Chronicle of a Death Foretold
3.93
I own about 70 copies of illegally-photocopied versions of this book so I can use it with my students in class. And unlike most books I teach, I read...more
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Jul 08, 2007
 
The Autumn Of The Patriarch
3.83
It took Garcia seven years to write this book. Seven years. I guess that's how long it takes to make sure fifty-page chapters are turned into one para...more
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Jul 08, 2007
 
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
4.01
Mann is not a historian, but rather is a journalist. And for that reason, this book does read like a history text (like Guns, Germs, and Steel). But i...more
Jan 2006
Jul 06, 2007
 
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
3.98
This book was a life-changing book for me. I think I read it for the first time right when I needed to: I was ready to start wondering about many of t...more
Jan 2004
Jul 06, 2007
 
Love in the Time of Cholera
3.86
I didn't love this book. I liked it, and most of the time that I was reading it, I was glad to be doing so. But having read many of his other grittier...more
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Jul 08, 2007
 
Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches: The Riddles of Culture
3.89
At the end of the book, Harris writes that he likes to "de-mystify the world's mysteries," and that is precisely what he sets out to do and what I lov...more
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Jul 02, 2007
 
Our Kind: Who We Are, Where We Came From, Where We Are Going
4.08
This book is similar to Cannibals and Kings in that it takes a broad look at much of human history. But in this text, made up of about sixty short cha...more
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Jul 02, 2007
 
The Great Gatsby
3.84
There is a reason that this book is considered by most to be on the short-list of the "Great American Novel." Fitzgerald's book is generally read as a...more
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Jul 02, 2007
 
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
4.01
It has been a long time since I read this book, so when I recommended it this spring to a student I didn't think much of it. Then she quoted it in her...more
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Jul 08, 2007
 
Cannibals and Kings: Origins of Cultures
4.06
Marvin Harris provides a quick survey of world history in this book. He tries to explain human's cultural development from early times and hunter-gath...more
Feb 2005
Jul 02, 2007
 
One Hundred Years of Solitude
3.99
I love the biblical quality of this book. It's mythology and it's humor and it's religion and it's fiction. It's everything while also being somewhat...more
May 2003
Jul 08, 2007
 
Frankenstein
3.70
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Jan 1999
Jul 02, 2007
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