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Edith Wharton
3.82
This will take me a year to read, at least. It is so dense. And very long. And heavy. When I am lying in bed to read this and I want to put it down, I ...more
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Jun 22, 2008
 
On Beauty
3.62
Zadie Smith is so talented. She gets accent and dialect dead-on. She is hilarious. She is brillian. And she's gorgeous. I'd love to hate her, but I'm ...more
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Jun 22, 2008
 
Everyday Drinking
3.80
Fun, light reading with Kingsley Amis' wonderful dry, British humor throughout. And about drinking. There are a large number of fun quizzes at the end ...more
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Jun 22, 2008
 
The Secret History
4.05
Holy heck. This was so good. She uses some cheap tricks to keep you turning the page: I lost count of the "...but what happened next would change ever ...more
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Jun 22, 2008
 
The Accidental
3.22
This was such a strange story, but so consistent that I was very pleased with its effect. Toward the beginning I kept re-reading the dust-jacket summa ...more
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Jun 22, 2008
 
Hotel World
3.47
I was torn on how many stars to give this one. It was an interesting exercise in clever and post-modern writing techniques. Sometimes that gets old qu ...more
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Jun 22, 2008
 
The Beautiful Fall: Lagerfeld, Saint Laurent, and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris
3.92
Good and gossipy. A blurb on my paperback copy says something to the effect of "Like US Weekly but in the 70's". The fact that Karl Lagerfeld tried to ...more
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Jun 22, 2008
 
Divisadero
3.46
Uneven. I loved the dark and dirty casino part...I wish it were a whole novel to itself. It moved fast, and it was fun to read Ondaatje's gorgeous des ...more
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Jun 22, 2008
 
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
4.16
This was fascinating. I knew that chicken nuggets were not really made of anything natural or holy, but the light Pollan sheds on "Big Organic", like ...more
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Jun 22, 2008
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