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The Hippopotamus
I really enjoyed this book. I went into it not really knowing what to expect, aside from being a fan of Stephen Fry. It is definitely an adult book an ...more
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Jul 14, 2013
Battle Royale
I loved this book. It is a sick and twisted tale, and who doesn't enjoy that? The story takes place in an alternate reality of a current day (current ...more
Aug 04, 2008
Jul 30, 2008
The Golden Ass
Great book. I plann to re-read after Battle Royal. It was originally written in the 2nd century AD. The translation I have is from 1566, so if you hav ...more
Jul 2006
Jul 30, 2008
Uncle Tom's Cabin
This is a great book. Just look at the impact it had! I believe Lincolns cooment to Ms. Stowe uppon meeting her was "So this is the little lady who wt ...more
Feb 2008
Jul 30, 2008
Titus Groan (Gormenghast, #1)
I'm re-reading this right now, so I may be back to re-review it. Gormenghast is a trilogy, the first two books are my favourites. Book three is quite ...more
Nov 2006
Jul 09, 2008
Innocent Traitor
I loved this book by Alison Wier. I was reading quite a few by Phillippa Gregory. It's historical fiction, though the more sensational bits seem to be ...more
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Jul 30, 2008
The Kite Runner
Great debut. Very hard to put down. I think I read it in two nights. It's a redemption story of an Afghany (sp?) ex-patriot who is given the chance ri ...more
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Jul 30, 2008
It's Superman!
I've never been a huge superman fan. The inspiration to even read this book came after watching Kill Bill Vol 2's, superman speech. Great speech, diff ...more
Jul 30, 2008
Jul 30, 2008
The Lady Elizabeth
Another wonderful story by Ms. Wier. I was impressed by her first fictional book Innocent Traiter, and highly recommend that book too. I have also rea ...more
Nov 12, 2008
Nov 12, 2008
This one I haven't read in a couple of years. It is a satire written by Voltaire. It follows the trials and tribulations of Candide, Pangloss and othe ...more
Jan 2004
Jul 30, 2008
Unmanned (Y: The Last Man #1)
Excellent sequential art story. The author Brian K. Vaughn is also a wrtiere for Lost. His style of narrative is simular to the mighty Joss Whedon. Th ...more
Aug 15, 2008
Sep 15, 2008
Cat's Cradle
This book will change your life. I may be a Bokononist now. Though I probably always was... This is a wonderfully hilarious take on the absurdities of ...more
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Feb 01, 2014
A Fine Balance
READ THIS BOOK!!!! This is a fabulous book, you will fall in love with the characters. You will laugh and cry, and want to save them! There is no disn ...more
Feb 2008
Jul 30, 2008
Fitness Is Religion Keep the Faith
Great book for motivation. THe author uses religion as a metaphor for the practice of fitness. Whatever form that may take. His focus is on health, ra ...more
Jan 16, 2009
Jan 19, 2009
Little Green Men
Hilarious! Definately a fun read. Briefly, the synopsis is: A cold war initiative that included abducting citizen's, and giving them a close encounter ...more
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Jul 30, 2008
Detroit: An American Autopsy
Well researched, accessible and humanized portrayal of what went wrong and the collective disonance of those who should of known better.
Jan 10, 2014
Jan 10, 2014
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
Great novel, very creative and I would recommend for teen readers too. It takes place in the future, and follows three sibloings. Ender, the title cha ...more
Aug 20, 2008
Sep 15, 2008
The Complete Maus (Maus, #1-2)
This is a masterpiece. I highly recommend this book to anyone. Not only does the author tackle a very difficult subject, the Nazi holocaust, he does i ...more
Oct 18, 2008
Nov 12, 2008
The Glass Castle
A memoir of growing up in a very dysfunctional family. Mom didn;'t want the resposibilty of being a parent and Dad was bright but an alcoholic. Also, ...more
Aug 29, 2008
Sep 15, 2008
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
Excellent book. Tells the story of how the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) came to fruition. Throught the efforts of Professor James Murray and most n ...more
Jan 2005
Jul 30, 2008
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Loved this book. I saw the movie first. Would like to see it again after readoing the book. The gist of it is, the anti-hero (he is a murderer!) is th ...more
Mar 2008
Jul 30, 2008
My Booky Wook: A Memoir Of Sex, Drugs, and Stand-Up
First off, I am a HUGE fan of this man. I find his himour to be absolutely brillant. He is the perfect intersect of high brow and low brow. His vocabu ...more
May 25, 2009
May 28, 2009
A beautiful story, recounting the authors first romance. It is an honest account of that experience, in youth, of falling in love. It also accounts ho ...more
Sep 2008
Nov 12, 2008
Great book about the ghost of dslavery. The beloved that the title refers to is the child that a mother murdered to prevent her capture and life as a ...more
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Jul 30, 2008
After reading this book, I've come to the conclusion there should be a maximum allowance of the word "dude". The book didn't really keep my interest t ...more
Jan 26, 2009
Nov 13, 2008
The Other Boleyn Girl (The Tudor Court, #2)
Good read. Historical fiction, so not an autbiography, please don't interpert that way. But very entaining. I liked Contsant Princess, and recommend s ...more
Jan 2008
Jul 30, 2008
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Long Way Home (Season 8, #1)
Great, it is the continuation of the TV series. It follows what happens after "Sunny-D became an inny instead of an outie" Same Joss Whedon dialogue a ...more
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Aug 04, 2008
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
I continued to be impressed with the Potterverse, and the growth of the characters. I appreciate that Rowling never writes down to her audience,and th ...more
Oct 11, 2013
Aug 25, 2013
The Constant Princess (The Tudor Court, #1)
Loved it. Historically fiction about Katherine of Aragon. Henry the 8ths first wife.This was my favourite out of all Phillippa's books. I've read 5-6 ...more
Jan 2008
Jul 30, 2008
The Alchemist
A personal favourite. It is the story of a quest. One that begins as a search for treasure and ends up about the treeasure within. Everyone should rea ...more
Apr 19, 2007
Sep 15, 2008
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