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What I Did Wrong: A Novel
I'm enjoying this for the emotions it evokes about growing gay but being made to faulty without anyone really acknowledging what was going on. Little ...more
Mar 03, 2010
Mar 02, 2010
A Visit from the Goon Squad
I wanted to like this book, and at certain points I did, but overall I'm disappointed. The disjointed time-line does nothing to enhance the story or c ...more
May 11, 2011
May 02, 2011
Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny
My rating would be more 3 1/2 stars. Nile Rodgers is the godfather of music that is important in my life. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about his work ...more
Jan 25, 2012
Jan 12, 2012
Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin
Written in Kathy's well known voice. Much of it is very funny but also tells an interesting life story. A must read for fans and worthwhile for everyo ...more
Jan 2010
Feb 01, 2010
The Orphan Master's Son
I received an advance copy of this novel and was a bit put off by the length and description. I'm glad I took the ride. Great story set in modern day ...more
Dec 02, 2011
Nov 22, 2011
Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
The early pages present a hyperbolized childhood and adolescence, I was certain I was reading the next Augusten Burroughs or James Frye. I'm still not ...more
Dec 19, 2011
Feb 24, 2011
When You Are Engulfed in Flames
Brilliant fun that only Sedaris can provide
Jan 2010
Feb 01, 2010
The Beautiful People
A very funny and well written memoir. Don't expect it to match the storyline of the Logo TV series.
not set
Dec 06, 2010
The Lost Language of Cranes
I was a little underwhelmed.
Jan 12, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
Boys and Girls Like You and Me: Stories
A really wonderful set of short stories.
Jan 19, 2011
Jan 12, 2011
Wonder Boys
Can I give a negative star or two? I can only guess that the positive reviewers are also overweight losers who after two failed marriages believe they ...more
Feb 24, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
The Empty Family
Was a little disappointed to realize one of these stories also appeared in Mothers & Sons. Still, Toibin is brilliant.
Jan 28, 2011
Jan 19, 2011
The Paris Review Issue 208
Great issue. Zadie Smith story, Matthew Weiner interview, every piece was worthwhile.
Apr 17, 2014
Apr 04, 2014
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Really, really, REALLY good book. Read it.
Apr 08, 2011
Apr 01, 2011
Leo and His Circle: The Life of Leo Castelli
I have difficulty reading biographies and this was no exception. Cohen-Solal provides important but tedious family background and historic context. Ca ...more
May 12, 2012
Sep 16, 2010
As God Commands
Really enjoyed this. It's a shame more of his work isn't translated or maybe it's a shame I can't read Italian....
Mar 31, 2010
Mar 11, 2010
The Paris Review Issue 209
A really, really good issue.
Sep 12, 2014
Sep 09, 2014
Ashes To Dust
I borrowed this from the lending library at work which is supported with book donations from employees. I'm not usually a fan of mysteries but really ...more
Jun 11, 2012
May 15, 2012
At times this book seems bit too dependent on Nureyev's journals but a worthwhile read.
Apr 04, 2014
Mar 12, 2014
Good well written story. A bit melodramatic at the end.
Feb 08, 2011
Jan 19, 2011
Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned
Some of the stories in the collection were great others not so much.
Apr 22, 2010
Mar 31, 2010
Rules of Civility
Really well written, lovely book.
Jan 09, 2012
Dec 20, 2011
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
Nov 05, 2010
Oct 22, 2010
Mothers and Sons
Short stories that have some element of a mother son relationship. In more than one story this connection is not at all essential to the story and the ...more
Apr 2008
Apr 18, 2008
My Queer War
This is an interesting account of Lord's WWII experiences. The word "queer" used less to identify Lord's sexuality (although I was surprised by the op ...more
Jun 2010
May 04, 2010
A sociological study among Australian men. Presents the comlexities of being male. An important book in light of the denegrating way in which men gene ...more
Apr 18, 2008
Apr 17, 2008
War Horse (War Horse, #1)
This is a truly lovely story.
Dec 03, 2010
Nov 08, 2010
Grace: A Memoir
Very good if you are at all interested in fashion and the people involved. It will likely bore you if not. Very well written and peppered with photogr ...more
Dec 06, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
Out Stealing Horses
Love this book.
Apr 25, 2011
Apr 01, 2011
Man Gone Down
After 100 pages I felt nothing for the protagonist or anyone in his life. So I'm glad it's due back to the NYPL and not available to renew due to anot ...more
Apr 18, 2012
Jan 19, 2012
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