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The Milagro Beanfield War
4.09
it was amazing
Que Viva Snuffy Ledoux!

I read this book 35 years ago for the first time when I was fifteen years old. It remains one of my all time favorites. After
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Oct 26, 2009
Mar 17, 2009
 
The Confession
3.82
it was amazing
***Please note: this review contains spoilers***

The subject matter of this disturbing book is the death penalty – more specifically, wrongful prosecut
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Jan 20, 2011
Jan 20, 2011
 
The Fourth Hand
3.30
liked it
This story, with all its unlikely characters and the attendant twists and turns, has John Irving's mark all over it. John Irving is with out a doubt, ...more
May 29, 2010
Dec 29, 2008
 
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
3.81
it was amazing
I loved Huck Finn and the raw insights offered by Mark Twain into the mindset of a poor white American male dealing with the challenges of his time. W ...more
Oct 07, 2017
Dec 28, 2008
 
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
3.61
did not like it
**spoiler alert** If you are looking for a pick-me-up DO NOT buy this book. I'm borrowing a Southpark line, "You killed Edgar you bastard!"

This book h
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Oct 15, 2009
Oct 12, 2009
 
When The Legends Die
3.60
liked it
This book is a quick, easy read. Its plot is straight forward and logical.

I appreciate the way Hal Borland was able to convey Thomas Black Bull's eni
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Oct 06, 2009
Oct 05, 2009
 
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
4.19
it was amazing
"...one flew east,
one flew west,
and one flew over the cuckoo's nest."

I first read, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” when I was fourteen. I remember c
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Jul 2010
Dec 29, 2008
 
My Ántonia
3.77
liked it
My Antonia, penned by Willa Cather is a story capturing the life of turn-of-the-century America. The Nebraska prairie's newly arrived inhabitants - wh ...more
Jan 05, 2010
Jan 05, 2010
 
Catch-22 (Catch-22 #1)
3.98
liked it
I'm not sure what all the hype was about. Maybe the fact that it dragged on at least twice as long as it could have, is why I am left scratching my he ...more
Mar 27, 2011
Jan 03, 2009
 
The Art of Racing in the Rain
4.20
did not like it
This book is anthropomorphism run amok. I'm sitting here watching my lack Lab, Poe and either he is a charlatan or The Art of Racing in the Rain is pe ...more
Jun 26, 2011
Jan 08, 2009
 
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
3.65
really liked it
In Physics, there is a phenomenon called the "Butterfly Effect." - it is a means of acknowledging how everything is interrelated by demonstrating how ...more
Mar 10, 2013
Oct 17, 2009
 
Tortilla Flat
3.83
it was ok
I like Steinbeck. I don't like his portrayal of the characters. This book is definitely a product of its time and not even the great Steinbeck - known ...more
May 2011
Jan 03, 2009
 
The Bridges of Madison County
3.56
it was amazing
I've never seen the movie which shares the same name. Perhaps I will some time, but I am glad to have read beforehand.

Robert James Waller's, "Bridges
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Jan 15, 2017
Jan 15, 2017
 
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
3.68
did not like it
I didn't like it. Perhaps a better name for the book would be, "A mind-numbing book of stultifying, stream-of-consciousness self-aggrandizing."

I stil
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Dec 23, 2011
Feb 02, 2009
 
These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901, Arizona Territories (Sarah Agnes Prine, #1)
4.34
it was amazing
This beautifully written story is the first In a series of three books that tell the story of Sarah Elliott nee Prine whose life takes place on the so ...more
Jul 19, 2015
Mar 14, 2009
 
The Sound and the Fury
3.86
really liked it
This is my first Faulkner book. Wow. It bears a little getting used to and I must admit that I relied on a couple of background books in order to get ...more
Dec 24, 2012
Oct 21, 2009
 
Look Homeward, Angel
3.94
it was amazing
I am totally enthralled by America's Southern writers. Wolfe was far easier for me to read than Faulkner, and his sentences are so lyrical. This is a ...more
Dec 24, 2012
Nov 04, 2009
 
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
3.77
really liked it
The material is a bit dated but its message remains relevant.
Dec 24, 2012
Mar 18, 2009
 
The Raven
4.28
really liked it
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Oct 29, 2017
Oct 21, 2009
 
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
3.90
liked it
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Dec 29, 2008
 
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
4.27
liked it
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Dec 29, 2008
 
East of Eden
4.36
liked it
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Dec 29, 2008
 
Charlotte's Web
4.15
really liked it
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Dec 29, 2008
 
Mariette in Ecstasy
3.71
it was ok
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Dec 29, 2008
 
A Raisin in the Sun
3.74
really liked it
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Dec 30, 2008
 
The Glass Menagerie
3.68
liked it
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Dec 30, 2008
 
The Scarlet Letter
3.38
really liked it
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Dec 31, 2008
 
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
3.77
liked it
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Dec 31, 2008
 
Black Beauty
3.95
liked it
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not set
Dec 31, 2008
 
Snow Falling on Cedars
3.81
liked it
None
Dec 09, 2012
Dec 31, 2008
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