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The Playboy
3.73
We sure are confused. Brown perfectly captures a young teens' experience of pornography. The way he shows the waves of desire and shame, how his alter ...more
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Apr 22, 2009
 
The Callahan Touch (Mary's Place, #1:Callahan's Series, #6)
4.13
Mary's Place, the setting of The Callahan Touch is really a closed bar, where only like minded people can go -- and that pretty much sums up how I fee ...more
Apr 23, 2009
Apr 21, 2009
 
2014 on Goodreads
4.25
It was an okay year. Your mileage may vary. I warn those of a delicate or easily offended nature that the year was filled with many scenes of sex, vio ...more
Jan 14, 2015
Jan 03, 2015
 
Life of Pi
3.86
**spoiler alert** A boy's adventure with a layering of quasi-literary deepness slathered on at the end...

*****

And that is my original three star revie
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Mar 14, 2013
Apr 22, 2009
 
Little Brother (Little Brother, #1)
3.95
Pure agitprop -- and I mean it in the best sort of way. Doctorow uses the old YA trope of the kids against the adults to make a thinly veiled portrait ...more
May 29, 2009
May 27, 2009
 
It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken: A Picture Novella
3.80
This should be chocolate for me. There is a the introspection, the charming style, the appearances by a quietly bemused Chester Brown. Yet how the boo ...more
Apr 12, 2011
Apr 11, 2011
 
What's the Score?
3.93
What is the score? McFadden still has the charming voice, the persona of a witty raconteur. It seems like the work of a guy very relaxed in his work.

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Mar 10, 2014
Feb 01, 2014
 
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
3.79
I liked, if not loved this. Actually, I wanted to like it more but didn't. For some reason I always expected it to go darker and probably wish it had. ...more
Jul 22, 2014
Jul 16, 2014
 
Pear Tree Pomes
5.00
My most treasured and beautiful book, both in form and content. Thank you David McFadden for mentioning this poet and this book in particular when you ...more
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Apr 21, 2009
 
Forests of the Medieval World
4.62
Enjoyed some of the shorter poems of the first half where I could hear the voice of the poet. The second section, the Edvard Munch Poems, I read all i ...more
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Jul 19, 2014
 
Demon Pond
4.20
Angelic sf? My strongest impressions of the collection are the angels - sort of odd singing alien birds and the alternate earths - the one with the pa ...more
Aug 27, 2014
Aug 15, 2014
 
The City of Words
3.94
If only because it got me to read Döblin's masterpiece Berlin Alexanderplatz, this book of lectures deserves five stars.
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Apr 22, 2009
 
The Summer Tree (The Fionavar Tapestry, #1)
4.01
Haven't read this is a dog's age, but just to drop my two cents... Kay is MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH better elsewhere. This is him at his most deri ...more
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Apr 22, 2009
 
Being Alive
4.14
The collection finishes with a crappy stone age hunter on his tip-toes in a cave making art. He's not even a good at crafts, but instead survives off ...more
Jul 19, 2014
Apr 22, 2009
 
Fruit: A Novel About a Boy and His Nipples
3.60
I really enjoyed this book. I wonder if it is a young teen book or a book about a young teen written for adults. Francis gets the whole gap of knowled ...more
Apr 25, 2009
Apr 23, 2009
 
Neuromancer (Sprawl, #1)
3.85
Hugely influential, but as with the rest of the Gibson I've read I have trouble getting over plots that are basically standard-issue film noir thrille ...more
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Apr 21, 2009
 
By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept
3.75
A prose poem with great lyric intensity. A love story of destruction. I lent it to someone and never got it back.
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Apr 24, 2009
 
Healing the dead: D.F. Bailey.
3.60
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Aug 12, 2012
 
Running in the Family
3.85
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Apr 22, 2009
 
Divisadero
3.46
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Apr 22, 2009
 
The Wandering Fire (The Fionavar Tapestry, #2)
4.10
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Apr 22, 2009
 
The Darkest Road (The Fionavar Tapestry, # 3)
4.17
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Apr 22, 2009
 
Sailing to Sarantium (The Sarantine Mosaic, #1)
4.14
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Apr 22, 2009
 
Lord of Emperors (The Sarantine Mosaic)
4.24
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Apr 22, 2009
 
Open Secrets
4.13
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Apr 22, 2009
 
This Can't Be Happening at MacDonald Hall! (MacDonald Hall, #1)
4.06
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Apr 22, 2009
 
Who Is Bugs Potter?
4.08
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Apr 22, 2009
 
Something Fishy at Macdonald Hall (MacDonald Hall, #7)
4.00
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Apr 22, 2009
 
The Dictionary of Imaginary Places: The Newly Updated and Expanded Classic
4.24
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Apr 22, 2009
 
A History of Reading
4.01
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Apr 22, 2009
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