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The Fountainhead
3.82
I'm not as eloquent as many here, but I share the feeling that The Fountainhead made some sort of profound impact on me — good or bad, it's hard to sa...more
Jan 1986
Jan 31, 2009
 
Drugs are Nice: A Post-Punk Memoir
3.84
For some reason, I adored this book. I say "for some reason," because the deep-seated nihilism of it could be off-putting to some, but I think Lisa "S...more
Jan 2009
Jan 18, 2009
 
The Book of Illusions
3.88
one of my favorite books in the whole world. Epic, tragic, arresting, unforgettable.

Paul Auster's books on tape, incidentally — the ones that he reads...more
not set
Feb 20, 2009
 
As We Are Now
3.94
wanted to add a book from my semi-distant past. An old girlfriend turned me on to May Sarton many moons ago.. I haven't read her in years, but did rea...more
Jan 1990
Jan 27, 2009
 
Look at the Birdie: Unpublished Short Fiction
3.93
I had my doubts about this collection of The Master's unpublished shorts, but they are really quite sterling. Highly recommended.
not set
Feb 15, 2010
 
Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress: Tales of Growing up Groovy and Clueless
3.68
i'm not sold on this, but it's somewhat entertaining. definitely has it's moments, but I wish she was rawer.
not set
Feb 15, 2010
 
Loveless
3.47
nice account of the genesis of one of my favorite albums.
Jan 27, 2009
Jan 27, 2009
 
Horse of a Different Color: A Tale of Breeding Geniuses, Dominant Females, and the Fastest Derby Winner Since Secretariat
3.72
I read this a couple of years ago.. and it keeps coming up in my mind..

Not only is it a highly entertaining tale of the raising of a KY Derby winner...more
Jan 2005
Aug 20, 2008
 
So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star: How I Machine-Gunned a Roomful Of Record Executives and Other True Tales from a Drummer's Life
3.87
The chronicle of the rise of Semisonic, as told by their drummer. I'm not a fan of Semisonic, but the other two guys were in Trip Shakespeare, whom I...more
Aug 04, 2008
Nov 25, 2007
 
Little Brother (Little Brother, #1)
3.95
astonishing orwellian tale of TODAY, right now. This book is as awing as it is terrifying and depressing. Yeah, it's a "young readers" book. Yeah, so...more
Aug 20, 2008
Aug 04, 2008
 
The Man Who Folded Himself
3.80
currently blowin' my mind-- this is one of the acknowledged classics of time-travel genre.. I seriously have broke my brain trying to understand some...more
Apr 2008
Apr 14, 2008
 
Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present
3.80
Ultra-clever, sometimes funny, sometimes poignant collection of tales from the Here and Now, the digital world that we increasingly live in. While the...more
not set
Aug 04, 2008
 
Savoy Cocktail Book
4.09
yeah, i read this pretty much every day. one of the penultimate guides to prohibition-era cocktails. And please -- just throw that bottle of vodka awa...more
not set
Apr 14, 2008
 
Earth X
3.85
in the spirit of Watchmen is yet another wonderful deconstruction of my childhood Marvel heroes. quite engrossing.
Jan 18, 2009
Aug 20, 2008
 
Jitterbug Perfume
4.22
why is this one of my favorite books of all time? It just is. Read it now. I've read it multiple times (almost unheard of for me) and am sure I'll rea...more
Jan 2004
Aug 20, 2008
 
Sam Abell: The Photographic Life
4.67
A mesmerizing account into the mind of a photojournalist, famous for his work at National Geographic, and a UK graduate. An acolyte of the WKU traditi...more
not set
Nov 25, 2007
 
Rave On: The Biography of Buddy Holly
4.09
my buddy holly obsession never really goes away. a 2nd-time read, and fascinating account of one of the giants of rock-n-roll.
not set
Mar 11, 2008
 
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned (Y: The Last Man, #1)
4.15
Pretty compelling portrait of a world gone mad due to the inexplicable simultaneous deaths of all males. Except one.
not set
Aug 04, 2008
 
Nights at the Circus
3.96
There are few authors with the magic, the eeriness, the dark wonder that Angela Carter can conjure so readily.
not set
Aug 20, 2008
 
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
4.16
startling, beautiful, depressing, inspiring.

pretty much everybody should read at least some of this book.
not set
Jan 18, 2009
 
Watchmen
4.31
amazing deconstruction of superhero-ology. I've read it three times, I guess. at least.
Jan 2005
Aug 20, 2008
 
Devils on the Deep Blue Sea: The Dreams, Schemes, and Showdowns That Built America's Cruise-Ship Empires
3.55
oh, the horror and craziness behind the Cruise ship industry.
not set
Nov 25, 2007
 
Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper
3.52
could. not. put. down. outrageously entertaining.
not set
Mar 11, 2008
 
Access All Areas: A User's Guide to the Art of Urban Exploration
4.07
deeply satisfying to the life-long trespasser in me.
not set
Mar 11, 2008
 
Travels in the Scriptorium
3.18
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Feb 20, 2009
 
The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine  Personality Types
4.15
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not set
Jan 31, 2009
 
Lost Mountain: A Year in the Vanishing Wilderness Radical Strip Mining andthe Devastation ofAppalachia
4.07
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not set
Jan 31, 2009
 
Welcome to the Monkey House
4.11
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not set
Feb 15, 2010
 
Enneagram Transformations
3.91
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not set
Jan 31, 2009
 
Galápagos
3.86
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Feb 15, 2010
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