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Hilary rated a book 3 of 5 stars
State of Fear by Michael Crichton
State of Fear
by Michael Crichton
read in November, 2011
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When a friend heard me say something dismissive about a global warming skeptic, he told me that he used to feel the same way... until he read this book. I saw this particular loan as a challenge: read this book and see if you can stick to your belief ...more
Hilary rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Collision Course by Joseph A. McCartin
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I was a little thrown by my own expectations, here - from the (sub)title, I thought this was a book about the PATCO strike. Actually, it's about the entire history of the air traffic controller industry. The strike doesn't occur till 250+ pages in. T ...more
Hilary rated a book 2 of 5 stars
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Marriage Plot
by Jeffrey Eugenides
read in November, 2011
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So disappointing. There isn't a single character in this that I found likeable or worthy of the reader's attention/interest/sympathy.

Fellow Brunonians will get a kick out of the College Hill setting early on, especially anyone who majored in MCM/semi
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Hilary rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Capitol Games by Timothy M. Phelps
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A pretty great journalistic account of the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings, co-written by the Newsday reporter who first broke the Anita Hill story. There is so much that I didn't know here, and not just because I was a little too young to pay ...more
Hilary rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan
The Lover's Dictionary
by David Levithan (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2011
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A gimmicky idea, alternately charming and sappy. You can blow through the whole thing in an hour, since most entries are only a few sentences: each page is a word followed by an abstract definition through which Levithan tells the story of a relation ...more
Hilary rated a book 1 of 5 stars
Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier
Night Train to Lisbon
by Pascal Mercier
read in January, 2011
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Inexplicably bad. Translator's fault, in part? Who knows. I wanted to like - nay, love - this, because an old man at a bar recommended it to me as a book that had changed his life. Instead, I found myself desperate to be done with it. The main charac ...more
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Brooklyn Remembered by Maury Allen
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The African Queen by C.S. Forester
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Fine Just the Way it Is by Annie Proulx
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