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Clock Without Hands
3.88
it was amazing
Carson McCullers never fails to impress me. In this grim novel of the Southern Gothic tradition, she examines the growing race tensions at the cusp of ...more
Mar 23, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
 
Exile and the Kingdom
3.88
it was amazing
It is absolutely amazing what a fantastic writer Camus was. Each story in the collection was beautifully crafted with vivid depictions and imagery, fo ...more
Apr 13, 2012
Apr 28, 2012
 
To Have and Have Not
3.57
really liked it
To Have and Have Not is a tale of discontentment, death, and desperation in the Depression-Era Florida Keys. Definitely one of Hemingway's more detach ...more
Jun 19, 2013
Jun 17, 2013
 
Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72
4.10
really liked it
This fucking guy could write the phone book and make it interesting.

While reading, it's sometimes hard to realize that this took place over 40 years
...more
Oct 29, 2014
Oct 09, 2014
 
The Major Plays
3.98
really liked it
This collection of stellar plays was my first experience with Chekhov yet most certainly not my last. The fact that he was writing these over 100 year ...more
Jan 27, 2014
Dec 18, 2013
 
The Beautiful and Damned
3.75
liked it
I found 'The Beautiful and the Damned" to be an overall very good novel. Densely filled with whimsically lyrical prose and chock full of clever metaph ...more
Jun 25, 2012
Jun 25, 2012
 
The Mole People: Life in the Tunnels Beneath New York City
3.62
liked it
Subject matter: very interesting. The book was good as well. However, it left me feeling as though it could have been better. As is often the case wit ...more
Mar 18, 2014
Mar 26, 2014
 
Tender Is the Night
3.83
it was amazing
"Tender is the Night" is the personification of the great American novel, and in my opinion, perhaps Fitzgerald's finest work. The story focuses on th ...more
Jan 25, 2012
Jan 21, 2012
 
Reflections in a Golden Eye
3.84
it was amazing
A timeless tale of perversion, repressed homosexuality, adultery, love, hatred, murder, superficiality, and depth of feeling at a peacetime army base. ...more
Mar 03, 2012
Mar 05, 2012
 
Tropic of Cancer
3.71
it was amazing
Many just throw Tropic of Cancer, along with the rest of Miller's work, into the drawer of deemed 'Dirty Books.' Yes, it may be true that they are dir ...more
Feb 26, 2012
Feb 21, 2012
 
Short Cuts: Selected Stories
4.11
really liked it
It's Carver so of course it is a fantastic collection. This also piqued my interest to check out the movie adaptation.

One note however, the majority
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Aug 03, 2015
Aug 03, 2015
 
Travels with Charley: In Search of America
4.07
it was amazing
Join Steinbeck, his loyal french poodle Charlie, and his dependable vessel Rocinante on his quest to rediscover the America he once knew on a journey ...more
Mar 11, 2012
Mar 11, 2012
 
Margin of Safety: Risk-Averse Value Investing Strategies for the Thoughtful Investor
4.36
liked it
Actually a pretty good read. Stresses buying stocks not based on market trends or technical analysis but instead on fundamental analysis. The theory: ...more
Feb 27, 2013
Jan 29, 2013
 
Tiny Alice
3.60
really liked it
Albee is really quite an interesting playwright! Much like "Virginia Woolfe," "Tiny Alice" is chock full of bitter and cruel characters exchanging see ...more
May 08, 2012
May 08, 2012
 
Breakfast at Tiffany's
3.89
really liked it
I of course had seen the film numerous times and had never gotten around to reading the actual novella and although I must acknowledge that they are q ...more
Feb 12, 2012
Feb 12, 2012
 
Islands in the Stream
3.86
really liked it
All in all I found 'Islands' to be a rich, exciting, and wonderfully tragic. Although it was published after Hemingway's death, the novel proves to be ...more
Apr 28, 2012
Apr 28, 2012
 
The Town and the City
3.86
really liked it
The beginning is chock full of beautiful rich prose and descriptions of a picturesque, small, New England town and a large jovial family that inhabits ...more
Nov 21, 2011
Nov 21, 2011
 
The Garden of Eden
3.74
it was amazing
REALLY FANTASTIC! I am already a long-time Hemingway fan so I definitely held this novel up to high expectations; which it has surely met. Although it ...more
Aug 18, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
 
The Fall
4.05
it was amazing
WOW! I absolutely loved this one. I hadnt read any Camus since highschool and perhaps when I had read any I wasnt able to appreciate it as fully as I ...more
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Apr 18, 2012
 
Dubliners
3.85
really liked it
For anyone who may be new to, or trying to get into some Joyce, 'Dubliners' would be an excellent read. In my opinion it is one of the more accessible ...more
Dec 21, 2011
Dec 21, 2011
 
Work and Other Sins: Life in New York City and Thereabouts
3.79
liked it
Charlie LeDuff is a fantastic writer and this book is a representative collection of his striking articles. LeDuff has an intriguing style: exceedingl ...more
Jan 07, 2014
Jan 02, 2014
 
Death of a Salesman
3.49
it was amazing
The classic (almost to the point of it being a modern day cliche) tale of the empty and disillusioned nature of the American Dream unrealized. Willy L ...more
Feb 22, 2012
Feb 26, 2012
 
Three Tall Women
3.88
really liked it
After reading a few of his plays, I believe I can safely say Edward Albee was a highly creative playwright, "Three Tall Women" is no exception. Three ...more
Aug 08, 2012
Jul 31, 2012
 
The Kite Runner
4.25
liked it
I thought the Kite Runner was an overall good read featuring a terrific story and highlighting a view of Afghanistan many Americans would have never c ...more
Aug 06, 2012
Aug 06, 2012
 
The Bonfire of the Vanities
3.81
it was amazing
Wow! Tom Wolfe has an absolutely wonderful writing style! This is the first of his work that I have read and was completely enthralled by the dynamic ...more
Jan 15, 2012
Jan 15, 2012
 
Catch-22
3.98
did not like it
Firstly, I don't think I have ever really left an entirely negative review here on 'goodreads,' there's a first time for everything.

I was actually gr
...more
Jun 16, 2012
May 03, 2012
 
Steve Jobs
4.09
liked it
I haven't read many biographies, but I recognize this as an excellent one. Isaacson's portrays Jobs objectively and intriguingly as a man enough of a ...more
Jun 11, 2013
May 29, 2013
 
One Hundred Years of Solitude
4.04
it was amazing
"Many years later, as he faced the firing sqaud, Colonel Aureliano Buenida was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ...more
Dec 20, 2012
May 03, 2012
 
Green Hills of Africa
3.57
it was ok
I never actually finished this book because I could not find a copy when I moved back to the states in the spring strangely enough. Being a HUGE Hemin ...more
Jan 21, 2013
May 17, 2012
 
Every Man Dies Alone
4.21
it was amazing
Suspenseful, tragic, and at often nutty, Every Man Dies Alone is a stupendous book. A product of a feverish postwar writing spree by Hans Fallada shor ...more
Jul 27, 2013
Aug 18, 2012
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