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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
4.00
it was amazing
"Good gracious!" said Alice, "I do believe I'm inside a review!"

She turned to the Hatter and the March Hare.

"Well, let me see. Here is the title, and
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Jan 1966
Apr 14, 2009
 
Le Petit Prince
4.29
it was amazing
The next asteroid the Little Prince came to was inhabited by a Quiz Addict. He sat hunched in front of his laptop, and barely looked up when the Littl ...more
Jan 1966
Dec 20, 2008
 
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
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Jan 22, 2012
Jan 10, 2012
 
Min kamp 1
4.07
liked it
I sat, leaning slightly forward, and continued to stare at the screen, but I could think of nothing to say. I shifted my weight, trying to find a more ...more
Jun 10, 2014
May 29, 2014
 
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
4.25
really liked it
I somehow ended up reading them both simultaneously. So I couldn't help wondering

What Madam Bovary Might Have Thought Of Good Omens

Three days later, a
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Apr 2010
Mar 30, 2010
 
The Devil's Dictionary
4.12
really liked it
goodreads, n. Website designed to prevent people who enjoy books from finding time to read them.

review, v.i. Demonstrate, through a short essay, appre
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Jan 2006
Dec 20, 2008
 
En attendant Godot
3.82
really liked it
ACT III

VLADIMIR: They've called us back.

ESTRAGON: For an encore?

VLADIMIR: No, we're supposed to say what it means.

[A pause]

ESTRAGON: What what means?
...more
Jan 1992
Dec 20, 2008
 
À la recherche du temps perdu
4.35
it was amazing
When you read Proust, and learn to appreciate his extraordinary, dreamy, hypnotic, truly inimitable style (this review is a mere shadow on the wall of ...more
Jan 2004
May 25, 2009
 
Guinness World Records 2015
4.19
liked it
Goodreads records

Goodreads keeps track of some records automatically. In particular, it lets you look up the following:

Greatest number of votes for a
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not set
Jul 23, 2015
 
Grey (Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian, #1)
3.77
Evidently this is intended as an homage to Midnight Sun, which given the roots of the Fifty Shades series is entirely appropriate and thematic. What I ...more
not set
Jun 03, 2015
 
Exercices de style
4.08
it was amazing
Meta

From what point of view should I review the book? Evidently: from all possible points of view.

Snobbish

Needless to say, I am reading the original F
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Feb 03, 2009
Jan 28, 2009
 
Pale Fire
4.20
it was amazing

I liked² this book³, especially the poem.
____________________________________

When I use the first-person singular pronoun, I am here referring to my
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Jan 1998
not set
Nov 20, 2008
 
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
4.17
it was amazing
Q: What would happen if every geek in the world received a copy of What If tomorrow morning?

A: Actually, less than you'd think.

First, a little backgro
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Sep 16, 2014
Sep 15, 2014
 
Apologie de Socrate
4.15
really liked it
[Original review, Jan 11 2015]

Apology of Charlie Hebdo

To the Americans, who rule the world by brute military and economic force, while claiming they'r
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Aug 31, 2014
Jan 11, 2015
 
Excession (Culture, #5)
4.19
liked it
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- Hello? This is Kin
...more
Jan 2006
Nov 21, 2008
 
Candide
3.76
it was amazing
- Bonjour, M. Candide! Bienvenue au site Goodreads! Qu'en pensez-vous?

- It's OK, we can speak English. Pour encourager les autres, as one might say.

-
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Nov 27, 1997
not set
Nov 20, 2008
 
2016 on Goodreads
4.25
really liked it
Okay, it's that time of year again. Here are my prizes for books first read in 2016, split up by category:

New languages

I thought I'd see if I could re
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Dec 11, 2016
Dec 07, 2016
 
Alice Through the Looking-Glass
4.05
it was amazing
TrumptyDumpty

"But are you really pro-life?" asked Alice. "Because you know, I've heard pro-life people talk before, and they sound quite different."

"When I use a
...more
Jan 1966
Apr 07, 2016
 
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
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Mar 12, 2012
 
The Demolished Man
4.00
really liked it
This is what my poor review looks like now that the 'pre' tag is broken:

So too?
what telepath
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you
are think fun
Oh of
kind the
It's Demolished
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Jan 1974
Mar 05, 2009
 
La Vérité sur l'affaire Harry Quebert
3.96
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
 
The Trial
3.99
really liked it
The tortured bureaucratic world described in The Trial always strikes me as startlingly modern. I wondered

How The Trial might have started if Kafka ha
...more
Aug 10, 2006
Dec 20, 2008
 
Stuff White People Like: A Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions
3.76
really liked it
94. Goodreads

Goodreads combines many of the things white people like. They can hang out on the internet, talk to people who have similar views on Sara
...more
Aug 09, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
 
Bonjour tristesse
3.62
really liked it
- Hello. I'm Cécile.

- Manny.

- You as bored with this party as I am?

- How bored are you?

- Very.

- I believe I'm enjoying it slightly more than you.

- We
...more
Jan 2006
Dec 07, 2008
 
Against the Day
4.11
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
 
Shakespeare's Sonnets
4.24
it was amazing
Shakespeare's Sonnet XVIII (abridged)

You're hot.
But not as hot as this poem.

Shakespeare's Sonnet CXVI (abridged)

I'll love you even when you are sixty
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not set
Jan 19, 2009
 
Pan
3.91
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
 
Heretics of Dune (Dune Chronicles #5)
3.84
did not like it
The guards ushered Frank into the office. As usual, the Reverend Publisher was seated at her desk, writing.

So many lives touched by her decisions, he
...more
Jan 1986
Jun 30, 2009
 
Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh, #1)
4.34
it was amazing
In which the animals meet a Hostile Reviewer, and Pooh invents a New Breakfast

One morning, Pooh and Piglet were walking through the Hundred Acre Wood,
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Jan 1965
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Nov 25, 2008
 
Min kamp 2
4.32
liked it
[from Min kamp 1]

It was now more than two weeks since I had published my review of Min kamp 1, and during that time I had not posted anything new. Eve
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Jun 30, 2014
Jun 19, 2014
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