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Greg rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
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This was the third book I've read by Kate DiCamillo, and it is my second favorite, after The Tale of Despereaux. Edward Tulane is a china doll. Being three feet tall, Edward can, of course, observe and think, but not move on his own, as he is, after ...more
Greg rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Because of Winn-Dixie
by Kate DiCamillo (Goodreads Author)
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I read Because of Winn-Dixie after reading DiCamillo's The Tale of Despereaux (2003). Because of Winn-Dixie was DiCamillo's first novel (2000), and apparently assigned reading for some school systems--I'm guessing 4th or 5th grade. (Amazon says it's ...more
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A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
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I'm a huge Sherlock Holmes fan, and this is the first novel. I recently reread it, and I have to give it 5 stars. One remarkable thing is that the whole CSI thing, that is now completely ubiquitous on TV and in policing, was practically unknown at th ...more
Greg rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
The Tale of Despereaux
by Kate DiCamillo (Goodreads Author)
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Wow, I really loved this book, and read it in one night: a fairy tale of Despereaux, the tiny misfit mouse who gets himself into deep trouble. He falls in love with a (human) princess, and tries to save her from the wrath of an evil rat, because the ...more
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Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
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I liked this book a lot--4 stars? I guess 5. Harriet is in 4th grade. She's precocious. She's a writer. She's a spy. She's often hilarious, and she's troubled. I enjoyed following the arc of her character, as she outgrows her nanny, pisses off her fr ...more
Greg rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
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Although I loved Stephenson's Snow Crash, I hesitated buying Cryptonomicon because of the epic 1000-page length. After reading the very long Kindle sample, I decided to purchase the book, but after 100 pages I am giving up.

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Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
" Have you read his earlier book, Snow Crash? It's a (slightly) faster read, a bit different, and excellent. I know what you mean about, "like nothing e ...more"
Greg rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov
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The Caves of Steel is the first book of Isaac Asimov's famous Robot Series. He published this first book of the series in 1953. It is an early science fiction work, and a very famous robot story. Asimov established the "Three Laws of Robots" early in ...more
Greg rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Counter-Clock World by Philip K. Dick
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I am a sucker for wacky, non-linear time shifts, and this novel did not disappoint, despite some weaknesses. The story starts with Mrs. Tilly M. Benton, crying out from the grave. She has just woken from death, and is eventually disinterred by Sebast ...more
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