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The Autumn of the Patriarch
3.83
Maintaining lucidity is a central challenge for both audience and protagonist in the dizzying and illusory narrative of Marquez's Autumn of the Patria ...more
Sep 19, 2008
Aug 22, 2008
 
A Canticle For Leibowitz
3.96
With all the dystopic literature coming out of the collective 20th century psyche of post-Hiroshima anxiety and the realization that as of now we, li ...more
Aug 05, 2008
Jul 24, 2008
 
Einstein's Dreams
4.08
Trite, hackneyed, utterly generic, I can't recall the last time I read something I truly felt was utter garbage...it was a pain to finish it and I ful ...more
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Jan 07, 2011
 
The Geography Behind History
3.18
For my own sake, before I attempt a review, I have to sort out the rattlings that took me here. In my opinion, it's arguable that an organism's habita ...more
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Oct 29, 2008
 
Delta Urbanism: New Orleans
3.00
Campanella's latest iteration of deltaic reflection is a quick and informative read, partially reprising basics from his earlier and excellent Bienvil ...more
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Jan 22, 2013
 
Maroon Communities in South Carolina: A Documentary Record
4.00
As Timothy Lockley demonstrates in his edited documentary record of Maroon Communities in South Carolina, “marronage was a far more serious problem f ...more
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Dec 13, 2012
 
No Island Is an Island: Four Glances at English Literature in a World Perspective
3.65
Part exploration and part exercise, the interrelated mapping of 'mindscapes' by Ginzburg reminiscent of the Cheese and the Worms continues in these fo ...more
Aug 23, 2009
Aug 19, 2009
 
Trickster Travels: A Sixteenth-Century Muslim Between Worlds
3.45
Natalie Z. Davis's stated interests in mutually incomparable 'truths,' ambiguities, and speculative story-telling bear plenty of fruit in her most rec ...more
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Sep 16, 2008
 
The Name of the Rose
4.08
Since Eco, a semiotician, is a fan of lists, and I would butcher a review or have to spend 10 hours to complete a few paragraphs satisfactorily, I'm g ...more
Jul 21, 2008
Nov 29, 2007
 
The Iliad
3.79
What can be said about the Iliad that hasn't already been? It's hard to be critical in any fashion to something so monumental, something meant to be s ...more
Nov 10, 2008
Oct 29, 2008
 
The Turn of the Screw
3.45
This is the first thing I have read of Henry James, and while I understand he is not an author defined or confined by the horror genre, one could eas ...more
Jul 24, 2008
Jul 21, 2008
 
Paradise (Toni Morrison Trilogy, #3)
3.73
This is the first novel of Morrison's I've read, and it quickly struck me in places as yet untouched and/or verbalized, a space that narrows the more ...more
Jun 22, 2008
Dec 10, 2007
 
Love in the Time of Cholera
3.86
this book is absolutely beautiful
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Nov 29, 2007
 
Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy
4.07
ceci n'est pas une pipe
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Nov 29, 2007
 
A Moveable Feast
4.03
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Jan 05, 2011
 
The Old Man and the Sea
3.64
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Jan 05, 2011
 
Theories of Culture in Postmodern Times
3.54
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Dec 08, 2009
 
The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time
4.16
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Nov 30, 2007
 
Monkeys Are Made of Chocolate: Exotic and Unseen Costa Rica
3.63
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Sep 02, 2009
Sep 02, 2009
 
Postcolonial Theory: A Critical Introduction
3.81
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Sep 06, 2010
 
New Orleans Stories: Great Writers on the City
3.73
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Jan 25, 2012
 
Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?
4.15
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May 27, 2013
 
Geographies of New Orleans: Urban Fabrics Before the Storm
4.71
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Jun 07, 2010
 
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #1-5)
4.35
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Nov 29, 2007
 
Wide Sargasso Sea
3.53
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Jun 19, 2011
 
Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans
3.99
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Jul 14, 2010
 
1984
4.10
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Nov 29, 2007
 
Riders on the Storm: My Life with Jim Morrison and the Doors
3.89
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Nov 24, 2008
 
Old Creole Days
3.38
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Jan 11, 2012
Dec 19, 2011
 
The French Quarter of New Orleans
4.08
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Jan 05, 2012
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