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The Jade Peony
3.70
really liked it
I enjoyed this. It feels as though I took a trip - or rather three trips, since it consists of three linked first-person narratives - into a cultural ...more
Nov 10, 2016
Nov 10, 2016
 
The Book of Negroes
4.44
really liked it
I feel as though I learned a great deal reading this wonderful novel. I have never known much about the specifics of the slave trade, or about slavery ...more
Jul 11, 2016
Jul 12, 2016
 
Beginning
3.81
really liked it
Enjoyed this memoir very much, although I'm sorry that Branagh didn't hold off a few more years (it was published in 1989) so that it could have been ...more
Aug 19, 2011
Aug 19, 2011
 
The Girl on the Train
3.88
really liked it
And here I come, hopping on the train as usual after everyone else has had (and thoroughly reviewed) the ride. At least I managed to stay unspoiled! A ...more
Sep 17, 2016
Sep 17, 2016
 
Gods Behaving Badly
3.39
liked it
This light novel, based on the conceit that the Greek gods are alive and living in squalor in London, losing their power, was good for quite a number ...more
Jun 24, 2010
Jun 22, 2010
 
Dirty Blonde
3.67
liked it
A page-turner interesting enough to pass a few lunch-hours. Nice use of toxic seepage from underground fire as symbolic landscape for main character, ...more
Jun 2008
Jul 15, 2008
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