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Her Fearful Symmetry
3.21
I am finding it extremely tricky to form a resolute opinion of Her Fearful Symmetry and have been oscillating between three and four stars.

Well, it g...more
Jan 10, 2011
Jan 07, 2011
 
Nineteen Eighty-Four
4.09
PEACE IS LOVE.
SLAVERY IS HATE.
IGNORANCE IS... NO EXCUSE.

1984 is an incredibly important piece of literature that should be compulsory reading. It's po...more
Feb 24, 2011
Feb 17, 2011
 
The Winter Ghosts
3.35
The Winter Ghosts is incredibly readable. It has all the elements of a classic page turner. It is mysterious and to the point. Beautifully written, Mo...more
Jan 25, 2011
Jan 19, 2011
 
The Wilderness
3.34
A touching insight into the wilderness of a deteriorating mind, Samantha Harvey's debut novel is both brave and beautiful in its depiction of Alzheime...more
Jun 26, 2011
Jun 02, 2011
 
Doctor Zhivago
4.02
I am terribly upset that I could only give Doctor Zhivago three stars. I love Russian literature and fell head over heels for the characters portrayed...more
Jan 24, 2011
Dec 26, 2010
 
Room
3.95
This book literally blew my mind. I am utterly speechless. Hauntingly beautiful, the result of bearing witness to a reality so unbearable, Jack's 5 ye...more
Nov 05, 2010
Oct 19, 2010
 
Cloud Atlas
4.02
Genius. Enthralling. Unputdownable.

These are not words I would choose to describe the intensely painful read that was Cloud Atlas. Recommended to me...more
Dec 30, 2010
Nov 01, 2010
 
Never Let Me Go
3.78
Wow. This book really took my breath away, not least because it was utterly different to my preconceived notions. Having read and mildly enjoyed 'The...more
Jan 08, 2011
Aug 10, 2010
 
The Color Purple
4.13
There is much esteem around this novel and it wasn't until past 100 pages that I finally got it. Having read quite a number of books narrated by hard...more
Jan 10, 2011
Oct 08, 2010
 
We Need to Talk About Kevin
4.04
Lionel Shriver tackles the age old 'nature versus nurture' debate head on in this intensely intricate and intelligent read.

The retrospective relation...more
Apr 15, 2011
Oct 17, 2010
 
Crime and Punishment
4.14
Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment is an indisputable classic. Despite the connotations of its title which allude to clandestine activity, ruthless vil...more
Apr 26, 2011
Aug 10, 2010
 
The Fountainhead
3.82
''the ability to say yes or no is the essence of all ownership. It's your ownership of your own ego. Your soul, if you wish. Your soul has a basic fun...more
Oct 06, 2010
Feb 22, 2010
 
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
3.71
Being a Hardy first timer, nothing could really prepare me for the incredibly seductive and bittersweet experience that was reading Tess of the D'Urbe...more
Mar 30, 2011
Jan 23, 2011
 
Wuthering Heights
3.79
Surprisingly, I didn't know much about the plot before I read Wuthering Heights. All that resounded was this passion whirl chatter about Heathcliff an...more
Oct 12, 2010
Aug 08, 2010
 
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
4.10
I don't normally lean towards autobiographies but this was highly recommended by a friend and is an obvious classic.

Although I didn't love this book,...more
Nov 02, 2010
Oct 17, 2010
 
Water for Elephants
4.05
Water for Elephants... Where to begin? I'm finding it difficult to draw a passionate opinion out of this entertaining, 'escapist' read. The premise of...more
Jan 06, 2011
Aug 10, 2010
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.06
I read this book.

Correction. I raced through this book fiercely like lisbeth slander on her motorbike. If I had read it aloud I would be dead. Full s...more
not set
Aug 25, 2010
 
American Psycho
3.80
The thing that freaked me out most about reading this book was the unshockable nature with which my eyes glassed over the most intensely violent passa...more
Oct 08, 2010
Aug 10, 2010
 
One Day
3.73
Having crawled to the end of a painfully contrived dystopian novel, One Day was a breath of sweet fresh air. So sweet and fresh in fact that I practic...more
Jan 2011
Dec 17, 2010
 
The Prince of Mist (Niebla, #1)
3.60
As always CRZ always captures me completely and utterly. I read the whole thing in one sitting without breathing. It had all the same elements of Shad...more
Nov 03, 2010
Oct 17, 2010
 
The Little Prince
4.23
A charming little allegory about the human condition. Simple and sweet, The Little Prince invites us to walk hand in hand with the child within and re...more
Jan 18, 2011
Jan 13, 2011
 
Enduring Love
3.61
Wow. This book was not in the least how I expected it to be. Enduring love encapsulates so many varying and conflicting elements: love through grief a...more
Oct 24, 2010
Aug 08, 2010
 
Jane Eyre
4.07
I absolutely love this story. As a child, I had watched the television adaptation on numerous occasions and was drawn, each time, to the mysterious an...more
Jan 17, 2011
Feb 22, 2010
 
Slaughterhouse-Five
4.01
Some incredible figurative language which really tickle the brains and some thought provoking concepts.
Mar 31, 2011
Mar 31, 2011
 
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
3.97
This book will stay with me forever. I am so overwhelmed. It is unbelievably special. Thank you JSF for giving me this profound and moving gift.
Oct 19, 2010
Oct 13, 2010
 
I Am the Messenger
4.11
Fresh. Funny. Uplifting. Touching. Poignant. Smile tingling.
Feb 28, 2011
Feb 27, 2011
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.40
Trashy, unoriginal, annoyingly addictive.
Feb 26, 2011
Feb 24, 2011
 
Everything Is Illuminated
3.89
This book is incredible. The perfect balance between hilarity and tragedy, magic and realism. The Greeks would have been proud. Yet so deliciously ori...more
Oct 14, 2010
Oct 05, 2010
 
The Ultimate Happiness Prescription: 7 Keys to Joy and Enlightenment
3.89
Smile smile smile.
not set
Jun 02, 2011
 
Pieces of a Rainbow
4.18
Nice idea, but I don't think short stories are for me. Not enough time for character development. At times, the stories felt slightly too cliched.
Jan 24, 2011
Jan 10, 2011
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