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Werewolves in Their Youth
3.63
liked it
It's an almost physical pain to give a Michael Chabon book only three stars. Granted, this is only the third book I've read by him, but the first two, ...more
Feb 12, 2018
Feb 13, 2018
 
A Separate Peace
3.56
really liked it
Not at all what I was expecting - a mix of Salinger and Kerouac, instead Knowles presents a boarding school that should've been expected, and instead ...more
Sep 29, 2015
Jan 13, 2016
 
Mrs. Dalloway
3.78
liked it
When they said this was a complex read, they really weren't kidding. Not only does it have stream of conscious narration that James Joyce wouldn't sni ...more
Jan 21, 2011
Jan 17, 2011
 
Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1)
4.08
liked it
No one can do stream of consciousness like the Irish. And no one can do depressing like the Irish. And this book has heaps of both and is brilliant at ...more
Jul 2013
Sep 10, 2013
 
The Idiot
4.18
it was amazing
Dostoyevsky is the man. Is the writer. Is the player of readers' minds.

He had created a sympathetic character where, as the reader, we are rooting fo
...more
Mar 18, 2015
May 21, 2015
 
Three by Flannery O'Connor
4.30
really liked it
Brutal and Brilliant.
Jan 23, 2015
Apr 15, 2015
 
Death in the Afternoon
3.71
liked it
When I walked over to my classic cases, trying to decide which book I'll read next, I looked over to the authors that really needed to be read. I narr ...more
Mar 2008
Apr 21, 2008
 
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
3.61
it was amazing
When I first read this book in high school, I coined a phrase for it: "Deadly Boring."

I literally thought that I was going to be bored to death if I
...more
Jan 1994
Jun 27, 2007
 
The Color Purple
4.18
really liked it
Well. Wow. I've been meaning to read this book for a while, but some other book lands in my hands first. And now, I'm so glad I read it.
Is it a book
...more
Dec 02, 2016
Apr 07, 2017
 
This Boy's Life
3.98
liked it
I believe this is now required reading in some schools. Oh well. It's not bad. It's just not great either.
It reminded me too much of "Youth in Revolt
...more
Aug 25, 2014
Mar 21, 2015
 
Invisible Man
3.85
really liked it
As good as I've always heard. I can't believe it has taken this long in my life to read this book. Beyond racism, I feel this book to be a deconstruct ...more
Aug 29, 2010
Sep 07, 2010
 
Ulysses
3.74
it was amazing
Read this book once just to be able to brag that I read this book.

Had to read it again to understand it though. Be familiar with The Odyssey, obvious
...more
not set
Jun 27, 2007
 
The Turn of the Screw
3.45
really liked it
Ghosts or no?
Crazy or no?
Read or no?
Yes.
Dec 19, 2014
Mar 21, 2015
 
The Grapes of Wrath
3.94
did not like it
None
not set
Sep 25, 2007
 
In Our Time
3.79
liked it
None
Aug 2008
Sep 01, 2008
 
The Sound and the Fury
3.86
really liked it
None
not set
Nov 17, 2007
 
Jonah's Gourd Vine
3.99
liked it
None
not set
Sep 21, 2008
 
The Old Man and the Sea
3.74
really liked it
None
Apr 2008
May 26, 2008
 
Light in August
3.94
liked it
None
not set
Sep 21, 2008
 
Dubliners
3.86
it was amazing
None
not set
Aug 26, 2007
 
The Things They Carried
4.12
it was ok
None
not set
Jun 29, 2007
 
A Farewell to Arms
3.79
really liked it
None
not set
Sep 21, 2008
 
The Short Stories
4.27
really liked it
None
not set
Sep 21, 2008
 
As I Lay Dying
3.72
liked it
None
not set
Sep 21, 2008
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