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Angelica
3.06
liked it
I read Prague a few years back, (also by Phillips) and like this one it was well written, but lacking something. It's the story of a family who is ha ...more
Mar 15, 2008
Apr 01, 2008
 
The Wives of Henry VIII
4.15
really liked it
This book was written about 10 years before Starkey's book and doesn't have the very latest research- (mostly documents which have recently come to li ...more
Jun 15, 2008
Jun 07, 2008
 
Armadale
3.88
liked it
Hmm- it's been since high school that I've read any Wilkie Collins, and I enjoyed him very much at the time. I'm finding Armadale difficult to get thr ...more
Feb 18, 2013
Jan 24, 2013
 
Villette
3.74
it was amazing
I really struggled with Villette the first time I read it 16 years ago,and found it inferior to Jane Eyre. Now I think I like it more. It's a tough re ...more
Mar 09, 2006
Aug 01, 2007
 
Jane Eyre
4.10
it was amazing
I've read this book at least four times, it's that good!

I think most are familiar with the plot of Jane Eyre, as a love story. Unfortunately I think t
...more
Feb 15, 2006
Aug 01, 2007
 
Drood
3.48
liked it
Dan Simmons is a great writer, but this disappointed me. The atmosphere and depiction of the Dickensian era was quite evocative, and Simmon's research ...more
not set
Feb 18, 2013
 
London
4.06
really liked it
Not great literature, but a very interesting way of presenting the history of a place through individuals and their descendants, of different classes, ...more
Jan 2008
Feb 07, 2008
 
The Strain (The Strain Trilogy, #1)
3.77
really liked it
Creepy, and gross, but a fun summer horror read
Jul 2010
Nov 22, 2010
 
Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII
4.13
it was amazing
Since I was in 2nd grade in the '70's and sat diligently down with my mom and dad weekly to watch a BBC dramatization of Henry and his wives, I've bee ...more
May 2008
Apr 30, 2008
 
The Road
3.95
it was amazing
One of the best books I've read in several years and really deserves more than 5 stars. It puts a very fine point on why we get up in the morning and ...more
Nov 2007
Jan 24, 2008
 
A Perfect Spy
3.99
really liked it
I'd never read any Le Carre before this and really enjoyed it-he is actually quite a good writer.
Aug 24, 2008
Sep 16, 2008
 
People of the Book
4.00
it was ok
Just started this, but I'm having a hard time with the protagonist-not very likeable.
Apr 30, 2008
Apr 01, 2008
 
Mistress of the Art of Death (Mistress of the Art of Death, #1)
3.95
liked it
A guilty pleasure for anyone into the niche genre of historical fiction mysteries.
Mar 27, 2008
Apr 01, 2008
 
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
3.89
really liked it
None
Jan 2009
Nov 22, 2010
 
Ethan Frome
3.35
it was amazing
None
Jan 1983
Nov 22, 2010
 
Dissolution (Matthew Shardlake, #1)
4.08
liked it
None
Oct 2010
Nov 22, 2010
 
1984
4.14
it was amazing
None
Jan 1981
Jan 27, 2008
 
When Nietzsche Wept
4.25
really liked it
None
Dec 2007
Jan 24, 2008
 
Waking Raphael
2.97
liked it
None
May 2007
Aug 01, 2007
 
Childhood's End
4.09
it was amazing
None
Jan 1996
Nov 22, 2010
 
The Lottery and Other Stories
4.06
really liked it
None
Feb 2010
Nov 22, 2010
 
Berlin Noir: March Violets / The Pale Criminal / A German Requiem
4.22
it was amazing
None
Jan 2004
Jan 29, 2008
 
The World Without Us
3.79
None
not set
Apr 07, 2013
 
English History Made Brief, Irreverent and Pleasurable
3.68
None
not set
Apr 13, 2014
 
Life is Elsewhere
3.95
really liked it
None
Nov 2000
Jan 27, 2008
 
The Turn of the Screw and Other Short Fiction
3.80
it was amazing
None
Jan 2001
Jan 27, 2008
 
White Noise
3.86
it was amazing
None
Jan 2000
Aug 01, 2007
 
Just Kids
4.14
really liked it
None
Mar 02, 2012
Feb 29, 2012
 
The White Witch of Rosehall
3.47
it was ok
None
Apr 06, 2012
Apr 03, 2012
 
As I Lay Dying
3.72
liked it
None
Nov 1982
Jan 27, 2008
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