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White Oleander
3.90
My aunt bought me this book for Christmas one year and at first I was really disappointed. I thought "Oh, that's nice... because I like to read you ju ...more
Jan 2003
Jan 11, 2008
 
Valley of the Dolls
3.65
I read this in high school... goodness knows why. I didn't particularly enjoy it, though it does keep moving along and kind of holds you in town hopin ...more
Jan 1996
Jan 11, 2008
 
Superman: Red Son
4.15
Red Son is an elseworlds story positing what might have happened if the pod carrying the infant Superman would have crash landed on a farm in the Sovi ...more
not set
Aug 12, 2008
 
The City of Ember (Book of Ember, #1)
3.83
I really really love the idea of a post-disaster society of people living underground. And I especially love the idea of reading about that society se ...more
Oct 26, 2008
Oct 27, 2008
 
Cruddy
4.14
This is one of the most disturbing and grotesque books I've ever read, and I have a sneaking suspicion that I would have gotten more out of it if only ...more
Jun 2005
Jan 11, 2008
 
The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King #1-4)
4.07
This is an entertaining and accessible novelization about political theory, told through a rather extraordinary re-imagining of the beloved mythologic ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 08, 2008
 
The Seduction of Water
3.78
The first book by Carol Goodman I read was The Lake of Dead Languages and that one was by far my favorite. I liked The Drowning Tree more than I thoug ...more
Nov 19, 2008
Dec 09, 2008
 
Antigua: The Land of Fairies Wizards and Heroes (Part 1)
1.00

I've had just about as much as I can take of actually reading this book. But due to the absolute hilarious nature of how bad it is, I'm recommending i
...more
not set
Apr 01, 2008
 
Watchmen
4.32
Watchmen might be the best graphic novel and/or comic miniseries of all time. It's the original superhero deconstruction story that started today's cu ...more
Oct 2005
Jan 11, 2008
 
Icelander
3.34
This book had so many elements that I love - metanalysis, examination of genre - specifically the mystery genre, farce, mythology, Iceland.... that it ...more
Jun 2008
Jun 25, 2008
 
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
4.06
This is one of my favorite books of all time. I think it has a lot to say about love and relationships; I've probably gained a lot of my world view on ...more
Jan 1998
Jan 04, 2008
 
On Love
3.95
I completely identified with the slightly neurotic, philosophically minded main character, who is constantly analyzing his feelings, his girlfriend, a ...more
Jan 2001
Jan 04, 2008
 
1984
4.10
To be honest, my memory of 1984 is a little vague, having read it in high school or middle school. But even if I don’t have a detailed recollection of ...more
Jan 1994
Jan 11, 2008
 
The Stone Gods
3.68
**spoiler alert** I've liked some of Jeannette Winterson's books in the past - most notably Oranges Aren't the Only Fruit and her more typically surre ...more
Dec 14, 2008
Dec 15, 2008
 
The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose
4.24
Um, it's Donne. There's not a lot to say without writing a thesis. I've read some of his meditations and sonnets and sermons but remember mostly just ...more
Jan 1996
Jan 04, 2008
 
B.P.R.D., Vol. 1: Hollow Earth and Other Stories (B.P.R.D., #1)
4.00
B.P.R.D. carries on where Hellboy sort of stops, during the years when Mignola wasn't writing any more Hellboy stories. At first the collections are j ...more
not set
Aug 05, 2008
 
Batman: Hush, Vol. 2
4.23
I'm not really sure why this story arc was so popular - I think it was mostly due to Jim Lee being the artist. It's an okay Batman story and does furt ...more
Jan 2004
Jan 11, 2008
 
Batman: Gothic
3.76
This is a fantastic Batman detective story and a fine example of some of Grant Morrison's earlier (and less... fantastical) work. Collects Legends of ...more
Jan 2007
Jan 11, 2008
 
New England Witch Chronicles (New England Witch Chronicles, #1)
4.00
I seriously believe this book has been falsely uprated with fabricated reviews.
not set
Aug 07, 2011
 
Machine
3.90
Machine seems like a literary narrative exercise in six degrees of separation, though it sometimes reads more like a technical document or science tex ...more
Feb 17, 2009
Aug 26, 2008
 
Batman: Year One
4.22
Though Frank Miller is more well-known now for his solo projects that have been made into movies (like Sin City and 300 Abs ) his earlier work on Batm ...more
Jan 2001
Jan 11, 2008
 
The Consolations of Philosophy
3.96
This isn't exactly a life-changing book, but I have to admit, for the philosophically minded, it does have some very not-embarrassing self-help useful ...more
Jan 2007
Jan 04, 2008
 
The Word Exchange
3.32
Much better than I expected. I would love to read this in a book group, or hopefully I can recommend this to a few friends to discuss.

I will admit th
...more
Dec 04, 2014
Oct 31, 2014
 
Infernal Devices (The Hungry City Chronicles, #3)
4.03
I don't know how it's possible but this series is really growing on me, and the books keep improving as the series goes on. Usually I find books about ...more
Aug 2008
Mar 04, 2008
 
The Canterbury Tales: Nine Tales and the General Prologue: Authoritative Text, Sources and Backgrounds, Criticism
3.77
There's not much to say about the Canterbury Tales that hasn't been said, I'm sure. My dad used to recite them to me in the Middle English. About five ...more
Apr 2002
Jan 04, 2008
 
The Iliad
3.79
Like the Odyssey, I've read and re-read the Iliad about a dozen times, and it still excites me. I like the Odyssey better, probably, but only very sli ...more
Mar 2004
Jan 04, 2008
 
Illuminations
4.39
Rimbaud's poetry forms a heartbreaking crystallization of being a young tortured artist in late 19th century France. His poems are stunningly beautifu ...more
Apr 2000
Jan 04, 2008
 
Batman: The Long Halloween
4.26
This is one of the better Batman stories out there, and very worth checking out. The story continues in two more trades, Dark Victory and Haunted Knig ...more
not set
Aug 06, 2008
 
Clan Apis
4.13
Clan Apis is one of the funniest and most moving educational books I've ever read. Jay Hosler's writing is clear and inventive; you don't even notice ...more
Jan 2002
Jan 11, 2008
 
Skaggy the Lost
3.50
This is a strange little story. The hardest thing for me to get around was not so much the somewhat odd mix of humor into a sometimes abstract and sli ...more
Dec 21, 2008
Dec 22, 2008
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