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No Country for Old Men
4.13
really liked it
So are we gonna talk about No Country For Old Men, he said.

Why not, she replied.

Then we gotta do it like McCarthy, he said. Short sentences. Southern
...more
Jan 22, 2012
Jan 10, 2012
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.57
it was ok
I got so tired of receiving Twilight questions on the Never-Ending Quiz that I went out and bought a copy. It's about as good as I had expected, but I ...more
Dec 06, 2008
Nov 24, 2008
 
Soumission
3.63
really liked it
This week, on Dystopia! Michel Houellebecq discusses the future with Robert Heinlein

- Good evening, M. Houellebecq.

- Bonsoir, M. Heinlein. Alors, plea
...more
Feb 08, 2015
Feb 07, 2015
 
The Blind Assassin
3.95
really liked it

- So are you still trudging through the Margaret Atwood?

- George, you should stop being so dismissive! Have you ever read it?

- Well, I think I got a
...more
Feb 14, 2011
Feb 05, 2011
 
Momo
4.29
it was amazing
Manny was working late one evening when he received an unexpected visitor. He was an old man with white hair and gold-rimmed glasses, curiously dresse ...more
Dec 17, 2015
Dec 07, 2015
 
Lolita
3.88
it was amazing
Warning: contains spoilers for The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, L'âge de raison and this book

I remember seeing an interview with Nabokov, where he was ask
...more
Jan 1996
not set
not set
Nov 20, 2008
 
What Pooh Might Have Said to Dante and Other Futile Speculations
4.14
it was amazing
Praise for What Pooh Might Have Said To Dante:

"...would make a great present for somebody who's never heard of GoodReads before, like maybe a caveman
...more
Feb 2012
not set
not set
not set
not set
Mar 12, 2012
 
The Arabian Nights
4.06
it was amazing
Ah, if only I could write like the late Sir Richard Burton! Normally I dislike translations, but to refuse to read The Arabian Nights on those grounds ...more
Sep 16, 2013
May 12, 2013
 
Jane Eyre
4.10
liked it
**spoiler alert**
Reader, she married him.
May 1992
Dec 20, 2008
 
Against the Day
4.10
it was amazing
It had been some time since the Chums of Chance had last visited Candlewood University, and as soon as they were on terra firma they made their way di ...more
Jan 13, 2016
Apr 28, 2015
 
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
3.52
liked it
As ye sow, so shall ye reap.

Earlier this year, I foolishly lent my copy of Twilight to Cate across the road. She liked it. Then, when she got a place
...more
Oct 07, 2009
Oct 03, 2009
 
La Vérité sur l'affaire Harry Quebert
3.95
did not like it
La Vérité sur la verité sur l'affaire Harry Quebert

"Reading bestsellers is like boxing, Marcus. They can both cause brain damage."

********************
...more
Jul 16, 2017
Jul 11, 2017
 
Les particules élémentaires
3.78
liked it
You can interpret this book in several different ways. A lot of people view it as a depressing, hate-filled rant, filled with a really startling amoun ...more
Feb 20, 2009
Dec 04, 2008
 
Män som hatar kvinnor (Millennium, #1)
4.11
it was amazing
One of the best thrillers I've ever read. Great story, great characters, very intelligent and thoughtful. Writing is nothing special but it doesn't ne ...more
Sep 2008
Nov 20, 2008
 
Pan
3.92
really liked it
I went into the café and sat down in the corner. I prefer to sit there. I took out my book and opened it. After a while, I looked up and saw that one ...more
Dec 08, 2016
Dec 05, 2016
 
Ulysses
3.74
it was amazing
(Geneva, late 2012. Plainpalais market, a riotous display of phallic vegetables, ill-smelling cheese and trash literature. THE REVIEWER and his GIRLFR ...more
Nov 28, 2012
Oct 25, 2012
 
2015 on Goodreads
4.27
really liked it
2015 wasn't a very good reading year (too much software development), but I did finally manage to achieve one of my long-term goals and do something a ...more
Dec 31, 2015
Jan 01, 2016
 
Middlemarch
3.93
really liked it
Since it's still Stalker Week here on Goodreads, I decided to create a new shelf, which I've called older-men-younger-women. I hope that's neutral eno ...more
May 1994
Mar 24, 2009
 
Salammbô
3.74
really liked it
I'd not intended to read Salammbô, Flaubert's close-to-unknown second novel, but I was at the end of Madame Bovary and saw a yellowing 1922 edition in ...more
May 30, 2010
May 07, 2010
 
Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False
3.52
liked it
I had trouble at first making sense of this controversial book, but after a while I thought of my autistic son Jonathan and it all came into focus. Jo ...more
Jul 09, 2014
Jul 09, 2014
 
Go Ask Alice
3.77
it was ok
- Alice?

- Mm-hm?

- They told me to go ask you.

- Ask me what?

- Ah... I guess, should I do drugs?

- Well, how would I know? I'm just a made-up girl in a p
...more
Jan 1976
Nov 24, 2009
 
Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes
3.78
it was ok
DIMITRI: They laughed when we said we'd write a book explaining philosophy entirely through jokes.

TASSO: Well, they're not laughing now!
Nov 17, 2015
Jul 20, 2012
 
Du côté de chez Swann (À la recherche du temps perdu, #1)
4.14
it was amazing
I think my original impetus for reading this was Thomas Disch's excellent short story "Getting into Death". Finding out that she probably only has a f ...more
Jan 1986
not set
not set
Nov 22, 2008
 
Belle du Seigneur
4.13
it was amazing
This is a great novel about romantic love; alternately, one could say that it's about what it's like to be a sex and love addict, since it doesn't por ...more
Oct 02, 2009
not set
Nov 20, 2008
 
Time Enough For Love
3.96
did not like it
- Mr. Lazarus Long, since you happen to be passing through the early twenty-first century, could you give us a few priceless gems of homespun wisdom f ...more
Jan 1976
May 22, 2009
 
The Seduction of Curves
4.29
it was amazing
Euclid alone had looked on beauty bare
But now this book will also give you sight
And show your eyes how, here and everywhere
The networks folded from th
...more
Sep 25, 2017
Sep 17, 2017
 
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
3.70
it was ok
There's a nice progression here, anyway. I lent Twilight to Cate-across-the-road; we gave her New Moon as a present, and she lent it back to me; most ...more
Nov 10, 2009
Oct 22, 2009
 
The Mating Game: A new romance novel from the British Women's Chess Champion
2.85
really liked it
Goodreads, I cannot tell a lie: I loved this book. I couldn't put it down and finished it in a day and a half. The damn thing could have been written ...more
Jan 27, 2017
Jan 26, 2017
 
Das Parfum: Die Geschichte eines Mörders
4.00
it was amazing
"So what did you think of it?" she asked. "I've been trying to write something, but all I can come up with is that it's a weird story about a guy who ...more
Aug 2017
Jul 17, 2017
 
La joueuse d'échecs
3.43
did not like it
PrettyWomanEdited

A horrible Coelhoesque piece of pseudo-feminism, in which a fortyish Greek chambermaid who doesn't know the difference between a pawn and a bishop sud
...more
Nov 29, 2015
Nov 28, 2015
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