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Boston's Gun Bible - Revised with 2008 D.C. v. Heller
4.25
really liked it
None
not set
Sep 04, 2007
 
Becoming Your Own Banker
4.03
None
Oct 06, 2017
Oct 06, 2017
 
The Dangerous Book for Boys
4.02
really liked it
None
not set
Aug 13, 2007
 
Mere Christianity
4.31
it was amazing
None
not set
Jan 24, 2008
 
The Fountainhead
3.85
liked it
None
not set
Feb 09, 2008
 
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
4.15
really liked it
A hilariously fascinating and enjoyable little book, pushing the imagination to new levels.
Jan 1997
Aug 26, 2007
 
Who Moved My Cheese?
3.75
liked it
Contains a simple message of the importance and rewards of adaptation in the face of what seem to be bad circumstances.
May 2008
May 15, 2008
 
Lord of the Flies
3.65
it was amazing
Powerful and easy to read; brilliantly probes timeless issues like original sin, nature vs. nuture, and tyranny. Excellent characters as well.
Jan 2004
Aug 13, 2007
 
The Chronicles of Narnia Box Set (The Chronicles of Narnia #1-7)
4.24
it was amazing
Children's literature doesn't get much better than this--compelling and imaginative adventure stories combined with morals that can reach both childre ...more
Dec 2008
Feb 09, 2008
 
The One Minute Manager
3.86
liked it
A quick read, this book briefly describes the simplicity of managing well. It encourages managers to give their employees space, provide quick and cle ...more
May 2007
Aug 18, 2007
 
Anne of Green Gables
4.23
really liked it
A cute and engaging growing up story; fascinating characters and excellent character interactions. Anne's exploits are covered in vivid detail, provid ...more
Mar 2007
Aug 13, 2007
 
Frankenstein
3.76
liked it
Eh, pretty good; obviously a well-known story, but there's more to it than you think. Science fiction in my opinion is a tough genre for serious socia ...more
Jul 2004
Aug 18, 2007
 
Jane Eyre
4.10
really liked it
A excellent story, with a different cultural commentary than what is found in Austen's work. As in Austen, a primary focus is marriage, but rather tha ...more
May 2004
Aug 13, 2007
 
Atlas Shrugged
3.68
it was amazing
An epic critique of statism, clearly showing the slippery slope we walk when we regulate and tax producers to death. Heroes that are clearly human and ...more
Nov 23, 2008
Feb 09, 2008
 
Sense and Sensibility
4.06
it was amazing
Probably my favorite Austen work, though I'm probably biased by the brilliance of the film version. Interesting and realistic characters, with a stron ...more
Aug 2003
Aug 13, 2007
 
Anna Karenina
4.02
liked it
A well-written story, showing the consequences of marital infidelity, but I found it to be less than exceptionally perceptive. The characters, at leas ...more
Jul 2004
Aug 13, 2007
 
The Scarlet Letter
3.37
it was amazing
My favorite work of American literature, Hawthorne examines guilt, hypocrisy, and repentance. Clearly, Hawthorne has a bone to pick with the Puritans, ...more
Dec 2005
Aug 13, 2007
 
Crime and Punishment
4.19
it was amazing
Best work of fiction I've ever read. Dostoevsky penetrates the mind of the unhardened criminal, showing the struggle of a man who thought that he was ...more
Aug 2003
Aug 13, 2007
 
The Idiot
4.18
it was ok
Not the greatest of Dostoevsky's works; to me most of the characters are irrational and hard to identify with. This is likely due to a culture gap bet ...more
Jun 2006
Aug 13, 2007
 
The Concealed Handgun Manual
3.93
really liked it
This one is full of solid advice on what kind of firearm to carry, how to use it, and potential consequences (especially legal). A great starting poin ...more
Feb 2007
Aug 18, 2007
 
Indexing Books
4.13
really liked it
I never thought about it, but someone has to write the indexes that appear in the back of books, and this book explains how to do it. Not as easy as i ...more
Nov 2007
Nov 16, 2007
 
Pride and Prejudice
4.25
it was amazing
Not my favorite Austen work, but certainly the best characters. Elizabeth's wit is exceptional, and Darcy's grandeur is unsurpassed. Elizabeth's paren ...more
Dec 2005
Aug 13, 2007
 
The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3)
4.48
it was amazing
Not much to say about the master of fantasy literature or this his masterpiece, other than it's unsurpassed storytelling and worth the time to careful ...more
Jan 29, 2008
Jan 08, 2008
 
The Prayer of Jabez:  Breaking Through to the Blessed Life
3.92
did not like it
With apologies to Bruce Wilkinson's ghost writer, I'm not much of a fan of formulaic wealth gospel messages, and that's what we have here. The example ...more
Jan 2003
Aug 15, 2007
 
The Sun Also Rises (Fiesta)
3.83
really liked it
The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, as they say, and several of Hemingway's characters in this book
treat that phrase as a life
...more
Feb 09, 2008
Jan 30, 2008
 
Buff and Polish: A Practical Guide to Enhance Your Professional Image and Communication Style
3.00
liked it
A quick read, this is full of common-sense etiquette rules and guidelines for enhancing your image, but also includes some important and perhaps lesse ...more
May 2007
Aug 18, 2007
 
The Killer Angels: The Classic Novel of the Civil War (The Civil War Trilogy, #2)
4.30
it was amazing
It's tough to beat Red Badge of Courage for the personal side of war, but this is close. Instead of looking at an individual's struggle to fight, this ...more
Jun 2006
Aug 13, 2007
 
Patriots (The Coming Collapse)
3.61
liked it
Poor character development and simply terrible editing, this book's value is not its story but the information on rural living and survival that the a ...more
Dec 2007
Sep 04, 2007
 
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
3.98
really liked it
Hugo's classic work is well-crafted and far better than anything Disney could possibly craft, simply because Hugo is the master of the tragic ending. ...more
Jun 2003
Aug 15, 2007
 
Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping
3.88
liked it
Underhill has interesting insights into customer habits and how stores can capitalize on those habits to make more money, but the book tends to be rep ...more
May 2007
Aug 15, 2007
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