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The Princess Bride
4.24
Believe it or not this was required reading in my High School by a very eccentric English teacher of mine. We had a great time laughing about all the...more
Jan 1987
Jan 09, 2009
 
Idoru (Bridge, #2)
3.73
This one just didn't grab me. At times I relished the Gibson flair for otherworldly scenarios and the very unfamiliar but very distinctive in some pas...more
not set
Jan 09, 2009
 
Crow Killer: The Saga of Liver-Eating Johnson
3.93
I found this book at a house up along the Madison River in Montana. Nothing more than the intriguing title pull my eye to it and I have to say I was r...more
Sep 18, 2011
Sep 19, 2011
 
The Fountainhead
3.82
I know you are supposed to eventually grow out of the admiration for this book's message but I can't help thinking that there is a bit of it stuck in...more
not set
Jan 26, 2009
 
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
4.04
Krakauer's guilt was palpable throughout. It effectively controlled his recounting of the story - in a good way - and supplied the reader a very chill...more
not set
Jan 09, 2009
 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
4.38
I read this the DAY before the movie came out. My old boss raved about well before anyone took reading a Harry Potter book seriously...well, anyone I...more
Jan 2000
Jan 09, 2009
 
The Mysterious Stranger
4.14
This story changed (or solidified) my entire take on humanity, science, religion, and what it meant to have ignored any one of these necessities. I re...more
Jan 1984
Jan 09, 2009
 
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
3.49
Neat story about what it'd be like to live out your life in reverse and occasionally sync up with your "age" where you alternately fit in and out of t...more
Jan 29, 2009
Jan 29, 2009
 
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
4.05
I picked this up when delayed seven hours at the airport and finished it on the flight. I felt as though I had just watched a first-person recount of...more
not set
Jan 26, 2009
 
The Telling (Hainish Cycle #8)
3.81
I never finished this one as I found it too laborious. The story was apparently continuing from another volume and I'll admit it might have been more...more
not set
Jan 26, 2009
 
The Queen of the Damned (The Vampire Chronicles, #3)
3.81
This was a fun read insofar as the history and conclusion were handled with a clever dexterity and believability that Rice must have spent some time c...more
Jan 1992
Jan 09, 2009
 
Radix (Radix, #1)
3.88
I "stole" this book from my friends' housemate who had stolen their music equipment. He who had a footlocker we broke into filled with sex toys and so...more
Jan 1994
Jan 09, 2009
 
The Tale of the Body Thief (The Vampire Chronicles, #4)
3.66
In keeping with my review Vampire Lestat, I have to say it was again a great experience seeing what trouble Lestat could get himself into. Typically g...more
Jan 1994
Jan 09, 2009
 
The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles, #2)
4.00
This book in the trilogy simply kicked ass. Lestat had none of the concerns Louis did and to see his take on the life of a vampire was just so much mo...more
not set
Jan 09, 2009
 
Twisted Web (Nolan Kilkenny, #3)
3.50
This was the first time I had EVER bought a book for a flight and I was pleasantly entertained. I don't know if it is typical for the spy/suspense gen...more
Jan 2004
Jan 26, 2009
 
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently #1)
3.96
I loved this book and all its silliness. One scene from the book where the couch got stuck on its way into the apartment actually happened me. Of cour...more
Jan 1991
Jan 09, 2009
 
Neuromancer (Sprawl, #1)
3.83
Goodness gracious...you haven't read this yet! Cyberpunk through and through. Later sequels get more polish but starting here is important not only fo...more
Jan 1992
Jan 09, 2009
 
The Road
3.94
My kind of story: gritty and lyrical post-apocalyptic tale of perseverance. It's one long struggle with apparent hopelessness that McCarthy pushes alo...more
Jan 08, 2009
Jan 09, 2009
 
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
3.82
Way into the psychological studies written lately. This book confirmed some instincts I had about perspective and helped solidify my beliefs about rel...more
May 28, 2007
Jan 09, 2009
 
America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction
4.02
Full of funny! However, just like any "textbook" I couldn't get through it all. There are so many jokes and great satire but maybe I'll just need to p...more
Jan 2005
Jan 09, 2009
 
Neverwhere
4.16
Fun and difficult to put down. I had a good time reading Gaiman's romp through a fanciful alternate reality based in London. Apparently there is a mov...more
May 10, 2008
Jan 09, 2009
 
Lost In Place: Growing Up Absurd in Suburbia
3.88
A book about the adolescents in America. Not intentionally written about all of us but it really smacked of all the crazy times I experienced growing...more
Jan 1998
Jan 09, 2009
 
Snow Crash
3.97
This book renewed my interest/faith in the sci-fi genre. Not since the Gibson trilogy had I read such a deeply "cool" take on alternate planes of exis...more
Jan 1999
Jan 09, 2009
 
The Bull from the Sea (Theseus, #2)
4.05
I read this out of sequence but not sure if I would have liked it anymore. I found the writing difficult or at least not very engaging.
Jan 1984
Jan 09, 2009
 
The Crying Of Lot 49
3.71
Too long ago to remember exactly what I thought but it did have some memorable lines that stuck in my head.
Jan 1989
Jan 09, 2009
 
Bricks And Anchors
3.70
Great stories - whether true or not - that reminded me of the time I spent living in SF. Same crazy people.
Jan 1995
Jan 09, 2009
 
The Crystal Cave (Arthurian Saga, #1)
4.10
Of all the Arthurian legend-oriented books I have read I throuroughly enjoyed The Crystal Cave.
Jan 1986
Jan 09, 2009
 
Interview With The Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1)
3.95
I really liked the feel of this one albeit Louis as a character kinda bugged. Such a whiny vampire!
Jan 1992
Jan 09, 2009
 
Count Zero (Sprawl, #2)
3.96
Great "middle" book. I found it plenty eventful and easily equal to if not better than Neuromancer.
Jan 1993
Jan 09, 2009
 
Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle, #1)
3.91
Pretty heady stuff. Great story so far but a little tough reading when tired.
not set
Jan 09, 2009
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