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The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ
4.37
did not like it
This book is much more entertaining if you read it as a "historical novel" rather than trying to read it as a religious text. Honestly, because of the ...more
Jan 2000
Jun 17, 2007
 
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency / The Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul (Dirk Gently #1-2)
4.18
it was amazing
It is a real shame that Mr Adams has stopped writing. Owing to his abscense of a belief in the afterlife, we cannot, in all probability, expect any fu ...more
Jul 1999
Jun 04, 2007
 
Left Behind (Left Behind, #1)
3.82
really liked it
First thing (this is very important) This book is a novel. LaHaye has very premillenial viewpoints in all of his writing and he doesn't apologize for ...more
Jan 2000
Jun 18, 2007
 
How to Shit in the Woods: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art
3.60
really liked it
First thing - you can't be put off by the title. This is another book that I picked up at a gun show and, honestly, I don't think I would have bought ...more
Jan 2003
Oct 13, 2007
 
Sabine's Notebook (Griffin & Sabine #2)
4.18
it was ok
I'm probably going to get flamed for this but I read this book and I was really not all that impressed. Since I was working selling books at the time, ...more
Jan 1998
Jun 17, 2007
 
Noah's Ark: A Feasibility Study
3.52
really liked it
This book is SO AMAZINGLY COOL. If you don't believe in an ancient world wide flood, you should give this book a try. If your objections to the biblic ...more
Jan 2006
Jun 17, 2007
 
Oedipus Rex
3.68
really liked it
You *think* you know the story but unless you've read it, you don't know the whole story. We read this in a high school lit class right around the tim ...more
May 29, 2018
Jan 1983
Oct 13, 2007
 
What To Do When The Russians Come: A Survivor's Guide
3.73
really liked it
Okay campers, jump in the Way-Back Machine and relive those halcyon days of the Reagan era.

I got a copy of this book at a gun show in the late 80's.(
...more
Jan 1986
Oct 02, 2007
 
The Day of the Jackal
4.25
it was amazing
I don't want to put any spoiler info here so when I say that "the concept for the story is huge..." you're just going to have to trust me.

Normally I d
...more
Jan 1988
Feb 21, 2010
 
The Bridges of Madison County
3.56
it was ok
I didn't really "read" the book - actually this was one of the first "audiobooks" that I heard. The thing that I remember most about this "book" is th ...more
Jul 1993
Oct 02, 2007
 
The Warriors (Abby Sherman #2)
4.02
liked it
This is the first of Mark Andrew Olsen's books that I've read and, while this book does work as a stand alone story, it reads as more or less a sequel ...more
Dec 20, 2008
Dec 11, 2008
 
The Art of War
3.96
it was amazing
Yes, it's true. There is a valid reason that kings, presidents, military leaders & captains of industry make reference to this book. In a word, it ...more
not set
Jun 08, 2007
 
Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul
3.92
liked it
I have read this book before and I am re-reading it again now. It is a really good read. This is worth the time investment (over 300 pages) for any ma ...more
not set
Jun 04, 2007
 
X-Men: Phoenix Rising
3.80
really liked it
A nice trip down memory lane with some old friends.

...much of what i like about this book falls under the category of "spoiler" so i'll only say this:
...more
Jun 18, 2012
Jun 21, 2012
 
1984
4.16
it was amazing
George Orwell did an amazing job of predicting people's choice of comfort over freedom. Some of the specific things mentioned in the book have not yet ...more
Jan 1984
May 31, 2007
 
NTC's Dictionary of Mexican Cultural Code Words: The Complete Guide to Key Words That Express How the Mexicans Think, Communicate, and Behave
4.20
it was amazing
I have found this to be a fascinating book and I look forward to using it in my quest towards even more complete Spanish "fluency". The book is organi ...more
Dec 25, 2009
Dec 25, 2009
 
Peaceful Warrior: The Graphic Novel
4.08
really liked it
This morning I looked at my "someday" shelf of books and decided today was a good day to start one of them. Although it sounds cliché, once I picked u ...more
Apr 11, 2015
Apr 11, 2015
 
Badass: A Relentless Onslaught of the Toughest Warlords, Vikings, Samurai, Pirates, Gunfighters, and Military Commanders to Ever Live
3.94
really liked it
The writing is both humorous and informative and the chapters are each short enough to be enjoyed during a lunch break (convenient for 40 daily doses ...more
Jul 2016
Nov 27, 2016
 
Footfall
3.90
really liked it
Footfall is a good "the aliens have landed - now what?" story. The ultimate outcome is not too hard to guess but the twists and turns that the story t ...more
Jan 2005
May 31, 2007
 
Scientific Progress Goes "Boink"
4.72
it was amazing
Calvin and Hobbes is always good for a laugh when you're down. But the thing that I love most about Bill Watterson's work is that he has the ability t ...more
not set
Oct 01, 2007
 
The Death of Superman (The Death and Return of Superman, #1)
3.90
it was ok
"Stunt" is right - this graphic novel compilation of the much hailed "Death of Superman" is actually the seventh time that Superman has been "killed". ...more
Jan 1993
May 31, 2007
 
Arana, Volume 1: Heart of the Spider
3.43
it was ok
This is a graphic novel so I take writing and art into consideration of my rating because both influence my "experience" with the book. Talking about ...more
Jul 27, 2011
Aug 01, 2011
 
Wolverine Legends, Vol. 3: Law of the Jungle
3.67
really liked it
If you're not familiar with Marvel's character Wolverine, take a good look at the cover - this is NOT fuzzy bunnies.

If you are a Wolverine fan, go for
...more
Jun 20, 2012
Jun 21, 2012
 
Sophie's World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy
3.89
really liked it
It's not a joke or a mistake that I have this book listed as both "fiction" and "non-fiction" (categories that should be mutually exclusive).

This book
...more
Nov 27, 2008
May 31, 2007
 
Eye of Cat
3.64
really liked it
Okay, I will admit that I'm stretching (just a little) in giving this book 4 stars. My honest opinion would be closer to 3.5 stars but we work with wh ...more
Sep 2007
Aug 17, 2007
 
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
4.05
it was amazing
This is a hilarious book! However my 5 star rating of this book comes with a one caveat - this is not a book for "everybody". (but, honestly, if you ...more
Jan 2010
Jan 18, 2008
 
But What of Earth?
3.40
really liked it
This book is fascinating not for its plot or characters but for the "subplot" of what the original publisher and people hired by the publisher as edit ...more
Jan 1996
Jun 03, 2007
 
Letters from a Skeptic: A Son Wrestles with His Father's Questions about Christianity
4.05
liked it
There are several things that I really like about this book:
1) It is not a "fictionalized account" (its the letters, not "about" the letters)
2) This b
...more
Jan 2008
Oct 01, 2007
 
Refugee (Bio of a Space Tyrant, #1)
3.71
liked it
At the outset I'll say that I've enjoyed many of Piers Anthony's books. While I did enjoy this book (and I'm continuing on with the series) it is VERY ...more
Apr 25, 2012
Jul 10, 2011
 
The Girl Who Could Fly
4.06
really liked it
This is a book that my daughter recommended that I read (I'm always recommending books to her, so its only fair that she return the favor). I'm glad s ...more
Feb 14, 2011
Jan 17, 2011
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