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Wild Surmise
3.91


Not my favourite Porter but on the whole not bad. Quite a few cringe-worthy, cliched images though - lacking the originality and poetic mastery she h...more
Jul 11, 2012
Jun 29, 2012
 
The Hotel
3.71


Love the intricacies of characterisation and plotting. Her prose is not yet sharp and wonderful like in her later novels, but it is after all her fir...more
not set
Jun 29, 2012
 
A World of Love
3.28
2.5 stars more accurate. Started off really liking this, but I found it quickly ran out of steam. I will re-read though, like many of Bowen's novels t...more
Mar 03, 2013
Feb 11, 2013
 
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
3.39
Found this difficult to rate, I could give it anywhere from a 2 to a 3.5. Very long to read (and some bits are particularly arduous) but certain beaut...more
Apr 18, 2013
Mar 12, 2013
 
El Dorado
3.86


I was unimpressed by this. The verse was clumsy and the plot incredibly underwhelming, especially the ending. I also thought her allusions were way o...more
not set
Jun 12, 2012
 
To the North
3.67
Not her best by any means, but a nice little read nonetheless.
Dec 31, 2012
Dec 23, 2012
 
The Death of the Heart
3.69


Writing is more sophisticated than her earlier work, but I felt the plot lacked coherence and Portia was a little flat and underdeveloped. Character...more
Jul 11, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
 
The Gathering
2.97


Terribly cliched and predictable - the twist is obvious to most after reading the back cover. Plot is trite, characters are unrelatable and somewhat...more
not set
Mar 16, 2012
 
Disgrace
3.81


Probably the most perfect book I've ever read - the plot is gripping and is only outshone by the quality of the prose. One of the few books actually...more
not set
Nov 23, 2011
 
The Boys (Screenplays)
2.50


Too much dialogue, so much so that it sometimes seems like an essay squeezed into a play. Would be interested to see how this affects performance.
not set
Jun 10, 2012
 
Loaded
3.42


A book that needs to be read more than once. On first inspection I was not overly impressed, but with each re-reading I find more and more to love.
not set
Dec 03, 2011
 
Brideshead Revisited
3.98
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not set
Mar 28, 2014
 
The Secret History
4.05
None
Dec 14, 2013
Nov 05, 2013
 
The Great Gatsby
3.83
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not set
Nov 23, 2011
 
Dubliners
3.85
None
Apr 04, 2012
Mar 16, 2012
 
kaspar
3.83
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not set
Sep 05, 2013
 
Akhenaten
3.82
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not set
Apr 04, 2012
 
Plays 1: Low in the Dark / The Mai / Portia Coughlan / By the Bog of Cats...
4.08
None
Dec 31, 2012
Nov 23, 2012
 
Philadelphia, Here I Come!
3.72
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not set
Aug 08, 2012
 
Flags in the Dust
3.79
None
Apr 19, 2013
Apr 12, 2013
 
Mosquitoes
3.16
None
Mar 28, 2013
Mar 17, 2013
 
As I Lay Dying
3.72
None
Feb 02, 2013
Jan 27, 2013
 
The House in Paris
3.70
None
Apr 03, 2013
Nov 27, 2012
 
The Monkey's Mask
3.79
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not set
Dec 03, 2011
 
By the Bog of Cats - Acting Edition
3.91
None
not set
Jun 10, 2012
 
The Sun Also Rises
3.82
None
May 12, 2013
May 12, 2013
 
White Teeth
3.69
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not set
Dec 03, 2011
 
The Plough and the Stars
3.65
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not set
Jun 10, 2012
 
Hedda Gabler
3.77
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not set
Aug 12, 2013
 
Shadow of a Gunman
3.67
None
not set
Aug 08, 2012
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