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Me Talk Pretty One Day
3.94
Witty, wry, bitter, delightful.

My mom gave me the book. I was living in France at the time, so she thought David Sedaris and I would have a ton in com...more
Sep 2001
Aug 01, 2007
 
Sexing the Cherry
3.82
possibly my absolute favorite book of all time. I want jeanette winterson to read me a bedtime story every night. I didn't know how much I could worsh...more
Oct 2002
Aug 01, 2007
 
On the Road
3.67
OK I have to own up to the profound state my life was in when I read this... hence the five stars. I read it while living in Berlin, and that had ever...more
Dec 2004
Mar 31, 2008
 
The Catcher in the Rye
3.77
I had the interesting experience of reading this book in German ("Der Faenger im Roggen"), which almost makes me not want to rate it. But I enjoyed it...more
Jan 2005
Mar 31, 2008
 
The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
3.48
Reads like a spy novel, but not very believable in the end. I suppose it's just my bitterness, pessimism, and well-founded skepticism toward anything...more
Oct 2004
Mar 31, 2008
 
As Meat Loves Salt
3.89
This is the only book that has made me cry. Truly a feat of emotion for me.

I was absolutely entranced, loved the language, loved the plot, loved the c...more
Dec 2005
Aug 01, 2007
 
The Handmaid's Tale
3.98
As others have noted, this novel tends to fall short of expectations. A solid plot, moderately interesting characters, overall a rather over-wrought p...more
Jan 2008
Mar 31, 2008
 
Lolita
3.85
Kind of sets the standard in terms of unchecked masturbatory intellectualism. But does so in a thoroughly enjoyable manner. It's a risky plot by today...more
Feb 2008
Mar 31, 2008
 
The Passion
4.13
Stellar. The historical fiction/pomo fantasy genre is truly indebted to Winterson for her ingenuity and craftiness with language. And I love how every...more
Aug 2002
Aug 01, 2007
 
Jitterbug Perfume
4.22
I don't think I belong in the cult of Tom Robbins. I found myself comparing this unfavorably to other postmoderny fiction works that reworked (or perh...more
Mar 2007
Mar 31, 2008
 
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
3.75
Winterson's quasi-autobiographical novel carries her charming style through her childhood and early adulthood. Not as good as her amazing fiction, but...more
Jun 2007
Mar 31, 2008
 
Written on the Body
4.09
Agonizing lesbian romance. Still contains Winterson's genius, but less edgy than Sexing the Cherry.
Oct 2007
Mar 31, 2008
 
The Outsiders
4.00
None
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Mar 16, 2009
 
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America
3.58
None
not set
Jan 18, 2010
 
Wise Blood
3.91
None
Mar 15, 2009
Mar 16, 2009
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