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Faggots
3.62
This book presents a satire of 1970s gay life. Through its overly complicated writing style, confusingly large cast of characters, and melodramatic an...more
Jan 2005
Aug 05, 2010
 
The Táin
3.98
Imagine someone took you for a walk from the North to the South of the USA, from New England across the Mason-Dixon line and onward to Georgia, all th...more
Aug 20, 2010
Aug 03, 2010
 
The Poisonwood Bible
3.98
Kurt Vonnegut wrote in his treatise on writing that every sentence must do one of two things: reveal character or advance the action. Barbara Kingsolv...more
Jan 2001
Aug 06, 2010
 
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (The Inheritance Trilogy, #1)
3.78
Jemisin's prose had a writer's workshop feel, but considering The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is her first novel, I tried to ignore the jolting plot and...more
Jul 08, 2014
Jul 10, 2014
 
Oh Myyy!
3.72
"Buckminster Fuller, inventor of the geodesic dome / Once gave a lecture he entitled 'everything I know' / Taking the title literally, he spoke four y...more
Aug 04, 2014
Jul 31, 2014
 
Shift Omnibus (Silo, #2) (Wool, #6-8)
4.15
In the spirit of taking a novel for what it is on its own, rather than measure it against another novel, I won't take pains to unfavorably compare Shi...more
Aug 14, 2014
Aug 07, 2014
 
The Art of War
3.92
I read this version of Sun Zi's The Art of War on Kindle, and it sadly contained many errors of spelling and punctuation. The format distracts from th...more
Jun 14, 2011
Jun 14, 2011
 
Shark's Fin And Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China
3.92
Delicious reading on more than her exploration of China's cuisines, Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper is Fuchsia Dunlop delving into the ethics of cuisin...more
Jan 02, 2012
Dec 25, 2011
 
So Far from God
3.87
Despite So Far from God's relentless and one-sided male bashing, it develops an interesting set of stories with an interesting cast of characters. The...more
Jan 2006
Aug 10, 2010
 
Tuesdays with Morrie
3.98
Awful! Sappy, filled with pseudo-wisdom psychobabble better put in a 1970s inner-child-self-help book than this "nonfiction" offense to the genre of f...more
Jan 2000
Aug 03, 2010
 
Of Human Bondage
4.08
Reading Of Human Bondage feels like a cruel and unusual literary punishment. Cruel in that the novel presents a weak plot told in a meandering narrati...more
May 11, 2011
Jan 27, 2011
 
The Decameron
3.85
Does a 1000 page book merit a 10+ page review? Honestly, I know enough to avoid trying to summarize what I took from this book specifically, and will...more
Jan 2006
Aug 03, 2010
 
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
3.97
I'm still processing The Temple of the Golden Pavilion. On the one hand, it's a too-easy determinist interpretation of arson. But I can't dismiss the...more
Dec 24, 2013
Aug 06, 2010
 
Night And Day
3.72
Night and Day delighted me with its bare examination of the ethereal inner workings of its characters in their various and changing emotional states,...more
Dec 30, 2010
Aug 19, 2010
 
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
3.81
I expected fewer chapters devoted to Bracciolini and more chapters analyzing the appearance in and influence on other thinkers, artists, statesmen, et...more
Feb 09, 2014
Feb 08, 2014
 
The Wind in the Willows
3.95
It feels odd referring to The Wind in the Willows as a children's book, because at times the poetic prose demands a good vocabulary: one that even chi...more
Jan 02, 2011
Dec 30, 2010
 
The City & the City
3.90
The City & The City has a fun, twisty plot. The characters, aside from protagonist Inspector Borlu, were pretty flat. The two cities concept remai...more
Sep 04, 2014
Aug 28, 2014
 
Dust (Silo, #3)
4.27
A satisfying end.
Aug 15, 2014
Aug 15, 2014
 
Three by Tennessee: Sweet Bird of Youth; The Rose Tattoo; The Night of the Iguana
4.17
Maybe they should rename this "Two Racist Plays, and Another One". Entertaining nonetheless.
Dec 28, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
 
Death of a Salesman
3.45
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Aug 03, 2010
 
Invisible Man
3.80
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Aug 03, 2010
 
Lonely Planet China (Country Guide) (Country Travel Guide)
3.75
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Jul 31, 2014
 
Dancer from the Dance
3.99
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Aug 03, 2010
 
Dragons of Autumn Twilight  (Dragonlance: Chronicles, #1)
4.04
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Aug 05, 2010
 
The Seventh Gate (The Death Gate Cycle, #7)
4.07
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Aug 05, 2010
 
Dubliners
3.85
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Aug 03, 2010
 
Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
4.26
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Aug 03, 2010
 
Anthem
3.61
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Aug 03, 2010
 
Hind Swaraj or Indian Home Rule
3.88
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Aug 03, 2010
 
White Noise
3.85
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Aug 03, 2010
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