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The Girl Next Door
The one thing that can make a book more gripping, more horrible in its depiction of violence, is when you know that the story is based on real events....more
Jan 15, 2014
Jan 15, 2014
**spoiler alert** I stumbled upon this book completely by accident while roaming around the web. The brief description really intrigued me when it men...more
Mar 18, 2011
Jun 15, 2011
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
**spoiler alert** If you’ve never heard of at least the title of this play it’s as good a sign as any that you’re living a sheltered life. This famous...more
Mar 25, 2011
Jun 15, 2011
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
**spoiler alert** Usually, reading a book based solely on reviews is like flipping a coin. First of all, many people who don’t like a book will not wa...more
Jul 16, 2012
Jul 16, 2012
Most people who do any reading will tell you they have read a book (or several) that take place in a locale that they then want to visit. Based on the...more
Jul 19, 2011
Jul 19, 2011
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
**spoiler alert** Sometimes I read books and they are totally opposite of what I thought they would be. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close was one of...more
Aug 06, 2012
Aug 06, 2012
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
This books is wonderful. It is sad, joyous, heartbreaking, and uplifting - all at the same time. It shocks and saddens me to know that it appears on t...more
Sep 30, 2014
Sep 29, 2014
Thirteen Reasons Why
I don’t throw comments like this around, so you know (assuming you read anything I post) that when I say this book was unlike anything I’d ever read b...more
Oct 08, 2012
Oct 06, 2012
Flood (Burke, #1)
**spoiler alert** Part of the reason that it too me so long to get through this book is because baseball season has begun, so I’m preoccupied with tha...more
Apr 14, 2011
Jun 15, 2011
Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #1)
I can remember reading an article by some schlub (one who writes articles about authors, as opposed to authoring books himself) who was feverishly ann...more
Jun 13, 2014
Jun 08, 2014
By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead
**spoiler alert** I'm not going to ramble on about the plot points that everyone have covered well:

The villains are exaggerated and comical.
The almos
Sep 27, 2012
Sep 26, 2012
Child 44 (Leo Demidov, #1)
Having grown up during the cold war and witnessing the end of it as I entered adulthood, I thought I had a pretty good handle on how things worked in...more
Aug 2012
Jul 24, 2012
The Hangman's Daughter (The Hangman's Daughter, #1)
I had read various blurbs about this first of (so far) three books and finally decided to give it a go. While it was entertaining, it really wasn't on...more
May 2013
Apr 17, 2013
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Enjoyable, but somehow disappointing. I suppose that is mostly because of my preconceived notions of what the book was likely to be. I mean, when you...more
Oct 07, 2014
Oct 07, 2014
The Most Dangerous Thing
I was sucked in to reading this books based on the blurb on the back of the book. It talked of things that reminded me so much of another favorite boo...more
Jul 24, 2012
Jul 17, 2012
I picked up this book based on the description of it that dealt with the opening event of the car accident and the tragedy. The problem was, it could...more
May 17, 2013
May 12, 2013
The Corrections
Another book that proves I'm not literary intellectual. This books got outstanding reviews from everywhere as a piece of modern literature for the age...more
Apr 14, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
We Need to Talk About Kevin
first of all, it should be noted that I read this book by mistake. I had seen a trailer for Beautiful Boy and thought that this was the book that the...more
Jan 22, 2012
Jan 24, 2012
The Thirteenth Tale
Another book in the category of I-didn't-like-it-but-many-did. This books got a lot of rave reviews. I missed the allure.

The story of a bookish girl w...more
Oct 28, 2012
Oct 24, 2012
The Annotated Lolita: Revised and Updated
This book is universally considered a classic, so there isn't anything I can add to that legend. I agree with that assessment, save to say it is abomi...more
Sep 06, 2014
Sep 04, 2014
Reconstructing Amelia
Amazing story! If you have a teenage daughter (or will at some point, or did at some point) you will get something out of this. The writing is not Fit...more
May 10, 2013
May 08, 2013
The Book Thief
The Book Thief is the story of a young girl in Nazi Germany during World War II. She develops a love of reading and a vehement disdain for many of the...more
Oct 24, 2012
Oct 16, 2012
The Racketeer
Ok... so maybe it's a cop-out, but the most honest thing I can say about this book is that if you like John Grisham, you're gonna love this book.

Jan 08, 2013
Jan 06, 2013
The Devil All the Time
Review coming soon.
Mar 24, 2012
Mar 13, 2012
The Fault in Our Stars
I'm going to say, even this early on, that this book will prove to be one of the best that I read this year.

The story of a young girl with cancer, it...more
Dec 25, 2012
Dec 22, 2012
Skippy Dies
Funny, quirky, all in all a decent read. A little slow a times.
Jul 07, 2011
Jun 18, 2011
The Reader
Sep 29, 2012
Sep 29, 2012
Requiem for a Dream
Aug 05, 2013
Aug 05, 2013
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