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Doctor Faustus
Overall, rather disappointing. The fact that this book caused a bit of an outrage (for its time) with the whole 'sell-his-soul-to-the-devil' thing is ...more
Sep 23, 2011
Sep 23, 2011
Inferno (The Divine Comedy #1)
Sooooo....apparently everyone in Hell is Italian. (I get it, Dante was Italian, he is talking about people during his era and society that he would kn ...more
Jul 12, 2012
Jul 11, 2012
King John
I know very little about British history. I know very little about French history. So it goes without saying that I know even less about the nations' ...more
Dec 08, 2011
Dec 07, 2011
The Turn of the Screw
I'm disappointed. It was a quick read with short chapters, which was actually rather nice, but it was a little hard to follow the story with such spor ...more
Jul 10, 2012
Jul 09, 2012
Rules of Civility
I found this book at work and began to read without much interest. Next thing I know I was taking it home and finishing it. Halfway through I realized ...more
Jun 26, 2013
Jun 20, 2013
The Count of Monte Cristo
Despite the fact that I am already reading a new book, I am still thinking about Monte Cristo. Such a good book! And although I loved this book I am a ...more
Aug 16, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
I was excited about this book because I thought it would be a great adventure. Instead there were rather various "incidents" that would periodically o ...more
Aug 13, 2012
Jul 11, 2011
The Importance of Being Earnest
Short and sweet but I really liked this play! I had heard of the title but I didn't know anything about the actual story so I didn't know what to expe ...more
Dec 08, 2012
Dec 08, 2012
The Crucible
(I'm in between 2 and 3 stars.)

I don't really know what to think. It was a story, I suppose. I would probably like it as a live action play
Nov 15, 2012
Jul 11, 2011
The Communist Manifesto
I don't know where to start. I can say that I'm NOT a Communist. Halfway through this read I was finding myself in agreement with almost everything I ...more
Sep 03, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
Anna Karenina
Right off the bat I have to say that I loved this book. It had its moments but I loved it. Maybe because I can relate...??

First, let me say that I was
Dec 26, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
Lady Chatterley's Lover
1920's "erotica"? Maybe. Yes, it was rather vulgar but it wasn't filled with the unnecessary and graphic sexual detail that is becoming more and more ...more
Nov 13, 2012
Nov 03, 2012
The Divine Comedy, Volume 2, Purgatory [Purgatorio]
Parts of this one were better than Inferno but parts of Inferno were better than this one. Heaven (Paradise better be awesome.)

Maybe if I were actuall
Jul 14, 2012
Jul 11, 2012
Paradiso (The Divine Comedy, #3)
I thought reading about Heaven would be the best part but it just really wasn't. (I think Hell was my favorite). I really didn't like this section at ...more
Jul 27, 2012
Jul 11, 2012
The Aspern Papers
I like this little book better than his more famous "Turn of the Screw." This one was just easier to follow and was altogether a more interesting stor ...more
Dec 07, 2012
Dec 05, 2012
The Secret Garden (Barnes & Noble Classics)
I don't remember the movie too well but the book sounded familiar as I read it.

For being a classic children's book, this story was actually pretty goo
Jul 09, 2012
Jul 11, 2011
I WISH THIS NOVEL WAS COMPLETE!!!! I love Jane Austen and all of her stories are so touching. This one was no different and had such potential to beco ...more
Nov 03, 2012
Nov 02, 2012
Crime and Punishment
"The story of the gradual renewal of a man, the story of his gradual regeneration, of his passing from one world into another..." C & P, Epilogue. ...more
Sep 22, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
this book came in a box of Cheerios!!! That instantly makes it good! It was a cute kids book though. I took it to the children's group I was teaching ...more
not set
Sep 15, 2011
The Island of Dr. Moreau
This book was terrible! So good but terrible. Sad, and gruesome but so well written. Definitely sci-fi and one of my favorites from Wells so far as fa ...more
Dec 12, 2014
Dec 03, 2014
Lady Susan
This book was interesting in that the story was told through a series of letters (similar to Dracula in the form of journal entries.) I had thought di ...more
Dec 14, 2012
Jul 12, 2011
Mansfield Park
I don't give 5 stars but if anything could come close this book would be one of them.

From cover to cover such a great story. Detailed and leaves nothi
Mar 08, 2012
Jul 12, 2011
Timon of Athens
This play was boring. Money, philosophy, and sarcasm. I didn't like it. But I suppose it could teach a lesson or two.
Dec 20, 2012
Dec 18, 2012
The Metamorphosis and Other Stories
Well, I can't say this wasn't interesting. A simple story where we get right into the action. No real plot necessarily just: this is what's going on. ...more
Dec 04, 2012
Aug 20, 2011
Not bad for philosophy or satire, neither of which are genres I typically enjoy reading. This book however, was rather comical and almost reminded me ...more
Dec 13, 2012
Jul 11, 2011
The Invisible Man
I'm not really big on science fiction novels but this was a good little story. A quick read in my opinion. I just felt sorry for the Invisible Man. I ...more
Oct 18, 2012
Jul 12, 2011
The Prince and the Pauper
And the moral of the story is.... You name it! This book was filled with little life lessons all packed in to a great piece of historical fiction. Adv ...more
Dec 18, 2012
Jul 20, 2011
The Winter's Tale
I was in to this story from the very beginning. Some of Shakespeare's plays take a while to really get going and it is sometimes hard to follow along ...more
Jul 30, 2012
Jul 12, 2011
Divine Comedy
I read through this book reading each section as individual books so if you really want to get a thorough review, read the ones I wrote for each secti ...more
Jul 27, 2012
Aug 22, 2011
The Man in the Iron Mask

Hardly anything to do with the actual man in the iron mask. He serves more as a catalyst for the story than anything else. Was hard to really get into
Sep 02, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
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