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The Stranger
3.93
The Stranger is considered by many to be one of the most important philosophical novels of the 20th Century. In most college courses on Existentialism ...more
Nov 2007
Dec 01, 2007
 
The Illuminatus! Trilogy: The Eye in the Pyramid/The Golden Apple/Leviathan
3.99
If James Joyce was a one-man literary IRA, then Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea are the literary Al Qaeda. As these groups can be viewed as either ...more
Jul 2007
Dec 01, 2007
 
The Sun Also Rises
3.82
For a long time I was convinced that there were two sorts of people in the world: those who adore Hemingway, gush about his genius and lavish praise u ...more
not set
Dec 01, 2007
 
Crime and Punishment
4.15
A lot of people don't seem like Russian Literature. I guess it probably takes some getting used to. 19th Century Russian writers don't seem to write t ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 01, 2007
 
The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller
4.22
I actually stumbled upon The Anatomy of Story more or less totally by accident while I was searching for online writer's resources. I was sure someone ...more
Jul 18, 2009
Jun 04, 2009
 
Haunted
3.57
Haunted is a trip into all those nasty squalid corners of the human soul, and all those dark little things we like to pretend to ourselves that no one ...more
Mar 2007
Dec 01, 2007
 
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
3.74
I suppose there probably isn't much point in writing a summery of The Da Vinci Code at this point. I'm sure that everyone who owns a television knows ...more
Jul 2005
Dec 07, 2007
 
The Overcoat and Other Tales of Good and Evil
4.19
Gogol set the bar by which all other Russian authors of his day were judged. His writing style is unorthodox by today's standards. The deliberate unfi ...more
Oct 2007
Dec 01, 2007
 
Lolita
3.87
This is a great book if you can stomach the subject matter. I'm nearly unshakable when it comes disturbing fictional images (thank you internet), but ...more
May 2007
Dec 10, 2007
 
Gravity's Rainbow
4.03
I absolutely love this book, and hate it at the same time. Paragraph by paragraph, it's some of the best prose I think I've ever read in my life. As a ...more
Nov 21, 2008
Dec 15, 2007
 
The Portable Nietzsche
4.17
I picked this book up years ago in a secondhand bookstore because it had the full text of Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Little did I know I'd just bought th ...more
not set
Nov 23, 2008
 
A Clockwork Orange
3.96
If you've only ever viddied the movie, do your self a favor oh my brothers, and wrap your rookers around a nice hot cup of chai, or milk-plus (if that ...more
not set
Nov 21, 2008
 
The Necromancer (Johannes Cabal, #1)
3.94
How to undo the Faustian bargain with nothing more than a macabre traveling sideshow, wits, a little help from family, and copious amounts of sarcasm? ...more
Jun 22, 2009
Jun 21, 2009
 
Moby-Dick
3.42
I'm a little bit torn about how I feel about Moby Dick.

Melville's flowery prose is awesome, and expresses fantastic depth of image and meaning. His c
...more
May 17, 2009
Apr 07, 2009
 
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, #1)
3.26
This book was my first experience actually reading Jane Austen. I was familiar with most of her stories--including Pride and Prejudice--from teleplays ...more
Jun 07, 2009
Jun 03, 2009
 
House of Leaves
4.14
I'd been meaning to read House of Leaves for years. So many of the people whose opinions on literature I really trust had talked about it glowingly. B ...more
Jan 10, 2013
Oct 21, 2012
 
A Princess of Mars (Barsoom, #1)
3.78
I wanted to like A Princess of Mars. I've heard people whose opinions on literature I really respect talk about it glowingly, and it's said to have in ...more
Mar 18, 2012
Mar 06, 2012
 
Quantum Psychology: How Brain Software Programs You & Your World
4.21
"If all people learned to think in the non-Aristotelian manner of quantum mechanics, the world would change so radically that most of what we call "st ...more
not set
Dec 01, 2007
 
Evil Genes: Why Rome Fell, Hitler Rose, Enron Failed, and My Sister Stole My Mother's Boyfriend
3.68
If you've ever had first-hand experience with a family member, spouse, boy/girl friend, or boss who was so two-faced or manipulative that it left your ...more
Mar 29, 2009
Mar 05, 2009
 
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
4.28
Ender's Game is, well... It's basically Harry Potter meets Starship Troopers, and it's awesome. But, as some of the reviews below will attest, it is a ...more
May 19, 2009
May 17, 2009
 
Diary
3.58
The problem with Chuck Palahniuk novels is kind of the same problem with a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories: after so many they start feeling pre ...more
Dec 04, 2008
Nov 23, 2008
 
The Great Gatsby
3.86
I gave Gatsby kind of a low rating. It's not because I thought it was a bad book (I'm definitely glad I read it), but because I guess it's just not my ...more
not set
Nov 21, 2008
 
Slaughterhouse-Five
4.03
This is one of those books that absolutely everyone and their mom seems to have read, and re-read, but I never got around to it for some reason. Then ...more
Nov 2007
Dec 11, 2007
 
Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1)
3.57
While I was reading this I kept thinking, "Well, this is kind of interesting and everything, but is there a point to all this stuff about yams, missio ...more
not set
Dec 04, 2008
 
Choke
3.68
I've been a huge fan of Chuck Palahniuk since Fight Club. Most of his novels, despite having very similar voices for main characters of such different ...more
Oct 2007
Dec 01, 2007
 
Neverwhere
4.16
It's my understanding the Neil Gaiman wrote Neverwhere (the novel) because he was so disappointed with how Neverwhere (the BBC television series, also ...more
Jul 2006
Dec 01, 2007
 
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
4.27
Lamb, the novel that answers the all-important question: 'what if Jesus knew Kung Fu?' is pure hilarity from cover to cover.

Told through the perspect
...more
Oct 2007
Dec 01, 2007
 
Memoirs of a Geisha
4.05
I picked this book up on a whim. Despite it's good reputation I was expecting something of a run-of-the-mill supermarket paperback. I was happy to be ...more
Oct 2006
Dec 01, 2007
 
Book of the bizarre
3.71
It's exactly what it says it is, a book of strange facts and stories. They run across a pretty sizable chunk of the random trivia spectrum, and as mos ...more
not set
Mar 05, 2009
 
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
3.81
I read this book, and suddenly the world made a whole hell of a lot more sense.

Whether you take him at his word, or you think John Perkins is full of
...more
Feb 2006
Dec 01, 2007
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