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The Birds and Other Stories
4.03
really liked it
There's a chilling quality to the tranquility of Daphne du Maurier's words, and this is clearly evident in short stories "The Birds". Hitchcock based ...more
Jan 2006
Apr 13, 2007
 
Aimez Vous Brahms
3.72
really liked it
Noramlly, I shy away from romantic novels. I made an exception with Aimez vous Brahms , which follows an older woman who has finally left her cheating ...more
not set
Apr 13, 2007
 
Stories of Suspense
4.23
liked it
A rather old collection of suspense stories with du Maurier's "The Birds" headlining the list. It also contains stories by Jack Finney and Shirley Jac ...more
Jul 2008
Sep 09, 2008
 
Götz and Meyer
3.82
it was amazing
Brilliant in a disturbing and sometimes funny way.

Gotz and Meyer are two SS non-commissioned officers tasked with driving a hermetically sealed tru
...more
Apr 16, 2009
Mar 31, 2009
 
Meet Me in St. Louis
4.03
really liked it
One of the most battered-dog-eared volumes in my library because I read it so often. I loved the movie and that compelled me to buy the book. Naturall ...more
not set
Jan 19, 2009
 
Lolita
3.88
it was amazing
As much as I admire Nabokov's writing style (not to mention will to actually write a book as maddening as this), I simply could not finish Lolita . A ...more
not set
Apr 13, 2007
 
Stevenson Under the Palm Trees
3.37
liked it
I'm not really a fan of Robert Louis Stevenson. I read his "Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde" once and, though I liked the theme, I didn't really enjoy reading ...more
Jan 24, 2009
Jan 23, 2009
 
The Haunting of Hill House
3.89
really liked it
Just finished it and I'm still a little confused (hence, the 4 stars). I'm still think this has the makings of an excellent horror if only I understoo ...more
Mar 25, 2009
Mar 25, 2009
 
The Lady Vanishes (The Wheel Spins)
3.82
liked it
**spoiler alert**
I was not sure what to expect when I picked up this book out of our storage box. All I really knew about it was a lady vanishes in t
...more
Nov 14, 2008
Nov 11, 2008
 
A Clockwork Orange
3.98
it was amazing
The main protagonist is Alex, a juvenile delinquent and gang leader, who narrates the story in a slang language. The story plunges you deep into Alex' ...more
Mar 2006
Apr 13, 2007
 
Atonement
3.88
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Initially, I wanted to stop reading this book half-way. The story was just soooo boring that it was taking me months to finish the f ...more
Sep 16, 2008
Oct 23, 2007
 
Wide Sargasso Sea
3.56
it was amazing
It took me years to find a copy being sold here, and I was so happy when I was finally able to finish it.
Jean Rhys wrote Wide Sargasso Sea as a bac
...more
not set
Apr 13, 2007
 
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
4.24
it was amazing
I have a thing for stories about rising from adversity. I guess that comes from my Mum who always told me stories about her youth, growing up in far f ...more
not set
Apr 13, 2007
 
The Bloody Chamber
4.02
really liked it
Beautifully written and very sensual. This is how fairy tales should be retold. Carter writes in such a lyrical and yet mature prose that it never sin ...more
not set
Apr 03, 2009
 
Rebecca
4.20
really liked it
The masterpiece of gothic romances, Rebecca follows the story of a nameless woman "I" who suddenly has the good fortune of marrying a rich, handsome ...more
Jan 2005
Apr 13, 2007
 
Kiss of the Spider Woman
3.94
it was amazing
I don't really have a copy of this book in my library, but I've read my roomate's copy. I wish I had one, though. This is an extraordinary book. The m ...more
not set
Apr 14, 2007
 
All Quiet on the Western Front
3.92
really liked it
I bought a copy of this book after I saw it on Discovery channel (forgot the title of the show). Since it's a translation, the English was a bit rough ...more
not set
Apr 17, 2007
 
Watership Down (Watership Down, #1)
4.05
it was amazing
Who would think a story about rabbits could resound to us humans? We could certainly learn a thing or two from Fiver and his friends.
not set
Apr 13, 2007
 
The Road
3.95
None
not set
Jan 19, 2009
 
Pygmalion
3.90
liked it
None
not set
Apr 22, 2007
 
Six Plays: Peer Gynt / A Doll's House / Ghosts / The Wild Duck / Hedda Gabler / The Master Builder
4.06
liked it
None
not set
Jul 05, 2008
 
Gone with the Wind
4.28
really liked it
None
not set
Apr 13, 2007
 
The Master and Margarita
4.32
it was amazing
None
not set
Sep 12, 2008
 
Dekada '70 (Ang Orihinal at Kumpletong Edisyon)
4.20
liked it
None
not set
Nov 11, 2008
 
The Handmaid's Tale
4.06
it was amazing
None
not set
Apr 22, 2007
 
The Talented Mr. Ripley
3.93
really liked it
None
not set
Nov 11, 2008
 
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)
4.51
really liked it
None
not set
Nov 11, 2008
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.25
really liked it
None
Jan 13, 2009
Jan 11, 2009
 
Fahrenheit 451
3.97
liked it
None
not set
Apr 13, 2007
 
The Diary of a Young Girl
4.10
really liked it
None
not set
May 24, 2007
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