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Striving for the Wind
4.13
really liked it
I am thankful that Heinemann, a British publisher, has seen fit to make sure that English-speaking readers have the opportunity to experience the dep ...more
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Feb 06, 2011
 
121
Mine Boy
3.90
it was amazing
Mine Boy is an unsung gem, amazing and much more potent than Alan Paton's Cry the Beloved Country . In fact, the two do not necessarily warrant compa ...more
not set
Apr 15, 2010
 
56
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
4.18
it was amazing
Rebellion and sanity. Kesey's book is brilliantly rendered, from the character development, to the tight writing style, to the way he captured that ge ...more
not set
Mar 27, 2011
 
30
 Antony and Cleopatra
3.67
really liked it
One of my favorite of Shakespeare's, along with Othello and Hamlet. This one condenses about 12 years of history into a few months, though apparently ...more
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Apr 05, 2011
 
34
Invisible Lives: The Truth about Millions of Women-Loving Women
4.00
it was amazing
The author interviewed 125 women of various ages, ethnicities, attitudes, beliefs and proclivities, to ascertain a good look at "what it is like to be ...more
not set
Apr 03, 2011
 
113
The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon
4.22
it was amazing
"A different view of the West where the bisexuals and prostitutes wear the white hats, gender is up for grabs, and every permutation of love will have ...more
not set
Apr 11, 2012
 
119
Locas
4.39
it was amazing
Per Publishers' Weekly: "One of the greatest comics ever put to paper and an essential piece of the literature of the punk movement?" You bet.
not set
Apr 12, 2012
 
42
The Red and the Black
3.87
really liked it
Like this reader, Julien Sorrel is a fool, a hypocrite, and melancholic. Stendhal manages to make everyone and everything seem bovine. Thumbs up!
not set
Apr 03, 2011
 
120
Palomar: The Heartbreak Soup Stories
4.34
it was amazing
Engross yourself in the intricate trials and tribulations of a mythical Central American townspeople who share in your foibles.
not set
Apr 12, 2012
 
118
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
4.09
really liked it
Bittersweet, often funny, vignettes about the harsh realities of life on the res.
not set
Apr 12, 2012
 
41
Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
4.15
it was amazing
A must read for any woman who takes her inner life seriously.
not set
Apr 03, 2011
 
15
Stone Junction
4.12
it was amazing
4 1/2 stars
not set
Apr 15, 2010
 
12
2666
4.20
really liked it
4 1/2 stars
not set
Apr 15, 2010
 
104
A Canticle for Leibowitz
3.97
it was amazing
brilliant
Oct 11, 2010
Sep 23, 2010
 
106
Dhalgren
3.80
it was amazing
Considered the sci fi version of Fellini's Satyricon, this controversial dystopian novel explodes the paradigms of race, sexuality, and authoritariani ...more
not set
Aug 07, 2010
 
116
Boy Genius
3.61
really liked it
Wild dogs disguised as street kids, plastic surgery that disguises Asians to look like rich white Americans, and one S. Korean child star who takes a ...more
not set
Apr 15, 2010
 
127
GraceLand
3.79
really liked it
A Nigerian teenage Elvis impersonator will do anything to find the American Dream. (What was it that Chuck D. said? That Elvis was a hero to most?)
not set
Apr 15, 2010
 
97
Lanark: A Life in Four Books
4.13
it was amazing
The brilliant odyssey of a man who will stop at nothing to escape from 'The Man.' Grey has been called Joyce, Kafka, and Pynchon rolled into one.
not set
Nov 09, 2010
 
117
In an Angry Season
3.94
it was amazing
Stark, raw narrative poetry about the oppressed in a "century/ of dishonor, suffering and pain." This book will lay your soul bare.
not set
Apr 15, 2010
 
110
The Famished Road
3.73
it was amazing
Some of us have chosen to be here, some of us have not. This post-colonial African magic realism is for those of us who have not.
not set
Apr 15, 2010
 
69
The Golden Notebook
3.75
it was amazing
Anna Wulf is my anti-heroine! At least she was in 1993....
not set
Feb 18, 2011
 
23
My Friend Matt and Hena the Whore
4.04
it was amazing
Beautiful, harrowing novel about the courage of 4 dying children in a war-torn African village.
not set
Feb 13, 2012
 
70
When the Elephants Dance: A Novel
4.03
it was amazing
When the (American and Japanese) elephants dance, the (Filipino) chickens scatter.
not set
Feb 18, 2011
 
68
Devil on the Cross
3.87
it was amazing
Witty, sarcastic take on corruption, tyranny, and the aftermath of colonialism.
not set
Feb 18, 2011
 
115
A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa
3.87
it was amazing
A NY Times' journalist's musings on the nightmare of war and greed in West Africa.
not set
Apr 15, 2010
 
114
Fredy Neptune
4.15
it was amazing
The most brilliant, awe-inspiring meditation on alienation I've ever read.
not set
Apr 15, 2010
 
83
The White Boy Shuffle
4.12
really liked it
Heady satirical narrative that upends racial stereotypes.
not set
Jul 15, 2010
 
130
City Of Saints And Madmen: The Book Of Ambergris
3.84
really liked it
4 1/2 stars
not set
Apr 15, 2010
 
39
The Color Purple
4.16
it was amazing
None
not set
Apr 03, 2011
 
81
Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me
3.82
really liked it
None
not set
Jul 12, 2010
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