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Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts
3.83
Woman goes to take over dead aunt's dog rescue legacy, woman meets dog, woman meets vet. Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts is well-written and incredibly pr ...more
Mar 20, 2011
Mar 20, 2011
 
Many Bloody Returns
3.69
If you like vampire supernatural romance stories, this may be for you.

To be honest, I mainly read it for Jim Butcher's Dresden Files short story "It's
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May 2011
May 01, 2011
 
The Night Bookmobile
3.48
What could have been a charming graphic novel descends into pointlessness by the end of the book.

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Mar 16, 2011
 
We Never Talk about My Brother
4.01
Reading Peter S. Beagle's "We Never Talk About My Brother" was a joyous experience for me. I loved the short stories in it. Like snowflakes, each tale ...more
May 13, 2013
May 14, 2013
 
White Is for Witching
3.58
Like Shirley Jackson, Helen Oyeyemi's writing focuses on small moments of terror and wrongness, the creeping horror of something gone bad beneath the ...more
Apr 13, 2011
Mar 16, 2011
 
D*U*C*K
3.94
More a novella than a novel, the fourth book in Poppy Z. Brite's "Liquor" series is clearly her love song to pre-Katrina New Orleans. It is a quiet, g ...more
Dec 17, 2010
Dec 16, 2010
 
Not All Tarts Are Apple
3.72
This is a gentle, mostly humorous view of life in the lowest classes in post-WWII Britain through the eyes of Rosa, a young girl adopted by a loving c ...more
Sep 11, 2013
Sep 11, 2013
 
Horns and Wrinkles
3.56
A pleasant fantasy story about life along the magical shores of the Mississippi river. River trolls, rock trolls, shooting stars, missing fathers, and ...more
Apr 26, 2011
Apr 26, 2011
 
Grave Peril (The Dresden Files, #3)
4.18
The chauvinism is getting old. However, the writing and the plotting is getting better. The biggest flaw here is the introduction of a new main sideki ...more
Dec 22, 2010
Dec 21, 2010
 
Alive in Necropolis
3.26
Very well-written and engaging, but I felt primarily let down by the ending, where all the action happened more or less off-stage. While clearly an in ...more
Oct 28, 2010
Oct 22, 2010
 
From Hell With Love (Secret Histories, #4)
4.01
Like all of his books, fun, not deep, not serious, not challenging. Downrated for one off-hand stupid sexist comment that served no purpose in the boo ...more
Jan 26, 2011
Dec 06, 2010
 
Atlas Shrugged
3.66
Ayn Rand's philosophy is, in my opinion, horribly flawed, but she still has some useful ideas. Moreover, she's a good writer, and if you remember that ...more
May 2007
Aug 16, 2007
 
Innocent Erendira and Other Stories
3.91
It's very important that the title story in this collection (as well as all the others, really) be read through the lens of metaphor. Compare the rela ...more
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Nov 25, 2007
 
Punk Chicken, and Other Tales
4.00
Strange stories of homeless life in Berkeley. From the marriage of Hate Man to Knife the punk trying to figure out what to do with a tye-died rat cove ...more
Nov 2007
Nov 12, 2007
 
Lud-in-the-Mist
3.86
Both a dream-like fantasy novel and an excellent metaphor for the way that drugs and culture interact. It offers no solutions to the questions it pose ...more
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Dec 31, 2007
 
The Angel of Darkness (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, #2)
3.92
Growing up in the place where Mary Beth Tinning, one of the women the antagonist was based on, came from, I found this book a little uncomfortable to ...more
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Nov 12, 2007
 
The Cabinet of Curiosities (Pendergast, #3)
4.25
Decently written, but much of this plot would be rendered moot if people actually used the cell phones that they are carrying. This rendered many mome ...more
May 2007
Aug 14, 2007
 
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
3.77
The message is much more dated now than it was when it first was published. It's difficult, but helpful, to read it with that in mind.
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Dec 31, 2007
 
Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
4.13
As an adult, this teaches me nothing I don't already know. But as a young child... I found some useful truth in it.
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Dec 31, 2007
 
Views from the Oldest House
3.87
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Jun 10, 2010
 
To Reign In Hell
3.92
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Nov 12, 2007
 
One Hundred Years of Solitude
4.01
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Nov 25, 2007
 
Soul Kitchen
3.94
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Sep 17, 2007
 
Steppenwolf
4.09
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Nov 26, 2007
 
Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out
3.83
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Nov 26, 2007
 
Where We Once Belonged
3.47
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Nov 27, 2007
 
Tex and Molly in the Afterlife
4.00
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Nov 27, 2007
 
In the Land of Winter
3.77
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Dec 01, 2007
 
The Curse of Lono
3.95
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Dec 18, 2007
 
Tales of the Unexpected
4.16
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Dec 18, 2007
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