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The Invisible Bridge
4.19
it was ok
I have a theory about why some people love this book and others, myself included, struggled to slog through it. First, I think it depends on your pers ...more
Apr 27, 2011
Jan 11, 2011
 
The Divine Comedy
4.06
liked it
I finished it! Someone, bring me my medal...

the Inferno is Hieronymus Bosch with words
the Inferno is Hieronymus Bosch with words

A few caveats to this review: I am not a theologian, philosopher
...more
Sep 29, 2013
Aug 15, 2013
 
Independent People
4.18
liked it
The bleakness of the Icelandic moors reflect the bleakness of one farming family's attempt to survive over the course of 25-odd years, from the early ...more
Nov 30, 2015
Nov 11, 2015
 
The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books,  #1)
4.25
it was ok
"It was almost midnight when we reached the front door of Bea's house [...] The night porter hung about, smirking at us, obviously indifferent to my f ...more
Aug 09, 2013
Mar 06, 2010
 
The Goldfinch
3.88
it was ok
First, I just want to say I <3 all my GR friends! I know so many of you liked this. I read The Goldfinch and I can see the draw, but my cynical sid ...more
Jan 21, 2014
Jan 04, 2014
 
The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups
4.24
really liked it
Wait wait wait...Dr. Leonard Sax, could that possibly be a pseudonym? Are you sure you're not...my dad?

Seriously though, Sax's parenting philosophy ba
...more
Feb 02, 2016
Jan 29, 2016
 
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
3.81
it was amazing
Delightfully bizarre. I did not expect to like this one nearly as much as I did. It’s such an unusual mashup of geometry and very snide commentary on ...more
Nov 24, 2017
Oct 16, 2017
 
Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town
4.07
really liked it
When I visited Missoula, Montana this summer, I made a point to track down this book in every bookstore I visited (there are a lot of them in Missoula ...more
Sep 21, 2015
Sep 11, 2015
 
The Seventh Cross
3.87
really liked it
Wow, I just got my hands on a first-edition English translation of The Seventh Cross, published in 1942. The inside flap says: "Readers today, in a wo ...more
Aug 18, 2013
Jun 19, 2013
 
The Master and Margarita
4.32
really liked it
The first half is a glorious burst of cinematic meta madness, what with the Faustian swindles, fleeing naked theater attendees, and severed heads. The ...more
Oct 21, 2017
Jun 25, 2013
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