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Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
3.99
This book is an easy read and can be finished in one sitting. The writer is very obviously a journalist and not a novelist, as chapters and rhythm get ...more
Jan 11, 2014
Jan 09, 2014
 
The Catcher in the Rye
3.77
So despite its reputation I hadn't really known much about this except that some people love it and others hate it. I read this one every now and then ...more
not set
Mar 03, 2013
 
In The Miso Soup
3.60
Bought this in early 2000s and only got to reading it now. Japanese books, I feel, are very different in style to Western ones and I like the pacing a ...more
Apr 18, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
 
Breakfast at Tiffany's: A Short Novel and Three Stories
3.89
Truman Capote's writing style is whimsical, concise and is in itself a personification of the Holiday Golightly character itself; that's how awesome I ...more
May 06, 2012
May 05, 2012
 
Notes from Underground
4.15
Deep in the underground of our souls, what gives? If the autistic (but lucid) part of me were to be given an automatic mouthpiece broadcasting my twee ...more
Nov 25, 2012
Nov 24, 2012
 
First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers
4.24
The author's choice of using the present tense narration through her childhood eyes worked wonders for making you feel like you're a witness in the mi ...more
not set
Oct 08, 2014
 
Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1)
4.25
It was mildly intriguing the first couple of pages or so before it unravelled into a dramatized seen-it-before with a cliched cast of characters to bo ...more
not set
Feb 05, 2015
 
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
3.78
Another staple of Sedaris shenanigans, this one with several essays that I find quite amusing but somehow a tad too self-conscious (but we should give ...more
Feb 04, 2015
Jan 14, 2015
 
Unwind (Unwind, #1)
4.19
Because this is greater than the sum of its parts.
May 23, 2015
Apr 16, 2012
 
Simple Thinking About Blood Type 3
3.80
Setelah buku 1 dan 2, jadi cuma beli yang ini buat lengkapin koleksi.

Noveltynya sudah hilang, dan stereotipe mengenai golongan darah semakin simplisti
...more
not set
May 06, 2015
 
The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai: A Novel
3.04
First thoughts: well-written slice-of-life story but the characters felt a tad too stereotypical and predictable. I like the tiny details describing t ...more
Jul 24, 2013
Jul 24, 2013
 
The Diviners (The Diviners #1)
3.97
It's a fun book, an original narrative albeit littered with some awkward moments. Cassandra Clare meets Chucky meets Red Dragon and then some. I liked ...more
Jan 27, 2013
Sep 27, 2012
 
UnWholly (Unwind, #2)
4.27
Give me my movie, with a super cute Lev, please ;)

Um. oh right, the book. It's first and foremost an adventure, and not without its loopholes, but oh
...more
May 25, 2015
May 25, 2015
 
Anthropology
3.67
I think Dan Rhodes is in love with the idea of love, but I wonder if he's in love himself or if he loves love.

Like a curator, he presents these little
...more
Nov 27, 2012
May 18, 2012
 
UnDivided (Unwind, #4)
4.52
The ending has more than its fair share of cheese and you really have to give a wide girdth for plausibility, but like other books in this series, the ...more
May 29, 2015
May 28, 2015
 
Karl Lagerfeld: Chanel Shopping Center
3.00
Pretty, pretty. It's almost as if Carrefour got technicoloured.
not set
Apr 07, 2015
 
UnSouled (Unwind, #3)
4.22
Build it up, build it up...and Grace is a nice addition to the motley crew.
May 27, 2015
May 26, 2015
 
Kedai 1001 Mimpi: Kisah Nyata Seorang Penulis yang Menjadi TKI
3.88
Gaya nulisnya kadang agak bikin merinding karena sok asyik gimana gitu, tapi isi ceritanya benar2 membuka mata dan sangat informatif bagi pembaca sepe ...more
May 2015
Feb 08, 2015
 
The Koreans: Who They Are, What They Want, Where Their Future Lies
3.50
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Sep 28, 2012
 
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
3.74
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Apr 12, 2012
 
One Hundred Years of Solitude
4.00
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Apr 12, 2012
 
The Sun Also Rises
3.82
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May 22, 2012
Apr 12, 2012
 
Fahrenheit 451
3.95
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Apr 03, 2012
Apr 05, 2012
 
Maus, I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Maus, #1)
4.34
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Apr 05, 2012
 
SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes And Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance
3.90
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Apr 05, 2012
 
The Casual Vacancy
3.25
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Oct 23, 2012
May 13, 2012
 
What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures
3.79
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Apr 05, 2012
 
My Name is Red
3.81
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May 18, 2012
 
Memories of My Melancholy Whores
3.57
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May 18, 2012
 
Less Than Zero
3.58
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May 19, 2012
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