to like it this much.
Feb 13, 2013
Feb 13, 2013
High Fidelity
Feb 10, 2013
Feb 10, 2013
Brodie's Report
the stories and structures and themes &c felt repetitive (like Borges work mostly since he revolves around the same themes over and over). Some in ...more
Jun 06, 2009
Jun 06, 2009
The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus, #1)
Nov 06, 2013
Nov 04, 2013
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Not a fan of the conceit employed in the book, would have worked better in a short story (or was simply not done well; I like conceits like these, I l ...more
Dec 08, 2011
May 07, 2010
Book started out (for me) at a rating of around 3.8, but ended on 5.

This is a HUGE book. Or this book is a HUGE thought. And by huge thought, I mean i
Feb 07, 2013
Sep 18, 2012
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #1-5 + short story)
The sentences hang on the page much like bricks don't hang from the sky.
Quite possibly my favorite book of all times

Anything that happens, happens. An
Jul 03, 2008
Jul 03, 2008
The Savage Detectives
anyone else feel heartbroken at the end? anyone? no? Beautiful ending.

Felt too close at home sometimes. Youthful dreams, loves somewhat dashed, somewh
Jul 27, 2011
Nov 30, 2009
Count Karlstein
I liked this. Quick and fun.
Jul 26, 2012
Jul 26, 2012
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