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The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero
3.83
I just couldn't get through it. Although I am very interested in Houdini, the style of this book made it difficult to get into. I found myself struggl...more
Jun 2008
Mar 30, 2008
 
Tales of the Bounty Hunters (Star Wars)
3.69
I first saw Star Wars when I was nine years old. I think that is quite possibly the perfect age at which to watch it. It was fantastic and glorious! T...more
Apr 21, 2010
Apr 19, 2010
 
The Passage (The Passage, #1)
4.00
At 400 pages of this 725 page novel, I realized I didn't care about any of the characters, nor what happened to them. I slogged on for another 40 page...more
Oct 15, 2010
Sep 08, 2010
 
Last Call (Fault Lines, #1)
4.12
Although I found the ideas and characters interesting, I just could not get into this book. Perhaps I just wasn't in the proper frame of mind to appre...more
Feb 06, 2013
Jan 29, 2013
 
Imbibe!: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to "Professor" Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar
4.11
Although this was an interesting history of bartending and specific drinks, I put it down because I was losing interest. I don't fault the book for th...more
Aug 03, 2010
Aug 06, 2009
 
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
4.22
The subject matter was very interesting, but McCullough took a very long and roundabout manner to describe the story. I've read and enjoyed several of...more
Aug 17, 2011
Aug 18, 2011
 
Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human
4.01
While an excellent book, it really doesn't lend itself to being read cover-to-cover, nor is it intended to. Instead, it's a collection of discussions...more
Sep 26, 2010
Jul 29, 2009
 
The Magic Lantern: An Autobiography
4.05
As much as I love his movies, I just couldn't get through this book. It was interesting in many parts, but very dryly written and not entertaining or...more
May 08, 2010
Apr 22, 2010
 
One Hundred Years of Solitude
3.98
I just couldn't get into it. I stopped about 100 pages in.

The positives: I enjoyed the different cultural storytelling style. The narrative seemed to...more
Jul 08, 2010
Jun 22, 2010
 
The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals
4.20
Although I was very interested in the subject matter, I just couldn't get into this book. It was very dry and not at all engaging. Rather than continu...more
Nov 23, 2008
Nov 12, 2008
 
Alexander the Great
3.66
I didn't finish this book because it wasn't what I was looking for. I was hoping for a basic narrative of Alexander the Great's life and battles. This...more
Feb 2008
Feb 19, 2008
 
Texas Ranger Tales: Stories That Need Telling
3.89
In the introduction to the book, the author states that there are many famous tales of the Texas Rangers but he wanted to focus on the lesser known st...more
Jun 13, 2013
Apr 18, 2013
 
How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in It
3.89
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Dec 16, 2011
Nov 29, 2011
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