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Winter's Bone
3.92
it was amazing
yes.

this is pretty much why i read, to find a book like this amongst all the three-star so-so's. and it wasn't love at first sight (which might make t
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May 03, 2010
Apr 30, 2010
 
Beautiful Losers
3.64
it was amazing
worst day ever. thanks for all the everything, l.c.

i have tried to review this book on four separate occasions. for some reason, this is one of the mo
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not set
Apr 08, 2007
 
The Monsters of Templeton
3.58
it was amazing
yay!! my suspicions have been confirmed - i am officially not a book snob! i oscillate between thinking i might be a little bit of one, and that any f ...more
not set
Jan 30, 2010
 
The Seducer
3.87
it was amazing
i have decided.

all of you booknerds who like discovering and championing forgotten authors like MacDonald Harris and are all holding hands reading pr
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not set
Jan 10, 2010
 
George and Rue
3.78
it was amazing
WOOHOO GEORGE ELLIOTT CLARKE!!!

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-sc...

okay - it is time to write a proper review for this book, particularly since i
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May 08, 2008
May 05, 2008
 
Mary Modern
3.40
it was amazing
my emotional development stopped at the "tell me a story" phase, and that's all i expect from a book. i don't need it to change my life, i don't need ...more
Jan 02, 2009
Dec 28, 2008
 
The Land of Laughs
3.91
it was amazing
jonathan carroll's books are like gourmet jellybeans. even his shittiest flavors are better than most regular jellybeans, and who doesn't like jellybe ...more
not set
Dec 16, 2009
 
The Perpetual Ending
3.86
really liked it
again - canada equals beautiful. and despite my natural aversion to twins, and the fact that i am dead inside, i was... moved. i felt a deep sorrow fr ...more
Jan 31, 2009
Jan 29, 2009
 
The Egg Said Nothing
3.86
it was amazing
"they flutter behind you, your possible pasts
some bright-eyed and crazy, some frightened and lost
a warning to anyone still in command
of their possible
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not set
Nov 08, 2010
 
And the Ass Saw the Angel
3.88
it was amazing
so i am going to review this one after all, because the book i am reading now will probably take me forever, and i dont want to get out of practice wr ...more
not set
Oct 04, 2009
 
The Howling Miller
3.78
liked it
no moomins here!

so this is a book written in finnish, translated into french and then translated from that into american, so who knows what kind of st
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May 25, 2010
May 21, 2010
 
Whistle Stop: A Novel
3.60
it was amazing

okay, it's time to champion another forgotten author.

it is appalling that i have never written a review for a maritta wolff book before now. thank goo
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not set
Jun 24, 2007
 
The Suitors
3.33
it was amazing
not your mother's love story. unless she is the most disturbed mother on the block...

i can do better than that. this book is marvelous. i can see a lo
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not set
Sep 13, 2007
 
A Trip to the Stars
4.29
it was amazing
this is then closest thing to a one-size-fits-all book that ive come across. whenever someone asks me "just for something good". "i dont know, just wi ...more
not set
Oct 05, 2009
 
Sex Dungeon For Sale!
3.91
really liked it
Sex dungeon sold!

Wanna hear a boring story? No? TFB!

I like to make displays at work. It's what I do. And they are usually for small presses, or books
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not set
Mar 30, 2010
 
Of Bees and Mist
3.76
liked it
i wish i liked this more, i truly do. it's in the running for best cover of the year, which is of course why i bought it (in hardcover, before reading ...more
Sep 22, 2009
Sep 17, 2009
 
Mafeking Road: and Other Stories
4.27
really liked it
what do i have to do to sell this book? i put it on table, and nothing. i make a lovely endcap just for archipelego books, and nothing. why wont you b ...more
not set
Oct 12, 2009
 
Some Other Place. The Right Place.
3.96
it was amazing
long live donald harington (12/22/35 - 11/07/09) yeah, i just found out. that's two of my favorites in as many years. why can't i fall in love with ro ...more
not set
Nov 10, 2009
 
The True Story of Hansel and Gretel
4.01
really liked it
it is dana's birthday!


and as a wonderful birthday present, i am setting aside the proust for a minute, and taking the time to write a dana-requested b
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not set
Jun 24, 2010
 
House of Mist: A Novel
3.64
liked it
so. this book.they tell me that this is the first magical realism novel.ever. i disagree, but then me and "they" have always had differences of opinio ...more
not set
May 10, 2010
 
HELP!  A Bear is Eating Me!
3.50
it was amazing
absolutely. lets be honest, this is a book you buy for the cover, initially. but behold: its actually well-written!! this is the most unsympathetic ch ...more
not set
Jan 07, 2009
 
Outside the Dog Museum (Answered Prayers, #4)
3.98
it was amazing

while i wait, seemingly endlessly, for subterranean press to send me my damn copy of The Woman Who Married a Cloud: Collected Stories, i will sit here
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not set
Jun 29, 2012
 
The Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos
3.20
liked it

i would love for someone to invent "book-luminol" that would allow me to spray my entire collection from an over-the-shoulder-leafblower/ghostbusters
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not set
May 14, 2010
 
The Brief History of the Dead
3.67
really liked it
i always want more. even when i enjoy a book - especially when i enjoy a book... i love the concept of this book, and while its true there are some im ...more
Dec 03, 2008
Dec 01, 2008
 
Magnetic Field(s)
3.78
it was amazing
there is something both elegant and disturbing about this short novel. it gave me a really nice chill as it started unfolding; what starts off as a we ...more
May 11, 2008
May 08, 2008
 
Promise of the Wolves (Wolf Chronicles, #1)
4.02
liked it
okay i am going to pretend i am queen of the universe and i am going to set some ground rules, the first of which is that if you are an author, and yo ...more
not set
May 12, 2010
 
The Interpretation of Murder
3.52
liked it
im pretty neutral about this book. it was a fine sortof historical mystery with all the requisite elements like red herrings and dubious intentions an ...more
not set
Sep 03, 2009
 
Lang
2.91
liked it
so. lang. yeah, jessica, i just don't know. you might totally dig this, i didn't. this book is like when people try to tell me that gwyneth paltrow or ...more
not set
Jul 27, 2010
 
Plants Don't Drink Coffee
3.47
really liked it
archipelago's existence means good news for book-as-object fetishists and bad news for kindle/nook/robo-reader or whatever i-pad machine is happening ...more
May 21, 2010
May 20, 2010
 
Buying Cigarettes for the Dog: Stories
3.91
really liked it
stuart ross takes full advantage of technology:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV5CrH...

and gets recognized for it:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/1
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May 20, 2010
May 18, 2010
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