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David Copperfield
3.94
This is the first full length Dickens that I've read as an adult--(I vaguely recall reading Great Expectations in high school but I honestly have no v ...more
Jan 16, 2011
Dec 29, 2010
 
Black Holes & Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy
4.13
A fascinating if somewhat mind bending overview of the truly bizarre and non-intuitive nature of cosmic space-time and general relativity. This came o ...more
Mar 25, 2011
Jul 07, 2011
 
A Love Supreme
3.00
Set in contemporary Toronto, this is a very simple, spare novel about a devoted jazz musicologist attempting to express and embody the sublime spirit ...more
May 2008
Feb 02, 2011
 
Outside the Box: The Life and Legacy of Writer Mona Gould, the Grandmother I Thought I Knew
4.89
When Canadian poet and broadcaster Mona Gould passed away in 1999 she left behind 38 boxes of unsorted documents, letters, notebooks and personal minu ...more
Oct 07, 2011
Nov 04, 2011
 
The Drowned World
3.56
I have to say I was disappointed with this one, my first foray into the catalogue of this daring, remarkably prolific, writer. Now, I realize it's his ...more
Jun 15, 2011
Jan 16, 2011
 
The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith
3.58
**spoiler alert** Certainly not the easiest novel to wade through, but it does reward the patient reader with its blend of whimsy, political allegory, ...more
Jun 26, 2011
Feb 10, 2011
 
Two Serious Ladies
3.85
This book had me scratching my head throughout as does the mostly positive commentary on this board. The thing is, I'm not convinced that Ms Bowles ca ...more
Jun 28, 2011
Jan 31, 2011
 
Labyrinths:  Selected Stories and Other Writings
4.46
If I had to choose one book to have with me on a desert island it would be this one. It is so elegant, dense, brilliant and thought provoking and endl ...more
Oct 2005
Jul 11, 2011
 
Fugitive Pieces
3.95
The book suffers from being so beautiful to read that the action gets lost in all those precious metaphors and similes. Alas, I'm not a poet, and I do ...more
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Jan 02, 2011
 
Culture and Imperialism
4.11
Why is the print so small?...

Well, I've bailed after just 50 pages. Life's too short for something that's giving me constant eye strain and isn't enga
...more
Jul 23, 2011
Jul 09, 2011
 
The Road
3.94
I'm re-reading this remarkable book and have changed my rating from a 4 to a 5. This is a book that should, I believe, be re-read carefully and each f ...more
Aug 13, 2011
Jan 07, 2011
 
The Bonfire of the Vanities
3.78
A satirical, frenetic ride through the greed laced mayhem of the 1980s Wall Street social culture.
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Jan 05, 2011
 
A Short History of Nearly Everything
4.17
This is such an enjoyable and comforting book to have around the house--like that favourite sweater one always wants within reach for those drafty win ...more
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Jan 01, 2011
 
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
4.19
Meh.
Nov 2010
Dec 29, 2010
 
The Satanic Verses
3.71
Such a complex narrative with themes within metaphors within allegories within, well, everything that can be crammed into a 560p novel. I'll have to l ...more
Feb 10, 2011
Jan 01, 2011
 
Franny and Zooey
3.98
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Jan 01, 2011
 
A Year with Rumi: Daily Readings
4.44
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Jan 01, 2011
 
Orson Welles: A Critical View
3.96
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Jul 15, 2011
 
The Stone Angel
3.92
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Jan 05, 2011
 
Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable
4.28
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Dec 31, 2010
 
How to Read a Film: The World of Movies, Media, Multimedia: Language, History, Theory
3.78
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Jul 15, 2011
 
My Family and Other Animals (Corfu Trilogy, #1)
4.28
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Jan 02, 2011
 
An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales
4.18
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Jan 01, 2011
 
London Fields
3.78
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Dec 31, 2010
 
Twilight of the Idols/The Anti-Christ
4.15
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Jan 01, 2011
 
Making a Good Script Great
3.75
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Jan 07, 2011
 
The Golden Notebook
3.75
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Feb 13, 2011
 
The Dead Father
3.82
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Jan 05, 2011
 
South
4.20
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Jan 02, 2011
 
The Complete Works of Lao Tzu: Tao Teh Ching & Hau Hu Ching
4.33
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Jan 06, 2011
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