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The Silver Devil
3.78
Teresa Denys went all out with this gothic, Renaissance historical romance. Once I started I couldn't stop. At times I was frustrated with the heroine ...more
Jun 10, 2010
Jun 09, 2010
 
The Green Knight
3.85
I picked up this book because of the title's allusion to Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and I haven't read anything by Murdoch before. I set out with ...more
Jun 10, 2010
Jun 08, 2010
 
Herzog
3.78
**spoiler alert** "I fall upon the thorns of life, I bleed. And then? I fall upon the thorns of life, I bleed. And what next?" Thus Herzog's epiphany ...more
Jun 08, 2010
Jun 03, 2010
 
The Blue Flower
3.48
Fitzgerald's imagining of Novalis's, a German Romantic poet, love for adolescent Sophie in 17th century Germany and German Romanticism. Narrated in vi ...more
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Jun 30, 2010
 
The Thirteenth Tale
3.93
I couldn't help but think I've been had. I love Gothic literature. I've read the novels of Anne Radcliffe, Wilkie Collins, and William Faulkner. It st ...more
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Mar 16, 2012
 
The Castle of Crossed Destinies
3.57
I admit I am prejudicial. I find Italo Calvino's literary works original, creative, and enigmatic; The Castle of Crossed Destinies is all this. Though ...more
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Mar 12, 2012
 
Tinkers
3.35
Overall, it was a good read, filled with restrained pathos, meditation, vivid natural imagery (New England Romanticism), but honestly, I'm surprise it ...more
Jun 11, 2010
Jun 07, 2010
 
The Implacable Order of Things
3.88
Tragic figures propelled by a fate governed by an Old Testament God and their lives presided by the Devil. Situated in an unnamed rural village where ...more
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Mar 16, 2012
 
Outer Dark
3.88
A modern dark parable and progeny of William Faulkner and American Southern Gothic literature (think Flannery O'Connor and the grotesque), McCarthy's ...more
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Jul 18, 2010
 
The Lake
3.73
I love this book. Perhaps there will be readers who can't stomach the idea of reading a book about a neurotic man's obsession with the beauty of adole ...more
Jun 02, 2010
Jun 02, 2010
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.06
Well, I read this nonstop, but I honestly had to skim some pages mostly to get to Salander's parts. It was a decent read and I enjoyed Salander's char ...more
Jun 12, 2010
Jun 11, 2010
 
Her Fearful Symmetry
3.22
As most literary persons know the title is an allusion to William Blake's poem "Tyger" that I, an English teacher, teach every year to her seniors. As ...more
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Mar 16, 2012
 
Fool
3.95
Irreverent, bawdy, vulgar, and hilarious retelling of Shakespeare's King Lear through the perspective of the Fool. It was good fun to read.
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Jul 18, 2010
 
The Wild Things
3.46
This was an interesting and good take on the original children's book, which I is my favorite children's book of all time.
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Jul 18, 2010
 
Covet (Fallen Angels, #1)
3.87

Decent read. Although not as intense or interesting as I wanted it to be. It seems Ward having difficulty juggling three main characters, but I did li
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Jun 24, 2010
Jun 19, 2010
 
Highland Rebel: A Tale of a Rebellious Lady and a Traitorous Lord
3.59
Started out very well...proceeded to be a good read thus far...then I got bored.
Jun 14, 2010
Jun 13, 2010
 
The Plague of Doves
3.72
Louise Erdrich never disappoints. The novel centers on the inhabitants of a dying town Pluto and the dynamic relationships with Native Americans and w ...more
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Jun 07, 2010
 
Passion Unleashed (Demonica, #3)
4.34
This was a fun read with touching moments.
Jun 13, 2010
Jun 11, 2010
 
If He's Wild (Wherlocke #3)
4.30
Well, not the most exciting book by Howell...
Jun 11, 2010
Jun 05, 2010
 
The Heart of the Matter
3.98
Scobie is a man who wants to lead a moral, principled life, who wants to maintain his faith in God, who wants to make others happy, but what he realiz ...more
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Jun 12, 2010
 
The March
3.73
Good.
Jun 28, 2010
Jun 18, 2010
 
Thousand Cranes
3.79
Beautiful, tragic, complex in its simplicity, Kawabata's narrative is a haiku in which he imbues the common and ritualistic with symbolism and metapho ...more
Jun 03, 2010
Jun 02, 2010
 
Girl With a Pearl Earring
3.81
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Jun 02, 2010
 
Cygnet (Cygnet Duology, #1-2)
4.03
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Jun 07, 2010
 
Rebellion (The MacGregors, #0.1)
3.85
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Jun 02, 2010
 
The Smoke Thief (Drakon #1)
3.78
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Jun 02, 2010
 
Twelve Angry Men
4.02
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Jun 02, 2010
 
Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein
4.25
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Jun 02, 2010
 
The Giving Tree
4.38
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Jun 02, 2010
 
The Milagro Beanfield War
4.06
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Jun 10, 2010
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