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For Whom the Bell Tolls
The Spanish Civil War is a very interesting historical event, but this story is full of bad dialogue, glorifies the brave American, and largely ignore ...more
Jan 2000
Nov 19, 2007
Godzilla (Monsters Series)
I used to check this book out of my elementary school library over and over. My brother-in-law found one at a library sale in New England somewhere an ...more
Jan 2012
Jan 25, 2012
I Should Have Stayed Home: The Worst Trips of Great Writers (Travel Literature Series)
Terrible travel writing - was it written by 8th graders? Some stories were ok, but mostly it was awful.
Jun 2005
Oct 31, 2007
Taming the Star Runner
a little boring compared to the other Hinton books.
Sep 1991
Oct 12, 2007
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
Mildly-amusing anecdotes and character sketches done with a total lack of humility, and more name-dropping than seems possible. No development, confli ...more
Mar 31, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
Unexpected New York: 87 Discoveries In Familiar Places
This dude seriously should have hired a photographer and a designer, because the book looks like a lump of shit, but it's really cute that he did it a ...more
Aug 04, 2009
Jul 23, 2009
The People of Paper
The style is really interesting at first but it gets annoying and gimmicky. A lot of stuff seems like it was thrown in without really being thought th ...more
May 03, 2009
Apr 20, 2009
My mom really likes this cat, so when saw it on the street for $1 I had to buy it.
Jul 26, 2009
Jul 26, 2009
The Unknown American Revolution: The Unruly Birth of Democracy and the Struggle to Create America
This book is really interesting - instead of being just a history of the founding fathers, it explains what was going on at every level of society, wh ...more
Mar 10, 2010
Mar 03, 2008
Harry and the Terrible Whatzit
just rediscovered this childhood favorite!
not set
Jun 22, 2012
The Sickness Unto Death (Kierkegaard's Writings, Vol 19)
"The human being is a spirit. But what is spirit? Spirit is the self. But what is the self? The self is a relation which relates to itself, or that in ...more
Mar 2008
Feb 04, 2008
When you are engulfed in Flames
I just don't care about what he has to say. He's a one-trick pony.
Jul 26, 2009
Jul 22, 2009
way better than oscar wao. way way way better.
Sep 29, 2013
Sep 26, 2013
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Good, interesting, but glosses over the slavery and only devotes one paragraph to Jefferson's very significant role in the displacement of Native Amer ...more
Sep 25, 2013
Sep 02, 2013
Great Ghost Stories (Thrift Editions)
I bought this book for $2 at the Poe House in Baltimore. There's no Poe in it (I already have his collected works) but it does have Bram Stoker, Charl ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 10, 2007
I thought it was badly written. I liked the characters but don't think she did enough with them. This is the only thing I've read by Toni Morrison, bu ...more
Mar 2005
Oct 31, 2007
Running with Scissors
Pale immitation of David Sedaris. It might have been a fun read, but on every page he's litterally saying "My life was so crazy I couldn't believe it. ...more
Jan 2005
Oct 31, 2007
Light in August
Like most Faulkner books, this one starts of with interesting characters and story lines but doesn't manage them well at all. He finished writing a di ...more
Mar 2004
Oct 11, 2007
Last Days of Christ the Vampire
Fun idea that could have made for interesting satire if the writing weren't so crappy. It's full of characters with no personalities that go on childi ...more
May 29, 2009
Mar 23, 2009
On the Road
If you have never been on a cross country road trip, read this and then go do it. It will inspire you. my mistake was reading this after my trip, and ...more
Jul 1998
Oct 12, 2007
Nightmare of Ecstasy: The Life and Art of Edward D. Wood
This book is fun if you like Ed Wood, but it's just clips from interviews with no overarching narrative. And towards the end I noticed tons of typos. ...more
Dec 2006
Oct 25, 2007
One Hand Clapping
If you like Clockwork Orange, you should read this one too. It's not quite the same, but still a good read. It's too bad Burgess is mostly just known ...more
Jul 1998
Nov 19, 2007
My Last Sigh
Really interesting life story of a great director. Especially interesting because of his relationship to Dali and Garcia Lorca, not to mention Breton ...more
Dec 2000
Nov 16, 2007
Heart of Darkness
I love the smell of napalm in the morning. and i love that a book so old is still quite releveant, maybe more now that it was written in this age of t ...more
Aug 2001
Oct 12, 2007
The Idiot
it's rare to find a novel over 500 pages that really needs to be that long. this is a really good book, but it was a let down after having read crime ...more
Aug 2000
Oct 12, 2007
Harry Potter y el cáliz de fuego (Harry Potter, #4)
I was hesitant to read a kids book, and am always wary of anythiong so outrageously popular as Harry Potter. So I think that if I read it in Spanish i ...more
Oct 2007
Jun 21, 2007
The Old Man and the Sea
Hemingway is one of the truly crappiest writers of dialogue I know. Fortunately there is very little dialogue in this book. The storry is compelling a ...more
Mar 2007
Oct 12, 2007
The World According to Garp
Gratuitous rape scene, anyone? It's like a Clint Eastwood western in that respect. I also don't see the point to the quirkiness, it didn't do it for m ...more
Dec 1997
Oct 12, 2007
Kafka on the Shore
So many interesting things going on here, but such an unsatisfying conclusion. Really runs out of steam and gets a little boring and pointless after p ...more
Oct 09, 2011
Apr 27, 2011
She Came to Stay
Existentilist novel by talented female write - I love Sartre & co., but it's nice to read a work of existentialism not based entirely around mascu ...more
Jul 2006
Oct 31, 2007
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