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His Panic: Why Americans Fear Hispanics in the U.S.
I'm not quite sure where to begin with this review. There were some things I liked and agreed with him on, but there were many that I felt I was only...more
Dec 16, 2008
Nov 29, 2008
Havana Bay (Arkady Renko, #4)
This was a fairly mediocre book. I found it at a used book fair, and the cover caught my eye. I was intrigued by the promise of Cuban culture, so I de...more
Aug 07, 2013
Aug 07, 2013
Cloud Atlas
I read very few books where I enjoy the movie better. This is one of those books. I felt the movie did a better job of tying together the theme that w...more
Jan 18, 2014
Jan 18, 2014
Unfamiliar Fishes
This was a very boring and difficult book to read. It is not at all what I expected. I was hoping to get a good dose of Hawaiian history and culture a...more
Jul 13, 2014
Jul 07, 2014
The Military History of Tsarist Russia
I really enjoyed reading this book. This was a great academic presentation and analysis of Russian military doctrine up to and including World War I....more
Mar 18, 2009
Mar 10, 2009
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
**spoiler alert** Well, I can honestly say I've never read a book like this before. Although this is a fairly short book, Hunter S Thompson packs all...more
Mar 08, 2009
Feb 21, 2009
Orange Is the New Black: My Time in a Women's Prison
This was one of the worst books I have read in a long time. Like many people, I fell in love with the Netflix adaptation of this show. It was just suc...more
Jul 02, 2014
Jun 17, 2014
A Thousand Splendid Suns
This book is further proof that my tastes don't match up with mainstream society. While everyone else on this site keeps giving this book 4 and 5 star...more
Jan 25, 2009
Jan 07, 2009
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
This is the second in the Hunger Games trilogy. This takes our heroine back into the capitol where she draws the ire of the president while gaining su...more
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Jan 28, 2012
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
I was fairly disappointed by this book. I read the first two books so enthusiastically they devoured every free moment I had. This book was ore diffic...more
Feb 09, 2012
Jan 28, 2012
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
**spoiler alert** This book was definitely worth the time investment. I began by watching the HBO series based on the book. I was hooked from the poin...more
Apr 30, 2014
Mar 28, 2014
The Deadfall Project
**spoiler alert** I was fairly disappointed with this book. Let me first say what I like before I get into what really ruined the book for me.

I liked...more
Mar 17, 2012
Feb 14, 2012
Franny and Zooey
This was one of the most disappointing books I've ever read. There is no real plot, and the author doesn't create characters you can sympathize with....more
Apr 15, 2009
May 06, 2009
Doctor No (James Bond, #6)
This was a really interesting book. Again, the movie didn't do this book justice. This is a good book
Oct 2007
Mar 09, 2008
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
This book was captivating and entertaining from cover to cover. It is a survival story set in a post-apocalyptic North America. The government has an...more
not set
Jan 28, 2012
**spoiler alert** This was my first graphic novel. I have never been big into comic books, but my friend at work suggested I read this anyway. I reall...more
Jan 15, 2009
Jan 05, 2009
Just How Stupid Are We?: Facing the Truth About the American Voter
This book is as much about sociology as it was political science. Shenkman proposes and defends the argument that part of our problem as a nation is t...more
Jan 29, 2009
Jun 16, 2008
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
**spoiler alert** I was really disappointed by this book. It branched out a little too far from what made the first book such a success. I was bored m...more
Mar 27, 2014
Jan 18, 2014
Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House
This was a very good book. It gives a good inside view of the entire Valerie Plame/Scooter Libby case. Prior to this book, I had a very limited knowle...more
Nov 03, 2008
Oct 24, 2008
Ditka: Monster of the Midway
As a longtime Bears fan and former Chicago resident, I was thoroughly disappointed with this book. I was hoping to read a very good account of some of...more
Jun 12, 2008
Mar 08, 2008
Cuba After Castro: Legacies, Challenges, and Impediments

This was a very insightful and informative book about Cuba's recent history and prognostications for the future. Put out by the Rand corporation, this

Feb 16, 2009
Apr 08, 2008
Octopussy & the Living Daylights (James Bond, #14)
Well, I guess I shouldn't be too harsh on this because it was compiled from unfinished documents after Fleming died. Still, these stories are not near...more
Jan 29, 2009
Mar 09, 2008
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #1-5)
This was a very humorous and entertaining book. Douglas Adams takes you through the galaxy and the space-time continuum in this odd sci-fi classic. He...more
Jan 05, 2009
Jun 22, 2008
From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean 1492-1969
The history of the sugar industry and slave trade really framed most of the history of the Caribbean. In that sense, this book was really right on the...more
Mar 10, 2009
Apr 08, 2008
One Hundred Years of Solitude
This was a very odd book. It's something I've been meaning to read for a while, and I was happy that my book club picked it for this month. It was som...more
May 10, 2009
Mar 09, 2008
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
**spoiler alert** I'm not really sure what I think of this book. It was highly recommended to me by many people. So many people said how this is one o...more
Aug 07, 2014
Mar 28, 2014
The School of the Americas: Military Training and Political Violence in the Americas
This is a one-sided book. Gill takes the stance that all US military intervention has caused harm to Latin America. I will agree that we have not had...more
Oct 2007
Mar 31, 2008
Devil May Care (James Bond, #36)
**spoiler alert** For the most part, this book was enjoyable. Faulks definitely captured FLeming's writing style and all of Bond's characteristics fro...more
Sep 2010
Jun 22, 2008
Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying
I really enjoyed most of this book. The author gave a brief introduction to the world of espionage, and ran through a basic philosophical framework fo...more
Aug 20, 2008
Apr 08, 2008
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
This is my first non-Fleming spy novel. Compared to George Smiley, James Bond is like Mickey Mouse. This novel was incredibly intricate and really mad...more
Feb 15, 2009
Aug 20, 2008
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