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Cruel Sacrifice
4.02
You know Truman Capote? not even close. Though considering I got this out of a $.50 bin, I can't really complain either. No, I can.

The story was inter
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Aug 2007
Aug 27, 2007
 
The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
4.24
Okay, it wasn't amazing, but nostalgia kicked in, and suddenly I was six years old again. It is a great book.

The story is wonderful, but what made thi
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May 2007
May 31, 2007
 
She's Come Undone
3.81
Wally Lamb does an excellent job of writing from the perspective of a woman... I guess, I'm a woman, and I don't work that way. Everything I have ever ...more
Feb 2006
May 18, 2007
 
Pale Fire
4.19
i hated this book. the beginning was entertaining, the poem was sweet, but drab, and the next 100 pages were ridiculous. i felt like this book was tes ...more
not set
Jul 11, 2007
 
Persepolis 2
4.21
Wow. The whole thing. Wow.

mainly, the being pulled in several directions and never feeling like any of those are home... even when it's supposed to be
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Jun 2007
Jun 21, 2007
 
Couplehood
3.70
it was like watching a christmas special: cheesy, but it gives you that warm, happy feeling feeling inside. plus, it can be read in two hours.
Dec 2007
Dec 06, 2007
 
Swamplandia!
3.20
There's a sadness that I haven't been able to move past. The writing, the characters, and the place were so beautiful and so tragic. I was hoping the ...more
not set
Sep 05, 2012
 
Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture
3.69
As with any book that explores sex and the feminist perspective, there are going to be people who love it and sing praises, and there will be others w ...more
Mar 2008
Mar 21, 2008
 
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
4.05
Stiff is (surprisingly) funny, occasionally gross, and really interesting. I had no idea that I would like it as much as I did- particularly consideri ...more
Aug 2007
Jun 21, 2007
 
Paranoids Handbook
4.00
Forewarning:
I'm not sure if this is the book meant to be reviewed. it's the same title, but i loaned the book out, and cannot recall the author's name
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not set
Jan 09, 2008
 
The Mistress's Daughter
3.23
This book. Wow, this book. I couldn't read it fast enough, how did AM Homes actually live with the mystery and waiting. Years and years of it. I loved ...more
not set
Aug 23, 2012
 
The Velveteen Rabbit
4.28
I have loved this book for as long as I can remeber. So proper sounding and old fashioned, it is enchanting. I remember the sense of accomplishment I ...more
not set
Jun 04, 2007
 
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales
4.02
True story: I couldn't finish it. It was really interesting and smart, but it made me way too paranoid.
not set
Oct 08, 2011
 
Room
3.96
The Lovely Bones meets The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. But just the good parts.
not set
Oct 01, 2011
 
Final Exits: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of How We Die
3.97
a death encyclopedia. so exciting!

really entertaining; it's like the paranoid's handbook all grown up. if you aren't looking for anything specific, yo
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Jan 2008
Jan 09, 2008
 
This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike.
3.63
Not what I was expecting. Loved it anyway.
not set
May 17, 2012
 
Prozac Nation
3.54
It reads like a modern day "Catcher in the Rye". In the sense that when "Catcher in the Rye" came out, people hated Holden because he was a sniveling ...more
Sep 2007
Aug 31, 2007
 
Jemima J: A Novel About Ugly Ducklings and Swans
3.58
I read this book well over a year ago, when I got it from the Salvation Army for a dime. Money poorly spent. I gave it a bad review back then, but I h ...more
Mar 2007
Jun 13, 2007
 
As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl
3.94
the subject matter alone was really interesting, but I don't know that the author was the proper person to actually write this book. While having a re ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 06, 2007
 
Much Bigger Than Martin
3.90
This is one of my favorite children's books, when I was a child and now. The story is written from the perspective of a little boy who is jealous of M ...more
not set
Jun 04, 2007
 
Naked Lunch
3.47
Before I read Naked Lunch, I'd always heard how great and funny it is. There were parts that were quite funny, a few parts that grossed me out in the ...more
Apr 2007
Jun 01, 2007
 
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
3.83
you know how when you read (assuming you read it)Wally Lamb's She's Come Undone, the most amazing part of the story was that a man had written a woman ...more
Dec 2007
Nov 28, 2007
 
The Silence of the Lambs
4.08
I have read this book every year since I was 15. My copy is falling apart. I am not sure why I love it so much; the writing is a little cheesey. Also, ...more
not set
Jun 04, 2007
 
Animal Farm
3.82
Damn that George Orwell- He is so good at making us hate human nature. Someone always has to be top dog, and the reminder is evident.

The book wasn't a
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May 2007
May 31, 2007
 
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man and Life's Greatest Lesson
4.01
Horrifying. Not because of the subject, but because I feel like the book was sappy and trying too hard to give dignity to the dying. I am not saying t ...more
not set
Jun 21, 2007
 
Middlesex
3.95
This one of my favorite books. It begins a little slow, but is an amazing story. Even with the strange circumstances of the narrator and his family, i ...more
Mar 2006
May 17, 2007
 
The Family Book
4.37
Dear liberal and/or non-nuclear families,
This book a really great way of telling kids what a family is. Family is love nomatter how many of you there
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not set
Jun 04, 2007
 
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
3.88
So, I sobbed like a small child reading this book, but who doesn't with a Mitch Albom book. They are a little too sweet, sentimental, and cheesy for m ...more
Oct 2006
Jun 21, 2007
 
The Complete Taj Mahal: and the Riverfront Gardens of Agra
3.92
I was really impressed by both the book and the author. This is not a coffee table book, though it is lovely enough to be one. Koch knows her stuff, a ...more
Jun 2007
Jun 21, 2007
 
Slaughterhouse-Five
4.03
Easily one of my favorite books ever. Life is not fair; it can be cruel, and the universe certainly does have a way of picking on everyone. I love the ...more
Feb 2007
May 18, 2007
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