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Absolute Relativism: The New Dictatorship and What to Do about It
4.16
did not like it
a horrendous and ill-informed ”philosophical” text
not set
Jul 06, 2018
 
A Little Life
4.30
it was ok
**spoiler alert** i feel very mixed about this book. on one end, i am fond of the depictions of depression and it’s transformation over time and the p ...more
Jan 09, 2019
Jun 16, 2017
 
The Doors of Perception & Heaven and Hell
3.93
really liked it
incredibly articulate and endlessly challenging. every little thought that i’ve touched even slightly while inebriated that has appeared revolutionary ...more
Jun 13, 2018
May 30, 2018
 
The Last Picture Show
3.97
it was amazing
Goddamn. McMurtry is just one of the all-time greats, isn’t he? It’s a very simple story but the things he writes break my fucking heart. He has a ver ...more
May 21, 2019
Aug 05, 2018
 
The Flick
4.10
really liked it
first Annie Baker play. in my opinion, this is a very 21st Century play in that it paints the lives of the three characters with such detail. i would ...more
Jun 21, 2019
Jun 20, 2019
 
Freedom
3.74
really liked it
this took me a while because it is VERY political. so if it turns you off, then this probably isn’t for you yet. but what i find fascinating is how pe ...more
Dec 24, 2018
Jun 20, 2018
 
Death of a Salesman
3.50
really liked it
dialogue is dated, but that's my only gripe. tragic story about a man who is rendered by business into something inhuman, and eventually succumbs to s ...more
Jun 20, 2019
not set
Jun 20, 2019
 
Call Me By Your Name (Call Me By Your Name, #1)
4.27
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Aciman’s prose is so in tune and so keen to the inner thoughts, anxieties, and turmoil of one’s first love and heartbreak, it moved ...more
Dec 29, 2017
Dec 12, 2017
 
This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life
4.51
it was amazing
“The capital-T Truth is about life before death. It is about making it to thirty, or maybe even fifty, without wanting to shoot yourself in the head.”
May 29, 2019
not set
May 29, 2019
 
New Atlantis and the Great Instauration
4.00
really liked it
this one caught me off guard. it had so much to say about society and its limits - how far we can go and what can happen. the allegorical aspect makes ...more
Jan 30, 2019
Feb 07, 2019
 
A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo
4.73
it was ok
i get the intention, and the premise is pretty funny, but the ending message leaves A LOT to be desired.
Jan 2018
Jun 26, 2018
 
Howl and Other Poems
4.13
really liked it
favorites are 'Howl,' 'A Supermarket in California,' 'America,' and 'Song'.
Jan 2019
May 30, 2019
 
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
4.23
really liked it
i became rather confused and had to reread passages due to the amount of characters (all with Swedish names). the last portion of the book gets a bit ...more
Jul 09, 2018
not set
Jun 13, 2018
 
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
4.33
it was amazing
“Writing is not life, but I think sometimes it can be a way back to life.”
Jul 24, 2018
Jul 17, 2018
 
Batman: The Killing Joke
4.37
it was amazing
one bad day
Jul 20, 2018
Jul 12, 2018
 
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
4.18
really liked it
stars off really strong. Carver's stories seem like utter nonsense, initially. It isn't until they're done that they become melancholic.
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Jun 05, 2019
Dec 27, 2017
 
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
4.08
liked it
interesting read considering how different this is from the movie. i have to admit i’m a bigger fan of the movie but i do love their Mercerism subplot ...more
Mar 14, 2019
Jun 19, 2018
 
Frankenstein: The Original 1818 Text
3.78
liked it
just read the introductions and story, not the appendices. this is a very thorough text, with a lot of Milton references. very tragic ending and roman ...more
Feb 06, 2019
not set
Jun 02, 2017
 
Solaris
3.98
it was amazing
very dense. very philosophical. very precise in its scientific jargon. but the way Lem allows the book, and the planet, to serve as a way to confront ...more
Mar 04, 2019
Jan 14, 2019
 
Brave New World
3.98
really liked it
Disturbingly profound is probably the best summation i can express to describe this book. The fact that this came out in 1932 is really impressive. It ...more
Feb 22, 2019
Jun 01, 2017
 
Tunes for Bears to Dance to (New Windmill)
3.53
liked it
good. classic Cormier pessimism, but with the added triumph of the human spirit. i recommend all his books to any child growing up. it shows you the h ...more
Dec 24, 2018
Jun 16, 2017
 
A Man Without a Country
4.07
really liked it
“But I replied that what made being alive almost worthwhile for me, besides music, was all the saints I met, who could be anywhere. By saints I meant ...more
Jun 23, 2019
May 05, 2019
 
Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit (Ishmael, #1)
3.99
really liked it
“man belongs to the world”.

countless words of wisdom and life-changing advice for the future of humanity. gets a bit pedantic, but its ideas are ever
...more
May 26, 2018
May 30, 2017
 
Brokeback Mountain
3.94
really liked it
"There was some open space between what he knew and what he tried to believe, but nothing could be done about it, and if you can't fix it you've got t ...more
Jan 27, 2019
Jan 18, 2019
 
Making Movies
4.22
it was amazing
straight to the point, honest, and quite charming. gives you everything you need to know about what it's like to work in the film industry.
May 19, 2019
Dec 19, 2018
 
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
4.24
really liked it
jumped around with this one. mainly because my writing class last semester did so as well. but i’m glad i finished it. the last chapter was great.
Mar 24, 2019
Sep 02, 2018
 
The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
4.27
really liked it
“We do not "come into" this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree.”

the chapter entitled "So What" was my favorite.
Jan 2018
Jun 18, 2018
 
Binti (Binti, #1)
3.95
liked it
fascinating fusion of history, anthrolpolgoy, culture, and science fiction in addition to the world building.
Mar 30, 2019
Jan 15, 2019
 
Fahrenheit 451
3.98
it was amazing
second read since middle school. it ages incredibly well. sad to say Bradbury's "seashells" are now a reality.
Feb 11, 2019
not set
Jun 01, 2017
 
Animal Farm
3.92
really liked it
finished while on set. very very funny.
Jan 12, 2019
Jun 01, 2017
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