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Death Cloud (Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins, #1)
it was ok
A book recounting the childhood of Sherlock Holmes should be fascinating, witty, clever, and interesting. Death Cloud is none of those things. Sherloc ...more
Oct 22, 2011
Oct 20, 2011
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (Victorian Batman,#1-2)
it was ok
Like X-Men Noir, this is a great idea with a kinda pathetic execution. The writing is so-so, the artwork is shabby, but the book's worst crime is that ...more
Jul 23, 2012
Jul 23, 2012
The Moment of Psycho: How Alfred Hitchcock Taught America to Love Murder
did not like it
Psycho is an excellent movie, and David Thomson has watched it too many times. He reads into the film with all the frantic desperation of an nontenure ...more
Oct 06, 2012
Oct 04, 2012
Lonesome Dove
liked it
There are a lot of things to like about Lonesome Dove, but not enough to love. The major triumph of this novel is its breathtaking scope. The cast, th ...more
Jan 17, 2012
Jul 29, 2011
Noah's Compass
really liked it
What can you say about a book that pulls you in so completely that you finish it within seven hours? I read Noah's Compass in the space of an evening, ...more
Aug 05, 2012
Aug 05, 2012
The Raft
it was amazing
The Raft is a great survival tale for middle grades; sort of Life of Pi meets The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon at recess. Bodeen is a remarkable writ ...more
Dec 04, 2012
Dec 01, 2012
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
it was amazing
An utterly charming read. I love the way Meyer sets up various elements of the Cinderella story and then subverts them at the last minute: it makes th ...more
May 23, 2012
May 08, 2012
Gone with the Wind
really liked it
The most unforgivable sin of fiction is to make your reader doubt your story. Any time a reader thinks "That doesn't make sense" or "That wouldn't hap ...more
Apr 26, 2012
Jan 06, 2012
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
really liked it
The Giver only gets better with age. I first read this book as a teenager, but adulthood has made it much more visceral and disturbing.

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Apr 28, 2011
Mar 02, 2011
Mrs. Dalloway
liked it
Mrs. Dalloway is a book I admire more than I like. I am awed by Woolf's prescience, her beautiful understanding of language, and her experimental orig ...more
Jun 25, 2012
not set
Jun 07, 2012
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