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The Gatekeepers
3.79
liked it
This is probably one of the most depressing books I've ever read. Although Steinberg seems to have no particular mission for this work, it is truly an ...more
May 05, 2010
May 27, 2009
 
The Book Thief
4.36
it was amazing
I'm still mulling over exactly how I feel about this book. It's very, very rare for a book to ever make progress from my "partially read" shelf to my ...more
Aug 02, 2011
Aug 02, 2011
 
Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America
3.99
it was amazing
A relatively succinct, yet comprehensive history of lesbian women in America, which also touches on feminism, civil rights and relations between the g ...more
Apr 11, 2010
Mar 15, 2010
 
The Sabbath World: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time
3.53
did not like it
Well, that was a huge chore. Shulevitz ostensible set out to explore the history of Shabbat and whether it still has meaning in the modern age. I woul ...more
Jan 08, 2017
Dec 25, 2010
 
Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1)
4.00
it was amazing
Wow. Oryx and Crake is a masterpiece of literature. I almost didn't read it because of my disappointment in The Blind Assassin, which I mention not to ...more
Dec 25, 2011
Dec 26, 2008
 
As Seen on TV: Provocations
3.40
liked it
I have developed an obsession with Lucy Grealy. Two years ago, I found Autobiography of a Face in a Goodwill, and picked it up simply because of how c ...more
Feb 09, 2012
Jun 04, 2009
 
Unnatural Death: Confessions of a Medical Examiner
3.93
liked it
This memoir of one of the most famous medical examiners is a decent showing. It is immediately clear that Dr. Baden's strength is science, rather than ...more
Feb 24, 2010
Feb 21, 2010
 
Crashers
3.77
it was ok
The most laudable thing that can be said about Crashers is that it's fun. And it definitely is that -- lazy brain candy on a Saturday afternoon/Law an ...more
Jun 26, 2010
May 15, 2010
 
The Mathematician's Shiva
3.74
it was amazing
Most novels ostensibly about math feature math as a Dan Brown-ian McGuffin, approximately equivalent to magic: we take these numbers and then Do Math ...more
Dec 31, 2015
Nov 24, 2014
 
Never Let Me Go
3.81
it was amazing
I was totally and completely spoiled about this book (stupid movie previews), but that didn't prevent it from being one of the best books I've ever re ...more
Sep 26, 2010
Sep 26, 2010
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