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The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America
4.11
The author imbues the historical figures and accounts with personality, so much so, that parts seem invented. Apparently that's called a "narrative hi ...more
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Jul 02, 2011
 
The Rum Diary
3.83
Totally depressing, but good to read while in Puerto Rico (as I did). I hadn't read any Hunter S. (or even seen Fear and Loathing!), yet his glamorizi ...more
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Jul 02, 2011
 
The Historian
3.74
A modern day encounter with Dracula that weaves historical accounts of Vlad the Impaler, the real man on whom Dracula is based, through various fictio ...more
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Jul 02, 2011
 
The Ayatollah Begs to Differ: The Paradox of Modern Iran
3.72
**spoiler alert** Hooman Majd, having grown up in the states, but with many family ties to Iran gives an insider/outsider perspective of Iran highligh ...more
Jan 2009
Nov 11, 2008
 
The Year of Magical Thinking
3.82
Candid, personal account of life with death. Something we don't talk about enough.
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Jul 02, 2011
 
The Picture of Dorian Gray
4.02
Wilde's gothic-esque novel is sort of like a soap opera, where the protagonist's line of reasoning, and decisions make you cringe. What makes the nove ...more
Dec 06, 2008
Oct 18, 2008
 
Snow Country
3.74
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Jun 05, 2009
Oct 18, 2008
 
1984
4.09
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Aug 22, 2011
 
The Great Gatsby
3.84
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Aug 22, 2011
 
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character
4.30
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Sep 06, 2011
 
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death
4.00
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Oct 29, 2008
 
The Sorrow of the Lonely and the Burning of the Dancers
3.61
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Nov 07, 2008
 
On Photography
3.86
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Feb 18, 2009
 
The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays
4.14
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Jun 05, 2009
 
House of Leaves
4.15
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Sep 07, 2011
 
The Assassination Of Julius Caesar: A People's History Of Ancient Rome
4.07
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Aug 22, 2011
 
The Complete Stories of J.G. Ballard
4.50
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Jan 05, 2011
 
Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
4.17
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Jan 10, 2011
 
Slackjaw
3.93
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Jun 05, 2009
 
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
3.84
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Sep 06, 2011
 
Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World
4.20
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Feb 18, 2009
 
Under the Sign of Saturn: Essays
4.07
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Feb 18, 2009
 
Play It as It Lays
3.87
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Jul 02, 2011
 
Slaughterhouse-Five
4.01
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Aug 22, 2011
 
On the Road
3.66
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Jun 09, 2013
 
Ruining It For Everybody
3.70
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Jun 05, 2009
 
The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth
3.88
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Mar 09, 2009
 
In Cold Blood
4.01
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Aug 22, 2011
 
Man's Place in the Universe: A Study of the Results of Scientific Research in Relation to the Unity or Plurality of Worlds
3.00
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Mar 09, 2009
 
Speedboat
3.92
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Jun 09, 2013
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