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The Collector
If while reading this book you find yourself thinking something along the lines of, "I have been so lonely lately, and that girl behind the register w ...more
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Apr 15, 2009
The Untouchable
An auspicious introduction for me, to this very intelligent author. In this very well crafted novel the author takes us through a fictional account of ...more
Oct 27, 2011
Oct 14, 2011
Nausea, The Wall and Other Stories
In less than 200 pages he can change the way you look at the world, and in less than 50 pages he can make you understand how truely meaningless life i ...more
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Apr 15, 2009
Crome Yellow
Quote of the book: "if all these people were dead... This festivity would be would be extremely agreeable."
Sep 16, 2013
Aug 27, 2013
The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby
Tom Wolfe offers a very unique look at the different cultural groups of America, from fringe sport enthusiasts and mega-rockers, to status-hungry soci ...more
Aug 11, 2010
Jul 26, 2010
The Road
A beautifully tragic story that transcends man's perceptions of right and wrong, love and hate, and good and evil. This is truly one of the most movin ...more
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Apr 20, 2009
The Two Hands of God
Great message about the interconnectedness of all things, especially seeming opposites. However, the book would have been much more affective without ...more
May 04, 2011
Apr 16, 2009
The Historian
I would give this book less if I could.
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Apr 15, 2009
Spanning centuries, eras, generations, and continents, this book gives a very in depth look at how one’s family shapes who and what they are. The book ...more
Nov 2010
Apr 15, 2009
Exactly what I have come to expect from Palahniuk. The writing is nothing spectacular, and there are some gimmicky parts that could have been changed ...more
Dec 16, 2009
Dec 16, 2009
The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night
This book definitely has some useful information in it, which is the reason I gave it two stars and not just one. The information I found useful was m ...more
Jul 18, 2014
Jul 08, 2014
On the Road
In skimming through the reviews of this book, I am quite surprised at how many criticisms seem to be based on a "shocking" realization that this book ...more
Sep 02, 2010
Aug 21, 2010
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
He sat down and powered on his Apple MacBook, which had a 250GB harddrive, 2GB of memory, a 13" screen, and the capability to create word documents. H ...more
Sep 16, 2010
Sep 02, 2010
The Problems of Philosophy
A fantastic and lucidly written primer on the major endeavors, or problems, that philosophy not only presents but also attempts to explain. Russell is ...more
Jan 28, 2010
Jan 05, 2010
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
This was a decent tale about an Irish police force investigating a murdered child, with strong similarities to an unsolved case from the past. The cha ...more
Mar 28, 2011
Mar 04, 2011
The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism
As many readers have pointed out, the title to this book is slightly misleading as most people have been indoctrinated to believe that selfishness is ...more
Feb 25, 2012
Feb 02, 2012
The Portrait
While this book is well written, and a pretty quick read, it still grows rather tiresome at times. The narrative style is essentially just one side of ...more
Nov 04, 2011
Nov 04, 2011
The Zen of Zombie: Better Living Through the Undead
I very rarely do this, but I am giving up on this one. After 50 pages, I just cannot imagine this will take a turn and suddenly become bearable. It is ...more
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Jan 21, 2014
Exile and the Kingdom
This collection of short stories is now my favorite work by Camus, behind only The Plague. Each story is beautifully written and brilliantly concise, ...more
Sep 21, 2010
Sep 02, 2010
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Extraordinary Voyages, #6)
This is a tough one, because as fun as this was to read, and as much as I hate to criticize a classic, this book just doesn’t deserve anymore than 3 s ...more
Jul 12, 2010
Jun 21, 2010
Dracula, Prince of Many Faces: His Life and His Times
The man, the myth, the impaller of all that stood in his way. I am giving this book 5 stars simply to appease the wrath that a lesser review might bri ...more
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Apr 16, 2009
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
An absolute page turner. The writing is nothing awe-inspiring, but the story is truly engrossing... it is similar to a train wreck, in that what you a ...more
Aug 21, 2010
Aug 06, 2010
South of the Border, West of the Sun
Not a horrible book; but certainly not what you would expect from Murakami. That is to say, the subject matter and style of writing is very much Murak ...more
Sep 21, 2010
Sep 17, 2010
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
Incredibly clever, and funny as hell (or heaven), this book is a true page turner. One of the reviews on the cover of this book said that this was as ...more
Jan 06, 2012
Dec 21, 2011
Infinite Jest
Synopsis's and essays debating this novel's meanings, themes, and merits, or lack thereof, abound on the internet, so I will not bother with that here ...more
Jun 21, 2011
Mar 21, 2011
A superbly executed work of fiction… or is it fact? After reading such a well crafted novel on the circumstances surrounding the JFK assassination, yo ...more
Aug 27, 2009
Aug 05, 2009
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
This is a tough book to write a review on without giving too much away. Even to say that the book dabbles in abstract phenomenology might give somethi ...more
Aug 11, 2011
Jul 21, 2011
The Oxford Companion to Beer
I certainly have not read this all the way through in the one month I have owned it, but I have turned to if quite frequently. I have found it to be t ...more
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Jan 26, 2013
B Is for Beer
Update: Reread this book over the weekend, and I think I was too harsh in my original review (below). I think this book succeeds quite well for what i ...more
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Aug 05, 2009
Just a Couple of Days
Let me say that I liked this book; however I found it to be a bit of a misrepresentation of pure fiction. So with that said, I feel I need to explain ...more
Jan 20, 2010
Apr 18, 2009
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