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The Man of My Dreams
3.16
I want to give it 3 1/2 starts, but since there are no 1/2 start ratings, I will have to round down for this one.
The book has a strong voice and solid
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Apr 06, 2012
 
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
3.97
disclaimer: After a while, I skipped the chapters about architecture and pressed forward reading about H. H. Homes. I don't even understand why this b ...more
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May 05, 2012
 
None of this Ever Really Happened
3.39
I marvel at people who publish what is really, actually a writing exercise and not a work of fiction. Stop doing that. Just stop.

The premise of this
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May 05, 2012
 
I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti: A Memoir of Good Food and Bad Boyfriends
3.07
Disclaimer: I read it mainly for the recipes. So, 2 stars for the story, 4 for the recipes.

I loved the premise: food + dating disasters, and Melucci'
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Aug 25, 2010
 
The Namesake
3.93
Does anybody actually notice that the last third of the book is completely lackluster? Lahiri spends so much effort on the beginning of the book, and ...more
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Aug 20, 2010
 
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
3.85
I'm sorry. I looked forward to this novel for years. I was so happy to finally get a copy. I loved "Drown". Maybe that's why I was so hard on this boo ...more
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Oct 21, 2008
 
The Butcher and the Vegetarian: One Woman's Romp Through a World of Men, Meat, and Moral Crisis
3.12
This book, in case any of you didn't already glean from ALL the amazon.com comments, is not as advertised. There aren't really any men, she doesn't ha ...more
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May 05, 2012
 
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (Dirk Gently, #2)
4.04
Really, 3 1/2 stars. I didn't think the story was very interesting, but reading even not so good books by Douglas Adams feels like sipping a big mug o ...more
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Jun 28, 2012
 
The God of Small Things
3.89
Toward the end, the book decides it wants to be a story of forbidden love. I mean the last few pages. So you're left wondering where the ending to the ...more
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Aug 25, 2010
 
Brooklyn Noir
3.44
disappointing in that way you really hope detective books are not. it has a couple of good stories, but most of them are either just okay or downright ...more
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Oct 08, 2011
 
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
3.92
Spoiler Alert: A fart probably cannot propel you across your space shuttle in zero G. If you want to know way, way too much about waste management in ...more
Aug 07, 2012
Jul 25, 2012
 
The Book Thief
4.36
Tip: do not read this while waiting with your mother in the pre-surgery unit. You will cry, and make everyone even more uncomfortable.

I took one star
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Aug 20, 2010
 
Like Water for Chocolate
3.92
I'm cursed with the inability to put down a book, no matter how bad. I lost sleep reading this. I want my sleep back.
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Aug 25, 2010
 
Anna Karenina
3.99
Get a good translation. This is everything they said it would be.
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Aug 25, 2010
 
Atonement
3.84
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Aug 20, 2010
 
The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1)
3.83
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Oct 21, 2008
 
The House with a Clock in Its Walls (Lewis Barnavelt, #1)
4.04
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Oct 22, 2008
 
The World According to Garp
4.05
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Oct 08, 2011
 
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
4.05
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Jul 25, 2012
 
Fahrenheit 451
3.95
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Aug 25, 2010
 
The Vengeance of the Witch-Finder (Lewis Barnavelt, #5)
3.78
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Oct 22, 2008
 
Freud's Alphabet
3.35
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May 05, 2012
 
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
3.78
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Oct 21, 2008
 
The Collected Stories of Isaac Babel
4.24
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Apr 06, 2012
 
The Time Traveler's Wife
3.92
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Aug 20, 2010
 
The Monster of Florence
3.69
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Jun 28, 2012
 
Me Talk Pretty One Day
3.95
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Aug 20, 2010
 
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
3.81
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Jul 25, 2012
 
Looking for Alaska
4.17
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Aug 20, 2010
 
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
4.42
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Oct 21, 2008
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