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When We Were Orphans
3.49
did not like it
I wanted and expected to enjoy When We Were Orphans, it being the few novels concerning Asia by the first Asian Nobel Literature laureate who writes i ...more
Mar 11, 2019
Feb 17, 2019
 
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
4.03
it was ok
Full disclosure: I am writing this in one unpremeditated, unedited go, mostly on the adrenaline of deep frustration.

It is baffling to me h
...more
Aug 02, 2019
Jul 22, 2019
 
Autumn
3.72
really liked it
Yes, yes, the world stands shocked: the man who has pushed the definition of brutal honesty to new heights, charmed the pants off the international li ...more
Mar 16, 2018
Oct 21, 2017
 
The End (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #13)
4.01
liked it
Sometimes you want a story to leave off on an ambiguous note, with much left to the imagination, but not so much when you've read thirteen books to ge ...more
Jun 25, 2017
Jun 25, 2017
 
Cat's Cradle
4.16
it was amazing
Cat's Cradle has thoroughly convinced me that Kurt Vonnegut was actually the prophet incarnate and we all just missed it. There is too much genius in ...more
Feb 14, 2018
Feb 05, 2018
 
The Refugees
3.88
it was ok
The Refugees is a difficult book to dislike due to the timeliness of its resistance to the bigotry that surrounds us. It is, however, just as difficul ...more
Jan 21, 2018
Mar 07, 2017
 
Sour Heart
3.68
really liked it
Jenny Zhang's fiction debut is not a perfect book, but it is a revolutionary one and feels like an anthem. A couple of reasons why:

Bilingu
...more
Feb 21, 2018
Jul 04, 2017
 
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
3.94
liked it
I wanted to love The Tenant of Wildfell Hall after reading the introduction by Stevie Davies, which discussed the wildness of Anne Bronte and all of C ...more
Feb 10, 2018
Jan 04, 2018
 
Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil (The Grantchester Mysteries #3)
3.81
did not like it
Theoretically, I should love everything about this series. I love the ITV show, which in my opinion deserves the same acclaim as Sherlock; I adore Cam ...more
Apr 23, 2017
Apr 02, 2017
 
Wyrd Sisters (Discworld, #6)
4.12
really liked it
From title onward, Wyrd Sisters is a joy-filled recrafting of Macbeth and monarchy at large, one that exposes the ridiculousness of hereditary authori ...more
Mar 12, 2019
Mar 02, 2019
 
The Missing of the Somme
3.90
liked it
Certainly an original take on understanding the war (and at times human psychology in general) through literature and art, written in Dyer's character ...more
Jun 25, 2017
Jun 07, 2017
 
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
4.25
it was amazing
One-of-a-kind genius.
Oct 28, 2016
Jun 26, 2016
 
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
3.61
liked it
This work definitely requires much more academic context and guidance than I had for a full experience. Joyce is unapologetically, almost bravely undi ...more
Jan 17, 2018
Jan 02, 2018
 
The Portrait of a Lady
3.77
did not like it
This is my first Goodreads review, and I had to write it only because I have not been so viscerally annoyed at a technically "well-written" book in a ...more
Oct 18, 2016
Sep 28, 2016
 
Last Friends (Old Filth, #3)
3.82
really liked it
Unlike the previous "Old Filth" books, this last installment seemed more haphazard and confusing on a sentence-to-sentence level. Several times in dia ...more
Apr 23, 2017
Feb 08, 2017
 
Stories of Your Life and Others
4.26
really liked it
Francine Prose once described Margaret Atwood's work as "engaged less by the subtle minutiae of human interaction than by the chance to use fiction as ...more
May 02, 2017
Feb 05, 2017
 
The Sympathizer
4.00
really liked it
Nguyen is evidently an incredibly intelligent person who has been thinking about Asian American and Vietnamese identities for many years. This being h ...more
Oct 25, 2016
Jun 28, 2016
 
Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold
3.86
did not like it
This novel is written a bit like a play itself, a stylistic choice that lends to sparse prose and descriptions that read more like dictations of stage ...more
Nov 14, 2016
Aug 03, 2016
 
The Longest Journey
3.48
liked it
The characters are often frustrating and the hyper-intellectual worship of the rustic can be patronizing, but, this being Forster (and his favorite of ...more
Mar 28, 2017
Mar 24, 2017
 
The Vegetarian
3.58
liked it
Eerily absorbing, yet the novella as a whole is somehow not as satisfying nor as magical as the experience of reading it.
Jan 16, 2017
Jun 28, 2016
 
Where Angels Fear to Tread
3.63
liked it
A "premature" Forster -- not nearly as satisfying as his later novels, but enjoyable and quotable nonetheless.
Nov 15, 2016
Nov 14, 2016
 
The Man in the Wooden Hat (Old Filth, #2)
4.05
really liked it
Not quite as magnificent as its predecessor, but magnificent still.
Mar 14, 2017
Feb 08, 2017
 
The Best American Short Stories 2017
3.85
liked it
None
Mar 29, 2018
Mar 14, 2018
 
Rebecca
4.22
really liked it
None
not set
Jun 25, 2016
 
The Woman in the Dunes
3.91
it was amazing
None
not set
Jun 25, 2016
 
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
3.96
it was amazing
None
not set
Jun 25, 2016
 
Fledgling
3.87
did not like it
None
not set
Jun 25, 2016
 
A Little History of the World
4.11
really liked it
None
not set
Jun 25, 2016
 
Invisible Cities
4.15
it was amazing
None
not set
Jun 25, 2016
 
Fight Club
4.19
liked it
None
not set
Jun 25, 2016
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