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Snow Crash
3.97
The best first chapter of a book ever. The rest is excellent, too. (Feb. 2006)

Re-read Jan. 2011: I loved this the first time around but didn't remembe...more
Jan 21, 2011
Jan 28, 2008
 
Infinite Jest
4.34
Brilliant, frightening, and hilarious. Don't read this because you want to have read it (you won't make it, or if you do, you will be disappointed), r...more
Jul 23, 2009
Jun 05, 2009
 
V.
3.97
The NY Times Review and this Goodreads review both get at my feelings for this book. Ultimately I came away astonished by Pynchon's talent and style b...more
Oct 11, 2010
Aug 21, 2010
 
Zodiac
3.67
An earlier Neal Stephenson, before his more well-known books, and still really good. It's science fiction, but much more in the present than his later...more
Mar 02, 2011
Feb 21, 2011
 
White Noise
3.85
First read September 2005. Re-read January 2011.

Still a great, odd, fascinating book, and one of my favorites. I can't think of anything that better c...more
Jan 30, 2011
Jan 28, 2008
 
At Swim-Two-Birds
3.94
I loved The Third Policeman and this is the kind of book I ought to like, but it was a struggle to figure out what was going on or to stay interested....more
Jan 10, 2010
Oct 22, 2008
 
The Crying of Lot 49
3.71
First read August 2008. Re-read November 2011.

Admittedly didn't get as much out of this one on re-reading, and demoting it from 5- to 4-stars. The fir...more
Nov 11, 2011
May 14, 2008
 
The Third Policeman
4.03
Bizarre, awesome, and hilarious. Second another review's warning to skip the introduction, which in some editions gives away the ending.

Originally rea...more
Jan 09, 2014
Oct 17, 2008
 
Microserfs
3.87
Awesome and hilarious fictional observations of life working in the tech industry.

Originally read February 2008. Re-read April 2014.
Feb 18, 2008
Feb 18, 2008
 
Running Dog
3.41
I love DeLillo but couldn't get into this one at all.
Jun 22, 2008
Feb 18, 2008
 
Survivor
3.92
None
Jan 2006
Jan 28, 2008
 
Choke
3.67
None
Feb 2006
Jan 28, 2008
 
Less Than Zero
3.57
None
Mar 2007
Jan 28, 2008
 
The Rules of Attraction
3.70
None
Aug 2006
Jan 28, 2008
 
VALIS (VALIS Trilogy, #1)
3.96
None
Feb 2007
Jan 28, 2008
 
Invisible Monsters
3.98
None
May 2005
Jan 28, 2008
 
Lullaby
3.71
None
Jan 2004
Jan 28, 2008
 
Fight Club
4.19
None
Aug 2007
Jan 28, 2008
 
The Road
3.94
None
Dec 2007
Jan 28, 2008
 
Cryptonomicon
4.23
None
Aug 2007
Jan 28, 2008
 
Mao II
3.65
None
Jan 2006
Jan 28, 2008
 
Libra
3.96
None
Jan 2007
Jan 28, 2008
 
The Catcher in the Rye
3.77
None
Jun 2003
Jan 28, 2008
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