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Gravity's Rainbow
4.03
Selections From My Mental Commentary Upon Reading Gravity's Rainbow

Difficult my ass, I know who Werner Van Braun is.......... What a fantastic name...
...more
Jul 04, 2011
Feb 15, 2010
 
Infinite Jest
4.34
I'm not sure if this is my favorite book ever written, or the best book ever written. But I can say that there is a definite point in time where the w ...more
Sep 20, 2009
Aug 09, 2009
 
On the Road
3.66
Yesterday, I came up with a new concept, at least new to me, the "guilty disappointment." Consider it the antonym of the guilty pleasure. To truly qua ...more
Jul 24, 2010
Feb 15, 2010
 
Under the Volcano
3.80
After reading On the Road last year I created a 'guilty disappointment' shelf. Guilty disappointments, according to me, involve the similar feelings o ...more
Sep 13, 2011
Apr 07, 2010
 
Midnight's Children
4.00
There's something mythical about the way Rushdie writes. His writing is very modern, but there's still a sense of age to it. Throughout the novel I so ...more
Apr 13, 2010
Feb 15, 2010
 
Lucky Jim
3.80
For your consideration, the best description of a hangover in the English, NO, I say any language:

"Dixon was alive again. Consciousness was upon him b
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Jul 17, 2011
Dec 25, 2010
 
I, Claudius (Claudius, #1)
4.27
I, Claudius is more of a fictional work of history than a historical work of fiction. What I mean by that is that Robert Graves isn't content with tel ...more
Apr 19, 2010
Aug 09, 2009
 
The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe #1)
4.06
Warning: Reading book may cause Humphrey Bogart's ghost to start giving you romantic advice like in Play It Again Sam.

This book begs to be read while
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Aug 12, 2010
Apr 07, 2010
 
Lord of the Flies
3.60
Apparently I am one of the dozen people in the world who didn't have to read Lord of the Flies in high school. It's one of those books that everybody ...more
Apr 03, 2010
Aug 09, 2009
 
Atonement
3.84
First off, let me say I saw the film first. I can't really recommend doing so or not doing so because some of the times I was glad I did and some of ...more
Feb 16, 2010
Feb 13, 2010
 
Rabbit, Run (Rabbit Angstrom, #1)
3.55
I may be generalizing, but there seem to be two contrasting opinions of Updike's Rabbit Run on this site. I'm not denigrating either, this was one of ...more
Oct 06, 2010
Apr 07, 2010
 
Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1)
3.97
The first time I read this book it was for a class called the Novel that I took when I was a Junior in high school. It blew my mind, I had never read ...more
Feb 27, 2010
Aug 09, 2009
 
Ubik
4.09
My first experience with Mr. Dick, besides seeing adaptations of his movies of course, was one that made me want to come back for more. Nothing earth ...more
Mar 22, 2010
Feb 15, 2010
 
White Noise
3.85
I have alternated between three stars and four stars several times for this review. I've read a lot of reviews which made my opinion waver. I listened ...more
Feb 20, 2010
Feb 15, 2010
 
Brideshead Revisited
3.98
Three Things I Learned About Evelyn Waugh From the Everyman's Library Edition That Contributed to my Reading of Brideshead Revisited.

1. Waugh sought a
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Oct 22, 2010
Aug 26, 2010
 
The Bridge of San Luis Rey
3.78
This wasn't what I thought it was going to be. When I read the summary of the novel somewhere I thought the novel was going to be a semi-detective st ...more
Aug 07, 2009
Aug 09, 2009
 
All the King's Men
4.06
From my fall 2001 to roughly sometime late last summer, this was the best book ever. Then a specific reading experience starting convincing that every ...more
Sep 07, 2010
Aug 09, 2009
 
Neuromancer (Sprawl, #1)
3.85
Reminded me of the AMC remake of The Prisoner from last year: very well done, and often intriguing, but never really engaging.
Oct 25, 2010
Aug 09, 2009
 
Dog Soldiers
3.71
The mailbox was Haldeman.
Jun 25, 2013
Jun 18, 2013
 
Appointment in Samarra
3.83
None
Nov 2010
Sep 03, 2010
 
Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West
4.20
None
Jan 04, 2010
Jan 24, 2010
 
American Pastoral (The American Trilogy #1)
3.91
None
Feb 11, 2010
Jan 25, 2010
 
Watchmen
4.32
None
Jun 04, 2012
Aug 09, 2009
 
Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1)
3.56
None
Feb 03, 2011
Aug 09, 2009
 
Beloved
3.71
None
Feb 2002
Aug 09, 2009
 
The Spy Who Came In from the Cold
4.01
None
Oct 2009
Feb 15, 2010
 
The Corrections
3.75
None
Mar 30, 2010
Feb 15, 2010
 
The Grapes of Wrath
3.88
None
Sep 2001
Aug 09, 2009
 
Snow Crash
3.98
None
Dec 28, 2009
Aug 09, 2009
 
1984
4.10
None
Jul 2009
Aug 09, 2009
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