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The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1)
4.10
Have you ever found yourself reading a book, knowing you're reading crap, but the writing style and the occasional promising plot twist kept you going ...more
Jan 05, 2008
Dec 22, 2007
 
Memoirs of a Geisha
4.05
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
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Jan 2004
Dec 24, 2007
 
The Dictators: Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia
4.14
One of Overy's best books, if only for managing to bust myths and provide a massive amount of important information without boring the reader or overt ...more
Jan 2007
Dec 24, 2007
 
Empire of the Sun
3.96
Oh, Steven Spielberg, how dare you kill this wonderful book's plot with a blunt instrument, burn it, trample it and then leave it to be raped by a hor ...more
Jan 2005
Dec 24, 2007
 
The Vampire Armand (The Vampire Chronicles, #6)
3.73
I wish I hadn't bought that book. Anne really screwed up this opportunity to shed some light on a key character in her Marius-Lestat arc but she blew ...more
Jan 2003
Dec 22, 2007
 
Why the Allies Won
4.10
Excellent book. Not only does it shatter quite a few myths, it also answer the key question that is often regarded as obvious; why the allies won, rea ...more
Jan 2001
Dec 23, 2007
 
The Mint (Modern Classics)
4.23
Lawrence's style in this book is very much like that of Gunter Grass in The Tin Drum; you need to make a small dictionary in your head to understand e ...more
Jan 2007
Dec 24, 2007
 
The Gathering Storm (The Second World War, #1)
4.29
I love Churchill's writing style and his humor. Yes, he doesn't talk about absolutely everything that happened between the two world wars (his not-so- ...more
Jan 2007
Dec 23, 2007
 
Almost Like A Whale: The Origin Of Species Updated
3.81
Damn wonderful book, honestly. I started reading it a little before the strike ended and was immediately glad for the little treasure box ofchances to ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 05, 2008
 
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide : Five Complete Novels and One Story (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1-5)
4.36
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
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Jan 2002
Jan 01, 2008
 
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
 
Blast from the Past
3.37
You need to be in the army and know the type of men who stay there to understand this book and how brilliant it is.
An impossible love affair has left
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Jan 2005
Jan 01, 2008
 
Fight Club
4.19
Like a Shakespeare-ian jester, only Palahniuk is unhinged enough to criticize our society in this level and with such grace, and get to be listened to ...more
Jan 2006
Dec 24, 2007
 
Blackwood Farm (The Vampire Chronicles, #9)
3.84
Anne Rice writes sex *gasp* who'd believe it. There once was a boy with a perfect family who has a spirit haunting him everywhere, but he becomes a va ...more
Jan 2004
Dec 22, 2007
 
The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals
3.99
This book is more a historical document than a scientific paper, by today's requirements for scientific documents.
Darwing collects here his notes on t
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May 2008
Apr 10, 2008
 
Auschwitz: A History
3.59
I can't say I found any use in this book that I haven't found in other books; besides a few tidbits about holocaust denial, and some details about pos ...more
Apr 2008
Apr 02, 2008
 
Nazi Hunter: The Wiesenthal File
3.94
In Levy I found one of those rare writers which aught to be singled out and preserved; an objective historian. At first I thought this book was a slan ...more
Jan 2007
Dec 25, 2007
 
Myth And Maneater: The Story Of The Shark
3.87
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 Book Thief
4.35
When I started reading this book I thought there was too much kitsch in it but then I told myself I've been reading too much documentry history books ...more
Jun 2008
Jun 09, 2008
 
The Joy of Writing Sex: A Guide for Fiction Writers
3.68
My dad bought me this book. Yup. For my slash fanfiction. Yup.

But anyways...this is a very, very VERY helpful book, covering almost every sexual situa
...more
Jan 2005
Jan 01, 2008
 
The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews
4.02
Duffy's had it easy; the story of the amazing miraculous work of the Bielski brothers is an easy subject to research (thanks to the brothers' work the ...more
Jan 2007
Jan 01, 2008
 
Lolita
3.86
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
 
The Murderers Among Us
4.27
This very early Wiesenthal book is one of his best. Simon is a wonderful story teller, managing to describe his various hunts with humor and in captiv ...more
Jan 1996
Dec 25, 2007
 
High Society
3.73
Will this really happen if all drugs are made legal? If only marijuana was made legal? Who knows?
This book, at first glance, seems preachy but if you
...more
Jan 2005
Jan 01, 2008
 
Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death Camp
4.31
The complete book about Auschwitz, there's only very little, if any, that needs be added to this heavy and detailed account of almost every angle abou ...more
Jan 2006
Dec 25, 2007
 
The Seventh Million: The Israelis and the Holocaust
4.17
A very thorough and interesting book, Segev starts from the very beginning - the fifth exodus to Israel, of german jews fleeing the nazis - and ends w ...more
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May 17, 2008
 
The Pianist: The Extraordinary Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-45
4.26
I was delighted to discover that Szpilman is not only a gifted pianist but a talented writer. His style is light and artistic and wonderful and manage ...more
Jan 2007
Dec 25, 2007
 
We Wept Without Tears: Testimonies of the Jewish Sonderkommando from Auschwitz
4.32
This book is NOT for the weak of heart and stomach. You don't read horrid, bloody details but the details you do get are not at all easy to stomach.
A
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Jan 2003
May 17, 2008
 
Watchmen
4.32
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
 
One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs Under the British Mandate
3.91
A wonderful read; educational, well written, interesting. If you want to learn how situations got to be what they are today, this book is a mighty goo ...more
Jan 2001
Dec 22, 2007
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