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Stories of Your Life and Others
4.24
it was amazing
I now don't think the ideas that come up in the TV show are Black Mirror are that absurd anymore. This book is my first sci-fi book in almost 2 years. ...more
Dec 12, 2017
Dec 08, 2017
 
The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution
3.91
really liked it
Strange, Radical and Unthinkable. Those were the three words that refused to leave my head when I was reading this book. Firestone herself would say t ...more
Jul 29, 2017
Jul 24, 2017
 
Apt Pupil
3.88
it was amazing
I didn't expect this book to be as good, as dark, or as thrilling as it was. The synopsis betrayed hardly anything about the book or what the plot was ...more
Jun 04, 2017
May 28, 2017
 
Carrie
3.96
it was amazing
To think this was the first book he wrote. I am not surprised with his work in The Shining any more.

This book is a lot of destruction, a lot of bad pe
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Jan 13, 2017
Dec 31, 2016
 
Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption
4.53
really liked it
This book is worth all the hype surrounding the book, the movie and Stephen King. I haven't seen the movie yet, so I think I had a rather unique exper ...more
May 28, 2017
May 28, 2017
 
Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
4.36
it was amazing
I picked this one up because of a recommendation from Kshitij Saraogi. He spoke highly of this book. As soon as I looked this book up, I reached Bill ...more
Jul 29, 2018
Jul 30, 2018
 
The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
3.99
it was amazing
In 1918, just as World War I was ending, (2 months before the armistice was signed), a pandemic started. The disease was influenza, only influenza. Th ...more
Aug 12, 2018
Aug 14, 2018
 
The Plague
4.01
it was amazing
Great book, great story, a bunch of great characters. Rambert was the character that I related with hardest. Especially his craving to leave the islan ...more
Sep 29, 2020
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Aug 05, 2020
 
Lolita
3.89
it was amazing
It is an amazing book. I would read it for the writing alone, every other sentence is a quote, and every ten pages you meet a sentence, so intelligent ...more
Mar 29, 2016
Dec 30, 2015
 
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
3.94
it was amazing
This has been a life-changing book. The ideas put forth in this book about prediction, our inability to predict, our love for narratives and how we be ...more
Feb 11, 2018
Jan 09, 2018
 
The Odyssey
3.77
it was amazing

Link to complete review


I heard about this new translation on the Ezra Klein show. Madeline Miller made a very convincing pitch for why this book i

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May 05, 2020
Apr 29, 2020
 
This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly
3.78
really liked it
This was a very good book about sovereign debt and the power that governments have in controlling interest rates and financial repression policies to ...more
Aug 22, 2020
Aug 02, 2020
 
The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger
3.86
it was amazing

This is a great book! I started reading this book because I realized how much shipping has changed the things that one has access to, it was also part

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Nov 03, 2019
May 25, 2019
 
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
4.21
it was amazing
This was a book that was very hard to stop reading. I started on a Friday evening and spent the whole weekend reading this book while distractedly att ...more
Dec 10, 2018
Jun 21, 2018
 
The Silence of the Lambs  (Hannibal Lecter, #2)
4.20
really liked it
AHA! A deeper look into Dr. Lecter's mind. And Dr. Lecter POV! <3 What goes on inside the mind of this psychological mastermind, with an unbelievable ...more
Oct 13, 2016
Jul 05, 2015
 
The Remains of the Day
4.12
it was amazing
This book was on my list since Ishiguro won the Nobel prize. And then, Kalyan recommended it. So, I got right to it. I liked it a lot. It was a welcom ...more
Sep 02, 2018
Oct 07, 2017
 
Last Exit to Brooklyn
3.83
really liked it

I distinctly remember one thing from Selby’s other book Requiem for a Dream: a lack of punctuation.



It was quite hard to understand the characters and

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Jun 27, 2020
May 01, 2018
 
Three Weeks
3.19
liked it
Typical romance novel. Extremely good writing. The plot is a drag at some points, but Glyn manages to keep it from being boring. Definitely read if yo ...more
May 05, 2018
Jan 28, 2018
 
Northanger Abbey
3.83
it was amazing
Austen doesn’t disappoint. As always, Catherine is a great heroine. She has the pure gold heart of an innocent 18 year old. The writing is flawless an ...more
Apr 26, 2019
Dec 27, 2017
 
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
4.32
it was amazing
This is a huge book, and what's most interesting to me about this book is the CHANGE that he goes through. From a hick to a teen living with his siste ...more
Jan 28, 2017
Mar 06, 2016
 
Paris Under the Occupation
3.94
it was amazing
Paris was occupied for 4 years, starting 1940. German soldiers entered France and cut-off Paris from the rest of the country. They moved the governmen ...more
Oct 04, 2020
Jun 20, 2020
 
Requiem for a Dream
4.09
it was amazing

Requiem

noun. (a) a mass for the dead (b) a solemn chant (such as a dirge) for the repose of the dead

Dream

noun. (a) a strongly desired goal or purpose

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May 2018
Feb 07, 2018
 
Down and Out in Paris and London
4.10
it was amazing
This book has some really good fiction! The question of whether this is actually fiction, or just auto-biographical from the author's own experience i ...more
Feb 19, 2017
Nov 27, 2016
 
Animal Farm
3.95
it was amazing
a lot like 1984. or a condensed version of it. chilling, and all the time you know that Orwell is not going to give this a happy ending (which in itse ...more
Mar 03, 2016
Dec 23, 2015
 
iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood--and What That Means for the Rest of Us
3.79
liked it
This book isn't very revolutionary. There are some interesting points, there are a lot of interesting graphs.

Twenge has the unique problem of using "m
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Jan 2019
Dec 31, 2018
 
A Game as Old as Empire: The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption
3.80
it was amazing

This book is everything that it claims to be on the book jacket. It "uncovers the inner workings of the institutions behind these economic manipulatio

...more
Apr 19, 2020
Apr 12, 2020
 
Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1)
4.03
really liked it
Well, well, well. Dr. Hannibal Lecter v. Will Graham! I haven't seen the Hannibal movie series, and a friend told me this book is worth a read. I agre ...more
Sep 30, 2016
Sep 30, 2016
 
Too Far to Go: The Maples Stories
4.02
really liked it
The writing was unbearably slow and unnecessary in a few parts of the book. The two stories that really stood out were Grandparenting, which I think i ...more
Nov 13, 2016
Oct 31, 2016
 
The Scarlet Letter
3.41
really liked it
I found out about this book from Downton Abbey! Season 3, Episode 7:


Mrs. Hughes: In a new place, where she can start again, Ethel has a far more chanc
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Feb 11, 2018
Feb 07, 2018
 
Z
4.03
it was amazing

Z is a really good book. It leads you to think critically about the government and the people in it, especially the beaurocrats (not the politicians)

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Sep 16, 2019
Aug 26, 2019
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