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The Nick Adams Stories
4.06
it was amazing
Here's my admission: this collection is a sentimental favorite of mine. I have no objectivity when it comes to rating this collection. Why? I grew up ...more
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May 06, 2009
 
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)
4.51
it was amazing
And so it ends. What Tolkien did so well in the final book was to provide closure to the story. The fellowship is allowed to part ways in a fine and l ...more
Aug 20, 2011
Jun 10, 2011
 
To Your Scattered Bodies Go (Riverworld, #1)
3.94
it was amazing
The first PJF novel I ever read. His short stories from sci-fi magazines had impressed me but this novel went way beyond that. This novel has one of t ...more
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Apr 14, 2009
 
The Killer Angels (The Civil War Trilogy, #2)
4.30
it was amazing
Simply a great novel. Yes, a must read for historical military fiction fans but it even reads well for anyone who can appreciate great writing and esp ...more
Jan 1998
Apr 16, 2009
 
Dandelion Wine
4.08
it was amazing
This was one of my first Bradbury reads (great place to start eh?). I'm a romantic at heart so this work was designed with my heart in mind. It soars ...more
Aug 31, 2009
Apr 14, 2009
 
Neverwhere
4.17
it was amazing
This book really grabbed me. The characters and settings felt so fresh to me. Gaiman's imagination can be invigorating and in this tale he hits all th ...more
Jan 2004
Mar 23, 2009
 
The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter
3.97
it was amazing
This is simply one of my favorite novels. When I think about assembling a great library, this novel comes quickly to mind. The characters are rich wit ...more
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May 15, 2009
 
The Hobbit
4.24
it was amazing
One of my favorite books of all time. The adventure of Bilbo Baggins becomes our adventure when he leaves the Shire at the request (and prodding) of t ...more
Jan 2008
Mar 24, 2009
 
Dangerous Visions
4.20
it was amazing
One of the truly influential works in modern science fiction (though Harlan preferred the term "Speculative Fiction" at the time). There are so many t ...more
not set
Apr 14, 2009
 
Jane Eyre
4.10
it was amazing
Yes, I'm man enough to admit I love this novel. I first read it in an 19th century English novels course in college. Oh yes, it's sentimental and it's ...more
not set
May 19, 2009
 
The Stand
4.34
it was amazing
My favorite King novel and one of my favorite horror-fantasy works period. Great sweeping apocalyptic tale. Even in this uncut edition, I would have l ...more
Jan 1992
Apr 19, 2009
 
A Walk in the Woods
4.05
it was amazing
One of THE funniest and most enjoyable non-fiction books I've ever read. When I recommend a book that is great escapist, non-fiction, this one comes t ...more
Jan 2002
Mar 27, 2009
 
Rendezvous with Rama (Rama, #1)
4.06
it was amazing
Classic and deservedly so. Clarke was at the height of his writing powers. Fascinating adventure, discovery tale with interesting characters.
Jan 1990
Apr 19, 2009
 
Men at Work
3.91
really liked it
Really a fascinating look at baseball devoid of his political point of view. Highly recommended for any baseball fan.
Jan 1994
Apr 19, 2009
 
The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2)
4.42
it was amazing
I know the term bromance is a silly, overused construct but it succinctly describes the Frodo/Samwise relationship in a word. In more than a word? The ...more
Mar 18, 2011
Jan 28, 2011
 
The Grapes of Wrath
3.92
it was amazing
This is probably my favorite novel. There's good reason that it is considered one of the great American novels. It brilliantly captures the time, plac ...more
not set
Jan 25, 2011
 
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
4.33
it was amazing
Reading this book is like great reading therapy - it's comforting, reassuring, and makes you want to return for another session soon. Criticism? Okay, ...more
Nov 24, 2010
Oct 05, 2010
 
The Painted Bird
3.94
it was amazing
I read this book many years ago but the journey of the little boy still haunts me. It is a phenomenal work by an unusual writer.
not set
Apr 17, 2009
 
Along with Youth: Hemingway, the Early Years
4.03
really liked it
Excellent in every way. You get a real feel for Hemmingway in this biography.
Jan 1990
Apr 19, 2009
 
Gateway
4.07
really liked it
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Apr 22, 2009
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