The History of Love
3.89
Nicole Krauss is married to Jonathan Safran Foer. They both live in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and they both write clever, critically acclaimed novels feat...more
not set
Jul 17, 2007
 
Hunger
4.10
A wiser man than me (read: Chris Rock) once said, "If a homeless person has a funny sign, he hasn't been homeless that long. A real homeless person is...more
not set
Aug 13, 2007
 
A Simple Plan
3.89
Scott Smith's books are, above all, methodical. For all their chaos and violence, everything seems inevitable, everyone acts logically, and yet, witho...more
not set
Oct 01, 2007
 
No Country for Old Men
4.09
No Country For Old Men may be Cormac McCarthy's most accessible and fun book yet, but that doesn't mean there's nothing more to it. Ostensibly the sto...more
not set
Jul 16, 2007
 
Only Revolutions
3.19
Oh, what a gimmick! Two stories, sharing the page, meeting at page 180, and continuing on to page 360 where the ending of each story is also the begin...more
not set
Jan 25, 2008
 
Foreskin's Lament
3.81
I believe in God. It's been a real problem for me.

Alas, Shalom Auslander's problems with God aren't so easily shrugged off. His problems with God are...more
not set
Sep 02, 2007
 
The Emperor's Children
2.89
It's no secret how The Emperor's Children will end. Claire Messud's novel follows a group of New Yorkers, all connected in some way, during the summer...more
not set
Aug 22, 2007
 
Gravity's Rainbow
4.03
When I was at the Mets game last week, the crowd started doing the wave during the seventh inning, and everyone watched anxiously as it went from one...more
Aug 25, 2008
Jun 09, 2008
 
Finn
3.71
Using Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as a blueprint, particularly the scene where Jim and Huck discover Pap Finn's body, Jon Clinch e...more
not set
Jun 28, 2007
 
Black Swan Green
3.96
Growing up is tough going anywhere, and the town of Black Swan Green is no different. David Mitchell's novel follows Jason Taylor, a thirteen-year-old...more
not set
Nov 23, 2007
 
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
3.84
Based on a short story he wrote for The New Yorker, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is Junot Diaz's first novel and second book, coming almost te...more
not set
Jun 21, 2007
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7)
4.57
Without giving too much away, Harry, Ron, and Hermione have foregone their senior year at Hogwarts to search out and destroy the pieces of Voldemort's...more
not set
Jul 24, 2007
 
Memories of My Melancholy Whores
3.56
I came to this book without much Marquez experience, having only read the superb novella, "Chronicle of a Death Foretold," and the often-beautiful, mo...more
not set
Nov 05, 2007
 
God Is Dead
3.75
Ron Currie asks us to please believe, for two hundred pages or so, that God has come to Earth as a Dinka woman and died in the desert of Darfur. His d...more
Aug 2007
Aug 03, 2007
 
The Year of Magical Thinking
3.81
A sad story told with heartbreaking simplicity. Joan Didion's daughter is hospitalized unexpectedly for complications stemming from pneumonia and goes...more
not set
Jun 21, 2007
 
Dope
3.58
In her previous novel, Come Closer, Sara Gran puts an unusual spin on the horror genre, transcending the usual demon possession story with beautifully...more
not set
Sep 17, 2007
 
Gone, Baby, Gone (Kenzie & Gennaro, #4)
4.11
For the most part, Gone, Baby, Gone is a by-the-book mystery. There are the wise-cracking detectives, the hardened police officers, the hints that thi...more
not set
Nov 02, 2007
 
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
4.00
Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor-in-chief of the French Elle Magazine before suffering a paralyzing stroke that left him unable to move anything bu...more
not set
Nov 02, 2007
 
Go Tell It on the Mountain
3.95
James Baldwin's semi-autobiographical first novel, Go Tell It On the Mountain, reads like Virginia Woolf in Harlem. Its hypnotic stream-of-consciousne...more
not set
Oct 10, 2007
 
Tree of Smoke
3.56
Big and messy and wonderful, Tree of Smoke follows a group of people for more than a decade as they try to navigate their way through the political, m...more
Mar 24, 2009
Feb 23, 2009
 
Into the Wild
3.89
The story of Christopher McCandless who graduated from Emory, gave all his savings to charity, and ventured out west and ultimately, to Alaska, where...more
not set
Jan 07, 2008
 
Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, #1)
4.00
Lee Child's newest novel, Bad Luck and Trouble, was one of the best thrillers I've read in a long time. The prose was stripped down, the hero Jack Rea...more
not set
Feb 19, 2008
 
The Killer Angels
4.26
A play-by-play account of the battle of Gettysburg, told from the points of view of Longstreet, Chamberlain, Lee, and many more soldiers who made toug...more
not set
Dec 21, 2007
 
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
4.20
The best book about writing I've ever read. Inspiring, down-to-earth, even mean sometimes. Anne Lamott doles out advice, personal experiences, hope, a...more
Mar 24, 2008
Feb 27, 2008
 
Black Fridays (Jason Stafford, #1)
3.75
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Jun 22, 2012
Jun 19, 2012
 
Paranoia
3.75
None
Jan 02, 2014
Dec 29, 2013
 
Under the Bright Lights
3.59
None
May 06, 2009
May 01, 2009
 
The Ones You Do
3.91
None
May 11, 2009
May 06, 2009
 
Night Passage (Jesse Stone, #1)
3.92
None
May 2011
Jul 13, 2011
 
The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
4.11
None
Apr 18, 2011
Apr 14, 2011
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