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The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
3.77
it was amazing
the secret to jonathan evison's success, i think, is that he's both emotionally courageous AND funny as hell, which is a rare and electrifying mix. i ...more
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Sep 15, 2012
 
Journey to the End of the Night
4.25
it was amazing
just finished reading it and it really feels like it might be the central book of the entire 20th century. i see catch-22 and henry miller and william ...more
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Jul 02, 2012
 
Tales of Falling and Flying
4.43
it was amazing
Hooray! The book is finally out!

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Dec 26, 2016
 
Weetzie Bat (Weetzie Bat, #1)
3.75
it was amazing
really hated this book for the first couple pages, couldn't believe i was supposed to read an entire bookful of this happy hippie treacly bullshit, th ...more
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Sep 01, 2012
 
The Scarlet Letter
3.37
it was amazing
okay, so shoot me, i never read this before. well, i tried a couple times, in high school and college, but the opening part, the introduction about th ...more
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Dec 22, 2010
 
The New Life
3.54
it was ok
i don't really know what to say about this one. i think i will be thinking about it for a while. i will say this: i found it both compulsively readabl ...more
Apr 09, 2009
Apr 08, 2009
 
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
3.95
it was amazing
usually when i read garcia marquez i love it at first but then it just keeps circling and circling and eventually my brain shuts down and i pass out, ...more
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Oct 21, 2012
 
Gone Girl
4.03
liked it
415 pages and i read it straight through in one sitting, which definitely says something. on the other hand, when it was done, it just felt like i'd m ...more
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Nov 21, 2014
 
Half a Life
3.55
it was ok
i feel bad for not liking this more than i do; darin strauss seems like a good guy and life definitely dealt him a shitty hand in the accident this me ...more
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Oct 28, 2010
 
Dept. of Speculation
3.72
liked it
the writing is excellent, but the story (marriage/baby/infidelity/unpleasantness) just makes me wanna open myself with a sword
not set
Mar 05, 2015
 
Miles: The Autobiography
4.18
it was amazing
i won't say this is the absolute best book i've ever read, but it sure is a motherfucker, as miles would probably say if he were here. though actually ...more
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Jun 09, 2009
 
A Severed Head
3.73
really liked it
iris murdoch reminds me a lot of henry james, in that her style is almost scientific. there's a method and a premise and the rest is investigation; it ...more
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Aug 09, 2012
 
Preparation for the Next Life
3.75
it was amazing
After she had showered, dressed, and brushed her wet hair, he took her to Fratelli's for pizza. While they ate, he reached across the orange table, tr ...more
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Mar 28, 2015
 
A Heart So White
4.01
liked it
liked it, didn't love it, didn't really "really like it," found myself often sighing loudly towards the end-- JUST FRIGGIN SAY WHAT YOU'RE GONNA SAY A ...more
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Sep 10, 2011
 
The Lover
3.75
it was ok
fragmented, drab, and full of unpleasant people. had a nice part about a hat though.
not set
Apr 09, 2012
 
Inherent Vice
3.71
did not like it
the more pynchon i read the less i understand why anyone gives a shit about pynchon. unfunny, unoriginal, emotionally void, completely lacking in myst ...more
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Apr 01, 2015
 
Crapalachia: A Biography of a Place
4.09
it was amazing
One time a man left home. He had argued with his mother and father the day before he left. They spoke horrible words to one another and he left withou ...more
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May 15, 2013
 
The Communist Manifesto
3.51
it was amazing
wow, this was just amazing. i expected it to be long and dry and boring but instead it's like a pamphlet, it's a stirring infomercial, and the writing ...more
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Jan 12, 2014
 
Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga
3.83
it was ok
this was really a crappy book; i give it two stars because of the interesting but lifeless information it gave me. facts. they had a lot of groupies. ...more
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Mar 22, 2009
 
The Aspern Papers
3.69
really liked it
the more i read of henry james, the more i think he may be my favorite writer. it's weird, because he seems to be exactly all those things i most desp ...more
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Aug 30, 2011
 
The Days of Abandonment
3.91
it was amazing
There is no technical means of reproduction that, up to now, has managed to surpass the mirror and the dream.

this is a perfect book. furious and terri
...more
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Mar 31, 2015
 
The Killer Angels: The Classic Novel of the Civil War (The Civil War Trilogy, #2)
4.30
it was amazing
easily one of the best books i've ever read in my life. just completely floored me. i don't give a shit about history, war, america, the military... i ...more
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Sep 02, 2014
 
Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day
3.75
it was amazing
well, i mailed in the last round of copy-edits today, so the book is now out of my hands. it feels really weird but also kind of nice. i hope it is ha ...more
Mar 23, 2011
Nov 10, 2010
 
xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths
3.50
it was amazing
i have a story in this book called "The Squid Who Fell in Love with the Sun."

BUT THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WHY I'M GIVING IT FIVE STARS
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Sep 24, 2013
 
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories
4.12
it was amazing
it's funny to be reading a book of stories and turn the page and come upon "cathedral." always seems like something that came from on high and has bee ...more
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Oct 24, 2007
 
La Bête Humaine (Les Rougon-Macquart, #17)
4.04
it was amazing
i avoided naturalism for a long time, i always thought it was going to be really dry and boring stuff, social criticism and whatnot, stories about peo ...more
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Dec 31, 2012
 
Stoner
4.28
it was amazing
During the Christmas holiday, that curious, suspended pause in the rushing semester, William Stoner began to realize two things: he began to know how ...more
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Jun 29, 2013
 
The Sellout
3.79
really liked it
i don't use this word a lot, but this book was brilliant. i actually had to put it down a lot, seemed like it might be burning a hole through my brain ...more
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Apr 21, 2016
 
No Longer Human
4.06
liked it
the opening of this book, which is a description of three photographs taken of a man over the course of his life, is one of the most best and disturbi ...more
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Sep 19, 2012
 
Bluets
4.29
liked it
a lot of elegant writing on a sentence level, a lot of interesting observations, a lot of great quotes from famous writers and philosophers, and some ...more
not set
Dec 21, 2011
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