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Frindle
3.79
liked it
No, I'm not pulling the "add books I read when I was 7" card. I read this for a research paper in a linguistics class, determining whether or not the ...more
Dec 2009
Feb 19, 2010
 
Theory Into Practice: An Introduction to Literary Criticism
3.80
it was ok
An expensive textbook that introduced me to the fun world of literary criticism. That says it all, really.
Dec 2008
Feb 19, 2010
 
Ariel
4.23
it was ok
I'm not a feminist and I sympathize with Ted Hughes, so I'm not really huge on Plath. Some pretty bizarre imagery here which I can respect, though. Th ...more
Mar 2009
Feb 19, 2010
 
How to Write for Magazines: Consumers, Trade and Web
3.33
liked it
Read this for a magazine writing class. Despite the fact that it's a bit aged, Harrison really sems to acknowledge the idea that people need to learn ...more
Jun 2009
Feb 19, 2010
 
The Fall
4.05
liked it
The Stranger is definitely one of my all-time favorites, so why not more Camus? I'm a bit wary of philosophy, but on surface-level Camus seemed to be ...more
Jan 30, 2010
Jan 28, 2010
 
They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing
3.78
really liked it
Read this as per advice from a respected professor. While I usually think I'm the best writer ever, I gave this a shot. Basically details a stripped d ...more
Sep 2009
Feb 19, 2010
 
The Best American Short Stories 2007
3.74
liked it
Read this in a fiction workshop as a sort of reference to what short story writers are doing these days. Some pretty good stuff in here. A few of the ...more
May 2009
Feb 19, 2010
 
The Dolphin
3.57
liked it
Picked this up randomly from the library after reading bits of Lowell's Life Studies. It's a pretty obscure collection, I enjoyed it despite not being ...more
Mar 2009
Feb 20, 2010
 
The Rules of Attraction
3.71
really liked it
Felt a bit too much like Less Than Zero, a sort of book that can only be done once. It feels like he was trying to strike gold again with Rules of Att ...more
Jan 25, 2010
Jan 22, 2010
 
Post Office
4.01
liked it
My first encounter with Bukowski's prose. While I'm not huge on his poetry, this read quickly and was pretty enjoyable. I went into it thinking Bukows ...more
Jan 31, 2010
Jan 31, 2010
 
The Informers
3.38
liked it
Some great bits in here, but inevitably felt like Rules of Attraction minus the character development. I think there's a reason why BEE is a novelist ...more
Jan 28, 2010
Jan 25, 2010
 
Exile and the Kingdom
3.88
liked it
Some good bits in here, some slow parts. "The Regenade, or a Confused Mind" is absolutely bizarre but good. All very Camus, absurd, etc. "The Guest" r ...more
Feb 03, 2010
Jan 30, 2010
 
DotCom Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Growing Your Company Online
4.38
liked it
"If you want to make money online, build a sales funnel."

Spoiler alert: this book is part of a sales funnel.
Dec 24, 2016
Dec 31, 2016
 
Hedda Gabler
3.79
liked it
Read this for a World Literature class, my first encounter with Ibsen. Good play with a very memorable title character.
Jan 2008
Feb 20, 2010
 
Pulp
3.69
really liked it
"Dedicated to bad writing." The dedication and title say it all. Quick and witty.
Feb 2010
Feb 01, 2010
 
The Communist Manifesto
3.51
it was ok
I forgot that I read this when I was 15. I don't know why I did.
Sep 2004
Feb 19, 2010
 
The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30)
3.11
liked it
Seemed to state the same things over and over, yet makes some good points.
Oct 2009
Feb 17, 2010
 
Tartuffe
3.66
liked it
Read for a World Literature class. Quick and witty.
Jan 2008
Feb 20, 2010
 
Filth
3.76
really liked it
My first encounter with Welsh. Crude, funny, and quite depressing. Loved all of the Scottish banter and dialect. Normally not the sort of novel I'm in ...more
Jan 22, 2010
Jan 18, 2010
 
Shoplifting from American Apparel
3.13
liked it
p good imo
Jan 06, 2016
Jan 06, 2016
 
Stoner
4.28
it was amazing
Incredible.
Jan 27, 2016
Jan 24, 2016
 
No Longer Human
4.06
really liked it
v good
Jan 08, 2016
Jan 08, 2016
 
Dubliners
3.85
liked it
The stories seem to follow a formula of "the shorter, the better," although "The Dead" may be the exception to the rule.
Jun 29, 2010
Feb 20, 2010
 
Julius Caesar
3.65
really liked it
Read this years ago, been meaning it to give it another solid look. E tu, Brute?
Jan 2005
Feb 20, 2010
 
Death of a Salesman
3.49
really liked it
None
May 2014
Mar 10, 2016
 
The Sun Also Rises
3.83
really liked it
None
not set
Jan 06, 2010
 
The Adweek Copywriting Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Powerful Advertising and Marketing Copy from One of America′s Top Copywriters
3.95
liked it
None
not set
Sep 27, 2016
 
The Homecoming
3.74
it was amazing
None
not set
Dec 09, 2009
 
Welcome to the Monkey House
4.13
really liked it
None
not set
Dec 09, 2009
 
The Chronicles of Narnia (Chronicles of Narnia, #1-7)
4.24
really liked it
None
not set
Dec 09, 2009
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