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Zeitoun
4.09
Dave Eggers' latest journalistic fiction endeavor. Here he tells the story of Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a Syrian born New Orleans citizen who experiences t...more
Jun 04, 2013
May 31, 2013
 
The Technopriests Book One: Initiation
3.75
To try and explain this book would be to give too much away. Basically, tt tells the story of Albino, who is one of three bastard children sired by in...more
Sep 06, 2009
Sep 08, 2009
 
The Count of Monte Cristo
4.14
This is it. Quite possibly one of the best books of all time and definitely one of my favorites. The simple premise tells of Edmond Dantes who is wron...more
Jan 2007
Sep 09, 2009
 
The Guns of Avalon (Amber Chronicles, #2)
4.17
**spoiler alert** The Amber Chronicles continue with Guns of Avalon. Our intrepid hero escapes from his prison cell and regenerates his vision. Zelazn...more
Jul 2009
Aug 31, 2009
 
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1)
4.00
Stephen King kicks off his epic Dark Tower series with The Gunslinger. Roland Deschain is but a shadowy, mysterious figure in this book but we soon le...more
Oct 2008
May 27, 2009
 
Neverwhere
4.16
Neil Gaiman's debut novel tells the story of hapless everyman, Richard Mayhew. Richard encounters an injured, mysterious girl named Door and decides t...more
May 30, 2013
May 18, 2013
 
Reamde
3.92
Neal Stephenson's tour-de-force thousand page action thriller. This book has it all: action, humor, gunfights, MMO Rpgs, international espionage, terr...more
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Sep 27, 2013
 
The Godfather
4.33
One of the few instances where the film is better than the book. Kudos to Mario Puzo for providing enough material to fuel not one but TWO Godfather f...more
Jan 2004
Jun 04, 2009
 
The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower, #2)
4.19
Roland Deschain and Stephen King return! The stakes are higher and the action ratchets up to a higher degree when Roland discovers that he has to go t...more
Nov 2008
May 31, 2009
 
The Kite Runner
4.21
What starts off feeling like it could be a really good book sadly nosedives into a schmaltzy, hollywood style ending. It almost seems as if Hosseini h...more
Jan 2006
Jun 08, 2009
 
Anna Karenina
3.99
Tolstoy's other classic aside from War and Peace. The story of a woman who has an affair and the downward spiral as a result of it. Tolstoy takes what...more
Dec 2007
Jun 04, 2009
 
Stitches
4.02
A heartfelt and dream-like graphic novel that chronicles David Small's rocky childhood. Told in a spare and honest style, reminiscent of Craig Thompso...more
May 18, 2010
May 19, 2010
 
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
3.71
Dan Brown takes us on a rollicking thrill ride that spans centuries, continents, and famous artwork such as the Mona Lisa and the Vetruvian Man. Unfor...more
Jan 2007
Jun 08, 2009
 
The Art of Toy Story 3
4.52
Solomon does a worthy job of writing about the process of making Toy Story 3 but it's really the artwork that makes this book shine. From thumbnail sk...more
May 30, 2010
Jun 03, 2010
 
Blankets
4.07
Craig Thompson's honest, straight-forward telling of his years growing up as a troubled kid to misguided teen. The drybrush style is refreshing and is...more
Jan 2008
Jun 08, 2009
 
Oliver Twist
3.80
Dickens' pulpy yet engrossing tale about an innocent and resilient orphan. Oliver bounces around from one adventure to another yet despite all his mis...more
Jan 2007
Jun 04, 2009
 
The Sword of Shannara (The Original Shannara Trilogy #1)
3.74
Ok, I gotta admit, I LOVED this book when I read it in high school. Upon closer inspection (and a few years of hindsight), it's quite evident that it'...more
Jan 1997
Jun 10, 2009
 
The Brothers Karamazov
4.27
Arguably Dostoevsky's most ambitious work. By examining a man's relationship with his three sons, he is able to philosophize, theorize and reflect on...more
Jan 2001
Jun 04, 2009
 
Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1)
3.77
Christopher Paolini is to be commended for starting this book in highschool and turning it into a bestseller that has captured young and old readers a...more
Jan 2007
Jun 02, 2009
 
Naoki Urasawa's Monster, Volume 1: Herr Dr. Tenma (Naoki Urasawa's Monster, #1)
4.35
**spoiler alert** Naoki Urasawa's dark manga. Volume 1 is about a nuerosurgeon Dr. Tenma who saves a little boy from a fatal gunshot wound at the expe...more
May 11, 2010
May 11, 2010
 
Fahrenheit 451
3.94
Yes, I know it's high school required reading. Yes, I know it's a classic but I still feel like it gets more credit for the concept than the execution...more
Jan 2004
May 31, 2009
 
Peter the Great: His Life and World
4.25
A deep and engrossing book about Peter the Great who took Russia out of its dark ages and into a period of reform and prosperity. Massie does an amazi...more
Jan 2000
Jun 02, 2009
 
1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3)
3.82
Once again, Murakami weaves his impressionistic spell on us with his latest. The story follows a woman named Aomame who is transported to an alternate...more
Dec 09, 2012
Apr 01, 2012
 
Buddha, Vol. 1: Kapilavastu (Buddha #1)
4.14
Tezuka takes us on an amazing journey with his first manga, Buddha Vol 1. Sometimes dramatic, sometimes funny but always told with a sincerity that is...more
Apr 2009
May 31, 2009
 
The Road
3.94
Father and son wander a burned-out shell of a post apocalyptic world. The tone is sparse (McCarthy even leaves out quotation marks and leaves his char...more
Mar 03, 2010
Feb 26, 2010
 
The Quest for the Missing Girl
3.64
Jiro Taniguchi's tale about a mountain climber who is summoned to find his best friend's missing daughter. Taniguchi deftly handles this sprawling tal...more
May 14, 2010
May 12, 2010
 
1984
4.09
Hands down the BEST sci fi novel ever written. Nobody even comes close to the theories, situations, worldview and scathing comments on society than Or...more
Jan 1995
Jun 02, 2009
 
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
4.29
Tolkien's fantasy tour de force. Inspiring all other fantasy novels that came after but never surpassed, Tolkien takes us deep into the world of Middl...more
Jan 2000
May 31, 2009
 
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
4.11
An undisputed Sci fi classic. Frank Herbert creates an immersive and detailed world but sadly his characters fall flat and the dialogue is often woode...more
Jan 2001
Jun 02, 2009
 
Shada
4.24
A rousing Doctor Who adventure based on a screenplay written by Douglas Adams and revived by Gareth Roberts. Roberts does a great job of bringing Adam...more
Aug 19, 2012
Aug 08, 2012
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