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Clea (The Alexandria Quartet, #4)
definitely worth reading to the end, the alexandria quartet is beautifully written and has a few plot twists if you need those too.
Mar 25, 2010
Mar 18, 2010
written in 1901, tells the story of an Indian born white boy, who has the mannerisms of native India but is sent to school to be a Sahib. he meets man...more
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Jan 19, 2011
Pale Fire
This book is one of my favorites, possibly the best book every written. It's amazing how many puzzles and mysteries come out of this short novel--peop...more
May 30, 2009
Apr 15, 2009
The Naked and the Dead
gave up about half way through the book. i didn't care about any of the characters, they didn't have any depth. also, the frequent use of military jar...more
May 29, 2010
May 24, 2010
The Golden Bowl
the man is WAY too wordy. this would've been a better book if it didn't have the incredibly long ending of nothing. no one ever directly says what the...more
Oct 18, 2009
Oct 01, 2009
Light in August
definitely a better read than his other famous novels, the sound and the fury and as i lay dying. written more as a story than a narrative with a plot...more
Jan 07, 2010
Dec 15, 2009
despite the fact that it's mainly people talking to each other, this book draws you in, and you become part of the downstairs life. interesting style,...more
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Mar 28, 2010
The Ginger Man
very, very boring. rich 20-somethings running around spending too much and then taking advantage of others until the next check comes. supposed to be...more
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Sep 23, 2010
Of Human Bondage
very very boring. did not like the main character at all and the account of his life was not worth putting on the top 100 list. DO NOT READ THIS BOOK....more
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Oct 25, 2010
Sophie's Choice
this is one of those books you'll ask everyone if they've read it. the characters are so vivid, i wish they were actual people. i can't put into words...more
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Feb 20, 2011
The Sheltering Sky
this review by tennessee williams says it all. read it.
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Sep 29, 2010
Go Tell It on the Mountain
very personal story of a family's generations and their individual views on their lives. not as much despair as a richard wright novel, but just as mo...more
Nov 11, 2009
Nov 06, 2009
The House of Mirth
pretty good, though the end of these enlightened women of the 1800's books is always disappointing and depressing.
May 11, 2010
May 06, 2010
Zuleika Dobson
wow. this is the most boring book i have EVER read. do not read it.
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Sep 28, 2009
a writer writing about writing, more specifically, journalism by telegram. very good satire and an easy, engaging read.
Apr 07, 2010
Apr 01, 2010
Point Counter Point
kind of boring, don't bother. read brave new world instead.
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Aug 11, 2010
Franny and Zooey
i don't get salinger.
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Mar 14, 2011
Under the Net
boring. too much symbolism and philosophy. didn't finish.
May 06, 2010
May 03, 2010
The Old Wives' Tale
very engaging, interesting story about two sisters on divergent paths in life. takes place during the industrial revolution in suburban england.
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Sep 02, 2010
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man/Dubliners
this book is boring, yet written well. i enjoy parts but really, i stopped reading after he got into god.
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Dec 18, 2010
Midnight's Children
UPDATE: i know a little more about india's history and kind of appreciate rushdie more. i think i'll try santanic verses. what follows is my previous...more
Jun 14, 2010
May 29, 2010
Balthazar (The Alexandria Quartet, #2)
excellent, much better than justine!
Mar 06, 2010
Feb 21, 2010
excellent story of a man who can't stay in one place during the depression. shows the life of a drifter who doesn't keep a steady job and drinks his m...more
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Jan 30, 2010
Appointment in Samarra/Butterfield 8/Hope of Heaven
Appointment in Samarra: 1930 Gibbsville, PA (actually Pottsville)--excellent story about the rich in a coal mining town and their slow self destructio...more
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Oct 20, 2008
All the King's Men
kind of slow at first, but grew on me.
almost a sinclair lewis book, but the characters are less one dimensional and stereotypical. in the end, i can't...more
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Oct 27, 2008
Gravity's Rainbow
while the beginning of the book was intriguing, about 2/3 of the way through, i realized it was just going to be more of the same thing. therefore, i...more
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Jan 03, 2012
High Wind in Jamaica
The premise is dated (children can deal with anything) but it's still a good book. I almost thought it was a children's story until I read the jacket-...more
Jan 30, 2010
Jan 29, 2010
From Here to Eternity
boooring. don't read this. i got halfway through before i realized i was wasting my time waiting for something interesting to happen.
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Jan 02, 2009
I, Claudius (Claudius, #1)
excellent history of the claudians told as a narrative.
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Aug 26, 2008
The Annotated Lolita: Revised and Updated
Aug 04, 2008
Jul 09, 2007
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