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Tortilla Flat
3.83
it was amazing
Briefly, Danny, the chief protagonist in this novel, returns from the war to Tortilla Flat (a paisano district that sits upon a hillside above Montere ...more
Aug 2008
Jul 13, 2008
 
5
The Catcher in the Rye
3.80
liked it
As posted on my blog

Warning: the following may contain minor spoilers

I didn’t know what to think at first after I finished reading The Catcher in the
...more
Jul 13, 2008
Jul 10, 2008
 
4
The Road
3.96
really liked it
**spoiler alert**
As posted on my blog [NOTE: The following may contain minor spoilers]

When I finally laid this book on the table as finished (as part
...more
Jul 09, 2008
Jun 16, 2008
 
9
Of Mice and Men
3.85
really liked it
As part of my *Steinbeck Special* (which in turn is part of my 50 Novels in One Year reading challenge) I’ve finished reading Of Mice and Men and desp ...more
Aug 03, 2008
Jul 26, 2008
 
3
Slaughterhouse-Five
4.06
really liked it
**spoiler alert** As posted at my blog:

I thought Slaughterhouse Five was an incredible read. Mr. Vonnegut’s style of writing is unique to say the leas
...more
Jun 29, 2008
Jun 16, 2008
 
6
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
3.95
really liked it
Set in a post-war Stalinist labour camp, this novel, as the title suggests, centres on a single day in the life of ‘political prisoner’ Ivan Denisovic ...more
Jul 16, 2008
Jun 23, 2008
 
15
Water for Elephants
4.07
it was amazing
Quite simply Water for Elephants is an exceptional read and one that any reader should not miss out on. Briefly the novel is about a circus struggling ...more
Oct 2008
Jul 26, 2008
 
11
The Pearl
3.43
liked it
The Pearl is a Steinbeck title that's a little different to say the least. This is a parable rewrite by Steinbeck, based on an old Mexican folktale, s ...more
Aug 15, 2008
Jul 13, 2008
 
10
Cannery Row
4.03
it was amazing
Cannery Row is the third Steinbeck novel I’ve read in succession, and for me it stands out as the finest; quite simply I’ve never been more captivated ...more
Aug 12, 2008
Aug 12, 2008
 
7
Never Let Me Go
3.81
liked it
I confess to not reading much fiction in my lifetime, but when I was a kid I did read quite a lot of children’s novels (my favourites being Just Willi ...more
Jul 28, 2008
Jul 13, 2008
 
48
Three to See the King
3.75
really liked it
I first came across the author Magnus Mills when a lot of people were evangalising his novel - The Restraint of Beasts. Although I’ve still to add tha ...more
not set
Nov 19, 2008
 
2
Hunger
4.09
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Posted on my blog:

Intense! Moving! Unforgettable! - a few resonant 'power words' which could help me to describe Mr. Knut Hamsun's H
...more
Jul 02, 2008
Jun 29, 2008
 
17
Heart of Darkness
3.42
liked it
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Jul 13, 2008
 
22
The Idiot
4.18
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Jun 23, 2008
 
16
The Diary of a Nobody
3.71
really liked it
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Jun 23, 2008
 
29
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
4.17
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Jul 13, 2008
 
23
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.26
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Jun 23, 2008
 
30
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
3.38
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Jul 13, 2008
 
20
Ask The Dust
4.13
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Jul 13, 2008
 
31
The Bell Jar
3.99
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Jul 13, 2008
 
32
The New York Trilogy: City of Glass / Ghosts / The Locked Room
3.92
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Jul 13, 2008
 
33
A Prayer for Owen Meany
4.23
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Jul 13, 2008
 
14
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
3.86
really liked it
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Sep 27, 2008
Jul 13, 2008
 
24
Walden; or, Life in the Woods
3.80
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Jun 23, 2008
 
25
Life of Pi
3.89
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Jun 23, 2008
 
21
Crime and Punishment
4.19
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Jun 23, 2008
 
34
White Teeth
3.76
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Jul 26, 2008
 
26
On the Road
3.64
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Jun 16, 2008
 
35
The Blind Assassin
3.95
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Jul 26, 2008
 
36
The God of Small Things
3.92
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not set
Jul 26, 2008
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