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Phil rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The House of Mondavi by Julia Flynn Siler
The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty
by Julia Flynn Siler (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: anybody with a passing interest in wine
read in November, 2007
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The source material of this book has been immaculately researched and is intensly captivating. The strength of this portion of this 400-page history overshadows the minor defects in the telling of this illustrious tale. Beware grammatical mistakes (d ...more
Phil rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card
Children of the Mind (The Ender Quintet, #4)
by Orson Scott Card
recommended for: science fiction fans
read in November, 2007
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Great science fiction from the Mormon turned ethicist Orson Scott Card. A worthy conclusion to an impressive endeavor. His sense of humor is sometimes distracting and incongruous, but his character development and exploration of the ethical dimension ...more
Phil rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Prophet by Khalil Gibran
The Prophet
by Khalil Gibran
recommended for: those willing to read slowly
read in November, 2007
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Here's how I put it: when I read a book and come across a profound passage or simply something that resonates with me, I dogear the page (provided it's my book). I pursued this strategy with The Prophet until I realized that I was marking about every ...more
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