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The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases
3.73
This is probably the paradigmatic example of the category I call "unreliable reference" . . . Jeff Vandermeer and his circle of weirdos got together a...more
Jan 2006
Jul 14, 2007
 
Areas Of My Expertise Cumbersome Audiobook Version
3.80
This is definitely a case where shelling out for the CD edition pays off. Hodgman's deadpan, uber-serious vocal style transmutes his wickedly funny pr...more
Jan 2007
Jul 17, 2007
 
Collectanea Chemica: Being Certain Treatises on Alchemy and Hermetic Medicine
4.00
A.E. Waite, co-creator of the standard Rider-Waite Tarot deck, has compiled an excellent collection of alchemical literature, all helpfully rendered i...more
Jan 2004
Jul 17, 2007
 
Renaissance Self-Fashioning: From More to Shakespeare
4.08
Stephen Greenblatt daringly takes us beyond the text of several of the giants of the English Renaissance, exploring the context that informed their wo...more
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Jul 18, 2007
 
The Dark Lord of Pengersick
3.54
This book is a competent quest/coming-of-age fantasy, but more importantly it is a marvelous introduction to the great pre-Roman holy sites of Western...more
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Jul 30, 2007
 
The Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden
4.00
A fascinating peek at Christian works rejected or ignored by the Church Fathers. From "The Letters of Herod and Pilate" to the multiple suicides of Ad...more
Jan 2002
Jul 16, 2007
 
The High Crusade
3.87
I gave this an "amazing" rating mostly for sheer chutzpah. It's the story of an encounter between a hostile alien spacecraft and a medieval English ma...more
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Jul 23, 2007
 
The Guerrilla Girls' Bedside Companion to the History of Western Art
3.98
Viva Sofanisba!
Feb 05, 2010
Jan 31, 2010
 
Early Christian Heresies
3.74
An excellent introduction to the convoluted controversies that wracked the not-yet-catholic Catholic Church. Joan O'Grady is an impartial, sympathetic...more
Jan 2002
Jul 16, 2007
 
Everything Is Under Control: Conspiracies, Cults and Cover-ups
3.74
The late Robert Anton Wilson is a compassionate, personable guide through the dark crevices and crannies of history, pseudo-history, and simple human...more
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Jul 14, 2007
 
From Hell
4.15
My least favorite of the stand-alone Alan Moore novels, this is still an engaging and well-written work. An elaboration on one of the more entertainin...more
Jan 2002
Jul 18, 2007
 
Great Expectations
3.70
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Aug 09, 2007
 
Lord Darcy  (Lord Darcy, #1-3)
4.07
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Jul 14, 2007
 
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
3.96
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Jul 15, 2007
 
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
4.16
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Jul 15, 2007
 
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
3.67
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Jul 15, 2007
 
What Wild Ecstasy
3.41
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Jul 15, 2007
 
Cryptonomicon
4.23
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Jul 14, 2007
 
A History of Religious Ideas 1: From the Stone Age to the Eleusinian Mysteries
4.41
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Jul 14, 2007
 
Darwinia
3.34
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Jul 14, 2007
 
The Shadows of God (Age of Unreason, #4)
3.73
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Jul 14, 2007
 
Sex and Drugs: A Journey Beyond Limits
3.84
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Jul 17, 2007
 
Empire of Unreason (Age of Unreason, #3)
3.69
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Jul 14, 2007
 
A Calculus of Angels (Age of Unreason, #2)
3.78
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Jul 14, 2007
 
Absolute League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen
3.93
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Jan 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction
4.02
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Jan 2006
Jul 19, 2007
 
Red Prophet (Tales of Alvin Maker, #2)
3.76
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Jul 21, 2007
 
Prentice Alvin (Tales of Alvin Maker, #3)
3.75
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Jul 21, 2007
 
Seventh Son (Tales of Alvin Maker, #1)
3.86
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Jul 21, 2007
 
Alvin Journeyman (Tales of Alvin Maker, #4)
3.69
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Jul 21, 2007
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