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Heir to the Empire (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, #1)
4.09
So far, I enjoy this book. It's simple, straight-forward, and fun. Hollywood-level popcorn reading at its finest. Thrawn is definitely a high point in ...more
May 22, 2013
May 16, 2013
 
Captives as Commodities: The Transatlantic Slave Trade
3.17
The book reads like a poorly written doctoral essay (it probably is one), containing irrelevant transitions and superfluous modifiers. Most of Lindsay ...more
not set
Oct 12, 2012
 
The Violent Bear it Away
4.14
I enjoyed this book; the ending is fantastic. I can see the obvious influences of Faulkner and other writers, and I appreciate what O'Conner does with ...more
Nov 09, 2012
Nov 09, 2012
 
Ulysses Annotated
4.18
Ulysses Annotated was a great supplement to my first,second, and [eventually] third marathons through Ulysses this year. (I'm writing an extended crit ...more
not set
Mar 14, 2013
 
Giacomo Joyce
3.66
I spent hours on a rainy afternoon immersed in this sixteen-page poem. The text was beautiful and honest, with interspersed shout outs to various Roma ...more
not set
Jan 11, 2013
 
The Pale King
3.94
The Pale King is an incredible work by an incredibly talented writer. David Wallace is one of the greatest minds of the twenty-first century, and The ...more
Aug 10, 2012
Jun 30, 2012
 
A Clash of Kings  (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
4.39
What can be said about George Martin's epic series that has not been said already? The characters of A Song of Fire and Ice are arguably the most well ...more
Jul 29, 2012
Apr 27, 2012
 
The Hobbit (Middle-Earth Universe)
4.21
This is a brilliant novel. Tolkien is in his element with this book. Bilbo is a comical, sympathetic protagonist (I found him much more relate-able th ...more
Dec 13, 2012
Dec 13, 2012
 
Ulysses
3.72
I just finished my second reading of Ulysses yesterday. (A group of friends decided to attempt a marathon reading of the text. We finished in 19 hours ...more
Apr 21, 2013
Aug 27, 2012
 
Dracula
3.95
A fun read. The chapter structure is fascinating, and I enjoyed the numerous references to Shakespeare. It was fun watching Stoker explore taboos like ...more
Oct 29, 2012
Oct 28, 2012
 
The Mysteries of Udolpho
3.37
Let's keep this short and sweet:
Bad: Convoluted plots riddled with deus ex machina, terrible mechanics (so many commas!), clichéd, underwritten charac
...more
Oct 2012
Sep 24, 2012
 
Molloy
4.12
A fantastic exploration of id, ego, and superego by Samuel Beckett. I enjoyed every moment of it. Gracefully written and incredibly well thought-out: ...more
Oct 09, 2012
Oct 03, 2012
 
No Exit
4.10
An interesting view of hell. However I have a problem with Sartre's subjectivity--if Sartre's hell is exclusively other people, then does No Exit nega ...more
not set
Sep 17, 2013
 
The Communist Manifesto
3.48
Very well-written. I don't necessarily agree with all of Marx's points, but the work does offer an eerie view of power that translates extremely well ...more
not set
Aug 08, 2013
 
The Picture of Dorian Gray
4.03
A brilliant novel. Wilde's insights are astonishing. I will add more as I finish digesting it.
Oct 14, 2012
Oct 12, 2012
 
Survival in Auschwitz
4.25
Great book. Using it to write my thesis.
not set
Nov 25, 2012
 
The Best of H.P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre
4.31
I just couldn't finish it. Too much of the same thing over and over. The stories themselves were okay, but the style and narration was lacking. I was- ...more
Aug 22, 2012
Aug 10, 2012
 
Gone Girl
3.98
Despite a predictable, sluggish first half, the second half is explosive and spontaneous. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Sep 23, 2013
Sep 09, 2013
 
Redwall (Redwall, #1)
4.08
A charming--albeit a bit too Elementary at times--childrens' book.
Sep 13, 2013
Aug 08, 2013
 
Dubliners
3.85
Re-reading this book for a class. Using Joyce Annotated as a supplement... The amount of depth in this text is astounding. Every word has a purpose. I ...more
Aug 27, 2012
Aug 22, 2012
 
Slaughterhouse-Five
4.03
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Mar 18, 2013
 
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
3.73
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Mar 18, 2013
 
Happy Days
3.93
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Nov 12, 2012
 
Lolita
3.87
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Aug 08, 2013
 
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
3.87
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May 22, 2014
Jun 17, 2013
 
Absalom, Absalom!
3.95
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Mar 14, 2013
 
The Prince
3.74
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Oct 02, 2013
Sep 22, 2013
 
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
4.09
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May 22, 2014
Nov 18, 2013
 
Exile and the Kingdom
3.87
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May 22, 2014
Sep 23, 2013
 
Hamlet
3.99
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Aug 27, 2012
Aug 22, 2012
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