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Prep
3.36
did not like it
I always say that if a writer can evoke complete hatred and dislike for their protagonist from me, then they must be a good writer (Lucinda Rosenfeld' ...more
Jul 06, 2008
Nov 28, 2007
 
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
3.85
did not like it

The concept is interesting: narrating the novel through the POV of an autistic boy. The chapters are cleverly numbered by prime numbers, which ties i
...more
not set
Nov 21, 2007
 
Jesus Land
3.96
it was amazing
I cried when I read the last line of Julia Scheeres tragic and touching memoir. Scheeres sucked me into her life and I couldn't put the book down for ...more
not set
Nov 23, 2007
 
The Informers
3.38
liked it
This isn't a novel. It's a collection of looooooooooosely connected short stories. More recent editions of The Informers now admit to this. When I fir ...more
not set
Dec 03, 2007
 
Getting to Happy (Waiting To Exhale #2)
3.47
did not like it
Crap.

Pure shit.

Sorry for the profanity but this is the worst peice of so called "literature" I've read in a long time.

Ok, so let me preface this re
...more
Jul 03, 2011
Jun 22, 2011
 
Life with My Sister Madonna
3.06
it was ok
My biggest beef with this book is how insanely delusional Christopher is. There really wasn't a point to this book at all besides Christopher cashing ...more
Aug 2008
Jul 25, 2008
 
Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture
3.73
did not like it
Coupland is possibly one of the most over rated one trick pony writers of all time. Pretty much all of his novels are pretentious psuedo intellectual ...more
not set
Dec 11, 2007
 
Boy's Life
4.32
it was ok
This is a fairly entertaining novel that reads more like a collection of loosely connected stories held together by the common thread of the murder my ...more
not set
Nov 23, 2007
 
Love Play
3.55
did not like it
Lately, I've been re-reading all the trashy novels of my pre-teen years – the ones I read strictly for the sex scenes. And I just finished the final b ...more
Nov 23, 2014
Feb 22, 2011
 
The Center of Everything
3.66
it was amazing
The Center of Everything is one of those rare coming of age novels full of emotional pathos and personal growth that somehow touches a deep nerve with ...more
not set
Nov 23, 2007
 
The Crowd Pleasers
3.43
it was ok
Rosemary Rogers has a thing for rape. I'm not kidding. She really does. I'm just saying...

Anyhow I'm only 100 pages in and what can I say? In the cour
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not set
Jan 24, 2011
 
The Diviners
3.04
it was ok
Nope. Nothing to see here. Move along. Move along.

Outside of some amazingly crafted passages of prose (Moody is a good writer) interspersed between pa
...more
Mar 09, 2012
Aug 08, 2008
 
Under the Dome
3.89
did not like it
I won't even go into the particulars of this novel because if you're on this page you're already familiar with the story. And I won't give this novel ...more
not set
Dec 06, 2010
 
The Underground Railroad
4.04
liked it
It's a good read but it suffers from two-dimensional characters and a somewhat action/adventure movie-ready plot. Other reviews already cover the stor ...more
Dec 05, 2016
Nov 15, 2016
 
Where the Wild Things Are
4.22
it was ok
I never read this as a child so reading it for the first time as an adult I thought it was just ok. I don't understand all of the hype over it. Perhap ...more
not set
Nov 28, 2007
 
Bailey's Cafe
4.04
liked it
Naylor is wonderful writer and her prose is fluid and drags you along its tidal pull. She does veer off into symbolic metaphor-land every once in awhi ...more
Aug 13, 2008
Nov 21, 2007
 
What She Saw...
3.12
did not like it
Soon after I read this book, I tossed it out along with my retro polyester pants and orange creepers. The concept of the novel is a clever one and it ...more
not set
Nov 23, 2007
 
How to Save Your Own Life
3.60
did not like it
What a sad and demoralizing sequel. Fear of Flying took the stance that women can desire, experience, enjoy, and pursue sex in the same manner as men. ...more
Sep 12, 2010
Aug 22, 2010
 
The Blacker the Berry...
3.94
liked it
I'm only on page 50 of this novel and it's already struck a nerve with me.

As a black gay man I can totally relate to the alienation Emma Lou experien
...more
Dec 21, 2009
Nov 30, 2009
 
Go Set a Watchman (To Kill a Mockingbird, #2)
3.31
liked it
Here are my three take-aways from Go Set A Watchman:

• It had no impact on my feelings about To Kill A Mockingbird. I approached this as a novel indepe
...more
Aug 09, 2015
Jul 15, 2015
 
Bodies and Souls
3.66
liked it
I guess as a 17 year old gay teen reading Bodies and Souls had a lasting impact on me. I had never read anything so matter-of-fact in its depiction of ...more
Apr 21, 2009
Nov 23, 2007
 
The Weekend Novelist
3.61
really liked it
Mr. Ray's Weekend Novelist is an excellent reference book. However, I wouldn't necessarily use it as a template for writing a novel . . . unless you p ...more
not set
Dec 06, 2007
 
Miss American Pie: A Diary of Love, Secrets and Growing Up in the 1970s
3.36
did not like it
I suppose in this "reality" obsessed culture we now live in anybody can get their diary published and have it lauded as an important piece of modern l ...more
not set
Nov 21, 2007
 
Lovers and Players
3.89
did not like it
Let's do this quick and dirty like a Jackie Collins sex scene.

Initially, I thought this was going to be a homage to her awesome 1977 novel Lovers &am
...more
Sep 16, 2014
Aug 06, 2014
 
Cindy Sherman: Untitled Films Stills
4.05
it was amazing
LUV HUH.

'nuff said.

Ok, but seriously, for years I've been a fan of Sherman's Untitled Film Stills but could only find a handful of of them - most nota
...more
not set
Jun 25, 2012
 
Ghostwritten
4.06
liked it
The concept of Ghostwritten is compelling: several unrelated, interconnected stories that somehow are suppose to create a whole. At first, part of the ...more
not set
Nov 23, 2007
 
The Coming of the Night
3.56
did not like it
Open this book to any page and you'll be bombarded with one graphic, gratuitous, poorly written, laugh out loud sex scene after another (Oh yeah baby ...more
not set
Nov 23, 2007
 
Seven Types of Ambiguity
4.01
it was ok
I went into Seven Types of Ambiguity with high hopes. A reviewer's blurb on the back called it The Alexandria Quartet for grown ups. Since The Alexand ...more
Dec 2008
Dec 14, 2007
 
Knee-Deep in Wonder: A Novel
2.86
it was ok
April Reynolds is an excellent writer. She spins a wonderful tale and creates rich and engaging characters that will suck you into this story of three ...more
not set
Nov 23, 2007
 
Eight Mortal Ladies Possessed
3.67
it was ok
All of the stories in this book were written in the early 1970s with the exception of one story written on the day of Tennessee William's mother's dea ...more
Mar 26, 2008
Nov 26, 2007
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