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The Autobiography of Malcolm X
4.25
I'm in such awe of this book and the man behind it that I don't think I can really give it a fair review. I came late to Malcolm X - I didn't pick up...more
not set
Mar 27, 2007
 
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy  (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
4.17
I picked this up at a book fair in seventh grade, which is the perfect time to stumble across the Hitchhiker trilogy (yes, trilogy; I deny the last 2...more
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Apr 07, 2007
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.23
See, this is why GoodReads is such a good idea. I can look under "Book Recs", and discover that both To Kill a Mockinbird and Hamlet are good books th...more
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Mar 22, 2007
 
From Hell
4.15
I avoided this for years because a)it is so freakin' expensive, and b)I was initial turned off by Eddie Campbells's art. When I finally broke down and...more
not set
Mar 22, 2007
 
New and Collected Poems, 1952-1992
4.19
Along with Eliot, Yeats, and Rilke, Hill is of the poets who didn't just change the way I read or wrote, but changed the way I looked at the world, ch...more
Jan 1999
Mar 27, 2007
 
Middle-Earth Role Playing
3.42
It was the summer after my sixth-grade year, and my familly was driving to spend a week in Sun Valley, Idaho. We stopped at a mall somewhere, and my p...more
Jan 1989
Mar 25, 2007
 
Sorcerer
3.50
Since college, I have become a theoretical role-player. My friend Matt has only played D&D and Champions, but he flies home twice a year to game w...more
not set
Apr 07, 2007
 
Aeneidos: Liber Quartus
3.77
Seven years later, I can still intone "At regina gravi iam dudum saucia cura" with the correct scansion. I was never good at Latin, but I loved readin...more
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Apr 05, 2007
 
The Power of Myth
4.28
Although now it seems rather obvious and, in many ways, overly-simplistic, this blew me away in highschool; the first time I really started to think a...more
not set
Apr 03, 2007
 
Lord of the Flies
3.60
One of the first works of "real literature" I remember reading. I think it says something about me that I remember reading this book at least four tim...more
not set
Sep 03, 2007
 
Amphigorey Again
4.47
Its more Gorey brilliance! You either loved Amphigorey and are back for more, or just didn't get it, and should probably not bother talking to me at a...more
not set
Apr 06, 2007
 
Everway
3.55
This was the first dice-less game I ever came across, and at the time it blew me away. I'd been moving away from stat-based gaming and more towards na...more
Jan 1996
Apr 02, 2007
 
Character Law and Campaign Law (Rolemaster 2nd Edition, #1300)
3.90
This is the RPG that defined my middle-school and high-school existance. Middle-Earth RPG introduced me to role-playing, so I was already familiar wit...more
Jan 1992
Apr 02, 2007
 
Íslensk Ensk Orðabók
4.00
Literally changed the was I read, or rather, what I could read. Over the last six years I have spent hours pouring over this text, to the point that t...more
Jan 2001
Apr 02, 2007
 
The Complete Wargames Handbook: How to Play, Design, and Find Them
3.88
I think I checked this book out nearly continiously throughout my Junior and Senior year of highschool. The how-to-section teaches you how to create b...more
not set
Apr 06, 2007
 
An Introduction to Old Norse
3.97
My junior year of college I did a study abroad at Oxford, primarily because they offered Old Norse, and I wanted to translate an Icelandic Saga as my...more
Jan 1999
Mar 25, 2007
 
Njal's Saga
4.00
One of the great works of Western Literature, and yet hardly anyone reads it. While the rest of Europe was busy writing long poems about silly knights...more
Jan 1999
Mar 26, 2007
 
Beowulf
3.37
One of only two translations I would ever recommend. Actually, I would actively recommend BOTH - Seamus Heany does a very literal, modern rendition of...more
Jan 1998
Mar 24, 2007
 
The Complete Maus (Maus, #1-2)
4.49
What is there to say about this book? If you've read a graphic novel and you don't normally read comics, this is the one you most likely read. Heart-b...more
Jan 1996
Apr 03, 2007
 
Walden
3.77
One of the books in highschool that changed the way I thought, changed what I wanted to do with my life. For years, I took a copy of this book with me...more
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Apr 05, 2007
 
Krazy and Ignatz, 1937-1938: Shifting Sands Dusts Its Cheeks in Powdered Beauty
4.60
Herriman was decades ahead of his time - he deconstructed and trancended the modern comic strip even while he was invinting the modern comic strip. Re...more
Jan 2003
Mar 24, 2007
 
An Elementary Latin Dictionary: With Brief Helps for Latin Readers
4.14
I may have held a steady C+, B- in Latin, but I still loved it. For two years in college, including a semester of intensive, spoken latin (yes, spoken...more
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Apr 05, 2007
 
Collected Fictions
4.58
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Mar 24, 2007
 
Selected Poems
4.24
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Mar 24, 2007
 
Selected Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke
4.40
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Mar 27, 2007
 
Invisible Cities
4.21
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Mar 24, 2007
 
If on a Winter's Night a Traveller
4.09
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Mar 24, 2007
 
As I Lay Dying
3.72
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Mar 28, 2007
 
The Tin Drum (The Danzig Trilogy, #1)
3.95
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Jan 2001
Mar 24, 2007
 
Krazy and Ignatz, 1939-1940: A Brick Stuffed With Moom-bins
4.48
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Mar 24, 2007
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