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This Is How
3.56
Recommended in the Vancouver Sun as riveting and unputdownable. Portrayal of a man who kills in rage and then goes to prison. "If the first part of Th...more
not set
Sep 01, 2009
 
Crime and Punishment
4.14
My second attempt at Dostoyevsky and I failed halfway through. I just didn't like any of the characters and had no interest in what happens to them. P...more
Sep 2009
Aug 11, 2009
 
The Alchemist
3.74
This book is misogynist. I really disliked the way women were treated or ignored by this writer.
not set
Jan 19, 2009
 
Death On The Ice: The Great Newfoundland Sealing Disaster Of 1914
3.82
Great book, amazing story of death and survival. Learned lots about the history of sealing.
Nov 2008
Aug 11, 2009
 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
4.10
Very readable but got a bit corny near the end. Maybe due to editing by the neice?
Aug 11, 2009
Aug 11, 2009
 
Gods Behaving Badly
3.38
Humourous and different. Ending was a bit pat and sappy.
May 2009
Jun 03, 2009
 
The Road
3.94
Fantastic book, haunting, scary, thought provoking
not set
Aug 11, 2009
 
The Painted Veil
3.87
Good but not as masterful as his short stories.
Feb 15, 2010
Feb 20, 2010
 
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
4.34
Overall, the book makes some good arguments. Did not agree with all of them, especially the advise to Americans to go volunteer overseas. I don't thin...more
Jan 20, 2010
Jan 30, 2010
 
The Bishop's Man (The Cape Breton Trilogy #2)
3.66
Great book, well-written, tackles a difficult issue, though provoking
Sep 10, 2010
Sep 12, 2010
 
House of Sand and Fog
3.76
Really liked this book and the way it presented different sides to a conflict, with both sides portrayed sympathetically. A good story of racism in ac...more
Mar 2009
Mar 01, 2009
 
The Headmaster's Wager
3.85
A good vacation read. History of Vietnam in the period was very interesting. Lam's descriptive abilities gave me a very colourful image of Cholon.
not set
Jun 11, 2012
 
The Dovekeepers
3.99
Too much religious reverence for me. I wanted to hear more about the daily lives of the inhabitants and how they managed the seige.
not set
Feb 16, 2013
 
The Kindly Ones
3.96
Fictional memoir of a Nazi officer who has reinvented himself as a middke-class entrepreneur and family man.
Dec 08, 2013
Apr 12, 2009
 
The Women's Room
3.89
Loved this book, such a great call to arms for feminists.
Jan 18, 2010
Sep 27, 2009
 
So Many Ways to Begin
3.73
Not as good as his first book but enjoyable.
Nov 15, 2009
Aug 11, 2009
 
The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam Trilogy, #2)
4.01
Starbucks will destroy us!
Mar 22, 2010
Jan 30, 2010
 
How to Be a Woman
3.72
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Jun 18, 2013
 
Infidel
4.18
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Sep 12, 2010
 
The Lovely Bones
3.72
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Jan 19, 2009
 
Life of Pi
3.86
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not set
Jan 19, 2009
 
Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures
3.40
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Apr 2010
Apr 11, 2010
 
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
3.69
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Aug 11, 2009
Jun 03, 2009
 
The Go-Between
3.89
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Dec 08, 2012
Sep 27, 2012
 
The Outlander
3.65
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May 03, 2011
Oct 16, 2010
 
Half of a Yellow Sun
4.21
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not set
Jan 31, 2014
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.06
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not set
Mar 04, 2012
 
Charlotte Gray
3.75
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Feb 09, 2013
Jan 10, 2013
 
The White Tiger
3.69
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Jan 30, 2010
Sep 14, 2009
 
In Cold Blood
4.01
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not set
Aug 11, 2009
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