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Atlas Shrugged
3.66
Ayn Rand makes my eyes hurt. She does this, not by the length of her six hundred thousand word diatribe, but rather by the frequency with which she ca...more
Aug 17, 2011
Apr 10, 2011
 
Life of Pi
3.86
LITTLE INDIAN BOY GOES ON WEIRD BOAT RIDE WITH MEAN CAT.
Feb 20, 2011
Nov 14, 2010
 
Invisible Monsters
3.98
Quite possibly the most fucked up piece of literature I’ve ever read, this novel is a brilliantly executed train wreck from beginning to end.
Apr 29, 2011
Feb 11, 2011
 
Middlesex
3.93
Alright, it’s high time I review this hermaphroditic little masterpiece.

Being a pseudo-biochemist (pseudo in the sense that I only pretend to be a bio...more
Sep 22, 2011
Apr 17, 2011
 
Let the Right One In
4.05
Yo, lesson for you, Stephenie: this is how you write a fucking vampire novel.

So you can run and tell THAT.

Oct 24, 2011
Jul 02, 2011
 
The Help
4.44
“It's true. There are some racists in this town,” Miss Leefolt say.
Miss Hilly nod her head, “Oh, they're out there.”


Law, this book be good! I’m on tel...more
Jun 23, 2011
Mar 02, 2011
 
Still Missing
3.94
Hey, I have a recommendation!

Yeah, if anyone’s looking for some really hollow characters who behave in ways that make no freaking sense, plot developm...more
Dec 10, 2011
Aug 06, 2011
 
Under the Dome
3.88
I’m not sure how to feel about Under the Dome. In one sense, the concept of an entire town being suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world and th...more
Mar 16, 2011
Jan 06, 2011
 
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
3.97
This book gives me heavy boots.

On the one hand, Foer writes an interesting story. An eight year-old boy Oskar, two years after his father’s death in t...more
Nov 20, 2011
Nov 03, 2011
 
Slaughterhouse-Five
4.01
A disturbingly comedic (or comically disturbing?) satire of the inevitability of war, the age old fate vs. free will argument, and the gross desensiti...more
May 12, 2011
Feb 06, 2011
 
The Corrections
3.74
Franzen’s writing is impeccable. Not only does his understanding of complex, familial relationships fascinate me, but his ability to capture these cha...more
Nov 10, 2011
Aug 03, 2011
 
Mother Night
4.17
This is the best Vonnegut I’ve read so far. American Nazi Howard W. Campbell, Jr. is awaiting trial on war crimes. A traitor to the American people, C...more
Apr 08, 2011
Feb 06, 2011
 
Geek Love
3.99
WTF?!

On the surface, Geek Love has it all: jealousy, betrayal, sexual objectification, and murderous revenge. It’s got a whole shitload of family dram...more
Oct 02, 2011
Aug 09, 2011
 
Jane Eyre
4.07
This is the second time I’ve read this book, the first being in high school. As it turns out, I remembered hardly anything about the story save for so...more
Jun 07, 2011
Oct 16, 2010
 
Empire Falls
3.87
I’ve really fallen in love with the characters in this one.

To me, the most difficult thing to do in literature is develop a character. Character-drive...more
Dec 22, 2011
Dec 10, 2011
 
Breakfast of Champions
4.08
He was a graduate of West Point. West Point was a military academy that turned young men into homicidal maniacs for use in war.

Another brilliant ride...more
May 16, 2011
Feb 06, 2011
 
This is Where I Leave You
3.89
This book is weak. I’m not usually a fan of novels that think they can hold their own merit on nothing but shock value and really bad sexual innuendos...more
Nov 15, 2011
Apr 05, 2011
 
Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
3.83
Horrible. Chelsea Lately is a great show, and Chelsea Handler a talented comedian. But this book is bad. A colossal disappointment. The whole crass “s...more
May 22, 2011
May 17, 2011
 
Rebecca
4.17
This book has immediately become one of my favorites. Manderley stands out like a main character in this novel with sights, sounds, and smells so rich...more
May 26, 2011
Feb 13, 2011
 
The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry
3.88
I thought this would be a great tool for self-diagnosis, but actually Ronson skitters from one case to another without really making any definitive po...more
Oct 12, 2011
May 18, 2011
 
The Final Testament of the Holy Bible
3.72
Eh. I was hoping to proclaim this Frey’s best work. It sure starts off that way, and I think that says a lot coming from me ‘cause I sort of think he'...more
Apr 24, 2011
Apr 18, 2011
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
For YA fiction, this is pretty intense. Quite a few bloodstains to clean up. Overall, though, I was somewhat exasperated at the recycled use of the pr...more
Dec 02, 2011
Nov 21, 2011
 
Field Gray (Bernard Gunther, #7)
4.05
Field Gray is about the experiences of a Berlin police detective, Bernie Gunther, who becomes entangled in a web of espionage and deceit after being c...more
Apr 18, 2011
Feb 28, 2011
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.41
This book is an interesting cross between The Truman Show and The Most Dangerous Game. A fun read, definitely better than expected.

My review of the se...more
Nov 25, 2011
Nov 21, 2011
 
Freedom
3.68
I’m using this space, not to review Freedom (because I wouldn’t be able to do it justice), but to point out that THIS RIGHT HERE is actually the best...more
Sep 07, 2011
Oct 19, 2010
 
The Profession
3.54
Set about 20 years into the future, this novel depicts a changed world, where privately funded mercenary armies take the place of national armed force...more
May 31, 2011
Apr 24, 2011
 
Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
4.41
None
Jan 27, 2011
Nov 14, 2010
 
Night
4.26
None
Mar 29, 2011
Mar 28, 2011
 
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
3.75
None
May 19, 2011
Apr 17, 2011
 
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
4.13
None
Aug 23, 2011
May 18, 2011
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