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The Slap
really liked it
At a suburban barbeque, one slap will change the lives of these people. Christos Tsiolkas unflinchingly looks at domestic life in the Australian subur ...more
Sep 28, 2011
Sep 24, 2011
The Night Circus
really liked it
The atmosphere and imagery for this dream like novel is spectacular. The Night Circus reminds me of that TV show Carnivàle; full of unimaginable wonde ...more
Nov 11, 2011
Oct 05, 2011
Seating Arrangements
liked it
Winn Van Meter and his family head for a retreat on the New England island of Waskeke. While this is normally a haven of relaxation for Winn, now it’s ...more
Feb 17, 2013
Jan 09, 2013
The Forrests
it was ok
The Forrests by Emily Perkins was the book chosen for my local bookclub for June, but I knew I wouldn’t be able to make it to this discussion so I dec ...more
Jul 14, 2012
Jul 01, 2012
The Sense of an Ending
really liked it
When I see a book that is only 150 pages, I automatically think the book won’t have much to offer, but then I remember some great novellas like, Georg ...more
Jun 27, 2017
Oct 24, 2011
Oct 21, 2011
The Fault in Our Stars
it was ok
Sixteen year old Hazel Grace Lancaster has been dealing with Stage 4 Thyroid cancer since she was 13 years old. Having recently decided to join a supp ...more
Jan 20, 2012
Jan 14, 2012
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
liked it
I read this book because the movie is coming soon and it was a good excuse to read it. I’ve been interested in reading a Jonathan Safran Foer for a wh ...more
Apr 2012
Jul 20, 2011
really liked it
Jack is rather smart for his age, he has a curious mind and always wants to know the answers to everything; but Jack doesn’t know much about what is i ...more
Dec 07, 2011
Nov 29, 2011
Past the Shallows
liked it
Favel Parrett’s debut novel is at times gut wrenching and shocking but I never went away from this book feeling like I had just read something interes ...more
Apr 19, 2012
Apr 02, 2012
The Son
liked it
The Son is a multigenerational saga spanning three generations. This unforgettable Texas family’s story plays out from the three perspectives, each wi ...more
Apr 02, 2013
Mar 09, 2013
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