The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
3.16
****THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS****

Every so often a book comes along that creates a divisive turmoil in me. Sometimes these books make me angry; som
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May 03, 2011
Mar 04, 2011
 
A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1)
4.07
This book was horrible. Period. A waste of my time. You see, what really pisses me off with this book is this: I have known kids that have come from h ...more
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Aug 13, 2009
 
Slaughterhouse-Five
4.02
There are only a few books that I ever really try to revisit. Sherlock Holmes and his stories are one. Some Shakespeare. And Slaughterhouse-Five.

I ha
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not set
Aug 13, 2009
 
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
3.93
Dear Mr. Solzhenitsyn,

I am not a Russian scholar, not even in the armchair variety. But you have done something magical in ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF IVAN
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not set
Apr 01, 2010
 
The Giving Tree
4.38
So it is Christmas time, and my wife likes to have all of us—my wife and I, and our three years old twins—do a different event each night during Adven ...more
Dec 06, 2011
May 26, 2011
 
The Cellist of Sarajevo
4.00
Few books have ever moved me to tears. Sure, I get sad every once in a while when reading a story, but hardly ever do I feel like crying after a novel ...more
not set
Aug 23, 2010
 
A River Runs Through It
4.14
My younger brother and I had a conversation growing up that went something like this:

Him: “I can’t wait to get out of here. I’m never coming back when
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not set
May 18, 2011
 
Rules of Prey (Lucas Davenport, #1)
4.14
Okay, here's the deal: I like me some stupid thriller books every once in awhile, and so I thought I would take a chance with Lucas Davenport. He's a ...more
Jan 20, 2011
Jan 20, 2011
 
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
4.10
Confession time: I’ve been a bit of a snob when it comes to YA literature. The idea that this type of writing was beneath me, not able to give me what ...more
Sep 17, 2011
Sep 15, 2011
 
Silk
3.80
I never imagined I would like a book where the main character makes a living by buying silkworms. But I did. In fact, I not only liked it, I loved it. ...more
May 13, 2011
May 13, 2011
 
Brokeback Mountain
3.92
Normally, I would never read something like this. No, I am not homophobic (my older brother is gay); but I do get uncomfortable when reading about two ...more
not set
Apr 01, 2010
 
Kitchen
3.82
One of the many things I love about goodreads is that a person is able to see what other “friends” think about a novel before committing oneself to re ...more
Feb 23, 2011
Feb 05, 2011
 
Push
3.79
PUSH exceeds the limits of my understanding. I am a white male; moderately affluent; educated; healthy; and able to say that my foundation from my pas ...more
Aug 26, 2012
Jul 03, 2012
 
No Country for Old Men
4.10
I appreciate the nuances of a McCarthy novel: his voice, the settings, the very real characters he conjures within that mind of his. But the one thing ...more
not set
Apr 01, 2010
 
Rage
3.76
Lately I've been wondering about why violence seems to breed so freely in the United States (I don't have an answer by the way). Everywhere I seem to ...more
Jan 22, 2011
Jan 22, 2011
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.56
I would not even wipe my ass with this book for fear it (my ass) would get shittier.

What a waste of trees...and my time.

KILL ME FOR READING THIS BOOK
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Aug 13, 2009
 
The Year of Magical Thinking
3.82
I am not the type of person that cries at funerals. I find crying at a funeral as constructive as trying to stop a raging river with a few paper towel ...more
Sep 19, 2011
Jul 02, 2010
 
Big Fish
3.62
You all probably remember the fantastically cheesy film Big Fish directed by Tim Burton. For me, it was pure visual and storytelling enjoyment.

But wh
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not set
Apr 01, 2010
 
Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer
3.62
One of the best things about my job is when my boss wants me to read and write a review about a certain book that I never intended to read but thoroug ...more
Mar 2011
Mar 01, 2011
 
American Psycho
3.80
The scariest thing about this book for me is that since I finished reading it--almost eight years ago--I still look around when I am in a crowded plac ...more
not set
Aug 13, 2009
 
It
4.11
I read this many moons ago and still think about it now and then. It's that kind of story.

Sure clowns are friggin crapyourpantsandrun scary, but what
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not set
Aug 13, 2009
 
The Basketball Diaries
3.97
Before there was a “cop on every corner” in New York, there were some of the most interesting characters frolicking around, bounding up and down the s ...more
Feb 13, 2012
Oct 22, 2011
 
Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name
3.58
I’ve mentioned once or thrice that where I work we have constant book donations coming in, and before we add them to our collection I get to peruse th ...more
Apr 07, 2011
Apr 06, 2011
 
Ringworld (Ringworld, #1)
3.94
On Luis Wu’s 200th birthday, he is approached by Nessus, a quasi-equine alien species knows as Puppeteers because of the two heads sprouting from thei ...more
not set
Aug 28, 2009
 
Nazi Literature in the Americas
3.87
Few novels bring me to a place that is best described as that plane one is trapped in before waking from a very lucid dream. You know the place where ...more
Jul 21, 2010
Apr 26, 2010
 
The Strain (The Strain Trilogy, #1)
3.75
(Music fades.)

Me: Welcome back to the studio everyone, we have a wonderful surprise for you. Joining us for a few minutes on the airwaves today are tw
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Feb 26, 2011
Aug 02, 2010
 
Love Story
3.58
I appreciate a good love story. No, don’t give me THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY—that book was crap. Give me a story where the characters are more alig ...more
Jan 10, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
 
Go with Me
3.37
I very seldom go into a book blindly. What that means is I try to do my homework before reading anything. I like to know who the author is; check to s ...more
Feb 23, 2011
Feb 19, 2011
 
Titus Andronicus
3.70
BEST. REVENGE. STORY. EVER. PERIOD.

The only piece of advice I can give is: Prepare yourself, you are about to enter into a world that knows no bounds
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Mar 09, 2011
 
The Woods
4.02
Oh Harlan, you were exactly what I needed. But before I begin, let me say that this was my first Harlan Coben experience. I'll more than likely read m ...more
May 11, 2011
Feb 16, 2011
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