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The Milagro Beanfield War
4.06
Que Viva Snuffy Ledoux!

I read this book 35 years ago for the first time when I was fifteen years old. It remains one of my all time favorites. After...more
Oct 26, 2009
Mar 17, 2009
 
The Fourth Hand
3.27
This story, with all its unlikely characters and the attendant twists and turns, has John Irving's mark all over it. John Irving is with out a doubt,...more
May 29, 2010
Dec 29, 2008
 
The Confession
3.76
***Please note: this review contains spoilers***

The subject matter of this disturbing book is the death penalty – more specifically, wrongful prosecut...more
Jan 20, 2011
Jan 20, 2011
 
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
3.56
**spoiler alert** If you are looking for a pick-me-up DO NOT buy this book. I'm borrowing a Southpark line, "You killed Edgar you bastard!"

This book h...more
Oct 15, 2009
Oct 12, 2009
 
When The Legends Die
3.53
This book is a quick, easy read. Its plot is straight forward and logical.

I appreciate the way Hal Borland was able to convey Thomas Black Bull's eni...more
Oct 06, 2009
Oct 05, 2009
 
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
3.60
In Physics, there is a phenomenon called the "Butterfly Effect." - it is a means of acknowledging how everything is interrelated by demonstrating how...more
Mar 10, 2013
Oct 17, 2009
 
Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1)
3.96
I'm not sure what all the hype was about. Maybe the fact that it dragged on at least twice as long as it could have, is why I am left scratching my he...more
Mar 27, 2011
Jan 03, 2009
 
The Art of Racing in the Rain
4.15
This book is anthropomorphism run amok. I'm sitting here watching my lack Lab, Poe and either he is a charlatan or The Art of Racing in the Rain is pe...more
Jun 26, 2011
Jan 08, 2009
 
My Ántonia
3.73
My Antonia, penned by Willa Cather is a story capturing the life of turn-of-the-century America. The Nebraska prairie's newly arrived inhabitants - wh...more
Jan 05, 2010
Jan 05, 2010
 
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
4.16
"...one flew east,
one flew west,
and one flew over the cuckoo's nest."

I first read, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” when I was fourteen. I remember c...more
Jul 2010
Dec 29, 2008
 
Tortilla Flat
3.81
I like Steinbeck. I don't like his portrayal of the characters. This book is definitely a product of its time and not even the great Steinbeck - known...more
May 2011
Jan 03, 2009
 
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
3.65
I didn't like it. Perhaps a better name for the book would be, "A mind-numbing book of stultifying, stream-of-consciousness self-aggrandizing."

I stil...more
Dec 23, 2011
Feb 02, 2009
 
The Sound and the Fury
3.85
This is my first Faulkner book. Wow. It bears a little getting used to and I must admit that I relied on a couple of background books in order to get...more
Dec 24, 2012
Oct 21, 2009
 
Look Homeward, Angel
3.93
I am totally enthralled by America's Southern writers. Wolfe was far easier for me to read than Faulkner, and his sentences are so lyrical. This is a...more
Dec 24, 2012
Nov 04, 2009
 
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
3.72
The material is a bit dated but its message remains relevant.
Dec 24, 2012
Mar 18, 2009
 
Native Son
3.91
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Oct 19, 2009
 
For Whom the Bell Tolls
3.93
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Dec 28, 2008
 
A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain
3.95
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Dec 29, 2008
 
Lincoln
4.17
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Dec 29, 2008
 
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
3.86
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Dec 29, 2008
 
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
4.22
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Dec 29, 2008
 
East of Eden
4.31
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Dec 29, 2008
 
Charlotte's Web
4.11
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Dec 29, 2008
 
Mariette in Ecstasy
3.69
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Dec 29, 2008
 
A Raisin in the Sun
3.63
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Dec 30, 2008
 
The Glass Menagerie
3.63
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Dec 30, 2008
 
The Scarlet Letter
3.32
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Dec 31, 2008
 
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
3.71
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Dec 31, 2008
 
Black Beauty
3.92
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Dec 31, 2008
 
Snow Falling on Cedars
3.73
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Dec 09, 2012
Dec 31, 2008
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