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The Post-Colonial Critic: Interviews, Strategies, Dialogues
4.04
really liked it
Not in any way complete, but contains some of her best thinking, particularly on representation, teased out in interviews and conversations.
Oct 11, 2018
Mar 10, 2017
 
Station Eleven
4.03
really liked it
I wish I could give this a 4.5. I read it now because it came up in conversation and I remembered that it's been sitting in my Kindle since it came ou ...more
Jul 18, 2019
Jun 03, 2016
 
A Memory Called Empire (Teixcalaan, #1)
4.21
it was amazing
I kept changing my mind about this book, almost throughout. At first glance, it should hit all of my sweet spots -- exile, cultural assimilation, poet ...more
Jun 13, 2019
Dec 28, 2018
 
The Friend
3.79
really liked it
It's been a couple of hours since finishing it, and I've never been so torn about a book. This is a consequence of its structure and rhythms, I think ...more
Nov 17, 2018
Nov 14, 2018
 
The Price of Spring (Long Price Quartet, #4)
4.07
really liked it
I marked this volume as Abandoned rather than Read, but I had originally meant to use this space to review the entire series, which I can't entirely d ...more
not set
Mar 05, 2019
 
Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot
3.77
really liked it
Not much here is new at all, if you followed the story in 2012-2013, but if you didn't then this is a very good recap, well observed and documented.
Jun 27, 2015
Jan 23, 2014
 
Citizen: An American Lyric
4.29
it was amazing
(Goodreads lost my first review, so trying it again.)

I read this in one sitting today at (no doubt) the whitest Starbucks in Seattle, and
...more
not set
Jul 31, 2016
 
Annabel
3.83
really liked it
I'm immensely grateful for Alison Goldfrapp's song, "Annabel" - and particularly its stunning video - for leading me to this book. I'm really not sure I'd ...more
Jan 14, 2014
Dec 17, 2013
 
The Persian Boy (Alexander the Great #2)
4.18
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I think I'm going to leave this one at 30% and just save it, maybe coming back to it someday. I don't dislike it, mind you. 15 years ...more
Jun 29, 2019
Dec 16, 2018
 
A Dead Djinn in Cairo
4.13
it was amazing
What a fun, exciting little adventure this was! I picked it up on the news that there is a novel forthcoming in this universe, and it was such a pleas ...more
Jul 09, 2019
Jul 09, 2019
 
This Census-Taker
3.31
really liked it
What a strange bird of a story. I love - love! - his weirder pieces, and this didn't disappoint in that regard, but it gives up its secrets with great ...more
May 29, 2016
May 30, 2016
 
Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time
3.97
it was amazing
For such a slim volume and such a narrow theme - or so you'd think - this anthology packs such a punch. All these stories deal to some extent with env ...more
Dec 2017
Nov 18, 2018
 
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
3.83
it was amazing
Tragic - in places downright painful - but lovingly told tale of two lives inextricably intertwined. Beautifully complex characters, vivid sense of pl ...more
May 29, 2016
May 24, 2016
 
The Magic Toyshop
3.86
it was amazing
I've had this book much longer than Goodreads has been around, and I'll always be re-reading it, but I'm clearing my "now reading" shelf to make room. ...more
Apr 03, 2016
Jun 27, 2015
 
An Unkindness of Ghosts
4.01
it was amazing
Stunning.
Jan 12, 2019
Dec 18, 2018
 
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
4.30
it was amazing
I don't intend to post a full review of this other than to say: I loved the original trilogy to an unhealthy degree. Orson Scott Card himself has mana ...more
not set
Dec 29, 2013
 
The Fifth Head of Cerberus
3.99
it was amazing
Difficult to classify, moody, mystical, strange. Musing somewhere at the intersection of robotics and missionary colonialism. Probably one of my top 1 ...more
Oct 11, 2018
Jan 02, 2014
 
The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson
3.78
it was amazing
Every story a gem, so very easy to pick up and put down again. This book's been on my nightstand for a couple of years now.
Apr 03, 2016
Dec 29, 2013
 
Find Me
3.48
it was amazing
Stunned. I'll come back and say things more fully at some point, maybe, but for now that's all I have. Stunned.
Nov 2019
Sep 01, 2019
 
About Writing: Seven Essays, Four Letters, & Five Interviews
4.26
it was amazing
Everything this man writes is gold to me, and this was no less useful. Personal insight, encouragement, the works.
Jun 27, 2015
Dec 17, 2013
 
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
3.72
liked it
I really wanted to like this, but my patience for it is super thin for some reason.
Apr 03, 2016
Jun 27, 2015
 
She of the Mountains
4.31
it was amazing
Fragile and lovely, this speaks a lot of truths gently but surely.
Apr 03, 2016
Jun 27, 2015
 
The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere:An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society
3.86
Changed my life, actually.
not set
Apr 03, 2016
 
The Sheltering Sky
3.91
really liked it
Didn't finish.
not set
Jan 03, 2014
 
Landscapes: John Berger on Art
4.09
None
not set
Dec 28, 2018
 
Timelike Diplomacy: Singularity Sky / Iron Sunrise
4.01
None
not set
Jan 02, 2014
 
Notes from Underground, White Nights, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, and Selections from The House of the Dead
4.18
really liked it
None
not set
Dec 29, 2013
 
Everything and Nothing
4.37
None
not set
Nov 05, 2018
 
The Eternal Frontier
4.06
None
not set
Oct 18, 2018
 
Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others
4.27
really liked it
None
Oct 18, 2018
Apr 03, 2016
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