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No Longer Human
4.00
I spent like three years just crazy depressed. Grim thoughts all the time, super self destructive, at once alienating and distributing "cries for help...more
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Oct 16, 2011
 
My Heart Is an Idiot: Essays
3.58
I only read this 'cause I had to interview the dude for the Press Street Room 220 blog. I didn't dislike it as much as I expected to. It's kind of lik...more
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Dec 10, 2012
 
BAD: The Autobiography of James Carr
4.02
Dark stuff. Carr was a scary motherfucker. You can't really go wrong with any of the books in this series.
Jan 25, 2009
Dec 13, 2008
 
The Complete Stories
4.34
I have been overwhelmed with dread once or twice in my day, so for me this book works great.
Oct 2007
Nov 12, 2008
 
Platform
3.76
This book contains the greatest observation of human condition as viewed through the lens of Michael Jackson's physical transformations throughout his...more
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Feb 23, 2014
 
The Spinoza of Market Street
4.25
"He has white skin but inside he is red. He shouts as if he were strong, but really he is weak and shaky. Throw a stone and he breaks; use a thong and...more
Nov 19, 2012
Sep 27, 2012
 
Photographs not taken: A collection of photographers' essays
3.69
It seems appropriate to mention that there is some Marcel Duchamp quote about how he wants photography to totally fuck over painting so that nobody ca...more
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Apr 23, 2013
 
Three Eerie Tales from 19th Century German
4.00
I read this hella ago but I wanted to throw a review up 'cause a new translation of the first story is coming out via NYRB pretty soon. Unless you are...more
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Jun 20, 2013
 
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
3.84
I was going to put the OED's definition of fun as my review for this book, but the OED isn't free online so I couldn't look it up to copy and paste. I...more
Mar 02, 2012
Feb 06, 2012
 
The Air-Conditioned Nightmare
3.87
Comfort zone! At this point I think I could read a Henry Miller book backwards and it wouldn't really make a difference what I think of it. His langua...more
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Feb 23, 2014
 
Diary of a Mad Old Man
3.62
JULY 12

"Even with a woman of bad character, though, her badness mustn't be obvious. The worse she is, the cleverer she has to be. That is indispensabl...more
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Apr 05, 2014
 
The Death Ship
4.22
Ever be talking about some band or something that has long since kicked the bucket as far as modern cool goes, like, "Dude, yeah, I can't listen to 'e...more
Sep 27, 2012
Sep 07, 2012
 
Whatever
3.57
"Let's put a chimpanzee in a tiny cage fronted by concrete bars. The Animal would go berserk, throw itself against the walls, rip out its hair, inflic...more
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May 10, 2013
 
Ways of Seeing
3.76
I've actually sat down to try to read this like four or five times over the years but it was super hard for me because every edition I've ever seen is...more
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Jul 02, 2012
 
Against Interpretation and Other Essays
4.09
I didn't read everything in this (I know I skipped the Godard stuff 'cause I didn't care), but I knocked out most of it I think. For me, I would read...more
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Feb 06, 2012
 
The Loom of Ruin
4.11
The highest of airport literature ever writ. Essentially a scathing lampoon of airport literature readership; I can easily imagine all twelve hundred...more
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Jun 09, 2012
 
Jesus' Son
4.18
My friend left this at my house so I read it before he came back to reclaim it. The part about the guy with the knife in his face was good. So was the...more
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Jul 16, 2012
 
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
4.10
'In this world no shirt, no pair of pants, no shoes can be so shabby that some human being will not say: "Let me have it, please; look at mine, Thank...more
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Feb 23, 2014
 
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
3.86
This was way good. I liked the stories about dads and the stories about adults with weird sex problems the best. So cool. If you're not into that thou...more
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Feb 06, 2012
 
Oblivion
4.04
Watching two David Foster Wallace fans talk about his work is like watching two dogs sniffing each others butts and humping and yapping and stuff. It'...more
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Jun 26, 2012
 
In Translation: Translators on Their Work and What It Means
4.55
I read this 'cause I was supposed to interview Susan Bernofsky for this thing but her publicist dropped the ball or something. I'm not really sure wha...more
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Oct 11, 2013
 
Naked Lunch
3.48
I read this in high school and when I was done my friend asked me how it was and I was like, "well, I just finished it... it think..." and I kinda tra...more
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Jun 09, 2012
 
Belka, Why Don't You Bark?
2.59
I'd have given this book a mere "it was ok" rating if it weren't for the fact that it's one of the weirdest books I've read in a while. Extra points j...more
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Dec 10, 2012
 
Autobiography of a Corpse
3.88
I liked the ideas behind these stories more than I actually enjoyed reading then. I dunno, maybe I just wan't in the mood. Here's a thing I wrote abou...more
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Apr 05, 2014
 
The Blue Dog and Other Fables from the French
4.00
I actually went to the trouble to upload this into the Goodreads database, so I think that alone is a testament to this being worth a go. Weirdly sad,...more
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Feb 23, 2014
 
Ganges No. 4
4.28
If you have read anything from Huizenga's Ganges series then you already know what to expect. Good, heady and weird comic writing. I only bothered to...more
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Feb 06, 2012
 
As I Lay Dying
3.72
it's got all these elements that i feel like i would love, i looked forward to reading this for days, and now idk why but it bored my buns off. it too...more
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Oct 11, 2013
 
Great Tales Of Terror (A Watermill Classic)
3.80
I hadn't read any Poe since like sixth grade, but it was totally some Edgar weather the other night so I pulled this shit off my shelf and read it whi...more
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Feb 22, 2013
 
We, the Children of Cats
3.94
Incorporates some of that magical realism shit without making you feel like a fourteen year old girl, which is cool... not that there's anything wrong...more
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Dec 17, 2012
 
Mourner at the Door
3.48
I still had a couple of stories to finish in this but my roommate's dog tore it apart before I got around to it. I didn't really care either way. Thou...more
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Aug 21, 2012
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