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Joe rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Pugilist at Rest by Thom Jones
The Pugilist at Rest
by Thom Jones
read in June, 2014
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Re-read for the first time in a dozen years while on a plane. The Pugilist at Rest is a great collection of short stories written in a very informal conversational style. The stories involve either boxing, the Vietnam War, epilepsy, or philosophy and...more
The Dead Run by Adam Mansbach
The Dead Run: A Novel
by Adam Mansbach (Goodreads Author)
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Joe rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Dead Run by Adam Mansbach
The Dead Run: A Novel
by Adam Mansbach (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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The Dead Run chiefly concerns felons from a Mexican prison, a twisted religious cult, an honest sheriff, a corrupt federale, an anti-immigrant Motorcycle gang, an army of sand-burrowing undead teenage girls, and a resurrected Aztec God- all duking it...more
Joe rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
Heart-Shaped Box
by Joe Hill
read in June, 2014
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After enjoying Joe Hill's chilling NOS4A2, I was eager to read his well-reviewed Heart-Shaped Box. I didn't like it as much. It was, (and I admit this is a ridiculous criticism of a horror novel), a bit too horrible.
The concept is compelling...more
Joe rated a book 2 of 5 stars
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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Gaiman remains one of my favorite living writers, but this wasn't his best.
Goodreaders not yet introduced to Gaiman would do well to begin with his amazing collection of short stories and poems "Fragile Things", his old gods in modern times books "Am...more
Joe and 30 other people liked Dan Schwent 's review of The Man Who Was Thursday:
The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton
" The Man Who Was Thursday reads like P.G. Wodehouse writing from a Phillip K. Dick plot while on a Nyquil bender. It begins with two poets arguing in the park about whether poetry is more akin to law or anarchy. It turns out that the poet espousing... " Read more of this review »
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
" I'm just out of words. Besides a storyline that refuses to follow a formula for three books, and richly shaded characters, the series manages quite a bit of reflection and social observation considering its constant suspense and action. Its treatm... " Read more of this review »
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Joe and 3 other people liked Megan's review of The Big Sleep:
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
" This book had me on the first page. Everything in it so deftly captures a specific time and place that I think I began talking and thinking like Philip Marlowe for a day or two there. This edition is totally great, with big flashy fake screen stil... " Read more of this review »
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Cress by Marissa Meyer
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Rapunzel in space. With cyborgs, genetically-engineered assassins, androids, and spaceships.

Groovy.
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