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last update: Motherfucking Sharks isn't on the ballot? This whole GR "Best Books" thing is a travesty.
Nov 23, 2013 08:25PM Add a comment

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Motherfucking Sharks isn't on the ballot? This whole GR "Best Books" thing is a travesty.
Nov 23, 2013 08:22PM Add a comment

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Like this status or I will burn this book:
Nov 13, 2013 08:07AM 14 comments

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To Jimmy te intern: I am sorry you get to read all my reviews, man!
Oct 14, 2013 04:37PM 5 comments

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Rough weekend. Feels like 15 years, not 2 days!
Oct 14, 2013 11:32AM Add a comment

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https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Turns out it's not a Nook!
Oct 13, 2013 11:59AM 3 comments

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I clicked through to the Forbes article on Goodreads' top reviewers from a year ago, saw some comments on the importance of this site as a focus for readers, saw that of the 25 many have left, are leaving, have had reviews deleted... and saw this quote of the day from Malcolm Forbes: "Isn't it fortunate how selective our recollections usually are."
Oct 12, 2013 10:05AM Add a comment

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The hell with star ratings.
Oct 06, 2013 12:29PM 15 comments

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Excellent piece on the controversies and this site's mission: http://thedeadauthorsclub.wordpress.c...
Sep 27, 2013 02:12PM Add a comment

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Otis contacted me again, letting me know that my "A-Number-One" reviews will be part of a live "crawling scroll" to run at the bottom of every user's front page. Exciting! He said there wouldn't be any riffraff allowed: only the top .000001%! He specifically said "and no Ceridwen."
Aug 12, 2013 07:03PM 4 comments

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Otis just wrote again, to tell me I'm actually in the top .00001% of goodreaders, better than "most of these yokels." Did anyone else get that email?
Jul 28, 2013 06:18AM 8 comments

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Mike is 38% done with The Wide, Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous Geographies
Well, hell yes. The Poe riff and the vampire reboot were both--and yet distinctly, differently--wonderful. This is shaping up to be the one of the best collections I've read since Maureen McHugh or Nathan Englander.
Jun 29, 2013 04:02PM Add a comment
The Wide, Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous Geographies

Mike
Mike is reading The Wide, Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous Geographies
Story one--"How the Day Runs Down"--is a mash-up of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" and the zombie apocalypse. And it is AMAZING. The wit and care of the pastiche would be sufficient pleasure, but there are moments (as in the play) where the spectacle of death and the fuzzy solace of some salvation (here or hereafter) are superseded by a deep, thoughtful, open-ended grief. Truly an outstanding story.
Jun 29, 2013 06:24AM 3 comments
The Wide, Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous Geographies

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Mike is 20% done with The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/29/boo... -- a ways in, I have to say Garner's right. This is amazing.
May 28, 2013 05:30PM Add a comment
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

Mike
Mike is on page 333 of 692 of NOS4A2
Holy crap--this is nerve-wracking.
May 11, 2013 02:17PM Add a comment
NOS4A2

Mike
Mike is on page 190 of 337 of The Antagonist
Holy cow, I'm loving this.
Feb 24, 2013 04:07PM 2 comments
The Antagonist

Mike
Mike is on page 138 of 372 of Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
SMERSH? The account of Hubbard's life defies belief.
Jan 31, 2013 03:45AM Add a comment
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

Mike
Mike is on page 160 of 480 of The Hollow Man (DC Belsey, #1)
Pretty damn good!
Sep 23, 2012 07:58PM Add a comment
The Hollow Man (DC Belsey, #1)

Mike
Mike is on page 200 of 400 of The Broken Ones
It's like John Rebus stumbled into a horror novel. This quite a good read....
Aug 12, 2012 08:48PM Add a comment
The Broken Ones

Mike
Mike is on page 150 of 412 of The Devil in Silver
jo, you will like this one, I'm pretty sure.
Jun 12, 2012 06:08AM Add a comment
The Devil in Silver

Mike
Mike is on page 150 of 482 of Angelmaker
This is a delight!
Mar 25, 2012 01:23PM Add a comment
Angelmaker

Mike
Mike is on page 80 of 261 of The Devil All the Time
Spider preaching.
May 21, 2011 04:37AM Add a comment
The Devil All the Time

Mike
Mike is on page 41 of 345 of Embassytown
Wow.
Apr 29, 2011 08:49AM Add a comment
Embassytown

Mike
Mike is on page 250 of 328 of The Sisters Brothers
Pretty damn wonderful book.
Mar 24, 2011 06:59AM Add a comment
The Sisters Brothers

Mike
Mike is on page 47 of 306 of Driving on the Rim
He still had the hands of a mill worker and occasionally drank wine with the air of someone either on a fabulously exotic mission or saluting the international community.
Jan 22, 2011 06:33AM Add a comment
Driving on the Rim

Mike
Mike is on page 140 of 288 of The Wilding
Aug 22, 2010 04:53PM Add a comment
The Wilding

Mike
Mike is on page 440 of 576 of Freedom
The goal I'm setting myself for this review: to parse why this is a very good, enormously readable book--but no masterpiece.
Aug 21, 2010 03:02AM 8 comments
Freedom

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Mike is on page 220 of 576 of Freedom
Franzen is deeply, deeply interested in the exploration of a certain American strain of unhappiness...
Aug 18, 2010 04:51AM 6 comments
Freedom

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