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Buzz Beaker and the Outer Space Trip by Cari Meister
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Driven by James Sallis
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It Won't Always Be This Great by Peter Mehlman
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Almost abandoned it about half way through but then decided I really wanted to know how the situation would resolve itself. Couldn't really get on board with the narration device (found the one used in "Where'd you go, Bernadette?' much more effectiv ...more
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The Circle by Dave Eggers
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As my streak of terrible books continues, so does Dave Eggers seemingly endless monologue with idiotic strawmen. I understand that saying there are two people in a conversation makes it appear that "monologue" is the wrong word choice. It is not. Egg ...more
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The Stench of Honolulu by Jack Handey
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Really disappointing given how much I love "Deep Thoughts". More just a series of non-sequitors that may have been funny were someone to say them spontaneously but just uninspired in this format.
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You're Not Edith by Allison Gruber
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Probably wouldn't have picked it up had I noticed the subtitle of "autobiographical essays" (I thought it was short stories). Never one to traffic in identity politics, this book was not for me. However, it did finish stronger than it started. Which ...more
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Pedro by Pedro Martinez
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The greatest pitcher I have ever seen AND the most intelligent athlete I have ever followed uses his autobiography to settle old scores and nit-pick comments that may or may not have been made about his during his career. What a waste. You won. You'r ...more
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Twelve by Nick McDonell
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Only book in the house when I finished my book on vacation. Terrible. Like "Gossip Girl" if "Gossip Girl" was ernest worse than it is. Cliched set-up to cliched finish. Wake me up when we have moved on from the poor little rich kids of whichever neig ...more
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The Toy Collector by James Gunn
The Toy Collector
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I picked this book up for free at a swap table. I got it because it was written by a director that I like. His films are full of joy and whimsy. This book is just a meaningless parade of depravity. Reprehensible characters doing "shocking" things. I ...more
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