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Strenuous Life
3.89
liked it
Theodore Roosevelt encouraged me to get off my butt and get the dishes in the dishwasher, to start the washing machine, and to start my car to run err ...more
Oct 29, 2013
Oct 29, 2013
 
Man's Search for Meaning
4.33
it was amazing
This book is a book of realistic optimism. Victor E. Frankl explores the existential nihilism found in much of the world today, especially in our Post ...more
Aug 15, 2011
Aug 08, 2011
 
Ava: My Story
3.93
really liked it
Ms. North Carolina is represented by Ava Gardner (1922-1990). She was born on Christmas Eve 1922, in Grabtown North Carolina. She was born under Capri ...more
May 11, 2012
Apr 19, 2012
 
The Man in the High Castle
3.66
really liked it
Cluck It Loud. A Good Book Worth Reading.

Well this book is fully loaded; and my review for it has taken a long time. Part of the reason for the long t
...more
Nov 11, 2010
Nov 08, 2010
 
The Moves Make the Man
3.68
really liked it
this book was one that shaped me
Jan 22, 1984
Jan 22, 2017
 
Inherent Vice
3.71
really liked it
Thomas Pynchon is a writer who compels the reader to work hard through his books to find a gem at the end of his rainbow. If you want something easy M ...more
Aug 25, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
 
The Best of Jack Vance
4.20
liked it
This is a collection of Jack Vance's short stories written between 1952 and 1973. Jack Vance illustrates that the great thing about Science Fiction is ...more
Nov 08, 2010
Nov 03, 2010
 
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths
4.09
liked it
Great book that takes a modern look at classical greek mythology. A great reference to making the mythic relevant in this troubling time. Why Myths? - ...more
not set
Nov 11, 2010
 
Friends of Mine: Thirty Years in the Life of a Duran Duran Fan
3.99
really liked it
This book was offered for review on Book Blogger

The books description intrigued me; a grown up, a professor, a novelist discusses her love for a Pop
...more
Aug 27, 2014
Aug 06, 2014
 
2666, Part 5: The Part About Archimboldi
4.44
it was amazing
My favorite book of the five volumes, this is the best one. The books tie it all up together even though the story is a departure of the Mexican Setti ...more
Apr 21, 2015
Apr 09, 2015
 
On Moral Fiction
3.82
really liked it

This little book is a great defense against crap in fiction. Gardner argues against the postmodern flotsam that is today considered high art. Its high

...more
Jan 11, 2011
Dec 22, 2010
 
Murder Stories for your Brain Piece
4.13
really liked it
Man, Kevin Strange needs a psychiatrist, these stories are majorly messed up... but I loved every moment of them.
Dec 27, 2014
Dec 27, 2014
 
Caged in Darkness (Caged, #1)
3.55
really liked it
I was invited to read and review Caged in Darkness by J.D. Stroub, from the author’s invitation, and I am very glad that I read this one. The book cap ...more
Dec 29, 2011
Dec 28, 2011
 
Will the World End in 2012?: A Christian Guide to the Question Everyone's Asking
3.21
liked it
Where will you be in 2012? I asked this question of my co-workers; most said that 2012 will not happen!

But just in case this will be the last night o
...more
Feb 17, 2010
Dec 23, 2010
 
Palace Walk (The Cairo Trilogy #1)
4.14
really liked it
Mahfouz's Midaq Alley was assigned reading before we went to Cairo in 1997. Listing and reading this book give me a good inroad towards more of Mahfou ...more
May 15, 2016
May 06, 2016
 
The Metaxy Project
4.21
really liked it
I was lucky enough to receive this book from the author; this was the first time I have read Layton Green. I will read more Layton Green and look forw ...more
Aug 22, 2014
Aug 20, 2014
 
Mumma Shana
4.47
really liked it
(Romance)

AMumma Shana is a novel that explores what it is to be trapped by tradition. Dorie a Jewish woman finds love caught between the cracks of two
...more
Sep 13, 2012
Sep 11, 2012
 
The Night of the Long Knives and Other Works
3.80
liked it
The Tale of the Night of the Long Knives by Fritz Leiber is a tale of men and women at the end of the world. (The book was written in 1960 and publish ...more
Jul 07, 2012
Jul 04, 2012
 
The Postman Always Rings Twice
3.81
really liked it
The Postman Always Rings Twice, by James Cain, is told just like they played it. The description of the old Gas Station in the middle of nowhere, on a ...more
Oct 31, 2011
Oct 31, 2011
 
Signed, Mata Hari
3.43
really liked it
What were the events that lead up to Mati Hari's appointment with death, by firing squad? Was she a spy? Maybe. A victim of certain acclimate circumst ...more
Jul 22, 2011
Jul 22, 2011
 
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
3.70
liked it
Overall good. Just wanted to know what happened to the narrator, this part was kind of dropped at the end which was not a good resolution. But enjoyed ...more
Mar 14, 2012
Mar 08, 2012
 
The Illustrated Man
4.13
liked it
The king of dreams and token saint of librarians creates eighteen tales. The tales will make you thank Mr. Sand Man.
Aug 06, 2012
Aug 06, 2012
 
The Talented Mr. Ripley (Ripley, #1)
3.93
really liked it
Tom Ripley calculated murder like a mathematician solving a difficult proof; with painstaking precision he scratched to uncover his way into a power. ...more
Nov 17, 2011
Nov 04, 2011
 
Heart-Shaped Box
3.82
liked it
A metal rock musician, Jude, is a collector of misbegotten things (e.g. girlfriends, horrible artifacts, and memories). Then he buys a ghost from an E ...more
Aug 23, 2012
Aug 16, 2012
 
Damned (Damned, #1)
3.38
really liked it
This is a book that should be read by church members, but will probably never be read there. It goes over our philosophy of hell and what is its meani ...more
Nov 21, 2011
Nov 01, 2011
 
The Brothers Karamazov
4.31
really liked it

My friend Michael Anderson, told me that it was one of the greatest books that reflected the Gospel. I also am interested in Russian Literature as it
...more
Dec 10, 2015
Nov 22, 2015
 
Fingerprints of the Gods: The Evidence of Earth's Lost Civilization
4.17
really liked it
The year 2012 is nearing closer and we will see if the Mayan prophecy is the end of a certain age. We will see if there will be a deluge of fire that ...more
Dec 23, 2010
Dec 03, 2010
 
My Life as a White Trash Zombie (White Trash Zombie, #1)
3.92
liked it
"Zombie Powers Activate(d)"pg 294 This book was pure fun. I enjoyed every dead moment of it. A mixture of Anne Rice with Elmore Leonard is the best co ...more
Jul 07, 2012
Jun 29, 2012
 
Bombshell: The Life and Death of Jean Harlow
4.08
liked it
**spoiler alert** A fair and balanced overview of her life, the book was not a tell all (in order to harm the star) book. The book also shared with th ...more
Mar 31, 2012
Mar 26, 2012
 
The Divine Invasion (VALIS Trilogy, #2)
3.80
really liked it
I listened to the Audio Version of this book. Valis One was incredibly rich, full of literary nuggets. The Divine Invasion, the sequel, is an interest ...more
Dec 20, 2013
Dec 18, 2013
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