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Doctor Faustus
4.05
I didn't finish, but I need to move this off my main page. I made it not quite halfway before crying "Mann hath defeated me!" I love Magic Mountain an...more
Apr 02, 2013
Mar 19, 2013
 
The Deception
3.81
I ordered this thinking it was a collection of poetry, but apparently Born's poetry hasn't been translated into English. So I decided to read the nove...more
Jan 31, 2014
Jan 30, 2014
 
Bless Me, Ultima
3.72
I understand why this is considered a classic of its type: I like the incorporation of Spanish, the setting, and the vividness of the characters, but...more
Mar 12, 2013
Mar 01, 2013
 
Beatrice and Virgil
3.08
I didn't actually finish this: I gave up about midway through. It just wasn't keeping me interested enough, and I started dreading when the text becam...more
Nov 28, 2012
Nov 24, 2012
 
Green Henry
3.58
I didn't finish this one. It's not awful by any means, but after almost 450 pages of it I just couldn't make myself care anymore. Too much internaliza...more
Jul 11, 2012
Jul 03, 2012
 
Things in the Night
3.46
I read about a third of this, and I'm abandoning it (for the time being?) It's nimbly written and sometimes funny, but it seems rather aimless and plo...more
Jul 14, 2014
Jul 11, 2014
 
Budapest
3.61
I got about halfway with this before I decided it was wasting my time. The writing is strong, the translation is fluid, but I simply don't care about...more
Jan 04, 2013
Jan 01, 2013
 
Jakob von Gunten
4.09
I didn't finish the book, but there doesn't seem to be an "abandoned" category. I'm not quite half way through this short novel, and I just can't thin...more
Nov 04, 2009
Oct 06, 2009
 
The Veiled Suite: The Collected Poems
4.68
For the time being, I'm abandoning this. I've read all but the last two collections, but am just not enjoying most of it. I came at it primarily not e...more
Mar 10, 2010
Feb 20, 2010
 
Stargorod: A Novel in Many Voices
3.75
I quit a little more than halfway through. Fairly entertaining, interesting sidelights of life in the very late years of the Soviet Union; but after a...more
Apr 02, 2014
Nov 23, 2013
 
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
4.25
I didn't finish. I quit. Tired of endless discussions of food and dress; tired of endlessly unnecessary cruelty.
Apr 02, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
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