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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
3.39
Moby Dick is quite possibly the best book written in the English language. Its rapturous language, vivacious characters, and enthralling, all-encompas...more
Dec 11, 2011
Dec 11, 2011
 
The Women's Room
3.88
My mother gave me 'the Women's Room' with the caveat that when she first read it it made her so angry that she wouldn't speak to my father all weekend...more
Jan 2007
Dec 11, 2011
 
Room
3.95
Room wants to be literature but is instead Mass Market Literature--a forgettable book that will in 20 years' time languish on the shelves of independe...more
Jan 2011
Dec 11, 2011
 
The Road
3.94
**spoiler alert** 'The Road' is as well-written as any minimalist depiction of a father-son road-trip (but on foot though) could hope to be. I have to...more
Jan 2009
Dec 11, 2011
 
Breakfast of Champions
4.08
**spoiler alert** How does this have a higher rating than Moby Dick?

By the 75% mark it becomes abundantly clear that Vonnegut didn't know how to box u...more
Jan 2010
Dec 11, 2011
 
As I Lay Dying
3.72
Would be a much higher rating were it not for the intolerable two-dimensional females. Ridiculous to consider that Faulkner did not have the capacity...more
Jan 2011
Dec 11, 2011
 
The New York Trilogy
3.93
Rather a large let-down. The decision to focus on the writerly/narrative approach to narrative destroyed any exhilaration in said narrative. A fine th...more
Jan 2010
Dec 11, 2011
 
Oedipus Rex
3.63
Sophocles understood that to see his name in print he would have to appeal to the masses with a base, electrifying tale of love, lust, revenge, and re...more
Jan 2008
Dec 12, 2011
 
The Importance of Being Earnest
4.16
While Wilde stacks on the witticisms, the plot and characters aren't quite substantive enough to merit a fifth star.
Dec 14, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
 
Howl and Other Poems
4.16
Howl is a fine representation of New York that often endures, though at other times makes us nostalgic.
Jan 2010
Dec 12, 2011
 
American Psycho
3.79
B.E.E. settles the debate once and for all that you don't have to be a reader to be a writer.
Jan 2011
Dec 11, 2011
 
The Secret (The Secret, #1)
3.49
Modern-day voodoo nonsense; Oprah-iate of the masses.
not set
Dec 12, 2011
 
Tuesdays With Morrie
3.97
A foul piece of claptrap without any redeeming value.
not set
Dec 11, 2011
 
Native Son
3.89
Wright makes a poor case for his vaudevillian protagonist.
Jan 2007
Dec 12, 2011
 
My Sister's Keeper
4.02
The edition appeared to be free of typos.
Jan 2008
Dec 11, 2011
 
The Time Traveler's Wife
3.92
Erotic women's fiction masquerading as literary.
Jan 2008
Dec 11, 2011
 
Dracula
3.94
Dracula is a very poor and boring effort.
Jan 2008
Dec 11, 2011
 
The Notebook (The Notebook, #1)
4.01
A pure and simple abomination.
not set
Dec 11, 2011
 
Rape: A Love Story
3.46
Joyce really phoned it in on this one.
Jan 2009
Dec 11, 2011
 
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
4.27
An ageless masterpiece.
not set
Dec 11, 2011
 
Sons and Lovers
3.55
D.H. IS MY HOMIE!
Jan 2011
Dec 12, 2011
 
Holy Bible: King James Version
4.37
Many plot-holes.
not set
Dec 12, 2011
 
The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged)
4.52
IT'S SHAKESPEARE DUH! WHY THE HELL IS THIS SPELLED "COMPLEAT"????????
Jan 2005
Dec 11, 2011
 
Pride and Prejudice
4.24
None
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Dec 11, 2011
 
Robinson Crusoe
3.61
None
not set
Dec 11, 2011
 
The Collected Poems
4.26
None
not set
Dec 11, 2011
 
Barrel Fever
3.77
None
not set
Dec 11, 2011
 
By Night in Chile
3.90
None
not set
Dec 11, 2011
 
Holidays on Ice
3.96
None
not set
Dec 11, 2011
 
As You Like It
3.82
None
not set
Dec 11, 2011
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