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Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party
3.93
One the one hand, this is a real eye opener in that it takes all the Republican/Conservative/Evangelical scandals and lays out the level of hypocrisy...more
Jan 24, 2010
Jan 19, 2010
 
Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth, #1)
4.11
I hear the complaints about Terry's writing style. But I liken it in a way to Dan Brown, another highly successful author with questionable writing sk...more
Aug 2008
Sep 14, 2009
 
Me of Little Faith
3.55
What's fun about this quick read is that you always hear his voice as narrator. There is no disguising Lewis Black. But also, it's not as strident as...more
Jul 10, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
 
Cider With Roadies
3.87
Haven't laughed out loud from many books, but this is one of them. And I read it in one day. Haven't done that very often either. I could have read mo...more
Aug 13, 2010
Aug 07, 2010
 
Bit of a Blur: The Autobiography
3.73
Ultimately unsatisfying due to a lack of details...the whole Britpop thing is skated over in a page or two. The making of Blurs records is also given...more
Aug 11, 2010
Aug 07, 2010
 
Hollywood Digs: An Archaeology of Shadows
4.17
Fascinating look past the more obvious Hollywood stories and into the lives and areas long forgotten. My only wish is that the book was longer!
Jun 05, 2014
Jun 02, 2014
 
The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power
3.76
The premise is great. But after 100 pages it's an endless litany of just the most loathsome people seeking power through religion. Truly, truly fright...more
Mar 29, 2010
Mar 17, 2010
 
The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother's Memoir
3.72
Not a bad book, but just a bit repetitive. It's 300 pages, but should be about 150 if you remove the passages that rehash her stories and reminiscence...more
May 04, 2010
Apr 29, 2010
 
100 Things Beatles Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
3.29
Fun, quick read. However, some notable errors and a lack of attribution to some of the best books on the subject like Revolution in the Head.
Jan 03, 2014
Dec 28, 2013
 
When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin
3.88
This is a must read for Zeppelin fans. Saying that, you might find some frustrations with the narrative. I could have used more details about the reco...more
Jan 20, 2010
Jan 08, 2010
 
Fern Verdant and the Silver Rose
3.69
Great fun, good wordplay...a young adult book that I would recommend. Like a nicer version of A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Oct 13, 2010
Oct 08, 2010
 
Dreamhouse
3.52
Clever wordplay, but ultimately a slight book with some amusing moments. For Alice in Wonderland fans possibly.
Dec 18, 2010
Dec 13, 2010
 
And the Mountains Echoed
4.00
Alternate title, The Abandoned, as it focuses on children who lose their family in some way. Another excellent novel by Hosseini, whose gift of story...more
Feb 19, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
 
To Reach the Clouds: My High Wire Walk Between the Twin Towers
4.23
Amazing. And a great companion piece to Let the Great World Spin.
Sep 26, 2010
Sep 24, 2010
 
City of Thieves
4.25
This is another of those books that my son has to read for high school, but it looks great so I will read it too!
Sep 04, 2011
Aug 27, 2011
 
Autobiography
3.72
One of the more literate, funny, and interesting autobiographies of the last few years from a major singer/songwriter. Recommend.
Aug 07, 2014
Jul 27, 2014
 
Anna Karenin
3.99
THIS edition!
not set
Sep 06, 2014
 
Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk
4.16
Great book, perhaps a slightly sensationalistic look at the drugs side over the music side. But enlightening, and scary. Don't do drugs is the message...more
Apr 26, 2013
Apr 01, 2013
 
One Con Glory
3.89
Everything I Learned About Life I Learned From Going to Cons! Actually, not far from the truth...and Sarah has pulled off a wonderful story that anyon...more
Feb 28, 2010
Feb 26, 2010
 
A Test of Wills (Inspector Ian Rutledge, #1)
3.92
A fun mystery. Quick read.
Feb 22, 2011
Feb 16, 2011
 
Ready Player One
4.30
Great fun. Crosses over from YA territory into adult geekdom. Can't wait for the film.
Jun 18, 2013
Jun 02, 2013
 
Frankenstein
3.70
Interesting, and entertaining. But nothing like you think it is!
Aug 27, 2012
Aug 13, 2012
 
Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
3.71
Charming.
May 20, 2013
May 10, 2013
 
My Seinfeld Year
3.28
Great deal for the price!
Feb 19, 2012
Feb 06, 2012
 
Atonement
3.83
After reading this book, I understand why it was such a mediocre film. The book is slow, turgid and took me a long time to read. Never a good sign. I...more
Aug 14, 2011
Feb 16, 2011
 
Life of Pi
3.86
As a fantastical adventure story, wonderful. As a treatise on the nature of religion and the meaning of God or gods, it woefully lacking in any cohere...more
Jan 25, 2014
Nov 12, 2013
 
The Complete Short Stories
4.29
Wow, finally finished after a few years of intermittent reading. Overall very enjoyable, and some stories work way better than others. As for settings...more
Sep 04, 2014
Sep 13, 2009
 
Experience: A Memoir
3.94
Again, a great autobiography. But like Hitchens, and Dylan, one that almost completely ignores their wives and the women in their lives. I sense a pat...more
Oct 12, 2012
Sep 08, 2012
 
Shakespeare: The World as a Stage
3.76
I've made the curious decision that the actual author of Shakespeare's plays is Mr. William Shakespeare.

Great book, lots of nuggets here without ever...more
Jul 10, 2010
May 28, 2010
 
Comeback Kings The San Francisco Giants' Incredible 2012 Championship Season
3.71
Awesome.
Mar 28, 2013
Mar 04, 2013
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