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Behind the Shock Machine: The Untold Story of the Notorious Milgram Psychology Experiments
3.64
I guess I'm the only one who DIDN'T like this book.

I'm a social psychologist and thus very familiar with this research. In fact, I've been lecturing
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not set
Jul 06, 2013
 
Titanic, First Accounts
3.87
This book wouldn't make a good movie (not that a good book would necessarily translate to a good movie). It's too dry and factual by a long-shot to wo ...more
Oct 05, 2013
Nov 15, 2012
 
Meanings of Life
3.84
For those who don't know, Roy Baumeister is one of the most prolific social psychologists in the field. He's written on numerous and diverse topics an ...more
Apr 13, 2014
Apr 10, 2014
 
The Dogs of Riga (Wallander #2)
3.71
I found the ending of this one a bit hard to believe. As I approached the end and realized the story had to end soon, I had no clue how all the pieces ...more
Jul 07, 2013
Jul 04, 2013
 
River of Stars
4.06
I've read everything Guy Gavriel Kay has published except for his book of poetry. I've loved nearly all of it but I had a lot of trouble getting into ...more
Aug 15, 2013
Aug 09, 2013
 
Last to Die (Rizzoli & Isles, #10)
4.08
So what happened to Rizzoli between The Surgeon and this book?!! Did the body snatchers come and replace her with a kinder, gentler, less grumpy pod p ...more
Aug 19, 2013
Aug 15, 2013
 
The Detachment (John Rain, #7)
4.00
As a John Rain fan I was delighted to learn via the grapevine that Barry Eisler had written another John Rain book (but why have all the earlier novel ...more
Sep 10, 2013
Aug 29, 2013
 
The White Lioness (Wallander, #3)
3.82
This is the third Wallander novel I've read and I enjoyed it much more than the previous two for reasons I don't entirely understand. The scope of the ...more
Jan 19, 2014
Jan 12, 2014
 
Ice Cold (Rizzoli & Isles, #8)
4.13
I read this one in two days. Another highly enjoyable Rizzoli and Isles, but with less pathology work and "detectiving" than it's predecessors. The fi ...more
Jan 27, 2014
Jan 19, 2014
 
The Sinner (Rizzoli & Isles, #3)
4.11
My only real complaint about this book would be that it all came together rather quickly at the end. I wasn't thoroughly convinced that the killer wou ...more
Nov 03, 2013
Oct 20, 2013
 
Guilt by Degrees (Rachel Knight, #2)
3.81
Another thoroughly enjoyable Marcia Clark title. Having read the last one first, then the first one, and now the second in the series, it was interest ...more
Sep 02, 2013
Aug 19, 2013
 
Son of a Witch (The Wicked Years #2)
3.43
I don't know why I wasted time reading this book. Talk about slow and going nowhere! Liir came across to me as flat and uninteresting. I didn't care w ...more
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Jul 04, 2013
 
Carry the One
3.12
A friend who loves books recommended I read this one so I thought I'd give it a try. I've read and enjoyed a couple of other books she's recommended s ...more
Sep 28, 2013
Mar 03, 2013
 
Guilt by Association (Rachel Knight #1)
3.60
I read the most recent Rachel Knight book first, not knowing it was part of a series. I enjoyed that one and so decided to read the series from the be ...more
Aug 25, 2013
Aug 09, 2013
 
The Bourne Dominion (Jason Bourne, #9)
3.83
This isn't the Jason Bourne I'm familiar with from either the Ludlum books or the movies. As soon as the author changed, the books changed and I'm los ...more
Nov 11, 2013
Nov 05, 2013
 
Eureka
3.65
I enjoyed Primal Fear so thought I'd give Diehl another read. This one was completely different. Much less psychological, much less suspenseful, and t ...more
Jul 26, 2013
Jul 13, 2013
 
Sense & Sensibility (The Austen Project, #1)
3.63
I agree with those who argue that this story didn't work that well set in contemporary society. I don't know what guidelines Trollope had to operate b ...more
Dec 02, 2013
Nov 26, 2013
 
A Delicate Truth
3.74
I've come to expect the disturbing/depressing ending and the characters who get wrapped up in events that they can't avoid if they're going to be true ...more
May 20, 2013
May 18, 2013
 
Embarrassment: Poise and Peril in Everyday Life
4.67
This is a GREAT read. I laughed out loud on several occasions, so well is it written and so funny are some of the anecdotes of embarrassing things peo ...more
Apr 13, 2014
Apr 10, 2014
 
The Mephisto Club (Rizzoli & Isles, #6)
3.98
I'd give this a 3.5. I didn't think it was quite as good as the last few I read in this series and I found the personal conflicts got in the way of th ...more
Dec 07, 2013
Dec 02, 2013
 
Revenge
3.85
I don't get this one. I didn't find it eerie or sinister or macabre. I also didn't see any revenge here. It's weird. The stories are bizarre. But it f ...more
Oct 05, 2013
Oct 04, 2013
 
The Curiosity
3.54
An earlier reviewer argued that this book was more Time Traveller's Wife than Michael Crichton. I agree. But the idea was original, the pacing was goo ...more
Sep 02, 2013
Aug 19, 2013
 
Sharp Objects
3.89
Interesting story for sure. Flynn seems to have a good grasp on different kinds of mental illness. It wasn't as suspenseful as the comments on the boo ...more
Oct 08, 2013
Oct 05, 2013
 
Vanish (Rizzoli & Isles, #5)
4.14
I like that the plot line or story of this one was different. Homicides are involved but other events are what spur the action initially. It was hard ...more
not set
Nov 15, 2013
 
Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, #1)
4.02
It took me a while to realize that 98% of the sentences in this book were only a few words long. Once I noticed that, I found the writing jarring and ...more
Jan 07, 2014
Dec 07, 2013
 
Killer Ambition (Rachel Knight, #3)
3.95
I didn't realize when I picked up this book who the author was. If anyone has the authority to write on trials involving celebrity defendants, it'd be ...more
Jul 31, 2013
Jul 13, 2013
 
The Keepsake (Rizzoli & Isles, #7)
4.07
There was less of the personal drama that detracted from the suspense in the last book. The plot was quick-paced and kept me turning the pages. The ki ...more
Dec 10, 2013
Dec 07, 2013
 
The Man Who Smiled (Wallander #4)
3.91
Didn't have the scope of The White Lioness, but nevertheless a very strong offering by Markell. By now Wallander's character has been well-developed i ...more
Feb 02, 2014
Jan 19, 2014
 
House of Bells
3.00
The best thing I can say about this book is that it's short. The writing was awkward, the character was hard to like, the story was boring and the end ...more
Mar 14, 2013
Mar 02, 2013
 
Body Double (Rizzoli & Isles, #4)
4.14
The characters are starting to grow on me. A fast-paced plot with a few surprises along the way. Well done. I'll definitely read more of the series.
Nov 15, 2013
Nov 11, 2013
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