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Next
3.48
liked it
I'm giving Next four stars, but my rating doesn't really reflect the literary "quality" of the book. The four stars come from my love of the subject m ...more
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Nov 21, 2008
 
The Goose Bath
4.64
it was amazing
Janet Frame's poetry unlocked a portion of my brain I am sure I never used before. I don't know how I survived without it, or her poems. Janet Frame r ...more
Jan 2008
Jul 19, 2008
 
Deep River Talk: Collected Poems
4.40
liked it
Hone Tuwhare is legendary in New Zealand, of course, so I was eager to read this book following his death. Several of the poems simply astounded me wi ...more
Sep 24, 2008
Sep 14, 2008
 
The Complete Short Stories
4.28
it was amazing
Loved it, loved it, loved it! This volume contains most of my favorite stories (The Old Man and the Sea is missing) and a fantastic section of previou ...more
Sep 19, 2008
Sep 14, 2008
 
1984
4.14
really liked it
I read this way back in the day, and loved it so much I read it three times more over the years ... and each time found myself morbidly depressed for ...more
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Jul 18, 2008
 
The Best American Short Stories 2008
3.82
it was amazing
Full of haunting stories -- The Year of Silence, in particular -- a brilliant collection of writing at its best.
Oct 20, 2009
Oct 16, 2009
 
Midnight's Children
3.99
I am hooked.
not set
Dec 13, 2009
 
Interpreter of Maladies
4.12
it was amazing
The power of each story comes from its simplicity, its carefully woven nuance and its power to haunt long after the book has been closed. Meaning cont ...more
Mar 2009
Feb 20, 2009
 
The Sound and the Fury
3.86
really liked it
Masterfully written and powerful, but tragic loss seeps from every page. A must read, but not a feel-good book.
not set
Aug 03, 2008
 
The Prophet
4.22
it was amazing
None
Jan 1990
Oct 09, 2009
 
Letters from the Hive: An Intimate History of Bees, Honey, and Humankind
3.63
really liked it
None
Sep 14, 2008
Jul 19, 2008
 
The Granta Book of the American Short Story
4.07
it was amazing
None
Aug 2009
Aug 30, 2009
 
Gunga Din and Other Favorite Poems
3.95
really liked it
None
not set
Jul 19, 2008
 
The Postmodern Short Story: Forms and Issues
3.00
liked it
None
Oct 30, 2009
Oct 16, 2009
 
Sweetness and Light: The Mysterious History of the Honey Bee
3.67
liked it
None
Sep 14, 2008
Jul 18, 2008
 
The Pearl
3.40
it was amazing
None
not set
Jul 18, 2008
 
Romeo and Juliet (A Shakespeare Story)
4.02
it was amazing
None
Jan 1984
Oct 09, 2009
 
The Great Gatsby
3.89
it was amazing
None
not set
Jul 18, 2008
 
Night (The Night Trilogy #1)
4.30
really liked it
None
Jan 1990
Oct 09, 2009
 
The Contemporary American Short Story
4.26
really liked it
None
Dec 13, 2009
Oct 30, 2009
 
Selected Stories
4.30
it was amazing
None
not set
Dec 13, 2009
 
The Poetry of Robert Frost (Collected Poems, Complete & Unabridged)
4.23
it was amazing
None
Apr 1995
Oct 21, 2009
 
Reading Stanley Elkin
3.67
liked it
None
Oct 10, 2009
Oct 09, 2009
 
Stanley Elkin
4.00
really liked it
None
Oct 13, 2009
Oct 10, 2009
 
The Old Man and the Sea
3.72
it was amazing
None
not set
Jul 18, 2008
 
The Sun Also Rises
3.83
liked it
None
Jan 1987
Oct 09, 2009
 
The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories
3.88
really liked it
None
not set
Jul 18, 2008
 
The Importance of Being Earnest
4.17
None
not set
Nov 21, 2008
 
The Bird Woman: A Novel
3.31
it was ok
None
May 30, 2009
Feb 08, 2009
 
Congo
3.55
liked it
None
not set
Jul 18, 2008
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