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Either/Or: A Fragment of Life
4.17
it was amazing
kierkegaard's either/or which i first read in the german translation (possibly a little closer to the danish original) is a first rate philosophical e ...more
May 28, 2012
Jan 09, 2011
 
Taipei
3.29
Bought "Taipei" by Tao Lin today. Reading it with great pleasure so far. Read it on the electric car, read it on the Underground, read it while walkin ...more
Jun 03, 2018
Jun 08, 2013
 
Get Lit, Round 1: Short Fiction
5.00
it was amazing
I’ve so enjoyed being a part of this amazing first year at Atticus Review: as a new weekly online magazine, the quality turned out every week (!) by t ...more
not set
Jan 19, 2012
 
Conclave
3.94
really liked it
In the end I was a little stunned by this novel - "read" most of it on audible.de while driving (brilliantly read by Roy McMillan) & in the end I ...more
Apr 2017
Apr 29, 2017
 
The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe, #1)
4.01
it was amazing
I spent all day reading Raymond Chandler as a matter of researching a new project (easy to guess: a detective story). In my teens I was a huge fan of ...more
not set
Jul 31, 2012
 
Caroline
3.48
really liked it
I found this novel via the author's agency, Tavistock Wood. The writer in the photograph on their site has the air of a scientist about him...or of a ...more
Nov 03, 2011
Nov 05, 2011
 
The Merrill Diaries
4.80
it was amazing
Merrill Kimberley is not Bridget Jones (thank god). In fact, as we learn, she's not Kimberly but just Merrill, a name that strangely resonates with me ...more
not set
Aug 13, 2013
 
Maigret and the Enigmatic Lett
3.48
liked it
I finished Simenon’s (first) Maigret detective novel: somehow I know that I read this one and many others about the inspector from Paris a long time a ...more
not set
Oct 02, 2012
 
Plotto: The Master Book of All Plots
3.68
really liked it
Frenzied "Tour de force" I think is the term for an undertaking such as this. I frequently browse through Plotto though I haven't felt the need yet to ...more
Jan 24, 2013
Jan 18, 2012
 
Alone in Berlin
4.23
it was amazing
fantastic start to a book that - via author and translator - can only be absolutely great. i've read everything else by fallada but i only found this ...more
May 28, 2012
Jan 21, 2011
 
A Man of Parts
3.51
really liked it
picked this up a few days ago and been reading it ever since. starts a little slowly but my reading is helped along by the fascination for the subject ...more
Jun 03, 2018
Mar 26, 2011
 
Bertrand Russell: The Spirit of Solitude 1872-1921
4.12
i read this book before and i'm reading it again. i don't want to rate it because i do loathe the message of the book as much as i admire the man russ ...more
not set
Jan 09, 2011
 
Three Masters; Balzac, Dickens, Dostoeffsky
4.13
it was amazing
zweig's style in german is highly complex - and yet of greater clarity than most biographical writing i've read so far. this book consists of three pi ...more
not set
Jan 09, 2011
 
Love Doesn't Work: Seven Dualist Tales
3.85
it was amazing
There are story tellers and then there are story tellers. And if you're like me then you'll find it harder and harder every time you go to a book stor ...more
Aug 2011
Mar 30, 2011
 
Roderick Hudson
3.67
really liked it
I recently finished "Roderick Hudson" by Henry James--the central character from whose perspective the novel is told, Rowland Mallet, is a weak, shy c ...more
Apr 10, 2013
Mar 10, 2013
 
Action, Figure
4.31
it was amazing
My daughter shrieked this morning: “There is a book for you! Did you write it?” I denied. “Did you make the cover?”—“No, honey, I’m sorry.” — The book ...more
Nov 25, 2012
Sep 07, 2012
 
New Sun Rising: Stories for Japan
4.57
it was amazing
A fantastic kaleidoscope of writing talent welded together under the sign of the rising sun, celebrating Japan and keeping the memory alive of the ter ...more
not set
Nov 24, 2012
 
I Can't Go On, I'll Go On: A Samuel Beckett Reader
4.33
really liked it
I own this book in addition to individual editions of most of the excerpts contained in it. However, I often find myself going here: partly because of ...more
Aug 20, 2012
Aug 20, 2012
 
The Illustrator
4.23
it was amazing
i haven't finished this yet but so far ... what a ride. a great book by someone i first met as a writer of superb short fiction. the illustrator has i ...more
May 28, 2012
Jan 09, 2011
 
One Shoe Tale
4.30
it was amazing
This story packs a punch: it has cobblers, flunkeys and gags, brutal Carmelites and a hero who stands between Hungary and Haringey just like the autho ...more
not set
Aug 13, 2014
 
Plot Whisperer Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises to Help You Create Compelling Stories
4.31
it was amazing
Discovered Alderson's work only last week, watched a number of her fresh, inspiring video clips and bought her book which I think is very accessible a ...more
not set
Sep 09, 2013
 
Year One (fwriction : review)
4.76
it was amazing
fwriction:review is special among the lot of online literary magazines for a number of reasons: first being the presence and spirit of Danny Goodman, ...more
not set
Jan 19, 2012
 
Wild: a collection
4.82
it was amazing
In my blurb for this book, I said: "In her tales, Gill Hoff’s unique voice has tamed the wild creating narratives of raw beauty. When I put the book d ...more
not set
Jun 17, 2012
 
Kreusnach
5.00
it was amazing
I picked a slim book up today. It caught my attention because on the pink dust jacket that loudly said “Marcel Proust — Kreusnach”. The title reminded ...more
not set
Jul 17, 2012
 
Author, Author
3.61
really liked it
I find it hard to say anything about this book. Not because I didn't enjoy it — I did, though I found it hard to get on with it at times — but because ...more
not set
Feb 27, 2013
 
Lords of the North (The Saxon Stories, #3)
4.33
really liked it
I'm enjoying another part of the Saxon Saga by Bernard Cornwell: haven't found another book that gets me back into the first century A.D. as effective ...more
Sep 12, 2012
Sep 12, 2012
 
Get Lit, Round 1: Flash Fiction
4.67
it was amazing
I’ve so enjoyed being a part of this amazing first year at Atticus Review: as a new weekly online magazine, the quality turned out every week (!) by t ...more
not set
Jan 19, 2012
 
From the Umberplatzen
4.67
it was amazing
I love this book--I carry it with me at all times and whip it out at a moment's notice. These stories are very special, full of depth and spirit. They ...more
not set
Jan 21, 2012
 
Conversations with S. Teri O'Type (a Satire)
3.84
it was amazing
If you've ever read Christopher Allen's blog "I must be off", you will expect to laugh out loud while enjoying Allen's beautiful way with language. He ...more
Sep 06, 2012
Sep 14, 2012
 
Pachydermini (Pack 4)
5.00
it was amazing
I'm in this book, so don't read this as an unbiased, objective review, please. The book arrives at your doorstep freshly baked for a donation of $2 (o ...more
not set
Jun 02, 2012
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