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A Lesson Before Dying
3.93
really liked it
Perhaps I need to wait a little longer after finishing it to review it, in order to let all that sink in... but here we go.

From the first page, I was
...more
Apr 04, 2012
Apr 01, 2012
 
The Bluest Eye
3.98
really liked it
Usually I read with a pen in my hand in order to underline something in a novel that sparks my interest. If you were to pick up my copy of "The Bluest ...more
Apr 08, 2012
Apr 04, 2012
 
One Hundred Years of Solitude
4.04
liked it
Um, wow. Really, what can be said about this book? Interesting story? Yes. Well written? Oh yeah. Contains rich themes and complex characters? Abso-fr ...more
Jun 18, 2010
Feb 06, 2009
 
A Thousand Splendid Suns
4.33
it was ok
I loved The Kite Runner, but this was terrible. The first third of the book was pretty good-- I really cared about Mariam and the tension between her ...more
May 20, 2009
Feb 06, 2009
 
Like Water for Chocolate
3.94
really liked it
This was a really quick read, but I had to stop at random points because it made me so hungry! The most intriguing part of this book was how the autho ...more
Apr 2012
Mar 31, 2012
 
The House on Mango Street
3.56
really liked it
Composed of vignettes told from the point of girl of a Mexican girl, "The House on Mango Street" is a coming-of-age story about growing up in the near ...more
Oct 14, 2009
Oct 03, 2009
 
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
4.11
really liked it
Junior's voice and wit were engaging, and it was refreshing (though I felt like maybe the writer was a traitor to his race) to see an Indian's perspec ...more
Aug 05, 2012
Oct 13, 2009
 
The Lowland
3.82
it was ok
Perhaps I expected too much going into it, considering Lahiri usually writes brilliant stories. But if you have never read Lahiri before, don't start ...more
Jun 15, 2014
Jan 01, 2014
 
Monster
3.69
really liked it
I'm not sure what I think yet about the screenplay format. Sometimes it worked quite well, and other times it seemed a bit jerky, and several of the f ...more
Nov 25, 2010
Jun 07, 2010
 
Push
3.81
liked it
This was really short, but hard to get through for two reasons. First, it was a little hard to follow with the dialect and stream of consciousness. Se ...more
Jul 16, 2011
Jul 09, 2011
 
The Kite Runner
4.25
really liked it
Extremely well written and interesting story with broad themes. It made me realize how ignorant I was of Middle Eastern history and culture!
not set
Feb 06, 2009
 
Kafka on the Shore
4.13
it was ok
Weird. Pretentious. Verbose. Depressing. One of the four would be ok, but all of that together makes a book messy. This one was no exception. It start ...more
Feb 2010
Apr 06, 2009
 
The Color Purple
4.16
it was ok
I know, I know-- it won a Pulitzer and all that jazz. But good lord, how many bad things can happen to one person? It was just way too depressing (and ...more
not set
Apr 06, 2009
 
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
3.89
it was amazing
Witty, riveting, poignant, relatable, fantastical. Diaz's style is sharp, incisive, and in your face. The plot moves along quickly, the characters are ...more
Aug 03, 2011
Sep 30, 2009
 
Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1)
3.61
it was ok
How can you say you didn't like this book without coming off as a racist imperialist? Whatever, I just didn't like it. It's not that I was particularl ...more
Nov 12, 2010
Sep 22, 2009
 
Monkey Bridge
3.43
liked it
I was struck immediately by the vivid imagery and the inner demons of the young narrator, but what I didn't like was that the internal story told by t ...more
Apr 20, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
 
Jazz
3.78
liked it
No one can deny the beauty of Morrison's prose or the depth of her characters. However, it could have been that I just read the book too fast and ther ...more
May 31, 2010
Dec 01, 2009
 
The Namesake
3.96
really liked it
Short stories are where Lahiri's strength lies, but this novel was also a great read. It follows an Indian-American boy born to immigrant parents thro ...more
not set
Feb 06, 2009
 
Interpreter of Maladies
4.12
it was amazing
Lahiri's writing is simply beautiful. Her stories focus on identity, specifically that of Indian-Americans, but they are universal in that they touch ...more
Dec 2011
Feb 06, 2009
 
The Lonely Crossing of Juan Cabrera: A Novel
3.30
liked it
It took me much longer than it should have to get through this, but only because I kept losing focus because I have so much on my mind. However, that ...more
May 05, 2012
Apr 23, 2012
 
Unaccustomed Earth
4.11
really liked it
Beautiful stories. Simple as that. If you're expecting something as good as her first collection, "Interpreter of Maladies," don't. But all of the sto ...more
Feb 26, 2009
Feb 06, 2009
 
America Street: A Multicultural Anthology of Stories
3.61
really liked it
Interesting collection of stories from a variety of authors about a variety of things that children deal with everyday. I didn't like all of the stori ...more
Jun 2010
May 13, 2010
 
Invisible Man
3.83
liked it
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Apr 06, 2009
 
Beloved
3.77
it was ok
None
not set
Apr 06, 2009
 
A Raisin in the Sun
3.71
liked it
None
not set
Oct 13, 2009
 
Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
3.90
really liked it
None
not set
Oct 27, 2009
 
The Maverick Room: Poems
3.95
really liked it
None
not set
Oct 03, 2009
 
How the García Girls Lost Their Accents
3.62
really liked it
None
Feb 08, 2015
Dec 09, 2009
 
Song of Solomon
4.00
really liked it
None
not set
Apr 06, 2009
 
M. Butterfly
3.93
it was amazing
None
not set
Feb 12, 2009
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