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The Jungle
3.69
Found it interesting to read what appears to be a socialist manifesto and an argument for more government. Laying the politics of the novel aside, the ...more
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Jul 23, 2010
 
Crime and Punishment
4.15
I read this book in law school and while tedious, did actually finish the book and thought that Dostoevsky's theory that there are people designed to ...more
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Jul 23, 2010
 
On the Road
3.66
I'm not a beatnik by any stretch of the imagination, but this book was a fun read. I'm not going to tell you it changed my life or anything like that, ...more
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Jul 23, 2010
 
The Fountainhead
3.82
Enjoyed the vehicle (architecture) that Ms. Rand used to put forth the underlying critique of modern society wherein all things decided to be of value ...more
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Jul 23, 2010
 
1984
4.10
This look and totalitarianism in the form of a supposed utopia offers a look at what could happen when governments get too much power. For those that ...more
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Jul 23, 2010
 
The Catcher in the Rye
3.77
Probably read this too late in life for it to be the life changing book that it is supposed to have been when it was published. I found Holden to be w ...more
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Jul 23, 2010
 
The Old Man and the Sea
3.65
Hemingway was, and even in death, may still be the master of the short story. The fight with the marlin (the things we desire as humans) and the later ...more
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Jul 23, 2010
 
The Lottery and Other Stories
4.06
The Lottery is a short story contained in this volume with several other short stories by Ms. Jackson. It is very tense and suspenseful and is over be ...more
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Jul 23, 2010
 
Brave New World
3.93
When compared to other utopian literature, this book stands out to me as the best. I found the central story line more gripping than in "1984" and sin ...more
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Jul 23, 2010
 
Franny and Zooey
3.98
Found this one to be a little disjointed and scattered. Probably because it was a serial before being compiled into one volume. Salinger's writing and ...more
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Jul 23, 2010
 
For Whom the Bell Tolls
3.93
To me, Hemingway's best work. Kept me riveted till the last page. Have read it multiple times and still feel as though I am involved in the Spanish Ci ...more
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Jul 23, 2010
 
The Grapes of Wrath
3.88
The descriptions Steinbeck used throughout the book made me feel like I was in that old jalopy with the Job's and I have been a Steinbeck fan ever sin ...more
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Jul 23, 2010
 
The Iliad
3.79
A classic for sure, but "The Odyssey" was much better and much more interesting.
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Jul 23, 2010
 
Animal Farm
3.80
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Jul 23, 2010
 
The Great Gatsby
3.85
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Jul 23, 2010
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