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120
Slash
3.92
Well, Slash, holy fuck man! I sort of want to take you under my wing and give you a hug dude. But first, I want you to have a shower because you are d...more
Mar 07, 2011
Mar 06, 2011
 
118
Life
3.82
Dear Keith Richards;

Oh, Keef, you are wise and funny and your brain is rather impressive. Your body is a whole other matter and I really would encoura...more
Mar 03, 2011
Mar 02, 2011
 
103
Kit's Law
3.96
Set in a remote Newfoundland village in the 1950s, this beautiful first novel balances raunchy folk humour, riveting suspense and family tragedy with...more
May 17, 2010
Mar 05, 2010
 
24
Little Bee
3.65


I rate this book as 3.5 stars.

I loved the first two-thirds of the novel. I found Cleave's ability to give voice to a young, female, Nigerian character...more
Sep 06, 2010
Aug 19, 2009
 
84
Fall
3.17
**spoiler alert** from quill and quire, as it about sums up my feelings exactly:

The "Fall" that provides the title to this well written novel is Fallo...more
Mar 04, 2010
Sep 21, 2009
 
115
Matterhorn
4.27
Review From the Globe and Mail, as it captures my thoughts and feelings from reading the novel so well.

If there is one thing Matterhorn faithfully cap...more
Jun 19, 2010
Jun 14, 2010
 
11
The Gargoyle
3.96
**spoiler alert** Oh my word...this book was too much (in a bad way). Too many metaphors, too many similes, too many examples spelling things out for...more
Sep 02, 2009
Aug 21, 2009
 
74
O Pioneers! (Great Plains Trilogy, #1)
3.80
The first book in Willa Cather's prairie trilogy, O Pioneers! is a beautiful book which evokes the senses. The style of Cather's writing and the story...more
Dec 17, 2009
Nov 28, 2009
 
95
Adam Bede
3.73
George Eliot published Adam Bede, her first novel, in 1859 to great acclaim. This richly detailed novel tells the story of Adam, a carpenter, and his...more
May 29, 2010
Mar 05, 2010
 
105
Way Down Deep
3.92
In the summer of 1944, a red-headed, curly-haired toddler mysteriously appeared on the courthouse steps in Way Down Deep, WV. No trace of how she got...more
Mar 13, 2010
Mar 13, 2010
 
114
Housekeeping
3.83
Last year, I read Robinson's novel Gilead and was disappointed to not like it more than I did. I wanted to love the novel. Robinson is a writer of who...more
Jun 08, 2010
Jun 07, 2010
 
121
A Slipping-Down Life
3.59
While brief, this book is evocative and rich. The story has fantastical moments that seem wholly grounded and real as Tyler introduces the reader to E...more
Mar 14, 2011
Mar 14, 2011
 
111
The Broken Teaglass
3.33
**spoiler alert** For a book that could have been the Holy Grail for wordies everywhere, Emily Arsenault’s The Broken Teaglass was a let down. The set...more
May 06, 2010
Apr 16, 2010
 
40
You Shall Know Our Velocity: (Or, Sacrament)
3.61

I rate this book 2.5 Stars.

My brain is still lolling around trying to know what to make of this book. The only other time I have come away from a book...more
Sep 21, 2009
Aug 31, 2009
 
107
The Sea
3.44
Booker Prize-winning author John Banville presents a sensitive and remarkably complete character study of Max Morden, an art critic/writer from Irelan...more
Mar 29, 2010
Mar 05, 2010
 
94
Push
3.79
Push is the verbally graphic story of an abused child named Precious Jones. Precious bears her father's babies first at age 12 and again at age 16. Su...more
Mar 31, 2010
Mar 05, 2010
 
35
Jane Austen Ruined My Life
3.35
Jane Austen Ruined My Life by Beth Patillo was a pleasurable read ~ light and quick and a bit of an escape. English professor and Austen expert Emma G...more
Oct 24, 2009
Sep 24, 2009
 
117
The Infinities
3.24
I think I read this too fast, by which I mean, I am sad the reading of this book is finished. Banville is in a category and class all of his own.
Feb 28, 2011
Feb 27, 2011
 
48
The Wife's Tale
3.37
This is Lansens' third novel. Her last book, The Girls, is one of my favourite and Rush Home Road was a wonderful novel which I loved too. Her new wor...more
Sep 03, 2009
Aug 19, 2009
 
119
A Widow's Story
3.65
Wow, JCO! I just hardly know what to say here. The honesty and openness with your emotions and feelings is raw. Painful. Dark. And repetitive. I ached...more
Mar 06, 2011
Mar 01, 2011
 
87
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (Flavia de Luce, #2)
3.97
Flavia de Luce is back; solving a new mystery in this novel, the second book in the series "The Buckshaw Chronicles".

Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce di...more
Apr 12, 2010
Mar 05, 2010
 
50
The Last Lecture
4.22
I rate this book 3.5 Stars. (SRC read)

The book is best read in one sitting, to maintain the flow and lecture-like feel. A lot of common sense wisdom i...more
Sep 22, 2009
Sep 23, 2009
 
51
The Red Shoes
3.38
I rate this book 4 Stars.

From the description:
"Here is the beautiful, tortured Victoria Page, torn between her passion for the ballet and the love of...more
Sep 18, 2009
Aug 31, 2009
 
34
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
4.19
I rate this novel 4 Stars.

While the first installment of the Millenium Trilogy, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, was about publisher Mikael Blomkvist,...more
Oct 19, 2009
Aug 22, 2009
 
53
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
4.10
“Traditional without seeming stale, and romantic without being naïve” (San Francisco Chronicle), this epistolary novel, based on Mary Ann Shaffer’s pa...more
Dec 15, 2009
Aug 22, 2009
 
33
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1)
3.92
"There is another 1985, somewhere in the could-have-been, where Thursday Next is a literary detective."

Great Britain, circa 1985, is a very different...more
Oct 17, 2009
Aug 22, 2009
 
38
A Case of Exploding Mangoes
3.68
From Publishers Weekly: "Pakistan's ongoing political turmoil adds a piquant edge to this fact-based farce spun from the mysterious 1988 plane crash t...more
Sep 27, 2009
Sep 13, 2009
 
25
The Right Attitude to Rain (Sunday Philosophy Club, #3)
3.73
I just didn't get the point of the story. It was lovely and quaint and I did enjoy the fact that it is set in Edinburgh, but there was really nothing...more
Sep 11, 2009
Sep 09, 2009
 
76
Day After Night
3.61
Day After Night  A Novel by Anita Diamant Day After Night: A Novel by Anita Diamant.

***potential spoilers***
This novel is set in 1945 Palestine at Atlit,a holding camp for illegal immigran...more
Dec 03, 2009
Sep 21, 2009
 
2
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
3.59
From Publishers Weekly: "Edwards gives an assured but schematic debut novel hinges on the birth of fraternal twins, a healthy boy and a girl with Down...more
Nov 14, 2009
Aug 21, 2009
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