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George Sprott, 1894-1975
4.09
A stunning bit of work - this and "Asterios Polyp" are two of the best books I've read this year, and that says quite a bit about the increasing power ...more
Aug 18, 2009
Aug 17, 2009
 
Listen to the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews
4.19
A tremendously entertaining book. A complex, very human man who has clearly been in love with life since a child. The book is divided into chapters/to ...more
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Oct 05, 2010
 
John James Audubon
4.12
A dense, insightful portrait of an astonishingly inquisitive man who lived fully and had a fierce love for nature, as well as for his "true friend," L ...more
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May 03, 2011
 
Celebrations of Curious Characters
3.93
Jay is one of the most interesting human beings alive today. His encyclopedic knowledge of the arcane and the bizarre is something to behold. 5 stars ...more
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May 24, 2011
 
Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry
3.86
Brilliant deconstruction of a relationship, in the form of an auction catalog. Given to me by a good friend for my birthday.
Jan 2009
Apr 07, 2009
 
Inside the Painter's Studio
4.21
Fascinating look into the work environments of a wide selection of artists. Incredible miniature sculpture reproductions of the studios by the author. ...more
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Sep 19, 2010
 
Stitches
4.02
Devastating. How one can emerge sane from such a childhood is beyond me, but he did it. Wonderfully drawn and paced.
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Sep 15, 2010
 
Me Write Book: It Bigfoot Memoir
4.27
Easily one of my favorite books of all time.
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Oct 26, 2009
 
True Grit
4.11
A slight book, but filled with enough humor, action and unforgettable characters as a book twice its size.
Oct 06, 2010
Oct 05, 2010
 
The Maakies With the Wrinkled Knees
4.21
Elegant and ribald.
Aug 15, 2009
Aug 16, 2009
 
The Making of The Empire Strikes Back (Star Wars:  The Making of, #2)
4.57
As comprehensive a book on a subject as you could hope for.
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Oct 12, 2010
 
Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life
3.78
Delivers on the premise, but as he learns more about himself with each new skill, the book goes into some unexpected places.
Aug 25, 2009
Aug 12, 2009
 
The Sun Also Rises
3.82
My new favorite word for being drunk is "tight."
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Nov 16, 2009
 
Timequake
3.69
I often jot down good quotes form books I'm reading, and no book thus far have I copied more from than "Timequake." What a revelation! How have I not ...more
Sep 05, 2009
Aug 05, 2009
 
Steaming to Bamboola - The World of a Tramp Freighter
3.88
Wonderful example of how truth can be stranger than fiction. The author lets these merchant sailors tell their tales, and what tales they are. The sto ...more
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Nov 26, 2010
 
Scalping And Torture: Warfare Practices Among North American Indians
4.00
Informative. The savagery in regards to genitals is breathtaking, but later histories revealed that whites were just as adept at the practice.
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Aug 05, 2009
 
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
4.16
Brilliant - by far one of the best books I have ever read.
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Apr 14, 2010
 
In-N-Out Burger: A Behind-the-Counter Look at the Fast-Food Chain That Breaks All the Rules
3.59
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Aug 05, 2009
Aug 05, 2009
 
What Good Are the Arts?
3.56
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Oct 26, 2009
 
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
4.00
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Oct 26, 2009
 
In Me Own Words: The Autobiography of Bigfoot
4.22
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Oct 26, 2009
 
How to Make a Journal of Your Life
3.98
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Oct 26, 2009
 
Tony Millionaire's Sock Monkey: Uncle Gabby
4.36
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Aug 12, 2009
 
Wimbledon Green
3.83
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Aug 22, 2009
 
Clyde Fans, Book 1
3.79
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Aug 23, 2009
 
It's Superman!
3.78
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Oct 26, 2009
 
The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945
4.30
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Apr 02, 2010
 
The Great Gatsby
3.84
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Oct 26, 2009
 
The Sword of Honour Trilogy (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics)
4.25
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Jan 12, 2010
 
The Complete Stories of Evelyn Waugh
3.99
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Jan 12, 2010
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