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I Am America by Stephen Colbert
" I'm terribly sorry, Matt. I guess it would have been okay if I had a TV show. "
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
" Rob wrote: "I think of him every day. My third musical release would have never been reviewed by "The Stone" if it weren't for Hunter's insistence. Th ...more "
Nathan is now following Matt Earls's reviews
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
" I would like to thank everyone who commented on this. I haven't been on Goodreads in more than four years, and was re-reading my reviews, preparing to ...more "
Nathan made a comment on his review of The Hobbit
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
" I've found it! I love fiction. I've read Catch-22 at least once a year, for the last 8 years. I love the entire universe of Star Trek for, ironically, ...more "
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
" Dude, my review was supposed to be ironic. Maybe even funny. (Though maybe not, apparently.) It was my all-time favorite book as a kid. I loved it. I ...more "
"I like this website, and I like being able to communicate with people about books or reading suggestions. However, I'm a little perplexed by some of the friend requests I have gotten. It's not as bad as MySpace, granted, where one is deluged, dail..." Read more of this chapter »
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One Minute to Midnight by Michael  Dobbs
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The Khyber Pass by Paddy Docherty
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State of Fear by Michael Crichton
"This is propaganda written by an ultra-rich person. Utterly despicable. I just thought Crichton was mediocre until I read this. Now I think he's insidious. There're 2 basic thrusts: Global Warming is a myth & ecology activists are phenomenally..." Read more of this review »
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Joseph Heller
“With a little ingenuity and vision, he had made it all but impossible for anyone in the squadron to talk to him, which was just fine with everyone, he noticed, since no one wanted to talk to him anyway.”
Joseph Heller

Steven Wright
“It was the first time I was ever in love, and I learned a lot. Before that I'd never even thought about killing myself.”
Steven Wright

Bill Maher
“That's what's so great about the Internet. It allows pompous blow-hards to connect with other pompous blow-hards in a vast circle-jerk of pomposity.”
Bill Maher

Mark Twain
“How often we recall with regret that Napoleon once shot at a magazine editor and missed him and killed a publisher. But we remember with charity that his intentions were good.”
Mark Twain

David Bowie
“If you want it, boys, get it here, thing.”
David Bowie

My Criteria for Obama's VP Choice (Humor)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:35PM
Description: A response to a bitter PUMA associate who entered the "Obama Vice Presidential Speculation" Listserve to declare that 18 million Hillary supporters would not vote for Obama if Hillary wasn't his VP candidate.
How to Spot Nathan's Former Lovers or Catherine Knows Full Well I'm no Emo (Reference)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM
Description: A guide to recognizing my former lovers on Good Reads who may take issue with my genius.
Either or Orr: A Unanimous Declaration of Personal Solidarity with Myself (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM
Description: Run away to Sweden, Yossarian. And I'll stay here and persevere.
10 Requirements You Must Meet Before I Will Accept Your "Friend"ship (Nonfiction)
2 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM
Description: Why would you sign up for Goodreads if you've only read five books?
James Jesus Angleton, Edward Jay Epstein, and People I'm Not Interested In (History)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:32PM
Description: If you're going to be pretentious, please include the proper modifiers.
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426 Books I Loathed — 1809 members — last activity Jun 28, 2015 06:33PM
This is a public forum for people to kvetch (cleanly, please) about books they absolutely hated, and for others to respond. Though nonfiction is certa ...more
25x33 Book Buying Addicts Anonymous — 1138 members — last activity May 27, 2015 04:59PM
For the booklover who reads four or five books at a time, buys just as many at a time and who changes books like he/she changes his/her clothing. If y ...more
25x33 Ask Vader — 47 members — last activity Jul 18, 2012 02:24PM
Darth Vader is all knowing. Ask what you will and it shall be answered. Come to the dark side...We Have cookies! ...more
2059 THE WORLD WAR TWO GROUP — 1383 members — last activity 8 minutes ago
A chance to discuss books covering the Second World War, the battles, campaigns, leaders and weapons. Tantum librorum, tam brevi tempore (So many book ...more
2117 Movies We've Just Watched — 2480 members — last activity 13 hours, 10 min ago
A chance in quick form to give your recent impressions of a movie you just watched--on the big screen or on dvd. Good or bad; life-changing or just si ...more
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