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Miracle in Seville
3.44
The 26 drawings by American matador, John Fulton are an added bonus.
not set
Mar 27, 2007
 
Black Wind (Dirk Pitt, #18)
3.79
One of my least favorite Cussler books...or maybe they're all starting to run together.
not set
Jan 15, 2012
 
The Crimson Petal and the White
3.83
It had me at "If you are bored beyond endurance, I can offer only my promise that there will be fucking in the very near future, not to mention madnes ...more
Jan 2008
Mar 27, 2007
 
Border Lord
3.47
Someone gave this to me as a joke Christmas present a few years ago and I read it as promised. I was curious how wide of a selection Goodreads had an ...more
Jan 2005
Mar 27, 2007
 
The Divide
3.70
I liked "The Horse Whisperer" and especially "The Loop", but was not as impressed with "The Divide". I got bored at times with the emotional explanati ...more
Feb 2007
Mar 27, 2007
 
The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones
3.71
No offense to my vegetarian friends, but this did make me laugh: "For their own good, vegetarians should never be allowed near fine beers and ales. It ...more
Oct 09, 2008
Mar 27, 2007
 
Anna Karenina
3.99
This is a fantastic, classic novel. It does take a commitment since it is lengthy, but it is worth it. And yes, the characters are hard to keep straig ...more
Jan 2005
Mar 27, 2007
 
The Grapes of Wrath
3.88
I read this for the first time recently. And even though I appreciate it for the insight it gave me into one of the hardest times this country has see ...more
Dec 2006
Mar 27, 2007
 
Deadwood: Stories of the Black Hills
4.09
Good lord I love everything associated with the Deadwood HBO Series....

I started reading this, but it started talking about things that happen in Seas
...more
not set
Mar 30, 2007
 
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
3.97
Having never worked in a real restaurant, I certainly learned a lot. And it's very entertaining. However I liked "A Cook's Tour" a bit better probably ...more
Mar 26, 2008
Jan 23, 2008
 
The Glass Castle
4.21
So good!
not set
Jan 18, 2012
 
A Painted House
3.62
This book is set in rural Arkansas in the '50s and told from the persepctive of a seven year old boy. No courtroom drama here. Well written and engros ...more
not set
Mar 27, 2007
 
The Red Tent
4.14
Fantastic book. Lots of insight into the customs and attitudes of women and towards women during these times. Fascinating to me read a book like this ...more
not set
Mar 28, 2007
 
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
3.68
It was entertaining enough, but there were a ton of Jewish references and vocabulary that I just didn't get. The ending also wasn't as tidy as I would ...more
Oct 22, 2008
Oct 09, 2008
 
Savannah Blues
3.97
I might not have enjoyed this book as much if I wasn't completely obsessed with going to Savannah some day. It does include a lot of talk about antiqu ...more
May 2008
May 22, 2008
 
Inferno
3.97
One of my goals (and maybe a bit of a fantasy as well) is to collect as many of the oldest ediitons of The Inferno as I can find. And of course afford ...more
not set
Mar 28, 2007
 
The Mummy, or Ramses the Damned
3.79
I would've enjoyed this book much more I had I read it in high school when I first started reading Anne Rice, but it was still entertaining.
Apr 2008
Mar 26, 2008
 
The Death of Vishnu
3.61
Interesting to me for the cultural/religious aspects, but not as good as I wanted it to be from the descriptions I read.
Jun 2005
Mar 27, 2007
 
Memoirs of a Geisha
4.04
Great story and told well. Certainly lives up to the hype. Impressive to me that it was written by a man.
not set
Mar 27, 2007
 
The Worthy: A Ghost's Story
3.38
Another entertaining book from Dallas's own Mr. Clarke. Set in Baton Rouge...another place I've lived.
not set
Mar 29, 2007
 
Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith
4.15
Very down-to-earth and funny. Very honest and not at all self-righteous, so it's easy to relate to.
Feb 2005
Mar 30, 2007
 
A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines
3.95
Insanely entertaining. This was my first taste of Mr. Bourdain and now I absolutely love him.
May 2004
Mar 27, 2007
 
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
3.71
I still feel sick and guilty even thinking about going to McDonald's having read this book.
not set
Mar 28, 2007
 
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules
3.67
I only really liked a few of the short stories in this book.
Dec 2008
Mar 27, 2007
 
The Sicilian
3.88
Not very well written and not near as good as "The Godfather".
not set
Mar 27, 2007
 
Beloved
3.71
I did not like this book and barely got through it.
not set
Mar 27, 2007
 
Lord Vishnu's Love Handles: A Spy Novel (Sort Of)
3.53
Never a dull moment...fun because it's set here in Dallas.
not set
Mar 29, 2007
 
A Moveable Feast
4.03
Another of my Hemingway favorites.
not set
Mar 30, 2007
 
House of Sand and Fog
3.78
Good, but depressing and frustrating.
Apr 2002
Mar 29, 2007
 
Siddhartha
3.95
Easy to read coming of age classic.
Jun 2006
Mar 27, 2007
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