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Good Behavior (Dortmunder, #6)
4.06
it was amazing
I love Dortmunder, period. Who could resist a man with hair-colored hair and the world's most unstoppable bad luck? But in this book Westlake outdoes ...more
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Jul 21, 2009
 
What's So Funny? (Dortmunder, #14)
3.86
really liked it
This isn't my favorite Dortmunder novel, but that whole series ranks as one of the great joys of my life. So in that spirit, with Donald Westlake now ...more
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Jul 08, 2009
 
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4  (Adrian Mole, #1)
3.85
liked it
Adrian Mole certainly has real problems, but his hyper-ventilating, self-dramatizing, missing-the-point way of writing about them makes them very funn ...more
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May 12, 2009
 
The Horse's Mouth
4.03
it was amazing
Reading this book is part of an occasional project of mine to reread books I loved when I was young. This one, forty-odd years later, still holds up. ...more
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May 10, 2009
 
Get Real (Dortmunder, #15)
3.82
it was amazing
This being the last Dortmunder book forever, I read it as slowly as possible, savoring every bite. This one centers on reality tv, a great topic for W ...more
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Aug 19, 2009
 
What's The Worst That Could Happen? (Dortmunder, #9)
4.10
it was amazing
Another entry in my Donald Westlake Memorial Summer reading. This is one of my favorites because Dortmunder, for once, has good luck (after the loss o ...more
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Aug 02, 2009
 
Three Men in a Boat (Three Men, #1)
3.90
really liked it
This humor is so universal, so wonderfully appropriate to the 21st century, that the occasional reminders that it was written in the 19th (the occasio ...more
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Jul 27, 2009
 
Mr. Putter  Tabby Catch the Cold
4.25
it was amazing
The perfect Mr. Putter for a cold January day. In this particular episode in the wonderful Mr. Putter and Tabby series, Mr. Putter gets a cold and Mrs ...more
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Jan 13, 2010
 
Bad News (Dortmunder, #10)
3.92
it was amazing
John Dortmunder is one of my all-time favorite characters. When I found this book for the first time, I rushed home, joyfully chortling, "I got Bad Ne ...more
Dec 2008
Jan 12, 2009
 
Bank Shot (Dortmunder, #2)
4.04
it was amazing
Why steal just the money when you can steal the whole bank? In this outing, the Dortmunder gang steals a temporary bank housed in a mobile home. Of co ...more
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Jul 14, 2009
 
Me Talk Pretty One Day
3.97
really liked it
As a former part-time college instructor, I found it worth the price of admission for his remark about the part-time instructor who'd quit abruptly be ...more
Sep 07, 2008
Jan 10, 2009
 
The Hot Rock (Dortmunder, #1)
3.95
it was amazing
The first Dortmunder book and a great start to the series. Westlake can twist a plot in more directions than you'd think possible - and in this one Do ...more
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Aug 05, 2009
 
Who Ran My Underwear up the Flagpole?
3.65
really liked it
Jerry Spinelli is always good, but since I'm partial to his more serious books, I wasn't prepared for the slapstick belly laughs in this one. I won't ...more
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Mar 18, 2010
 
Fudge-a-Mania (Fudge, #4)
3.98
really liked it
There's only one Fudge (thank goodness, probably!), and in this book he vacations in Maine, where he loses Uncle Feather, plants pink rocks, and decid ...more
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Oct 31, 2009
 
The Road To Ruin (Dortmunder, #11)
3.77
really liked it
As a book about vengeance enacted on a rich crook who ruined many people, this item in the Dortmunder series seems prescient in the age of Bernie Mado ...more
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Jul 12, 2009
 
The Best School Year Ever (The Herdmans #2)
3.86
really liked it
I can't resist any book that makes me laugh out loud repeatedly. The irrepressible Herdmans, bane of Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, are irresistibl ...more
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Oct 02, 2009
 
The Celery Stalks at Midnight (Bunnicula, #3)
3.93
it was amazing
I love these books. The personalities of the characters provide so many out-loud chuckles that I end the book feeling I've had a little vacation.
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Mar 04, 2010
 
A Walk in the Woods
4.05
it was amazing
Don't read this book on a crowded train unless you're not embarrassed by helpless public chortling.
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Oct 22, 2010
 
Mr. Putter & Tabby Row the Boat
4.21
liked it
Not the best book in this series, but Mr. Putter and Tabby are always welcome guests in this house, no matter what adventure they're up to.
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Jun 10, 2011
 
My Teacher Fried My Brains (My Teacher is an Alien, #2)
3.75
liked it
I always enjoy Bruce Coville, but the "My Teacher..." books are especially entertaining. In this one Duncan Dougal is employed as a living component o ...more
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Oct 03, 2009
 
Don't Ask (Dortmunder, #8)
4.03
really liked it
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Aug 13, 2009
 
Superfudge (Fudge, #3)
3.98
liked it
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Nov 17, 2009
 
Drowned Hopes (Dortmunder, #7)
4.14
it was amazing
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Aug 09, 2009
 
Watch Your Back! (Dortmunder, #13)
3.90
it was amazing
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Jul 29, 2009
 
Wayside School Is Falling Down (Wayside School #2)
4.17
liked it
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Mar 04, 2010
 
Hooples on the Highway
4.46
liked it
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Mar 05, 2010
 
Jimmy The Kid (Dortmunder, #3)
3.93
really liked it
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Jul 25, 2009
 
Harvey's Horrible Snake Disaster
3.57
really liked it
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Mar 19, 2010
 
Bunnicula Strikes Again! (Bunnicula, #6)
3.91
liked it
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Apr 28, 2010
 
Attaboy, Sam!  (Sam Krupnik, #2)
3.70
liked it
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May 30, 2010
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