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The Catcher in the Rye
3.80
it was amazing
journal entry

today i am 15 years old. everything is all bullshit, as usual. i can't believe how fucked everything is around me. like i'm surrounded by
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not set
Jul 01, 2011
 
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)
4.58
really liked it
HULK SMASH KVOTHE!

KVOTHE CAN DO ANYTHING AND THAT MAKE HULK ANGRY! NOT BECAUSE HULK IS JEALOUS! BUT BECAUSE HULK THINKS THIS IS RIDICULOUS AND MAKES H
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Aug 20, 2013
Jul 01, 2013
 
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
4.22
it was ok
Dear Hunger Games,

I miss you. I really do. Our relationship is over and done with but the memory of you still lingers on. I know that's a terrible cli
...more
Jun 23, 2013
Jun 21, 2013
 
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)
4.11
really liked it
Behold: the Ugly Stepchild of A Song of Ice and Fire!
Behold: the Readers of A Feast for Crows: Angry, Sullen, Vengeful!


silly readers. i'm not sure i
...more
not set
Sep 13, 2011
 
The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3)
4.48
it was amazing
not a review and there probably won't be one any time soon. i also won't be climbing Mount Everest in the near future. but here are some cool illustra ...more
not set
Jan 08, 2013
 
Transcendence
4.11
liked it
ok I've been reading the reviews for this and am getting a little disturbed. reviewers are going on and on about how excited they are to read a romanc ...more
Nov 20, 2014
Feb 03, 2014
 
The Winds of Winter (A Song of Ice and Fire, #6)
4.39
**spoiler alert**

okay, just three little favors George R.R. Martin... pretty please:

1) enough with "WORDS ARE WIND". seriously! enough with that phra
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not set
Jan 10, 2012
 
The Blade Itself (The First Law, #1)
4.14
really liked it
I’m going to do something that's a little disrespectful and start this review by talking about another fantasy series that I’ve enjoyed: A Song of Ice ...more
not set
Mar 15, 2011
 
A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)
4.54
it was amazing
it's time again for... A Game of Heroes and Zeroes!
spoilers ahead
__________

HEROES

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he's the Revenant Robin Hood, leader of a band of merry men whose p
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not set
Feb 26, 2011
 
The Terror
4.03
it was amazing
To: Mr. Dan Simmons
From: Associated Publishing Industries Unlimited, Ltd.
Subject: Your Recent Submission The Terror

Thank you for your recent submissio
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not set
Oct 20, 2011
 
Room
4.04
really liked it
Jesus Christ on a popsicle stick, i can't believe i have to read this! argh. my colleague Michael (hopefully not a GR member) loaned this to me; clear ...more
not set
Sep 01, 2011
 
The Wasp Factory
3.84
really liked it
a gentle coming-of-age tale set in rustic scotland, depicting the charming misadventures of a precocious lad and his idiosyncratic older brother as th ...more
not set
May 11, 2011
 
The Magician King (The Magicians #2)
3.91
liked it
The Continuing Adventures of a Smug Magical Asshole, as written by An Asshole. and now featuring The New Adventures of a Completely Self-Absorbed Bitc ...more
not set
Jan 27, 2012
 
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
4.45
it was amazing
there are about a billion reviews of this one so i doubt i have anything to add. the only thing i feel truly compelled to say is TYRION THE DWARF IS A ...more
not set
Oct 23, 2010
 
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1)
3.98
really liked it
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Rick Polito, Marin Independent Journal, 1998
not set
Nov 05, 2012
 
The Martian Chronicles
4.13
really liked it
RIDDLE ME A MARTIAN RIDDLE

۞

A Riddle: What walks on two legs, uses two arms, talks like a human, acts like a human, kills humans, replaces humans, want
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not set
Oct 18, 2012
 
We Were Liars
3.85
did not like it
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well this was all kinds of pointless
and also depressing.
ugh!

the writing is so mannered
it is an affectation
a studied display of real or pretended fe
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Jun 2015
Nov 18, 2014
 
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)
4.51
it was amazing
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

a rousing climax to the most ravishing love story of the modern age. tempestuous, tormented Frodo at long last learns to accept the love of h
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not set
Apr 05, 2011
 
David Copperfield
3.97
it was amazing
DAVID COPPERFIELD: MASTER VILLAIN

oh you architect of doom!

your devious passivity and willful naivete know no boundaries!
your crimes are many!

your poor
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not set
Sep 10, 2012
 
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1)
3.98
liked it
Choose Your Own Adventure!

You are Captain Arthur Hastings, and you are slowly falling in love with a Belgian. The feelings are embarrassing at first;
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not set
Dec 08, 2010
 
Revelation Space (Revelation Space, #1)
3.97
liked it
i suppose you could call Alastair Reynolds the Bad Twin of Peter Hamilton. both write space operas that come complete with mind-boggling concepts, gal ...more
not set
Aug 29, 2011
 
The Passage (The Passage, #1)
4.04
it was amazing
when i read horror, i'm usually looking for: (1) cheap thrills or (2) surreal and metaphysical weirdness or, best of all,
(3) an epic full of dread a
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not set
Jul 08, 2010
 
The Dispossessed
4.20
really liked it
Why America Is Full of Toxic Bullshit and Why Ambiguous Utopias Need to Check Themselves Before They Wreck Themselves Going Down the Same Fucked-Up Pa ...more
not set
Feb 05, 2012
 
High-Rise
3.66
really liked it
WELCOME TO BALLARD APARTMENTS

Luxury Living - To Die For!

Our extra-ordinary apartment complex is a full-service microcosm and so offers all the com
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not set
Apr 10, 2012
 
A Clash of Kings  (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
4.41
it was amazing
Everyone seems to agree that George R.R. Martin and A Song of Ice and Fire are titans in the genre of Epic Fantasy. True, true.

Everyone also seems to
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not set
Dec 12, 2010
 
Leviathan Wakes (Expanse, #1)
4.22
did not like it
EH? EH! this so-called space opera is anything but. no sense of wonder, no sense of truly divergent civilizations, no galactic span. and a clear lack ...more
not set
Sep 21, 2011
 
The Curse of Chalion (World of the Five Gods, #2)
4.16
really liked it
when i was younger, i was always confused by the moniker of "Adult Fantasy" (less used today, but more common decades ago). i assumed it meant Sexy Se ...more
not set
Dec 20, 2011
 
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
3.50
liked it
Lots of fun, except it's not. Reads like a parody, except it's not. *Dies*

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Wolff is a lively raconteur, to say the least. "Sardonic" is just the begin
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Jan 08, 2018
Jan 08, 2018
 
A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality
1.51
Joseph Nicolosi is an American clinical psychologist, founder and director of the Thomas Aquinas Psychological Clinic in Encino, California, and a fou ...more
Apr 1915
Sep 23, 2013
 
Picnic at Hanging Rock
3.74
it was amazing
ah! and there you are, my perfect little novel! it has been some time since last we've embraced. come, let us reacquaint ourselves.

but what is that y
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not set
Jun 14, 2007
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