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Me Talk Pretty One Day
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
Sep 2001
Aug 01, 2007
Sexing the Cherry
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
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
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
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
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
Dec 2005
Aug 01, 2007
The Handmaid's Tale
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
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
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
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
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
Agonizing lesbian romance. Still contains Winterson's genius, but less edgy than Sexing the Cherry.
Oct 2007
Mar 31, 2008
The Outsiders
not set
Mar 16, 2009
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
not set
Jan 18, 2010
Wise Blood
Mar 15, 2009
Mar 16, 2009