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Holidays on Ice
3.96
I keep trying to like David Sedaris but I just don’t find him that funny or entertaining. Three books in, he’s like the sad-sack but reasonably witty ...more
Jun 06, 2011
Jun 12, 2011
 
Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Play It
3.62
In a way, I'm surprised I bothered to read this book. I have really played role-playing games since the 80's when I was in high school. But in the las ...more
Mar 05, 2015
Feb 02, 2015
 
The Keep
3.40
Jennifer Egan really caught my attention with her virtuoso writing in A Visit From The Goon Squad so I was excited to try her earlier work. The Keep r ...more
not set
Mar 25, 2012
 
Vertical: The Follow-Up to Sideways
3.42
Read this in January on my trip to St. Paul. Vertical is a passable sequel to Sideways - which I admit to not reading. Like most, I saw the film and l ...more
not set
Mar 25, 2012
 
A Visit from the Goon Squad
3.63
Thanks to the Pulitzer Prizes for drawing my attention to the talented Jennifer Egan. Good Squad is a wonderful mess of a book with shifting perspecti ...more
Jun 04, 2011
Jun 12, 2011
 
Bossypants
3.93
An amusing light read that provides a little background on the funny and delightful Tina Fey's life and work. I chucked at how frequently she joked ab ...more
May 25, 2011
Jun 12, 2011
 
How Music Works
3.95
Such a wonderful book. While I'd be inclined to agree with some criticism of the book (notably, that it could have been better as two separate volumes ...more
Mar 05, 2015
Feb 02, 2015
 
Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs
3.88
Excellent book but I'm going to get a physical copy of the revised edition for all the helpful checklist. Also, Dharmesh and his buddy both improperly ...more
May 11, 2015
May 06, 2015
 
Microserfs
3.87
Not the best of Coupland's books (Gen X or Life After God) but still an amusing tale of working for Microsoft in the early Nineties. He captures the m ...more
May 22, 2011
Apr 18, 2007
 
Inherent Vice
3.69
More Tom Robbins than Thomas Pynchon, I found the book rather boring other than the amusing character of Bigfoot Bjornson. It felt like a book I've re ...more
not set
Oct 11, 2014
 
Bleeding Edge
3.55
Certainly enjoyed Bleeding Edge a great deal more than Inherent Vice. Pynchon remains magnificently weird even in his late seventies and this daring v ...more
Jan 12, 2015
Oct 11, 2014
 
The Pillars of the Earth  (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)
4.26
Rather a soap opera but a fun yarn.
not set
Oct 31, 2010
 
Fury
3.29
Fury is an interesting book in that it explored something that always fascinates me - a moment in someone's life when something unthinkable pops into ...more
May 2007
May 28, 2007
 
Timequake
3.70
I am currently re-reading this novel in honor of Vonnegut. It certainly is not his finest book but it was his last novel-thing (I say that since it is ...more
Jul 2005
Apr 18, 2007
 
Ready Player One
4.31
Great idea, some fun details, but not very well written or implemented. Long, boring bits to fill out what is probably going to be a solid screenplay. ...more
not set
Oct 19, 2013
 
Cat's Cradle
4.18
My favorite Vonnegut novel and one strange piece of writing. I wish Vonnegut had been in my karass.
Sep 1992
Apr 18, 2007
 
A Room with a View
3.91
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Feb 08, 2008
Jan 19, 2008
 
Poor Folk
3.70
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Apr 18, 2007
 
Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein
4.26
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Oct 31, 2010
 
The Elements of Style
4.18
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not set
Mar 11, 2015
 
Of Mice and Men
3.80
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Oct 09, 2007
 
The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done
4.10
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Apr 30, 2014
Oct 19, 2013
 
Steppenwolf
4.08
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Oct 19, 2013
 
Class: A Guide Through the American Status System
3.96
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not set
Apr 18, 2007
 
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
3.94
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not set
Aug 19, 2007
 
The Ophiuchi Hotline
3.87
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Aug 19, 2007
 
Second Foundation (Foundation, #3)
4.20
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Aug 19, 2007
 
Invisible Cities
4.21
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not set
Aug 19, 2007
 
The Old Man and the Sea
3.66
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Apr 18, 2007
 
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant
3.82
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Jul 14, 2007
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