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Near to the Wild Heart
4.11
Near to the Wild Heart is esoteric novel about a married young woman, Joana, who not unlike the author herself, is consumed by her own hyper-awareness ...more
May 06, 2010
Apr 28, 2010
 
Super Sad True Love Story
3.44
It's funny, It's depressing, it's funny and then it's depressing and then it's...ah well you get it now.
In the the not to distant future, America is
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Dec 2010
Dec 15, 2010
 
Heliopolis
3.55
"Heliopolis" centers around, Ludo dos Santos, a well-to-do young "paulistino" who started out life in a favela. His single mother, however, becomes a ...more
Feb 2011
Feb 03, 2011
 
True Grit
4.11
After reading this book, it made perfect sense to me why the Coen Bros. decided to take it to the big screen despite the previous movie adaption with ...more
Sep 06, 2010
Aug 30, 2010
 
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
4.01
This book, like many have said, is a challenge to put down. With his extensive research and brilliant prose, David Mitchell had created an entire worl ...more
Apr 25, 2011
Apr 12, 2011
 
Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector
4.29
Never before have I dove into a university press biography about a writer that barely anyone in the U.S. has ever heard of (including myself). But eve ...more
Apr 09, 2010
Mar 11, 2010
 
Brass
3.32
Actually slightly less than "OK". There are a few thoughtful observations and interesting events (to say the least) but most of what's good in this no ...more
Feb 2011
Feb 14, 2011
 
The Adderall Diaries
3.54
Stephen Elliot goes dark and deep into his own personal life by way of covering a high profile murder trial in the Bay Area. I always appreciate and a ...more
Apr 28, 2010
Apr 15, 2010
 
The Creed of Violence
3.62
This novel read like a Cormac McCarthy derivative, but that doesn't mean it's bad. While there is nothing spectacular here, it was compelling enough. ...more
Oct 2011
Oct 19, 2011
 
The Cold Six Thousand
3.98
I think it's impossible to read or watch the news the same way after experiencing the world through Ellroy's dirty literary prism, and "The Cold 6000" ...more
Dec 2010
Dec 12, 2010
 
Fight Club
4.19
I've read many of Palahniuk's books but I am glad I finally picked this one up. Of course I loved the movie but the book is so much better. It's much ...more
May 2011
Apr 27, 2011
 
Two Gentlemen of Lebowski: A Most Excellent Comedie and Tragical Romance
4.24
If you love "The Big Lebowski", you'll like it. If you love Shakespeare as well, you will enjoy it even more. I wish I was able to see the play when i ...more
Dec 2010
Dec 20, 2010
 
Murder City: Ciudad Juárez and the Global Economy's New Killing Fields
3.56
Very enlightening book about what is happening in Mexico and how the media has got it all wrong. Charles Bowden says it is not war to stop the flow of ...more
Nov 2010
May 12, 2010
 
Our Man in Havana
3.94
I really wish I had discovered Graham Greene a long time ago.
Dec 2011
Nov 17, 2011
 
Antwerp
3.64
This is proto-Bolaño. It's a poem and not really a novel. I love the man but this is not one of my favorite books and certainly not one that I would r ...more
Sep 2011
May 12, 2010
 
The She-Devil in the Mirror
3.90
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Feb 27, 2010
 
Neuromancer (Sprawl, #1)
3.85
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Mar 10, 2010
 
Suicide Hill (Lloyd Hopkins, #3)
3.42
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May 06, 2010
 
The Big Nowhere (L.A. Quartet, #2)
4.10
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May 06, 2010
 
Juan Soldado: Rapist, Murderer, Martyr, Saint
3.57
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Feb 27, 2010
 
Me Talk Pretty One Day
3.95
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Mar 10, 2010
 
By Night in Chile
3.89
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Feb 27, 2010
 
Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West
4.19
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Feb 27, 2010
 
My Dark Places
3.90
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May 06, 2010
 
White Jazz (L.A. Quartet, #4)
3.94
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May 06, 2010
 
Factotum
3.97
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Sep 2011
Oct 19, 2011
 
Nazi Literature in the Americas
3.87
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Nov 2011
Oct 23, 2011
 
Lolita
3.87
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Jan 2011
Feb 03, 2011
 
The Sun Also Rises
3.82
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May 2001
Oct 23, 2011
 
Absurdistan
3.29
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Aug 30, 2010
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