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How to Get into the Twin Palms
3.55
Waclawiak has a very visceral literary style, that feels refreshing and real. She describes very intimate details of sex and life vividly and unflatte ...more
Oct 29, 2012
Oct 29, 2012
 
The Road
3.94
This is one of the scariest books ever written. More horrifying is the fact that we live with this threat—a world dying irreversibly from nuclear des ...more
Jul 2010
Apr 15, 2011
 
The Baker's Daughter
3.93
The heart of the story centers on Elsie’s story—a 79 year old German woman who immigrated to the US after WWII. Her story is one of great tragedy and ...more
Apr 29, 2012
Apr 29, 2012
 
Speak
3.97
I have mixed feelings about Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. I find the writing mediocre at best and the characters one dimensional. After reading the ...more
Jul 22, 2014
Jul 15, 2014
 
The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea
3.90
The Sailor who Fell from Grace with the Sea is a tempest of a book. Mishima writes poetically and his descriptions are a work of art in and of themsel ...more
Aug 22, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
 
Animal Farm
3.80
This book succeeds on so many levels. Orwell states that “Animal Farm was the first book in which [he] tried, with full consciousness of what [he] wa ...more
Apr 16, 2011
Apr 12, 2011
 
Stupid Children
3.67
This book was original and the psychological insight into the characters was realistic and refreshing—no doubt her background in psychology contribute ...more
not set
Mar 16, 2014
 
Eden Lake
3.78
When I first heard of Eden Lake I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into. I admit at first I was a skeptic. Did I really want to read about a sum ...more
Jul 03, 2011
Jun 18, 2011
 
The House on Mango Street
3.50
This book consists of a series of vignettes loosely linked by themes of poverty, oppression, and unrealized dreams. The book stunningly conveys the e ...more
Apr 24, 2011
Apr 13, 2011
 
O-Zone
3.29
**spoiler alert** Paul Theroux’s Ozone shows humanity for all its flaws and imperfections. It is a novel about a group of privileged, sheltered, and e ...more
Feb 25, 2011
Jan 26, 2011
 
The Ghost Trap
3.80
The Ghost Trap shows us a side of Maine rarely seen. This isn’t the picturesque vacationland, littered with multi-million dollar historic mansions, w ...more
Apr 12, 2011
Apr 05, 2011
 
The Essential Akutagawa: Rashomon, Hell Screen, Cogwheels, a Fool's Life and Other Short Fiction
4.45
Akutagawa Ryunosŭké—a Japanese modernist writer—uses his subject matter to reflect the social turmoil, loss of identity, and changing environment of ...more
Jul 27, 2011
Jun 26, 2011
 
Turtle and Dam
4.06
Review to come.
Apr 30, 2014
Apr 29, 2014
 
A Piece of String/The Diamond Necklace
3.77
A heartbreaking tale of desire and the illusion of wealth. Beautifully written.
Aug 27, 2012
Aug 27, 2012
 
Macbeth
3.86


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Aug 11, 2012
Apr 19, 2011
 
Purge
3.86
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Feb 10, 2014
 
The Ruins of Us
3.61
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Feb 06, 2012
Jan 10, 2012
 
After Dark
3.65
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Feb 03, 2012
 
A Little Princess
4.19
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Jan 2012
Aug 25, 2011
 
The Virgin Suicides
3.81
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May 15, 2012
 
Kitchen
3.82
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Jun 20, 2012
 
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
4.08
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Dec 30, 2011
Aug 01, 2011
 
Short Stories of de Maupassant
0.00
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Aug 24, 2012
 
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
4.18
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Sep 29, 2011
Jul 08, 2011
 
A Thousand Splendid Suns
4.30
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Sep 04, 2012
 
Wide Sargasso Sea
3.52
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Sep 23, 2012
 
1Q84
3.84
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Jun 05, 2011
 
Shout Her Lovely Name
3.54
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Dec 27, 2012
 
The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor
3.91
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Dec 27, 2012
 
A Lesson Before Dying
3.89
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Aug 27, 2013
Aug 27, 2013
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