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The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus
4.10
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Holy fuck. This book will make you want to wash your hands... a lot. Also, you may feel compelled to go out and purchase your own HA ...more
Jan 2003
Oct 22, 2007
 
100 Love Sonnets
4.40
it was amazing
When I got tired of copying love poems from the Chinese and Japanese into urgent, wretched note cards to lovers who were unattainable (and I'm a geniu ...more
Jan 1998
Oct 22, 2007
 
Lonesome Dove
4.47
it was amazing
This book completely ravaged me. I didn't expect to fall in love with Gus, but dammit if I did anyway. McMurtry dragged me through every mud hole, sna ...more
Jan 1990
Oct 22, 2007
 
The History of Love
3.91
it was amazing
This is the sort of book that I didn't expect to like, given that the title seems ridiculously ambitious. But in a moment of optimism I bought it anyw ...more
Jul 2006
Oct 22, 2007
 
The Guns of August
4.18
it was amazing
This was the first non-fiction history book that read so much like a good novel that I screamed through it almost without pausing for breath. I knew b ...more
Jan 2005
Oct 22, 2007
 
Close Range
3.98
it was amazing
I absolutely love E. Annie Proulx. She does that thing with words that makes me go all dissociated from the world around me and live inside the world ...more
not set
Oct 22, 2007
 
Immediate Family
4.20
it was amazing
There is something slightly disturbing about Sally Mann's images of her children. Of course, having grown up in a hippie household I wasn't shocked by ...more
Jan 1990
Nov 27, 2007
 
Zen Driving
3.59
it was amazing
I was given this book as a joke way back in the 80s by my friend Derek. Derek was the kind of guy that, when most people met him, usually people said, ...more
Jan 1997
Nov 23, 2007
 
The Places in Between
3.88
it was amazing
I saw this author interviewed on PBS and quickly decided I had to read his book. So glad that I did. This man, a former British soldier who now works ...more
Oct 2009
Nov 23, 2007
 
Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1)
4.00
it was amazing
this is one of the best dystopic/futuristic/apocalytic fics I've read so far. Definitely right up my pessimistic little alley.

the relationship between
...more
Nov 2007
Nov 15, 2007
 
Changing Light: The Eternal Cycle of Night and Day
4.35
it was amazing
This book was given to me by my writing mentor and friend, Thomas Centolella. During the period of time he gifted it to me I was going through probabl ...more
Jan 1996
Nov 23, 2007
 
Mother Mysteries
4.15
it was amazing
In the troubled early years of motherhood this book was like a beacon of light into a dark place for me. So much happened in my mind, body and soul wh ...more
Jan 1995
Nov 23, 2007
 
The Lessons of History
4.18
it was amazing
Here is a visual image of what history teaches us. It's the sex & death primer for humanity:

http://www.dumpert.nl/mediabase/foto/...
Jan 1989
Nov 28, 2007
 
Sweet Savage Love (Brandon-Morgan #1)
3.95
it was ok
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Nov 27, 2007
 
Night Shift
3.97
it was amazing
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Oct 22, 2007
 
The Great Book of Amber (The Chronicles of Amber, #1-10)
4.31
it was amazing
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Oct 22, 2007
 
The White Hotel
3.84
it was amazing
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Oct 22, 2007
 
The Color Purple
4.17
it was amazing
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Oct 22, 2007
 
Their Eyes Were Watching God
3.88
it was amazing
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Oct 22, 2007
 
The Red Tent
4.16
it was amazing
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Jan 2005
Oct 22, 2007
 
The Andromeda Strain
3.88
it was amazing
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Oct 22, 2007
 
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)
4.04
it was amazing
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Oct 22, 2007
 
Memoirs of a Geisha
4.09
it was amazing
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Oct 22, 2007
 
The Stand
4.34
it was amazing
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Oct 22, 2007
 
100 Selected Poems
4.32
it was amazing
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Oct 22, 2007
 
Out of Silence: Selected Poems
4.24
it was amazing
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Oct 22, 2007
 
Under Milk Wood
4.15
it was amazing
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Oct 22, 2007
 
Seven Plays
4.18
it was amazing
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Oct 22, 2007
 
Fool for Love and Other Plays
4.18
it was amazing
None
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Oct 22, 2007
 
Dune (Dune Chronicles #1)
4.20
it was amazing
None
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Oct 22, 2007
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