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Memoirs of a Geisha
4.03
How honest and true a picture can an American man paint on the world of a geisha? Not much, in my opinion.
True, until the second world war starts, the...more
Jan 2004
Dec 24, 2007
 
Myth And Maneater: The Story Of The Shark
3.92
Oh, Webster, why did you not live long enough to write more of this delightful book? To write more, in general? The world lost a great writer when you...more
Jan 2007
Dec 24, 2007
 
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide: Five Complete Novels and One Story (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #1-5)
4.35
Often I ran around with this book in public and people though I was reading the bible...it's a bible of some sort, in a sense.
The Hitch Hiker's Guide...more
Jan 2002
Jan 01, 2008
 
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
3.46
First, let's set apart the style and art of writing from the plot. It's brilliant. I didn't describe it as an 'art' of writing for no reason, because...more
Jan 2007
Jan 01, 2008
 
The Gormenghast Novels (Gormenghast, #1-3)
3.98
The Gormenghast trilogy is a wonderful read, written excellently and in a captivating style. The bizarre world of Gormenghast (and the world outside i...more
Jan 2001
Dec 25, 2007
 
Lolita
3.85
This book is art in fiction. This is the best example of an author becoming a character, to write and describe everything through his eyes until the r...more
Jan 2002
Dec 25, 2007
 
Parachute Infantry: An American Paratrooper's Memoir of D-Day and the Fall of the Third Reich
4.01
Aah, Webster, how I love thee and thine writing style. If you want to clean your head from the Spanks cheesy American kitsch about perfect hero soldie...more
Jan 2006
Dec 23, 2007
 
Vanity Fair
3.73
What a wonderful book!! Probably the ultimate answer to all the annoying, sticky, romantically-obsessed Jane Airs and Emma novels where everything's w...more
Jan 2002
Dec 25, 2007
 
Making History
3.97
You never really put your mind to it, the thought of what might really happen if Hitler was never born. To the many people who ignorantly see Hitler a...more
Jan 2002
Jan 01, 2008
 
Dracula
3.94
To be honest, it's not the best vampire book I've read (Anne Rice's early books are much better) and I admit I've nodded off halfway through it. The c...more
Jan 2000
Dec 22, 2007
 
Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
4.41
It's an OK book. It's well written, though Ambrose's high school boy crush on Mr Winters and his buddies is a little too obvious and uncomfortable for...more
Jan 2006
Dec 23, 2007
 
Gone with the Wind
4.25
Yes yes yes yes, I hate cheesy romance nonsense but Scarlett's different; Scarlett's a sneaky, cunning little thing and she's no lady which only makes...more
Jan 1999
Dec 24, 2007
 
The Kitchen God's Wife
3.93
I like this book, which did not lay quite as heavily as her other books on the relationship between a Chinese mother and daughter and also managed to...more
Jan 2004
Dec 24, 2007
 
The Eyes of the Dragon
3.90
As usual, when Stephen king chooses to write about the human monstrosity, he produces some of his best works. Told as a fairytale, it hold within it f...more
Jan 2006
Dec 24, 2007
 
Watchmen
4.31
I liked the idea behind watchmen; particularly the idea of crime fighters without super powers, who are eventually rejected by society, very refreshin...more
Jan 2005
Dec 22, 2007
 
The Complete Maus (Maus, #1-2)
4.49
A brilliant comic book. Despite the 'mask' of animals on the people, the emotions, drama and horror are perfectly depicted by this very honest piece o...more
Jan 2004
Dec 22, 2007
 
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1)
3.95
I liked Oz's drawing as a child so much I used to leaf through the pages of the copy I had as a girl just to look at them. Though I prefer Lewis Carol...more
Jan 2007
Dec 25, 2007
 
The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles, # 2)
4.01
I love this early Lestat before the Mary Jane possessed his body and the lives of everyone around him. Perhaps one of the most educating books to the...more
Jan 2003
Dec 22, 2007
 
Interview With The Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1)
3.95
I enjoyed Interview whenever I read and re-read it; it's just written well. Anne Rice has an ability to write in an enchanting way and Interview is ce...more
Jan 1997
Dec 22, 2007
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