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Claire Grasse and 1432 other people liked Holly's review of Outlander (Outlander, #1):
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
" A special note to those who say my review stopped them from reading this book: No no no! Read it! I actually reread the whole series last summer and enjoyed it immensely. Just read it for what it is: ludicrous, well-written, humorous, delicious TR... " Read more of this review »
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The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.Benjamin Disraeli
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Theology, philosophy, metaphysics, and quantum physics are merely ways for God to have his smart people believe in himJeremy Aldana
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
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Beautifully written, touching, poignant. I found Eve (the wife) supremely unlikeable and I was glad when she passed out of the story. I thought the author (via Enzo's voice) got a little preachy sometimes on Law of Attraction principles (FWIW I'm a b...more
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
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I love the way Louise Erdrich uses language. I didn't find her writing at all awkward or tedious (as other reviewers have). I thought this was remarkably well-executed in both plot and character.

There were a few loose ends I'd like to have seen tied...more
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
Anansi Boys
by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
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What a fun read! This is my first Gaiman novel and I found it alternately funny, poignant and surreal. I'll read many more of his novels if this is representative of his writing skills.
When Did You See Her Last? by Lemony Snicket
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Lemony Snicket is still a master wordsmith and a genius of the pen. I read this book as I read the first one in the series (Who Could That Be at This Hour?), not for the plot or even the characters (both of which are fun), but for the sheer genius of...more
The Racketeer by John Grisham
The Racketeer
by John Grisham (Goodreads Author)
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John Grisham is a puzzle to me. His earlier books (right up until The Testament) were so compelling and so well executed that I considered him one of my top 2 favorite authors. I reread every one of his earlier books at least 3 times. Then the suckag...more
Claire Grasse and 63 other people liked Ruds's review of The Racketeer:
The Racketeer by John Grisham
" The John Grishman of yore has resurfaced with this book. Just when I am beginning to doubt that he is still capable of creating works of the same calibre as his earlier outputs, he came up with this book that is so engrossing I am sure his wayward... " Read more of this review »
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
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I normally love Barbara Kingsolver, and while she does deliver with some beautifully worded prose once again, the plot left me cold. *Spoiler alert* The protagonist is a homosexual, and his struggle with that whole issue just took over the book in ma...more
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