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The Rapture of Canaan
3.80
liked it
My original review (24-3-05):

'I had some major difficulties with the book though, for example: the narrator is supposed to be Ninah, but her voice as
...more
Mar 23, 2005
Oct 27, 2011
 
Tay John
3.11
liked it
Despite its short length, this book is quite complex. It's replete with themes and I'm not sure where to even begin with this review. It takes place r ...more
Oct 18, 2013
Aug 02, 2010
 
Execution
3.68
it was amazing
I loved this book. It was difficult reading emotionally especially right before the (view spoiler) ...more
Aug 08, 2015
Aug 02, 2010
 
The Seville Communion
3.67
it was ok
I had pretty high expectations of this book & though I liked some elements of it (Vatican politics, Templar metaphor for the hero, the description ...more
Apr 21, 2005
Nov 27, 2011
 
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
3.61
it was amazing
Not quite as phenomenal as Ulysses, but still a masterpiece. The shock of the moocow at the beginning can be overcome by the knowledge that this is an ...more
Apr 18, 2005
not set
not set
Nov 27, 2011
 
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne
3.97
really liked it
I have some things in common with Judith Hearne: I am "on the wrong side of 40", unmarried, have no children, and no major accomplishments really to s ...more
Feb 05, 2015
Aug 02, 2010
 
God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
3.96
really liked it
This book is basically a series of essays on religion's deleterious effect on human society. Whereas The God Delusion laid out in a rational fashion t ...more
Jan 15, 2012
Oct 20, 2011
 
The Master and Margarita
4.32
really liked it
Absurd and satirical, this book was one I enjoyed quite a bit. The devil and his crew were like slightly malicious trickster gods, making sure that pe ...more
Apr 15, 2013
Jan 08, 2011
 
Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless
3.91
it was ok
Sadly, this book was…off-putting in a way that wouldn’t have been the case had I read it when I first bought it (I was firmly in the firebrand camp wh ...more
Nov 23, 2014
Mar 06, 2013
 
Timaeus
3.87
really liked it
After a long hiatus, I picked up Plato's dialogues again in 2005, starting with a re-read of Timaeus and Critias which I'd read at least a couple of t ...more
Mar 30, 2005
not set
not set
not set
not set
Oct 28, 2011
 
The Second Scroll
3.37
it was ok
I liked it better than I thought I would, but I don't think I was really part of the intended audience. The ovens were hardly cold when Klein wrote ab ...more
Sep 26, 2014
Aug 02, 2010
 
The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True
4.03
really liked it
Gotta come back and give a full review later. For now, my rating is 7/10.
Nov 12, 2011
Nov 05, 2011
 
What the Body Remembers
3.92
it was amazing
Excellent book. Wonderful descriptive language. Dialogue was amazing. I couldn't put the book down and read the final third to the end without stoppin ...more
Jun 20, 2005
Mar 24, 2013
 
A Month in the Country
4.09
it was amazing
This novel is the story of a man recovering from post traumatic stress acquired in the First World War while he works on uncovering and restoring a me ...more
Aug 03, 2015
Jan 08, 2011
 
Critias
3.51
really liked it
After a long hiatus, I picked up Plato's dialogues again in 2005, starting with a re-read of Timaeus and Critias which I'd read at least a couple of t ...more
Apr 02, 2005
not set
not set
not set
not set
Oct 28, 2011
 
Letter from the Birmingham Jail
4.64
really liked it
I'd heard about this letter (of course), but had never read it. I found it very insightful and pertinent to social justice activism today.
Mar 11, 2013
Jul 14, 2011
 
A Mixture of Frailties: Salterton Trilogy, Book 3
4.16
really liked it
Enjoyed this one. Longer review to come.
Feb 19, 2012
Jan 08, 2011
 
Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1)
3.98
it was amazing
Hard copy, nice preferred.2010-05-8
not set
Aug 03, 2010
 
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
3.98
really liked it
Review to come.
Aug 06, 2012
Jan 11, 2012
 
Uncle Tom's Cabin, with eBook
3.84
really liked it
None
May 24, 2014
Jul 29, 2011
 
Barchester Towers
4.00
it was amazing
None
Mar 06, 2013
Jul 08, 2011
 
The Authoritarians
4.31
it was amazing
None
Jul 2013
Nov 04, 2012
 
Each Man's Son
3.44
liked it
None
Sep 13, 2014
Aug 02, 2010
 
New Science
4.00
liked it
None
Sep 30, 2013
Aug 01, 2010
 
The Sacrifice
3.60
really liked it
None
Apr 20, 2015
Sep 09, 2014
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