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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
4.49
**spoiler alert** I was first introduced to Harry Potter in a Children’s Lit class in college. I had resisted this popular phenomenon until I was forc ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 09, 2007
 
Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle
4.18
Most people give accolades to Nabokov for simply being Nabokov, and I have to admit, I'm always tempted to fall in with the flock rather than give my ...more
Aug 2007
Jul 25, 2007
 
Gravity's Rainbow
4.03
As I was finishing Gravity's Rainbow (took me 2 months), I started kicking around an question that hadn't necessarily occured to me when I started: Am ...more
Oct 2007
Aug 03, 2007
 
The Nonexistent Knight & The Cloven Viscount
4.02
Last night, I finished the first novella in this book, Calvino's The Nonexistent Night, and as Calvino stands among my favorite novelists, I can't say ...more
Oct 2007
Sep 15, 2007
 
Remembrance of Things Past: Volume I - Swann's Way & Within a Budding Grove
4.28
Mark Twain once made that comment about classics being books that everyone talks about but no one reads, and it might be no truer than with Proust mon ...more
Jan 2008
Dec 05, 2007
 
A Boy's Own Story
3.76
This book starts out well, giving an interesting evokation of a gay man's youth in the Midwest, small town America, but when the main character enters ...more
Apr 2008
May 07, 2008
 
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
4.47
Continuing with my rereading of the Harry Potter series, I finished the fourth book again on Sunday night. I first read this in late '03 in one sittin ...more
Oct 2007
Sep 15, 2007
 
Home (Gilead, #2)
3.89
So far, I can't decide whether I like this or Gilead better, which is the highest compliment I can give. They're both so full of beauty and compassion ...more
Sep 10, 2008
Sep 05, 2008
 
Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories
3.87
Goodbye, Columbus is the only Philip Roth book I enjoy completely. Sure, I laughed at Portnoy's Complaint, but in the end, I can reduce its themes to ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 06, 2007
 
All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, #1)
3.94
All the Pretty Horses is a beautiful and brutal book told in a simple, matter-of-fact tone, and it marks my first encounter with Cormac McCarthy. A fr ...more
Aug 2007
Jul 24, 2007
 
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)
4.30
The first time I read this book, I was entirely underwhelmed. I had enjoyed Sorcerer's Stone, and felt that this was a rather tiresome and less intere ...more
Sep 2007
Sep 15, 2007
 
After Dark
3.65
Although I adore the topics Murakami tends to tackle along with his tone and style, I always come away from his novels feeling as though plot-wise, so ...more
May 18, 2008
May 19, 2008
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
4.57
Like most of the reading public, I spent the bulk of my weekend finishing the final Harry Potter book. I walked into Border's Saturday morning, walked ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 15, 2007
 
For Whom the Bell Tolls
3.93
For Whom the Bell Tolls is a book that I thoroughly enjoyed, but will most likley never revisit. Locked inside, there are beautiful moments and nugget ...more
Jul 2007
Jun 27, 2007
 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
4.38
I just reread the first Harry Potter book for two reasons.

The first was that I finished the series and wanted to go back to see how the first stacks
...more
Sep 2007
Sep 02, 2007
 
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)
4.47
Most people agree that Prisoner of Azkaban is where the Harry Potter series really begins to take off, and I find myself among this camp, as JK Rowlin ...more
Sep 2007
Sep 15, 2007
 
Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War
3.85
The most interesting thing in this book is the humanity of its historical figures. What we have with Mayflower is not a book in which all English were ...more
Nov 2007
Aug 11, 2007
 
Ordinary Resurrections
4.20
This is the first Johnathan Kozol book I've read and it went by very quickly. The man writes with conviction and compassion although it borders on sen ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 07, 2008
 
The Road
3.94
Ordinarily I'm not a fan of post-apocalyptic novels. It seems a bit too easy to say, see how crazy the world is after a plague, or a nuclear holocaust ...more
Dec 13, 2007
Dec 11, 2007
 
Post Office
4.03
Bukowski can be a breath of fresh air, and Post Office reminds me that the best writing results for allowing an individual voice to flow. Often people ...more
May 17, 2008
May 19, 2008
 
The Brothers Karamazov
4.28
This is the only one of Dostoevski's final five novels I haven't read. Well, it's about time...
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Aug 20, 2007
 
V.
3.97
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Aug 03, 2007
 
Ficciones
4.48
None
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Aug 06, 2007
 
Trainspotting
4.04
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Sep 06, 2007
 
Seeing (Blindness, #2)
3.70
None
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May 07, 2008
 
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
4.09
None
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Sep 15, 2007
 
Pnin
3.91
None
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Aug 03, 2007
 
The Age Of Turbulence: Adventures In A New World
3.57
None
Mar 17, 2008
Jan 04, 2008
 
Revolutionary Road
3.86
None
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Nov 14, 2007
 
The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature
4.03
None
Jul 2007
Jun 27, 2007
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