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Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture
3.72
I wrote a blog ([http://www.maryforrest.com/monoblog/2...] back in 2003 about why this book didn't really speak to me. It's pretty much still true. I ...more
Jun 1991
Jul 31, 2007
 
I, Claudius (Claudius, #1)
4.27
There are a lot of proper nouns in this book that made me suspect George Lucas of having browsed its pages for naming ideas in the Star Wars universe. ...more
Aug 07, 2008
Jul 09, 2007
 
The Secret Life Of Eva Hathaway
3.89
I checked this book out of the library on the Naval base in Yokosuka and read it during the summer. I remember really enjoying it and recommending it ...more
Jan 1986
May 10, 2012
 
The Denial of Death
4.22
This book was given to me by Danforth at that Octopus's Garden sushi place in the Gaslamp on the last day of Comic-Con 2003. It still had the receipt ...more
Nov 2004
Jul 08, 2007
 
Marilyn
3.95
This is the first book about Marilyn Monroe I ever read, and I suppose it can be considered the nascence of my fascination with her, which led me to b ...more
Mar 1994
Jul 08, 2007
 
You're Wearing That?: Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation
3.51
I bought four copies of this book. One for me. One for my mother and both of my two sisters. I was really surprised my mother didn't slap my face for ...more
May 2006
Jul 09, 2007
 
Modern Manners: An Etiquette Book for Rude People
3.74
I remember buying this book at a college bookstore while on vacation. I remember laughing out loud at nearly everything in it. I remember reading alou ...more
Jun 1984
Aug 13, 2007
 
The Phantom Tollbooth
4.21
I bought myself a copy of this book from a little shop in the Townhouse mall in Agana, Guam. Later, my mom bought us the Chuck Jones animated feature ...more
Jan 1983
Oct 04, 2007
 
The Scions of Shannara (Heritage of Shannara, #1)
3.93
I remember being so excited that a new Shannara series was being released, but when I read this book, I could so clearly feel the advance Terry Brooks ...more
Jan 1990
Jul 14, 2007
 
The 34th Rule
3.69
This is the first Star Trek novel I ever read. I liked it so much that, when I couldn't find my copy, I bought it again. I admit I bought it because Q ...more
May 1999
Jul 08, 2007
 
The Agony and the Ecstasy
4.10
Ms. Ivie made me read this my in high school in World History. We were tasked to read a biography and write a report. Other students were buying 96-pa ...more
Jan 1986
Jul 14, 2007
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
4.57
I was at least impressed with how much from the previous books in the series seemed to be setting this story up. But I was (as usual) a little frustra ...more
Aug 2007
Jul 24, 2007
 
Pattern Recognition (Bigend Trilogy, #1)
3.85
Kevin and I heard William Gibson read a chapter from this book at the UCLA Book Fair in 2004. He read a chapter that is nothing but an email thread. I ...more
Dec 2003
Jul 08, 2007
 
Crime and Punishment
4.15
I'm not good at having one favorite of anything, but this book would be my favorite book of all time if someone put a gun to my head -- convinced me t ...more
Jan 1989
Jul 14, 2007
 
If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries—What Am I Doing in the Pits?
4.07
I used to read this book under the covers with a flashlight when I was supposed to be sleeping. And I would get caught when I laughed. Granted, this w ...more
Jan 1979
Jul 15, 2007
 
Diane Arbus Revelations
4.31
When this exhibit came to LACMA, I took nearly everyone I knew to see it. I must have gone eight or nine times myself. It was amazing and wonderful.
not set
Jul 14, 2007
 
Magic Kingdom For Sale/Sold
3.82
This book was originally lent to me by my classmate Dana Edwards (a boy). I went on to read the rest of the books in the series on my own.
Jan 1990
Jul 08, 2007
 
The Life of the Mind : The Groundbreaking Investigation on How We Think
4.22
Fascinating. But so difficult to read at times that I had to read it aloud to myself to keep from getting confused. I am not proud of that.
Nov 2005
Jul 08, 2007
 
Silas Marner
3.53
I read this book in a day so I could write a book report for my sister. I'm sure Sarah will not appreciate me saying that publicly.
Jan 1983
Jul 14, 2007
 
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
3.82
I read this book mostly in the orchestra pit between songs during a production of "Guys and Dolls." It is a fine memory.
Jun 2004
Jul 09, 2007
 
Last Lonely Saturday
3.92
Jordan Crane autographed my copy of this book (mine's the softcover version) and drew a little flower next to my name. Swoon.
Jan 2001
Jul 14, 2007
 
The Elfstones Of Shannara  (The Original Shannara Trilogy, #2)
3.95
This is the first book I can credit with actually having made me cry. And not out of disappointment.
Jan 1984
Jul 14, 2007
 
Odyssey
3.65
I took this book to Harbin with me, and it embarrassed Kevin that I was reading it.
Nov 2005
Jul 15, 2007
 
The Unconsoled
3.49
When Jessie saw me reading this, she said, "Forrest, that's a thick book."
Jan 2004
Jul 09, 2007
 
What Falls Away
3.87
I read this book mostly in the bathtub, and it mostly made me sad.
Nov 2003
Jul 08, 2007
 
The Cricket in Times Square
3.99
I was just talking to Beulah about how much I loved this book.
Jan 1979
Oct 04, 2007
 
Lies & the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair & Balanced Look at the Right
3.79
I thought this book was so great, I bought it for other people.
Sep 2003
Jul 15, 2007
 
Foie Gras: A Passion
4.50
My friend Mitchell is one of the authors of this book.
Jan 1999
Jul 15, 2007
 
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
4.49
None
Jan 2006
Jul 15, 2007
 
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide : Five Complete Novels and One Story (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #1-5)
4.35
None
Jan 1990
Jul 08, 2007
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