Cold Mountain
3.84
really liked it
This book is slow and lilting and beautiful; it has some of the most stunning imagery I've ever read, and its stark episodes from the Civil War era ar ...more
Jan 2006
Aug 19, 2008
 
A Widow for One Year
3.75
it was ok
Ah, see, this Irving book I did not particularly care for. A lot of stories-within-the-story, a lot of not-particularly-likable-or-unlikable character ...more
Jan 2006
Aug 20, 2008
 
The Picture of Dorian Gray
4.06
liked it
This is a pretty engaging read. Supposedly the three main characters are based on Wilde and two of his contemporaries, though who's who escapes me now ...more
Jan 2003
Aug 18, 2008
 
The Kite Runner
4.26
it was ok
I know it's going to make me a pariah, but I thought this book was okay at best. I felt like the writing was amateurish and the story pretty contrived ...more
Jan 2006
Aug 16, 2008
 
Love in the Time of Cholera
3.89
really liked it
Even though I couldn't get into One Hundred Years of Solitude, I thought this book was great. Really thought-provoking, beautifully written, funny and ...more
Oct 2004
Aug 16, 2008
 
Ethan Frome
3.36
really liked it
Oh man. These poor people. This book is terrific - it's short and powerful, and her descriptions of people are so piercing. She draws pictures of incr ...more
Jan 2008
Aug 16, 2008
 
Assassination Vacation
3.98
really liked it
I thought this book was great! I learned a lot about a really interesting subject, and Sarah Vowell's writing is really fun and engaging. It's the sto ...more
Dec 2007
Aug 16, 2008
 
Life of Pi
3.89
really liked it
There are images from this book I'll never forget, and I've had more than one interesting conversation with others who've read it about what it's real ...more
Jan 2005
Aug 16, 2008
 
The Moviegoer
3.70
it was ok
This was an odd little book ... I still don't know what I think of it. It made me chuckle at times, and it kind of depressed me at other times. Also, ...more
May 2008
Aug 15, 2008
 
The Wonder Spot
3.26
it was ok
This book was weirdly unfocused. It tells about a number of relationships the main character goes through, but there's no real arc to the story, and w ...more
Jul 2006
Aug 20, 2008
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