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If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
I arrived at the library with my two books in hand. As I plunked them down on the check-in counter, a thin matronly woman approached.

"Would you like t
Apr 10, 2011
Dec 19, 2010
Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
Let"s face it. Theologians and religious historians will never get along. I am reminded of a scene in Clifford Simaks' clever time travel novel, Masto ...more
Aug 11, 2013
Jul 28, 2013
Stephen King Don't Know Shit
Stephen King recently wrote a Kindle Single titled Guns in which he makes a passionate but reasonable argument for specific measures to reduce gun vio ...more
Feb 13, 2013
Feb 12, 2013
If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won't)
Back in the sixties, there was a man on our block who worked at a television studio as a stage hand. He once told me that there was a lot of dead time ...more
May 21, 2011
May 20, 2011
The Grand Design
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Stephen Hawking is smarter than I am. That's no big feat because two of my cats are smarter than I am. The other cat is a certifiable idiot. But Hawk
Jan 30, 2011
Jan 28, 2011
You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, But You Can't Make Him Think: Answers to Questions from Angry Skeptics
This is Ray Comfort's idea of a transitional fossil.

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At this point, It should be clear that Comfort knows nothing about evolution nor has
May 25, 2011
May 25, 2011
The Art of War
My wife says watching me read The Art of War is like watching Danny DeVito read The Joy of Sex. I'm not sure how to take that.

Bottom line, I'm a lover
not set
Jul 23, 2011
Think Like a Cat: How to Raise a Well-Adjusted Cat--Not a Sour Puss
The following guest review is by Maslow. It is his opinion only and is not necessarily that of the regular reviewer.

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First of all, I am glad to see a
May 27, 2012
Apr 29, 2012
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
I believe it was A. E. Van Vogt who said, "The Golden Age of Science Fiction is 14." And in fact, much of the classic science fiction of Heinlein and ...more
Nov 27, 2011
Nov 26, 2011
Summer House with Swimming Pool
Four and a half stars.

Dutch writer Herman Koch is one of those authors who write exquisite prose even if you feel you want to wash your hands after re
May 28, 2014
May 24, 2014
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
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Do I understand string theory? Not sure.

Do I understand M theory? A little bit but don't ask for any algebraic reasoning.

Do I know exactly what a Cal
Jun 05, 2011
Mar 17, 2011
That Which Should Not Be
This review has been approved by Cthulhu Kitty...

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Sometimes you just gotta bow to the masters.

In That Which Should Not Be, Brett J Talley's
Mar 12, 2012
Jul 24, 2011
In the Miso Soup
Reading this novel is like going to McDonald, buying a Big Mac and finding a severed eyeball under the bun....Then putting the bun back on and eating ...more
Dec 03, 2009
Nov 16, 2009
Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d'Art
Sacre Bleu is a bit different than the usual Moore novel. While it can be hilarious and probably beats the record for the gratuitous use of the word " ...more
Apr 20, 2012
Apr 08, 2012
I Could Pee on This And Other Poems by Cats
I read this book to my three cats and a guest cat. Here are their (mostly) unsolicited comments.

"T. S Eliot, eat yer heart out." - Maslow the Wonder C
Jan 12, 2013
Jan 12, 2013
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR
My three cats Maslow, Ashley and Fanci were browsing my book shelf again. Ashley's gray paw caught on a big silver book that crashed to the floor.

not set
Nov 21, 2012
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
It took me two days to read this. Normally it would take me a little more than a hour to read something like this but I insisted on reading large port ...more
May 20, 2012
May 18, 2012
Carrion Comfort
Exhibit C in "Authors Who Doodle"...

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In case you're interested, here's exhibit A and exhibit B.

Carrion Comfort, Dan Simmons second novel, can be fault
Jan 10, 2010
Nov 17, 2009
Double Dexter (Dexter, #6)
After six novels and six seasons, it might be nice to compare where Dexter is as related to its two media universes. I should say there are spoilers f ...more
Dec 05, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3)
Murakami's new opus, 1Q84 is already being called his masterpiece by the professional reviewers. I think they may be on to something. Here's why.

Nov 04, 2011
Oct 29, 2011
Coin Locker Babies
I already knew that Ryu Murakami likes to delve into areas that most readers would find uncomfortable, but Coin Locker Babies leaps head first into a ...more
Jul 14, 2012
Aug 29, 2011
Written for the Celebrity Death Match Review Tournament

Act I, Scene I

Hamlet enters.

HAMLET: OK, Where's that ghost everyone told me about?

Jane Eyre ent
not set
Oct 18, 2011
The Divine Comedy
Written for the Celebrity Death Match Review Tournament

(sung to the tune of "Minnie The Moocher")

Folks, heres a story about Winnie the Pooh-cher
He was
not set
Nov 11, 2011
Fight Club
Welcome to Goodreads Book Review Club.

The first rule is you don't talk about Review Club.
The second rule is you don't talk about Review Club.
The third
Aug 23, 2009
Aug 22, 2009
Psycho II
This is the story of how this book came about, as related to me and others by Robert Bloch at a party.

Robert Bloch first heard that Universal Picture
Jan 1982
Aug 07, 2011
We Need to Talk About Kevin
I do not think I alternately hated and loved a book so much since American Psycho. It is a roller coaster of a novel that doesn't flinch at the uncomf ...more
Feb 11, 2012
Feb 21, 2011
Warning: The cover of this edition glows in the dark. Do not place on your bed stand unless you want to have a heart attack. I speak from experience.

Feb 09, 2010
Dec 31, 2009
Please Do Not Shoot Me in the Face: A Novel
I was at the doctor's office.

"Well, Doc. It's like this. I have a headache the size of Baltimore, My nose runs like the winner of Kentucky Derby, My b
Jun 07, 2012
May 29, 2012
Shutter Island
Shutter Island isn't as good as Mystic River, which I read just before this. Mystic River is an entire neighborhood of fleshed out characters that pro ...more
Aug 31, 2009
Aug 30, 2009
All Quiet on the Western Front
Back in 1986, a friend of mine, who was a Vietnam War veteran asked me to go see the movie Platoon with him. As we walked out of the theater, he was u ...more
Apr 26, 2013
Apr 22, 2013
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