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The Brothers Karamazov
4.28
This book is most helpful to those with mature Christian convictions, and most harmful to those with a marred understanding of Christianity. It's been ...more
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Jan 18, 2008
 
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
4.05
This is oddly one of my favorite books. If Carroll was trying to say something allegorical, I totally missed it. Instead, I derived a nuance one would ...more
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Jan 19, 2008
 
The Chronicles of Narnia
4.22
When I was in middle school, I visited a used bookstore when I discovered "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe." There was a brownish tint over the ...more
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Jan 18, 2008
 
God's Universe
3.71
An anabaptist as well as a Harvard astronomy professor provides the rational voice the faith community needs against an ever growing tide of secularis ...more
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Jan 18, 2008
 
The Cossacks
3.80
A Slavic warrior caste known throughout Russia, Ukraine and Northern Mongolia. The name Cossack probably originates from Turkic, "Kazakh" meaning eith ...more
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Feb 11, 2008
 
The Catcher in the Rye
3.77
Unfortunately I don't remember a whole lot about this book, except that it impressed a lot of people in my high school English class. It was this book ...more
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Jan 18, 2008
 
War and Peace
4.09
If you can read through The Lord of the Rings, you can get through this. Actually is fun to read, more so than Karenina. Also this is a precursor to L ...more
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Jan 18, 2008
 
All Quiet on the Western Front
3.87
A German perspective on the Great War and the terrors of trench warfare. Gives understanding to the movie "The Sorrow and the Pity," a documentary exp ...more
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Feb 11, 2008
 
The Problem of Pain
4.11
This is the most critical question Christians must face, and may be what makes or breaks one's faith. C.S. Lewis correctly addresses this problem thro ...more
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Mar 25, 2008
 
One Piece, Volume 01: Romance Dawn (One Piece, #1)
4.38
Friendship, camaraderie, loyalty. This is a primer on these virtues. A motley group banded together for a goal or cause, reminescent of classic Asian ...more
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Jan 18, 2008
 
Anna Karenina
3.99
Two parallel stories: one is sensational and provides the incentive to read the other, which is a philosophical, spiritual journey. How the first rela ...more
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Jan 27, 2008
 
All Creatures Great and Small
4.29
I was amazed that I managed to finish this book, and the 50% of my enjoyment came from this fact alone. What really sticks in my memory is of the doct ...more
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Jan 29, 2008
 
Living Faith
3.72
Went to a booksigning at Cody's Bookstore in Berkeley to get it signed by Jimmy Carter. I couldn't get myself to talk, so I just stared at him. He and ...more
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Feb 11, 2008
 
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
4.19
I didn't think that it was all that funny. It was witty, but it's like watching Monty Python or Mr. Bean and sometimes it's funny and sometimes, or in ...more
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Jan 29, 2008
 
Pride and Prejudice
4.23
Who doesn't like this book. Greer Garson film adaptation good. The BBC series version is thorough and also good but aside from those two, e.g. what's ...more
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Jan 29, 2008
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.24
It seems everyone wants Atticus for their dad. Watch Gregory Peck film adaptation. A young Robert Duvall is Boo Radley, who will later be the famous c ...more
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Jan 29, 2008
 
Every Thought Captive
3.78
This is one of the best apologetics books I've read. Pratt is just an excellent writer, and is simply able to communicate his ideas well. Every Christ ...more
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Mar 20, 2008
 
Judy Blume Boxed Set (Fudge-a-Mania / Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great / Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing / Superfudge)
4.29
I think these were the first books I read outside of required curriculum. Smart and controvsial, Judy Blume introduced a generation of kids to candid ...more
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Jan 19, 2008
 
Mere Christianity
4.29
Clive Staples Lewis, Christianity's most famous apologist. Some people say it's not all that, and true it isn't meant to be. You have faith or you don ...more
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Jan 29, 2008
 
Sense and Sensibility
4.04
Her lesser known works, Queer and Quirkiness, and Reposed and Rambunctiousness, didn't soar like P&P. Once S&S hit the bookshelves, her reputa ...more
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Feb 11, 2008
 
No Place To Cry: The Hurt and Healing of Sexual Abuse
4.33
Faith that arises from utter misery that comes from physical and sexual abuse inflicted during childhood present one of the strongest testimonies of t ...more
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Mar 23, 2008
 
Of Mice and Men
3.80
I always think about Bugs Bunny and the Abdominable Snowman when I read this. The characterization of Lenny is classic, and most of all, genuine.
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Jan 18, 2008
 
Memoirs Of A Geisha
4.05
If you like anime, you'll also like this book. Not that this has anything to do with anime, but helps you get an inside peak into the Japanese mindset ...more
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Jan 18, 2008
 
Essential Truths of the Christian Faith
4.23
A great summary of Christian foundations. If you are a Christian, you should make sure that you are grounded on each of these chapters.
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Mar 25, 2008
 
Flowers for Algernon
4.00
One of the more eerier books I've read...the transition from day to day is remarkable enough to give you goosebumps. Few books do that for me.
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Jan 29, 2008
 
Great Expectations
3.72
His best. Don't watch film adaptations, especially modern ones. However, the story is strangely modern nonetheless, hence the film attempts.
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Jan 29, 2008
 
Lies & the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair & Balanced Look at the Right
3.79
"I'm good enough, smart enough, and gosh darn it, people like me." Al is as liberal as all can get but he's awesome what can I say.
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Jan 20, 2008
 
America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction
4.02
I especially liked reading it while sitting on the crapper--so good my legs frequently got numb and my butthole got crusted over.
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Jan 18, 2008
 
Heart of Darkness
3.39
Not entirely understanding its significance, but may perhaps be one of the top quoted books, thanks to "Apocalypse Now."
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Jan 29, 2008
 
Revenge of the Rainbow Dragons (Endless Quest #6)
3.45
Friend lent me this book during the 7th grade. He gave me a copy some 50 years later. Was moved, but felt very sad.
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Jan 18, 2008
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