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The Catcher in the Rye
3.77
Loved this book. I don't understand how it's "influenced" killers. I just don't get it. Holden wants to SAVE people. Yeah, he's a little weird about i...more
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Jul 24, 2007
 
The Celestine Prophecy (Celestine Prophecy, #1)
3.55
I started off really liking this book and thinking that I agreed with a lot of what it had to say. Sure, the story itself might not be true, but the a...more
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Jul 14, 2007
 
The Writings of John Lennon
3.81
Yes, this is how much of a Beatle geek I am.
John may not have been the greatest poet outside of his songs, but he was always an interesting one. He us...more
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Aug 05, 2007
 
Different Seasons
4.31
This is my favorite of King's books. That's probably because it has my favorite story ("The Body") that my favorite movie (Stand By Me) was based on....more
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Jul 12, 2007
 
The Bachman Books: Four Early Novels by Stephen King
4.02
I think this was my second or third King book. It collects all but Thinner of the original five Bachman novellas.
"The Running Man" I already reviewed....more
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Jul 12, 2007
 
Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong
3.87
Awesome book. If you've ever wondered what America really looks like to other countries, this is the book for you. Loewen chose over 100 historic site...more
Sep 12, 2007
Aug 23, 2007
 
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1)
4.00
Ok, so far this is the only one of the Dark Tower books I've read, but it's great. King considers these books his life's work. When he "retired" a few...more
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Jul 12, 2007
 
The Cider House Rules
4.06
After seeing the movie (which I loved), I knew I wanted to read the book. It's still the only Irving book I've read, but it made me want to read all o...more
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Aug 10, 2007
 
What's the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America
3.83
Ever wonder why Middle America suddenly likes "Republicans"? Well, Thomas Frank knows why. Basically, they lie about what they really care about, tell...more
Aug 23, 2007
Jul 29, 2007
 
Shrub: The Short but Happy Political Life of George W. Bush
4.06
I read this book around the time the Shrub was being "elected" the first time. It was quite possibly the scariest book I've ever read.
Molly Ivins was...more
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Jul 24, 2007
 
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
3.72
Dan Brown is one of the most mediocre authors to be stuck in the New York Bestseller's list for months at a time. Anytime his characters are sitting d...more
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Jul 12, 2007
 
Ghost Story
3.93
Stephen King's infrequent writing partner doesn't seem to do so well on his own. Ghost Story is a run of the mill...well, ghost story. The only intere...more
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Jul 24, 2007
 
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Guide, #2)
4.19
Many say this is the best of the increasingly ill-named Trilogy. I still have a soft spot for the first one, but I do love this one. Perfect in every...more
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Jul 12, 2007
 
Shopgirl: A Novella
3.41
Steve Martin? A thoughtful author?
Yup. This book has its funny moments, but it's mostly a drama about a young girl and an older man. And gloves.
Check...more
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Jul 24, 2007
 
Is Our Children Learning?: The Case Against George W. Bush
3.49
Ok, so it's not that great of a book, really. But it's really funny...and VERY scary at the same time. This guy is our president? Seriously?!
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Jul 29, 2007
 
Doing Our Own Thing
3.60
A very interesting book about how our written language and music have degraded over time, especially since 1965. The author almost seems to be upset a...more
Jan 2008
Jan 28, 2008
 
Brave New World
3.93
As a friend told me once, "We've all been so afraid of 1984 that Brave New World came in through the back door." I can see that, but I think 1984 has...more
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Aug 05, 2007
 
Hearts in Atlantis
3.75
One of my favorites of Kings later work, mainly for "Low Men In Yellow Coats." This is the story that the mediocre movie Hearts In Atlantis is actuall...more
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Jul 12, 2007
 
Lord Jim
3.58
I read this book for two reasons:

1) It was on my roommate's shelf and I needed something to read.

2) It was made into a movie starring Peter O'Toole, o...more
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Aug 05, 2007
 
Casino Royale (James Bond, #1)
3.71
The first Bond book is (I've heard) one of the best. Most of the action takes place in a casino, but Fleming managed to make it exciting. More action...more
Nov 2007
Mar 30, 2008
 
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
4.41
The hardest of the books to slog through, mainly because Harry becomes the hardest creature to get along with: a petulant teenager. He lashes out at h...more
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Jul 12, 2007
 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
4.38
Certainly not the best of the series, but you can't read the rest without reading it...and it's still a lot of fun, even if not awesomely great.
Harry...more
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Jul 12, 2007
 
Last Chance to See
4.32
When I read Last Chance To See, I never thought I would read a book that I liked better than Hitchhiker's Guide. But Douglas Adams' book about his tri...more
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Jul 12, 2007
 
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
3.89
This series is considered "children's fantasy."
I guess so. As long as you don't mind you kids reading some pretty graphic violence, near anti-religion...more
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Jul 12, 2007
 
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
4.55
Yes, it has dragons (one, anyway) and magic all through it. But it's kind of a Dickens-esque fantasy novel about a boy who loses his entire family to...more
Oct 2007
Oct 19, 2007
 
Moonraker (James Bond, #3)
3.64
Almost no action in this book, but it still kept my attention throughout. Bond basically walks around a missile compound with another spy trying to fi...more
Mar 2008
Mar 30, 2008
 
National Lampoon Road Trip USA: All the Places Your Dad Never Stopped at
2.25
Very funny road trip book that delves into the parts of America that we would rather forget about: towns built on the Klan, towns so devoted to Jesus...more
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Jul 29, 2007
 
Celluloid Skyline: New York and the Movies
4.14
Very good book that goes through the entire history of filming in New York City. It really puts into perspective what it took to build the film indust...more
Jul 2007
Jul 12, 2007
 
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)
4.15
Not the best of the Narnia books, but the most famous one. And it is very good.
The kids in this one are the best of the series and Aslan is always gre...more
Jan 1985
Jul 24, 2007
 
Read the Beatles: Classic and New Writings on the Beatles, Their Legacy, and Why They Still Matter
3.84
If you love The Beatles, then check this book out. It's full of articles, old and new, written about the boys. From the first piece ever written about...more
Sep 2007
Sep 12, 2007
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