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Tenille rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Dune by Frank Herbert
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Dune is the original sci-fi hero’s journey. The book that inspired star wars, it is no doubt the best, if admittedly few, sci-fi book I’ve read thus far. While its cold war origin clearly shows in the way it is written, it is well crafted to make its...more
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Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Bel Canto
by Ann Patchett
read in February, 2009
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I loved this book. Ann Patchett did a very good job of creating and maintaining the world that she creates within the novel. She will turn your view of hostage situations on its head. Patchett forces you to look at both sides of a situation and reliz...more
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The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
The Glass Castle
by Jeannette Walls
read in January, 2009
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For a memoir, I have to admit that this wasn't a bad attempt. While I was not partial to the story I feel that she expressed the story of her childhood very well. Her story is one that you will not soon forget. Between her shameless father and mental...more
Tenille rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Empire Falls by Richard Russo
Empire Falls
by Richard Russo
read in October, 2008
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Empire Falls was a wonderful book on a small town with big secrets. Richard Russo writes so that you feel as if you’re watching the scene unfold before you like a film. While you relate to the characters you feel like you’re in the audience of a pla...more
Tenille rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Road
by Cormac McCarthy
read in November, 2008
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Cormack McCarthy is truly an author’s author. This ground breaking story was truly amazing from beginning to end. In a book were the characters had no names, no physical description, and the text no punctuation, I at first felt like I could never get...more
Tenille rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Namesake
by Jhumpa Lahiri
read in December, 2008
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The Namesake was very well written in my opinion. Ms. Lahiri used her skills that came from being a short story writer, translating them to make a very interesting novel following the life of a family form several different view points. Using her wri...more
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The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle
The Tortilla Curtain
by T.C. Boyle
read in September, 2008
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The book The Tortilla Curtain was, in my opinion, a way for T.C. Boyle to boost his ego. It seemed like he was more focused on were the money or praise the book could generate rather then the story itself. It felt like one big attempt to show off ho...more
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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
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The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini (Goodreads Author)
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