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A Thousand Acres
3.76
This won a Pulitzer Prize and acts as yet another testament to why the Pulitzer Prize should largely be ignored. However, the fact that it did win a P ...more
May 06, 2009
May 06, 2009
 
Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches
4.27
Its like doing lines of cocaine while at a Prince concert then going home and reading Foucault.

or

Angels in America is a grandiose, surrealistic bombas
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not set
May 28, 2008
 
Underworld
3.90
Following a series of characters all loosely connected, DeLillo attempts to encompass and explore the entirety of modern(post?) America from the outer ...more
Mar 29, 2009
Sep 20, 2008
 
Of Time and the River: A Legend of Man's Hunger in His Youth
4.21
Of Time and the River picks up almost at the exact spot where Look Homeward, Angel ended. And much like its predecessor, this novel follows Eugene Gan ...more
Nov 19, 2008
Sep 20, 2008
 
A l'ami qui ne m'a pas sauvé la vie
3.97
i read the first seventy-five pages of this book while sitting in an ER waiting room...fitting? Definitely.

Guibert's world seems to be losing color a
...more
Jun 2008
May 11, 2008
 
"Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?": A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity
4.04
As an important and foundational addition to the conversation of race in America in the last 10 years, Tatum's "Why Are All the Black Kids..." is a ba ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 15, 2007
 
Birds of America
4.13
Lorrie Moore has really only one story. It usually has something to do with a mild tragedy back-dropped by a modern life that is so cluttered and unex ...more
Aug 06, 2009
Jul 08, 2009
 
Gargoyles
4.04
If you have read an interview or read about Bernhard then it becomes immediately obvious that the man is a bit mad and a borderline nihilist. Neverthe ...more
Aug 2007
Jul 28, 2007
 
The Clown
4.06
Boll questions the validity, the affect and at times exposes the absurdity of catholicism, capitalism and various societal conventions in western soci ...more
Aug 2007
Jul 28, 2007
 
Snow
3.52
I heard alot about Pamuk. He seems to be gracing the A&C sections of all the periodicals that I frequently read. This has sparked an interest in h ...more
Oct 2007
Nov 06, 2007
 
Hopscotch
4.27
If you would like to read 600 pages involving intellectuals speaking off the top of their head in cafes, bars, and apartments, then this book might be ...more
Sep 2010
Sep 21, 2010
 
An American Tragedy
3.91
Undoubtedly, this is a great story. Dreiser methodically, and often painstakenly, examines the condition of America through the life of the young and ...more
Apr 20, 2009
Mar 30, 2009
 
Light in August
3.92
My third Faulkner in the past six months or so and out of the three I read, this was by far the most accessible. It is is also the longest, which is p ...more
Apr 24, 2011
Apr 24, 2011
 
I Looked Alive: Stories
4.18
I Looked Alive is a collection of stories that combines the strange, mundane lives of individuals with sexual perversity and obsession resulting in an ...more
Sep 2007
Aug 11, 2007
 
The Girl in the Flammable Skirt
3.92
This book has a whole bunch of filler. I am sorta baffled how such filler... okay, "stories", ever made it to print. That being said, there are a few ...more
Sep 08, 2009
Sep 01, 2009
 
Miss Lonelyhearts/The Day of the Locust
3.94
Well, I have to say that I am sorely disappointed that I have to part with these two novellas. I feel like I am going through a bad breakup. Fitting? ...more
Apr 2008
Dec 15, 2007
 
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
4.01
Our existence is constantly marred by the uncontrollable action of forgetting. Memory is fragile and constantly at risk of being changed, altered or q ...more
Nov 2007
Nov 15, 2007
 
The Third Policeman
4.03
People turn into bikes, policeman decide how old people live by placing invisible cloths over them when they are born, underground shelters where time ...more
Mar 2008
Apr 05, 2008
 
The Dream Life of Sukhanov
3.86
Second installment of "Novel on the Globe" course.

I really enjoyed this novel and would give it four and a half stars if the website so allowed me. F
...more
Oct 2007
Oct 07, 2007
 
Less Than Zero
3.58
This book is empty. Void of characters who are really distinguishable. Void of any lengthy sentences or description. Void of much emotion. And it work ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 22, 2007
 
Selected Poems 1957-1994
4.08
So I started this collection of poetry by Hughes at least six months ago. I never dedicatedly read it but that was also kinda the point. Mainly just k ...more
Jun 06, 2008
Jan 07, 2008
 
M. Butterfly
3.90
French spy falls in love with a Chinese opera singer only to discover over twenty-years later that she is a man? Um. yes.

However, things do get a litt
...more
May 2008
May 19, 2008
 
Laughter in the Dark
3.92
Everything you could come to expect from Nabokov is here: forbidden love, denied love, unrequited love, life imitating art, suicide etc. All the while ...more
Oct 16, 2009
Oct 10, 2009
 
Some Things That Meant the World to Me
3.84
Super bizarre story that follows a schizophrenic man named Rhonda who takes orders from a nine year-old version of himself that he randomnly hallucina ...more
Jan 05, 2010
Dec 30, 2009
 
Invisible Man
3.81
Ellison kind of tackles it all with his emotionally-wrought, highly-intelligent, often-philosophizing unnamed "Brother" of a main character in 'The In ...more
Jun 2011
Jun 04, 2011
 
The Lazarus Project
3.55
The Lazarus Project follows a Bosnian-immigrant now living in States and his attempt to write a story about the murder of a Jewish-immigrant a hundred ...more
Aug 14, 2009
Aug 14, 2009
 
No Country for Old Men
4.10
I arrived at the bookstore with the intention of grabbing Blood Meridian. Unfortunately all of McCarthy’s books have been re-released with new jackets ...more
Dec 2009
Dec 18, 2009
 
The Natural
3.62
I heard a lot of good things about Malamud and so I picked up 'The Natural.' After all, how much better can you get with a yiddish, Brooklynite writin ...more
Aug 2012
Sep 03, 2012
 
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
4.11
Bechdel so called "tragicomic" is witty, introspective, hilarious and can be pretty damn heartbreaking too. Bechdel sets out in the beginning to descr ...more
May 17, 2009
May 15, 2009
 
When the Kissing Had to Stop
3.67
John Leonard was a social critic and pop culture guru who wrote for pretty much every haughty publication that characterizes what it means to be an in ...more
Feb 21, 2009
Feb 14, 2009
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