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Blindness
4.07
liked it
**spoiler alert** "...Why did we become blind, I don't know, perhaps one day we'll find out, Do you want me to tell you what I think, Yes, do, I don't ...more
Sep 15, 2008
Jul 17, 2008
 
Cold Mountain
3.83
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Charles Frazier's 1998 National Book Award winning novel, Cold Mountain, is sort of a love story. After barely having time to strike ...more
Apr 13, 2009
Jul 17, 2008
 
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
4.31
really liked it
You don't have to be a fan of Stephen King's work to appreciate this memoir--part auto-biography, part instructional guide to writing.

I was most caug
...more
Jul 24, 2008
Jul 17, 2008
 
The Road
3.95
liked it
"On this road there are no godspoke men. They are gone and I am left and they have taken with them the world. Query: how does the never to be differ f ...more
Oct 2007
Sep 27, 2007
 
Beloved
3.77
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** I had never read anything by Toni Morrison when I started reading Beloved. I had an idea of what it might be like that was kind of a ...more
Jun 19, 2010
Jan 27, 2008
 
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
3.89
it was ok
Ugh. I don't know what to add here. I never engaged with this book, and truthfully, couldn't wait for it to be over.

Was it the crude language, the fl
...more
Apr 05, 2009
Jul 14, 2008
 
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
4.11
it was amazing
"Reaching the top of Everest is supposed to trigger a surge of intense elation; against long odds, after all, I had just attained a goal I'd coveted s ...more
Jul 21, 2008
Jul 17, 2008
 
On Beauty
3.68
really liked it
I actually liked this better than White Teeth. It's a retelling of Howard's End, which is by one of my favorite authors and is one of my favorite book ...more
Jan 2002
Jun 10, 2007
 
Love in the Time of Cholera
3.89
really liked it
**spoiler alert** "The girl raised her eyes to see who was passing by the window, and that casual glance was the beginning of a cataclysm of love that ...more
Jul 19, 2009
Jul 17, 2008
 
The Handmaid's Tale
4.06
really liked it
**spoiler alert** In "The Handmaid's Tale", Margaret Atwood illustrates the belief that extreme religious ideology (specifically here, Christianity) c ...more
Sep 06, 2009
Jul 17, 2008
 
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
4.17
really liked it
"It was a narrow world, a world that was standing still. But the narrower it became, and the more it betook of stillness, the more this world that env ...more
Feb 28, 2010
Jul 17, 2008
 
The Joy Luck Club
3.90
really liked it
It's my fault she is this way. I wanted my children to have the best combination: American circumstances and Chinese character. How could I know these ...more
May 30, 2010
Jul 14, 2008
 
Black Water
3.52
it was ok
As a fan of Blonde (five stars!)...I can't quite put my finger on why this novella, whose events mirror the Ted Kennedy/Mary Jo Kopechne accident, did ...more
Jul 20, 2008
Jul 17, 2008
 
Mystic River
4.19
really liked it
This book is so much better than the (overrated?) movie. This is one of the types of books that I need to stop reading because they keep me awake at n ...more
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Jun 17, 2007
 
Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones, #1)
3.75
really liked it
This is so fun and easy to read. Everyone should read this! I love the neurotic Bridget! The movie is also great.
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Jun 16, 2007
 
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
3.68
it was ok
Half-way in and I'm throwing in the towel. Smug.
May 03, 2009
Jul 17, 2008
 
Rabbit at Rest (Rabbit Angstrom #4)
3.96
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Jul 17, 2008
 
The Ghost Road (Regeneration, #3)
4.11
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Jul 14, 2008
 
Watchmen
4.35
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Feb 10, 2008
 
American Pastoral (The American Trilogy, #1)
3.91
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Jan 27, 2008
 
Lonesome Dove (Lonesome Dove, #1)
4.47
really liked it
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Jun 16, 2007
 
Selected Stories
4.30
liked it
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Jul 17, 2008
 
The Complete Maus (Maus, #1-2)
4.53
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Jul 17, 2008
 
The Liars' Club
3.92
liked it
None
Apr 20, 2009
Jul 17, 2008
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