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Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party
it was amazing
One the one hand, this is a real eye opener in that it takes all the Republican/Conservative/Evangelical scandals and lays out the level of hypocrisy ...more
Jan 24, 2010
Jan 19, 2010
Experience: A Memoir
really liked it
Again, a great autobiography. But like Hitchens, and Dylan, one that almost completely ignores their wives and the women in their lives. I sense a pat ...more
Oct 12, 2012
Sep 08, 2012
Fern Verdant and the Silver Rose
really liked it
Great fun, good wordplay...a young adult book that I would recommend. Like a nicer version of A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Oct 13, 2010
Oct 08, 2010
really liked it
Interesting, and entertaining. But nothing like you think it is!
Aug 27, 2012
Aug 13, 2012
Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth, #1)
really liked it
I hear the complaints about Terry's writing style. But I liken it in a way to Dan Brown, another highly successful author with questionable writing sk ...more
Aug 2008
Sep 14, 2009
Kurt Cobain: Journals
really liked it
Interesting read. I'd been putting if off for a few years, but finally picked it up and was hooked. What I found was the writings of someone who obvio ...more
Nov 11, 2014
Oct 29, 2014
Me of Little Faith
liked it
What's fun about this quick read is that you always hear his voice as narrator. There is no disguising Lewis Black. But also, it's not as strident as ...more
Jul 10, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements
it was amazing
I've read a fair number of memorable rock 'n' roll history books, memoirs, and biographies but perhaps none more poignant, shocking, frustrating, or b ...more
Mar 24, 2017
Mar 08, 2017
Cider With Roadies
really liked it
Haven't laughed out loud from many books, but this is one of them. And I read it in one day. Haven't done that very often either. I could have read mo ...more
Aug 13, 2010
Aug 07, 2010
Bit of a Blur: The Autobiography
liked it
Ultimately unsatisfying due to a lack of details...the whole Britpop thing is skated over in a page or two. The making of Blurs records is also given ...more
Aug 11, 2010
Aug 07, 2010
Hollywood Digs: An Archaeology of Shadows
really liked it
Fascinating look past the more obvious Hollywood stories and into the lives and areas long forgotten. My only wish is that the book was longer!
Jun 05, 2014
Jun 02, 2014
The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power
really liked it
The premise is great. But after 100 pages it's an endless litany of just the most loathsome people seeking power through religion. Truly, truly fright ...more
Mar 29, 2010
Mar 17, 2010
The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother's Memoir
it was ok
Not a bad book, but just a bit repetitive. It's 300 pages, but should be about 150 if you remove the passages that rehash her stories and reminiscence ...more
May 04, 2010
Apr 29, 2010
100 Things Beatles Fans Should Know  Do Before They Die
liked it
Fun, quick read. However, some notable errors and a lack of attribution to some of the best books on the subject like Revolution in the Head.
Jan 03, 2014
Dec 28, 2013
When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin
really liked it
This is a must read for Zeppelin fans. Saying that, you might find some frustrations with the narrative. I could have used more details about the reco ...more
Jan 20, 2010
Jan 08, 2010
it was ok
Clever wordplay, but ultimately a slight book with some amusing moments. For Alice in Wonderland fans possibly.
Dec 18, 2010
Dec 13, 2010
And the Mountains Echoed
really liked it
Alternate title, The Abandoned, as it focuses on children who lose their family in some way. Another excellent novel by Hosseini, whose gift of story ...more
Feb 19, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
To Reach the Clouds: My High Wire Walk Between the Twin Towers
it was amazing
Amazing. And a great companion piece to Let the Great World Spin.
Sep 26, 2010
Sep 24, 2010
City of Thieves
it was amazing
This is another of those books that my son has to read for high school, but it looks great so I will read it too!
Sep 04, 2011
Aug 27, 2011
Anna Karenin
it was amazing
THIS edition!
not set
Sep 06, 2014
Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk
really liked it
Great book, perhaps a slightly sensationalistic look at the drugs side over the music side. But enlightening, and scary. Don't do drugs is the message ...more
Apr 26, 2013
Apr 01, 2013
A Test of Wills (Inspector Ian Rutledge, #1)
liked it
A fun mystery. Quick read.
Feb 22, 2011
Feb 16, 2011
One Con Glory
it was amazing
Everything I Learned About Life I Learned From Going to Cons! Actually, not far from the truth...and Sarah has pulled off a wonderful story that anyon ...more
Feb 28, 2010
Feb 26, 2010
Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1)
it was amazing
Great fun. Crosses over from YA territory into adult geekdom. Can't wait for the film.
Jun 18, 2013
Jun 02, 2013
Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
really liked it
May 20, 2013
May 10, 2013
My Seinfeld Year
really liked it
Great deal for the price!
Feb 19, 2012
Feb 06, 2012
it was ok
After reading this book, I understand why it was such a mediocre film. The book is slow, turgid and took me a long time to read. Never a good sign. I ...more
Aug 14, 2011
Feb 16, 2011
Life of Pi
liked it
As a fantastical adventure story, wonderful. As a treatise on the nature of religion and the meaning of God or gods, it woefully lacking in any cohere ...more
Jan 25, 2014
Nov 12, 2013
The Complete Short Stories
really liked it
Wow, finally finished after a few years of intermittent reading. Overall very enjoyable, and some stories work way better than others. As for settings ...more
Sep 04, 2014
Sep 13, 2009
Shakespeare: The World as a Stage
really liked it
I've made the curious decision that the actual author of Shakespeare's plays is Mr. William Shakespeare.

Great book, lots of nuggets here without ever
Jul 10, 2010
May 28, 2010
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