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All Together Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #7)
4.05
it was amazing
You know the worst thing about these books? They're like cotton candy. On face they look incredibly filling and satisfying but then you bite into them ...more
Nov 08, 2008
Nov 08, 2008
 
Moby-Dick or, The Whale
3.47
it was ok
I have to admit to a long-standing curiosity about Moby-Dick (not least of which is why the albino whale’s name is hyphenated in the title but just pl ...more
Jan 03, 2010
Dec 10, 2009
 
Their Eyes Were Watching God
3.87
really liked it
You know those books that sit on your shelf and mock you for being too hesitant to pick them up? We all have them. They sit there, perched on the edge ...more
Feb 14, 2009
Feb 13, 2009
 
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
4.08
it was amazing
You know those books that you finish and then immediately begin again because they were just that good? That's what happened with Unbearable Lightness ...more
Jan 31, 2009
Jan 22, 2009
 
The Master and Margarita
4.32
really liked it
I knew that this was going to be a book that I loved the moment I learned that Satan was the main character. This is not due to any particular affinit ...more
Apr 21, 2009
Apr 05, 2009
 
Nevada
4.07
it was amazing
Earlier this year, when I first started to try to get people to understand what I meant when I said that I was transgender, I searched high and low fo ...more
Aug 25, 2013
May 25, 2013
 
The War of the End of the World: A Novel
4.21
it was amazing
There are books at which we arrive to too soon, books that are forced down our throats by well meaning instructors and friends, books that are passed ...more
Mar 07, 2011
Feb 20, 2011
 
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
4.08
it was ok
I can not think of a book that has let me down more than Italo Calvino's If On a Winter's Night a Traveler. Admittedly, this may have been caused by i ...more
Dec 14, 2009
Dec 01, 2009
 
Eating Animals
4.18
really liked it
“For us to maintain our way of living, we must tell lies to each other and especially to ourselves. The lies are necessary because, without them, many ...more
Nov 10, 2009
Aug 20, 2009
 
Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, #10)
3.88
did not like it
Dear Charlaine Harris,

You can stop now. You have officially sucked all the life out of all of your characters and made them all eminently dislikable.
...more
not set
Aug 02, 2010
 
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
3.97
it was amazing
I find myself consistantly tongue-tied about this book. I've begun nearly four different reviews of this eminantly enjoyable read that have all petere ...more
Jul 03, 2009
Jun 24, 2009
 
A Small Place
3.89
really liked it
Holy vituperative rage, Batman! The descriptions of this book that I had read on Goodreads in no way described the acerbic bitterness of Kincaid as a ...more
Feb 18, 2009
Feb 17, 2009
 
Death by Black Hole - And Other Cosmic Quandaries
4.11
really liked it
Within my skull, where all of those vital pieces of data surrounding science are supposed to be stored, there is instead a vast beaker-shaped void of ...more
Dec 14, 2009
Nov 09, 2009
 
Nine Stories
4.19
it was amazing
I was sitting at my cube farm today, moving numbers from one spreadsheet to another, cursing the internet tracking that keeps me from daytime Goodread ...more
not set
Apr 26, 2007
 
The Glass Bead Game
4.11
it was ok
I feel that I must open this review by stating that I am an unabashed fanboy of Hermann Hesse. I read everything that he had ever written at a whirlwi ...more
Mar 12, 2008
Mar 02, 2008
 
Night Watch (Watch #1)
3.97
really liked it
For the past month or so I have been regrettably absent from the nets that I like to call my digital home. Real life demands have left me with preciou ...more
Feb 16, 2010
Jan 26, 2010
 
Letter to a Christian Nation
4.04
liked it
Can I just admit something straight off the bat? I. Don’t. Care. I don’t care whether you want to participate in ritualized cannibalism. I don’t care ...more
Sep 2009
Aug 31, 2009
 
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
3.69
it was amazing
This is a book that I didn't want to read. Once I actually acquired a copy it sat mouldering on my shelves for over a year before I got to it. Having ...more
Jan 20, 2009
Oct 27, 2008
 
The Blind Assassin
3.95
really liked it
The last hundred pages made this so worthwhile. Everything that was laid in the first 400 pages was building to that. And it was so satisfyingly rende ...more
Nov 24, 2016
Apr 17, 2008
 
Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter, #1)
3.89
it was amazing
Mysteries and Thrillers are often hit-or-miss for me. I have had the good fortune of being recommended a lot of writings from the creme de la creme of ...more
Jul 2007
Jun 15, 2007
 
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
4.22
it was amazing
As someone who used to consume nonfiction with the voracious appetite of a trucker at an Old Country Buffet, I find it odd and not a little unsettling ...more
Feb 27, 2009
Oct 14, 2008
 
Lullaby
3.73
liked it
When you pick up a Chuck Palahniuk book you know that you are going to plunge ever-so-briefly into a raging torrent of absurdity, horror so whimsical ...more
Aug 2007
Apr 26, 2007
 
Cannery Row
4.02
it was amazing
This is the first Steinbeck that I've attempted to read as an adult. We had some brief flirtations during my teen years but never really hooked up. I ...more
Aug 2008
Jul 30, 2008
 
Let the Right One In
4.07
it was amazing
You’d think that by now the most recent round of America’s fixation with the undead would have grown as old and withered as a toothless vampire. Some ...more
not set
Oct 02, 2009
 
Little Brother
3.94
it was amazing
One of the things that I love most about science fiction is its ability to look at trends in contemporary society, extrapolate them to their most extr ...more
Jul 05, 2008
Jul 02, 2008
 
Fiesta
3.83
it was amazing
Hemingway has never been a close friend of mine. We've had some dalliances, to be sure, but he's never been the sort of author that I call long distan ...more
Jun 26, 2009
Dec 17, 2008
 
Into the Looking Glass (Looking Glass, #1)
4.04
it was ok
The next time I move, I'm going to remember to not stick all of my books at the rear of the moving truck so I'm not reduced to reading things like thi ...more
Feb 2009
Feb 01, 2009
 
White Oleander
3.94
really liked it
I am normally exceedingly wary of anything that Oprah puts her mark on and avoid it like the plague. However, after years of being recommended this bo ...more
Jun 2007
Jun 15, 2007
 
Fool
3.96
really liked it
It is little secret that I think that Christopher Moore is one of the funniest writers currently putting ink to page. Whether he's writing about playi ...more
Feb 22, 2009
Dec 11, 2008
 
Smiley's People
4.24
really liked it
Note for completists: This is the third of the Smiley books, preceded by first Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and then by The Honourable Schoolboy. Whil ...more
Jul 17, 2009
Jun 22, 2009
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