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Stranger in a Strange Land
did not like it
I always heard that this was one of the top classic sci-fi books of all times, but it took me a while to get around to reading it. What a total waste ...more
Oct 1998
Sep 11, 2007
A Long Rainy Season: Haiku and Tanka
really liked it
Very good book on modern female Japanese haiku/tanka poets. It gives a short bio and a sample of 10 or so poems from each. It was nice to experience t ...more
Sep 02, 2009
Aug 30, 2009
Neuromancer (Sprawl, #1)
did not like it
People read this crap?
not set
Aug 23, 2007
Never Let Me Go
liked it
3 or 4 stars. I couldn't decide. It was a good book. It definitely hooked me at the beginning, but it slowed down towards the middle. It was an intere ...more
Jun 20, 2008
Jun 03, 2008
Ideas Behind the Modern Chess Openings
liked it
I don't really play chess, so I don't know why I enjoy reading books about chess strategy, but I do.

This book was ok. It stressed the London System fo
Feb 03, 2009
Jan 13, 2009
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
really liked it
The first half of this book was 5 stars. It started dragging in the middle and towards the end a bit.
Aug 17, 2017
Aug 17, 2017
Under the Jaguar Sun
liked it
Probably my least favorite Calvino book, and the reason for it, which I found out about halfway through, is that this was an unfinished work. Calvino ...more
Jan 07, 2009
Jan 04, 2009
Big World
really liked it
Excellent short stories. Miller has an excellent touch. My only beef with the book is that every single main character is, essentially, the same. Lost ...more
not set
Mar 25, 2012
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character
it was amazing
Feynman is a genius. Not only was he one of the great physicists of our time, but he had the uncanny knack to be able to explain physics in terms that ...more
Aug 2002
Aug 26, 2007
liked it
Let me begin by saying that I've never been able to get comics or graphic novels. Everyone swore by Sandman, so I tried it. Ugh, what a piece of c*#p. ...more
Mar 31, 2009
Mar 20, 2009
Time's Arrow
liked it
Probably 3.5 stars. It starts off interesting, and interestingly disorienting, but towards the end it became more tedious and less interesting, though ...more
Aug 15, 2015
Aug 02, 2015
really liked it
Weird. You have no idea what's really going on until the end of the book. Who is writing the book? Which characters are real and which are characters ...more
Mar 06, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
liked it
An interesting book. I liked the format - 1 and 2 page blurbs on what to do and what not to do when starting working for yourself or starting a small ...more
May 15, 2010
May 14, 2010
The Castle
really liked it
Not as good as The Trial, but then again it was left unfinished. Kafka even said himself that he was abandoning the book.
May 03, 2013
Apr 29, 2013
The Sparrow (The Sparrow, #1)
liked it
I remember that I read this book a long time ago, and I remember that I liked it but I didn't like it like it.
May 02, 1998
Feb 07, 2008
Hal Leonard Guitar Method, - Complete Edition: Books 1, 2 and 3 Bound Together in One Easy-To-Use Volume! [With CD's]
Look at me! I'm learning to play a real guitar! With strings! No Guitar Hero for me!
not set
Dec 30, 2008
Basho's Journey: The Literary Prose of Matsuo Basho
it was amazing
Spectacular book with many of Basho's more-difficult-to-find haibun (poetic prose).
Dec 2006
Aug 21, 2007
Mr Palomar
really liked it
Another excellent book by Calvino. I think it should get 4-1/4 stars or so. The book is about a guy, Mr Palomar, who waxes philosophic on a number of ...more
Jan 02, 2009
Dec 19, 2008
Everything Was Fine Until Whatever
it was ok
Just not my cup of tea.

When I read flash fiction, I can't help but think of Palm-of-the-Hand Stories by Yasunari Kawabata (Palm-of-the-Hand Stories,
Apr 20, 2010
Apr 17, 2010
The Trial
really liked it
Man, I didn't think I was ever going to finish it. But I did. Like a dog!
Nov 13, 2010
Oct 12, 2010
Snow Crash
did not like it
Stay away if you like don't like crappy books that are poorly written.
not set
Aug 23, 2007
Some Thing Black
it was amazing
This is a book that contains 100% pure, unadulterated grief. Excellent book.
Nov 09, 2015
Mar 01, 2015
The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer
Read some stories. Very good. Just not what I'm currently in the mood for.
not set
Aug 02, 2010
it was amazing
Fantastic. If you're interested in Japanese literature, this is a must read.
Aug 20, 2013
Jul 24, 2013
really liked it
Not Calvino's best work, but still very good.
Apr 05, 2015
Mar 30, 2015
The Melancholy of Resistance
really liked it
It took me way too long to read this.
Jul 18, 2014
Apr 29, 2014
it was amazing
Whoa. That was a good book.
Jun 13, 2012
May 19, 2012
1000 Poems from the Manyōshū
I've gotten through all the intro text and I'm into the actual poetry now. It's amazing that this poetry survived as long as it did and it really give ...more
not set
Sep 18, 2007
Wide Eyed
really liked it
This is probably going to be the book that gets me interested in so-called Small Press books. I got this one in the Small Press section recommended by ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 16, 2007
The Ballad of a Slow Poisoner
liked it
Bizarre. That's the actual sub-genre of small press that this book belongs in. Just to give you a taste of the book, the main character is Millford Mu ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 01, 2007
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