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The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
3.19
liked it
****THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS****

Every so often a book comes along that creates a divisive turmoil in me. Sometimes these books make me angry; som
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May 03, 2011
Mar 04, 2011
 
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
3.95
it was amazing
Dear Mr. Solzhenitsyn,

I am not a Russian scholar, not even in the armchair variety. But you have done something magical in ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF IVAN
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not set
Apr 01, 2010
 
A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1)
4.09
it was ok
This book was horrible. Period. A waste of my time. You see, what really pisses me off with this book is this: I have known kids that have come from h ...more
not set
Aug 13, 2009
 
Slaughterhouse-Five
4.06
it was amazing
There are only a few books that I ever really try to revisit. Sherlock Holmes and his stories are one. Some Shakespeare. And Slaughterhouse-Five.

I ha
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not set
Aug 13, 2009
 
Rules of Prey (Lucas Davenport, #1)
4.13
really liked it
Okay, here's the deal: I like me some stupid thriller books every once in awhile, and so I thought I would take a chance with Lucas Davenport. He's a ...more
Jan 20, 2011
Jan 20, 2011
 
The Cellist of Sarajevo
4.02
it was amazing
Few books have ever moved me to tears. Sure, I get sad every once in a while when reading a story, but hardly ever do I feel like crying after a novel ...more
not set
Aug 23, 2010
 
The Giving Tree
4.38
it was ok
So it is Christmas time, and my wife likes to have all of us—my wife and I, and our three years old twins—do a different event each night during Adven ...more
Dec 06, 2011
May 26, 2011
 
Brokeback Mountain
3.93
really liked it
Normally, I would never read something like this. No, I am not homophobic (my older brother is gay); but I do get uncomfortable when reading about two ...more
not set
Apr 01, 2010
 
Silk
3.83
it was amazing
I never imagined I would like a book where the main character makes a living by buying silkworms. But I did. In fact, I not only liked it, I loved it. ...more
May 13, 2011
May 13, 2011
 
A River Runs Through It
4.16
it was amazing
My younger brother and I had a conversation growing up that went something like this:

Him: “I can’t wait to get out of here. I’m never coming back when
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not set
May 18, 2011
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