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Lady Windermere's Fan
3.91
it was amazing
Reading an Oscar Wilde play is sort of like life being perfect. The structure of the work is faultless, the dialogue is uber-clever and fantastic. Wha ...more
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Sep 11, 2007
 
Nausea
3.92
really liked it
Jean-Paul Sartre's version of "Rebel Without a Cause" and like James Dean, Sartre himself became an icon. Written in the late 30's, Sartre's study of ...more
not set
Mar 01, 2008
 
Paris Spleen
4.30
it was amazing
I have this book by my bed. Before I drop my eyes into deep sleep I like to read a page or two of this book. It gives me a certain sense ..... of drea ...more
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Sep 15, 2007
 
M Train
3.98
it was amazing
"M Train" is perhaps one of the most romantic books of being a writer, and those who likes to read. What can be better than reading and writing in a s ...more
Oct 10, 2015
Aug 06, 2015
 
And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks
3.71
really liked it
The Beat-lunatic's dream book. William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac's first book - and not only that but the only book that they wrote together. Writ ...more
Oct 29, 2008
Oct 20, 2008
 
The Thief's Journal
3.99
it was amazing
Without a doubt one in a proper life needs to be obsessed with the early Kinks, a love of Howlin' Wolf, read the entire works of Oscar Wilde, to know ...more
not set
Nov 04, 2007
 
List of the Lost
2.32
liked it
Without a doubt, and clearly, one of the oddest literary works by a pop singer ever. It is really beyond the category of good or bad. On one level, it ...more
Oct 04, 2015
Aug 30, 2015
 
Life
3.86
liked it
Bob Dylan's memoir is a classic. Patti Smith's memoir "Just Kids" a classic. "Life" by Keith Richards not a classic but a really really OK book. But m ...more
Nov 14, 2010
Nov 07, 2010
 
The Map and the Territory
3.94
it was amazing
His best novel. The themes are basically the same, but Michel Houellebecq tells the tale again with great energy and in a large tongue in cheek manner ...more
Jan 03, 2012
Jan 03, 2012
 
Froth on the Daydream
4.00
it was amazing
There has been three translations of "L'ecme des jours" Brian Harper's translation "Foam of the Daze" (my press TamTam Books), "Mood Indigo" (American ...more
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Oct 12, 2007
 
The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde: Stories, Plays, Poems  Essays
4.45
it was amazing
So essential it's not even funny. Not a better writer in the English language. Also if one can have a hero in this world, I think Wilde can fit that b ...more
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Sep 22, 2007
 
Mythologies
4.10
it was amazing
I am not a huge critical lit reader but there is something so enjoyable about Barthes' books or essays. I like the way he writes about an everyday obj ...more
not set
Oct 21, 2007
 
Books v. Cigarettes
3.92
it was amazing
A small collection of essays by the wonderful master of the sentence, George Orwell. I think he's one of the great craftmen of the written word. I can ...more
Sep 30, 2008
Sep 25, 2008
 
Miss Lonelyhearts / The Day of the Locust
3.91
it was amazing
Do you know what's wrong with this New Direction edition of West's most famous two little novels? Nothing. It's a perfect book. And it's a work that n ...more
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Mar 10, 2008
 
Invisible
3.69
really liked it
I think a lot of people have given up on Auster, after his series of novels in the 21st Century. But "Invisible," his new one is a winner. He's a guy ...more
Jun 20, 2009
Jun 14, 2009
 
City of Nets: A Portrait of Hollywood in the 1940s
4.21
it was amazing
If you were going to have only one book on Hollywood, this is it. Beyond essential. Beyond ... well anything. Any book that combines the Marx Brothers ...more
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Jan 01, 2008
 
The 48 Laws of Power
4.19
it was amazing
This is really an unique book that serves both as a manual as well as a reading of the history of power and how it was used through the ages. I imagin ...more
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Oct 25, 2007
 
Querelle of Brest (Faber Fiction Classics)
3.94
it was amazing
As a straight man, I sure do have a love for Gay literature and Gay authors. Genet is just an once-in-a-life-time genius. "Querelle" is a magnificent ...more
not set
Nov 04, 2007
 
Autobiography
3.64
it was amazing
A great memoir needs a strong character who writes, and Morrissey takes that role to the maximum. Overall each page has a quotable sentence or two, an ...more
not set
Oct 12, 2013
 
On the Road: The Original Scroll
4.14
it was amazing

Five stars is not enough for this book: it should be ten stars! This is a very beautiful book and rightfully an American classic. Stunning!



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Oct 2007
Sep 29, 2007
 
Artificial Paradise
3.82
it was amazing
On a drug trip with Charles Baudelaire. What can be better?
not set
Oct 21, 2007
 
Art Sex Music
3.98
liked it
I have never been a fan of Throbbing Gristle. My sense of aesthetic is entirely the opposite of this band. First of all, I hate their name. It's funny ...more
May 03, 2017
not set
Mar 30, 2017
 
The Savage Detectives
4.11
really liked it
Well first of all it took me forever to read this novel. Not because it was boring or even great, just the fact that the structure of the novel made m ...more
Dec 14, 2008
Nov 13, 2008
 
Tosh: Growing Up in Wallace Berman's World
4.46
it was amazing
I'm the first reviewer here on my book, which I know, kind of sucks, but nevertheless, I will let you know what the book is about. It's a memoir of my ...more
Oct 11, 2018
May 07, 2018
 
Giovanni’s Room
4.23
it was amazing
James Baldwin is simply great. One can smell the Parisian room off the page in this incredible fast reading novel. The novel takes place in 1950's Par ...more
not set
Oct 21, 2007
 
Light in August
3.94
it was amazing
It inspired Boris Vian and that's enough in my book. Joe Christmas is one of the great fictional characters in fiction. I can smell Southern culture r ...more
not set
Feb 28, 2008
 
Batman: The Killing Joke
4.37
really liked it
Through out my life I have been a borderline Joker obsessive. Even when I was a little tot I had a thing for the Joker. And what got me excited about ...more
not set
Mar 29, 2008
 
A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, From Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man
3.84
it was amazing
I have not previously met a person who didn't like something by Alex Chilton. He's a cult artist by definition, but he is without a doubt a major work ...more
Apr 20, 2014
Dec 27, 2013
 
Locus Solus
4.11
it was amazing
I read this book some years ago, and to this day I felt I dreamt it. Not meaning it's a Surrealist work - and some argue it is - at least by its natur ...more
May 19, 2011
May 19, 2011
 
Schoolgirl
3.90
it was amazing
Whenever i put pen on to a paper or I type words I think of Osamu Dazai. The craft of his writing with the mixture of his character equals a major inf ...more
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Apr 25, 2012
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