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The Amityville Horror
OK, folks, for the last time, here's the real story.

1. On 13 November 1974, a murder occurred in the home known as "High Hopes," located at what was...more
Jan 1987
Sep 19, 2007
The Devil Wears Prada (The Devil Wears Prada, #1)
This is one of the only books I have ever read in my entire life where the film actually improved my perception. It took me about three years to read...more
not set
Sep 21, 2007
Baby Proof
I have mixed feelings about this book.

I had picked this up as the third novel by Ms. Giffin, having already read her first two ( Something Borrowed,...more
Feb 2007
Sep 17, 2007
This is one of the lesser-lesser known works by the authoress Anne Rice, written under her least common pen name. On the surface, Belinda seems to res...more
Jan 1998
Sep 18, 2007
I believe, deep in my heart, that everyone who has attended high school in the past twenty to thirty years or so (in the United States, at least) owne...more
Jan 1989
Sep 17, 2007
Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt
I realise that authors go through many stages of their careers, exploring different facets of their personality, trying different roles.

I am a great...more
Jan 2006
Sep 25, 2007
The Devil's Labyrinth
Like a plethora of the other readers, I found the ending of this book completely unsatisfying, and was additionally dissatisfied by Saul's attempt to...more
Oct 16, 2008
Oct 12, 2008
This is a very different book than the Disney movie.

I realise at the time that the Disney animated movie caused something of a kerfuffle, since Bambi...more
Jan 1984
Sep 21, 2007
Broken Flower (Early Spring, #1)
I realise that when one purchases a VC Andrews, particularly one written after VC Andrews herself died, that one is opening themselves up to a certain...more
Jan 2007
Sep 24, 2007
Rachel's Holiday (Walsh Family, #2)
As I mention in my review of another Keyes work, I read the Sullivan books out of order, and, as a result, may have developed a slightly different sen...more
not set
Sep 17, 2007
Anybody Out There? (Walsh Family, #4)
I read the Marian Keyes novels completely out of order, having started with a copy of Watermelon my mum leant me when I was home on break. As a resul...more
not set
Sep 17, 2007
The Airman and the Carpenter The Lindbergh Kidnapping and the Framing of Richard Hauptman
I grew up outside of Hopewell, NJ, the town where Charles Lindbergh lived, and where the kidnapping took place. As a result of this, and the fact that...more
Jan 1987
Sep 19, 2007
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
I honestly believe in my heart that every American woman from about age 25-35 read this book around the same age I did. Either one of her friends told...more
Jan 1985
Sep 21, 2007
The Kite Runner
I am officially the last person in the United States to read this book, I think. I completed it today (21 April 2008).

I enjoyed it a fair amount, and...more
Apr 2008
Mar 07, 2008
The Demon in the Freezer
I was disappointed by this book. While the subject matter is potentially fascinating: Researching biological terrorism and the remaining smallpox viru...more
Jan 30, 2008
Jan 20, 2008
Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs (Llewellyn's Sourcebook Series) (Cunningham's Encyclopedia Series)
This is a must-have for every herbalist's shelf. Cunningham's work is accessible, well-written, and easy to follow, one of the better Herb guides on t...more
Jan 1998
Sep 18, 2007
The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse
If this book had been a tenth as funny as the title, I would have been delighted.
Jan 2006
Sep 19, 2007
Why Moms Are Weird
I blame my weird mother.

I have an overdeveloped sense of fairness, and what is right and wrong.

People in books, or on TV, that do things that are ju...more
Aug 09, 2009
Aug 09, 2009
Aspects of Love
This is not a novel for everyone.

Garnett's novel is somewhat outdated in its style, the writing is at times quaint, despite the subject matter.

Jan 1990
Sep 20, 2007
Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress: Tales of Growing up Groovy and Clueless
I picked this book up at a Barnes and Noble because:
1. I liked the title and cover art
2. Frank McCourt spoke highly of it in a review on the cover....more
Sep 2007
Sep 22, 2007
Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales
I read this book when it first came out, long before 1408 was turned into a feature-length film starring (somewhat unpredictably) John Cusack and Samu...more
Jan 2003
Sep 17, 2007
Motel Of The Mysteries
I attended the premiere of this book at the University of Pennsylvania many, many years ago due to my parent's donations to the local public televisio...more
Jan 1987
Sep 21, 2007
Remember Me?
There is a fair amount of artistic sameness between the works of Sophie Kinsella, whether the book is actually a Shopaholic novel or not. The heroines...more
Jan 2007
Mar 07, 2008
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
I adored this book.

The Twilight series is another one of those runaway Young Adult bestseller things that I missed for ages and ages, only to find we...more
Nov 04, 2008
Oct 15, 2008
The Feast of All Saints
Although most of her legion of fans may not immediately recognize them, Anne Rice has written two excellent works of historical fiction, having nothin...more
Jan 1996
Sep 18, 2007
Poe the Detective: The Curious Circumstances Behind "The Mystery of Marie Roget"
In July of 1841, an attractive young cigar girl named Mary Rogers left the company of her fiance on Nassau Street in New York City to see a relative,...more
not set
Sep 24, 2007
The Complete Aspects Of Love
When I turned 16, I saw Aspects of Love on Broadway, and had the opportunity to go backstage and meet the original lead, Michael Ball, the famous West...more
Jan 1998
Sep 20, 2007
The English Patient
To paraphrase Monty Python, "This is not a book to be read. This is a book to be laid down and avoided."

I hate this book. I hated the original book, I...more
Jan 2004
May 27, 2008
You Could Do Better
I hated this book. I mean, deep in my dark little heart.

My main issue with it was the heroine, who I found to be the least likable main character sin...more
Apr 2008
May 27, 2008
The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order
I had to read this book for my senior undergraduate Poly Sci seminar, along with a long list of other works including, but not limited to Joseph Conra...more
Apr 2003
Sep 18, 2007
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