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No Country for Old Men
4.10
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Aug 04, 2010
 
V for Vendetta
4.24
None
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Apr 29, 2011
 
The Count of Monte Cristo
4.16
None
not set
Dec 12, 2010
 
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
4.17
None
not set
Aug 06, 2010
 
Othello
3.86
Terrifyingly wonderful. That's about right.
Nov 2006
Aug 06, 2010
 
Hamlet
3.98
Way too amazing to be allowed. No more needs to be said.
Oct 2003
Aug 06, 2010
 
The Taming of the Shrew
3.82
Hilarious! I'd argue it's Shakespeare's funniest play.
Oct 2006
Aug 06, 2010
 
A Midsummer Night's Dream
3.93
Classic story, loved it through and through. Shakespeare's wit really jumps off the page in this one.
Feb 2007
Aug 06, 2010
 
Richard III
3.90
Brilliant! One of Shakespeare's best; the character of Richard is pitch-perfect in this retelling of the War of the Roses.
Nov 2006
Aug 06, 2010
 
A Scanner Darkly
4.03
Masterpiece. You want a mindfuck? Forget Chuck Palahniuk's obscenities and dine on this unpredictable sinuous piece of perfection instead.
Jan 2007
Aug 06, 2010
 
Heart of Darkness
3.39
Must re-read. I remember very little, a likely consequence of reading a heavy book far before I was mentally ready for it.
Jan 2003
Dec 12, 2010
 
Let Me In
4.06
Beautiful, disturbing, terrifying, subtle, and hugely impacting. In short: a stunning essay on love and human nature in an entirely imperfect world.
Oct 28, 2009
Aug 05, 2010
 
The Merchant of Venice
3.76
Chilling, uncomfortable, and tough to chew through-- not because it's bad, but because it's sort of heavy, sad in a strange way and hopeful in another ...more
Mar 2007
Aug 06, 2010
 
Brave New World
3.93
Like Orwell's 1984, this dystopian novel tells a chilling moral tale that rings truer than ever in our society, and there is no excuse not to read and ...more
Oct 2002
Aug 06, 2010
 
The Fellowship of the Ring
4.30
A fabulous fantasy story set in an elaborate and immersive world. There's not a dull moment in this timeless and affective tale, and it seems to get e ...more
Oct 2001
Aug 06, 2010
 
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)
4.48
A fabulous fantasy story set in an elaborate and immersive world. There's not a dull moment in this timeless and affective tale, and it seems to get e ...more
Dec 2001
Aug 06, 2010
 
The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2)
4.39
A fabulous fantasy story set in an elaborate and immersive world. There's not a dull moment in this timeless and affective tale, and it seems to get e ...more
Nov 2001
Aug 06, 2010
 
The Tempest
3.79
Absolutely perfect. This is my favorite Shakespeare play; it's got spectacular characters, mountains of wit, an exciting plot, perfect dialog and a wo ...more
Oct 2006
Aug 06, 2010
 
Macbeth
3.86
I will sum up my review by quoting the top reviewer for this play:

"Macbeth by William Shakespeare is the greatest literary work in the English languag
...more
Mar 2002
Aug 06, 2010
 
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
4.05
Yesterday, Blade Runner was one of my favourite films. Today, the sad and compellingly human beauty abundant in Dick's quasi-dystopian meditation on e ...more
Mar 30, 2013
Aug 05, 2010
 
Fight Club
4.19
Because Chuck's style was brand new and engaging at the time, it easily shines as his best novel. With fascinating characters, razor sharp dialog, nih ...more
Mar 2002
Aug 06, 2010
 
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)
4.15
Charming, hopeful, and more dark than I ever imagined it would be. The scene of Aslan's sacrifice was particularly harrowing to read, I can't imagine ...more
Jun 21, 2011
Aug 05, 2010
 
Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles
3.59
A fantastically chilling gulf war memoir that speaks hauntingly poetic measures against the senselessness of an American tradition which leaves thousa ...more
Dec 2005
Aug 05, 2010
 
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
4.47
Again, I disagree with the masses when I attest this to be my least favorite of the books. It felt too.... episodic? Like a predictable videogame? Of ...more
May 2005
Aug 06, 2010
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
4.57
A stunningly perfect conclusion to a generation-defining tale. If we measure how much I care about a story by how many tears I shed, we can call this ...more
Jul 23, 2007
Aug 06, 2010
 
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
4.49
Brilliant. There were some serious weak spots in this one, maybe the repetitious taste of Hogwarts life starting to go stale after six books, but it c ...more
Jul 18, 2005
Aug 06, 2010
 
Romeo and Juliet
3.72
One part of me swoons over the classic romance; I have memorized the entire dialogue between R&J in act one scene five (If I profane with my unwor ...more
Apr 2001
Aug 06, 2010
 
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)
4.47
Tied for first place in my mind with Order of the Phoenix (Deathly Hallows is in a category all its own, far above and beyond anything else the series ...more
Apr 2005
Aug 06, 2010
 
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)
4.30
**spoiler alert** This book was about where I got hooked on the series. I wasn't *positive* it was for me until Riddle came out of that diary in the a ...more
Apr 2005
Aug 06, 2010
 
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
4.41
Call me crazy, but this might be my favorite of all the HP books (it's a tie with PoA, I think). So many of its scenes stand out forcibly in my mind, ...more
May 2005
Aug 06, 2010
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