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The Winter Vault
3.56
it was ok
I just didn't get this one. There were seeds of two good novels in there, but it ended up a confusing mishmash. I would love a novel about the buildin ...more
Jul 14, 2010
Jul 12, 2010
 
The Invisible Mountain
3.97
really liked it
I had a hard time getting into this book, but ended up really liking it. It is a multi-generational saga and, inevitably, I like one section better th ...more
Mar 18, 2010
Mar 15, 2010
 
The Other
3.42
liked it
This was a good description of Seattle in the 1970s, so that was interesting to me. In the end, the references to Seattle neighborhood, etc. seemed a ...more
Feb 06, 2010
May 25, 2008
 
A Reliable Wife
3.25
it was ok
I expected something quite different and never made the adjustment to this book. I was almost at the end when I realized that I would rather start a n ...more
not set
Oct 05, 2010
 
The Solitude of Prime Numbers
3.58
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Both characters were disturbing but the book draws one into their lives. Once again, I was surprised by the picture of anorexia that ...more
Jan 17, 2011
Jan 15, 2011
 
The Quickening
3.30
liked it
As many other reviewers have said, this is a very dark novel. I don't think that I will forget it soon, but is deliberately written in a confusing man ...more
Oct 19, 2010
Oct 02, 2010
 
The Story of Beautiful Girl
3.92
liked it
I followed the characters with interest through much of the book but it all fell apart at the end for me. Improbable and trite at the same time.
Nov 05, 2011
Oct 30, 2011
 
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
3.74
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I found Paloma, the younger protaganist, both funny and poignant. Even if she is not entirely believable, she is a great character. ...more
Feb 28, 2010
Nov 18, 2008
 
On Chesil Beach
3.54
really liked it
I am usually more taken with content than writing style, but this was just beautiful.
May 14, 2010
May 10, 2010
 
& Sons
3.37
it was ok
**spoiler alert** odd, just odd. Cloning??
Nov 09, 2013
Nov 04, 2013
 
The Abstinence Teacher
3.24
liked it
I found this book difficult to rate. I wanted to give the first half of the book four stars, but it fell to a solid two stars by the end. I enjoyed th ...more
Mar 09, 2008
Dec 28, 2007
 
Knots
2.96
did not like it
The plot is interesting, but I couldn't take the writing. I decided to give up last night when I realized that I was mentally diagramming the sentence ...more
Jul 25, 2008
Feb 18, 2008
 
The Monsters of Templeton (Audio CD)
3.58
it was ok
I didn't enjoy this book, but I do appreciate that the illustrations were included as a file on the audio CD. I hope that more publishers of audiobook ...more
Sep 05, 2008
Sep 03, 2008
 
A Walk Across the Sun
4.13
liked it
As a novel, this gets a two but I am tempted to bump it up to three for good intent. I rarely cared about the characters and entirely too many coincid ...more
not set
Jan 02, 2012
 
Olive Kitteridge
3.78
liked it
I can't say I enjoyed this book but it was very well written and compelling. I just found many of the characters disturbing and tragic. I would have t ...more
Jan 17, 2010
Apr 14, 2008
 
The Year of the Flood  (MaddAddam, #2)
4.05
it was ok
Cat's Eyeis one of my favorite books, but this one is pure science fiction. It's a genre I don't enjoy at all.
Dec 26, 2009
Apr 01, 2009
 
The Swan Thieves
3.53
liked it
**spoiler alert** Well-written but I never was engaged with any of the characters. As soon as I got interested, the point of view changed.

I didn't bu
...more
Jul 11, 2010
Aug 30, 2009
 
Ape House
3.46
it was ok
When the author stuck to the apes and the heroine's attempts to rescue them, I was interested. Unfortunately, the parading cast of oddball characters ...more
not set
Aug 07, 2010
 
To Siberia
3.58
really liked it
The main characters, a brother and sister, are very well written, but I appreciated the atmosphere that the auther created even more.
not set
Oct 12, 2008
 
Mourning Ruby
3.14
did not like it
The "book within a book" device did not work for me. I was just confused. It may work better as an actual book than as an audiobook.
Mar 14, 2008
Jan 30, 2008
 
Nightwoods
3.58
liked it
None
Jan 19, 2014
Jan 19, 2014
 
The Secret History
4.07
liked it
None
not set
Dec 23, 2007
 
Bel Canto
3.92
it was ok
None
not set
Dec 23, 2007
 
Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1)
4.00
it was ok
None
not set
Dec 23, 2007
 
A Prayer for Owen Meany
4.22
it was amazing
None
not set
Dec 23, 2007
 
Icy Sparks
3.68
really liked it
None
not set
Dec 23, 2007
 
We Were the Mulvaneys
3.70
liked it
None
not set
Dec 23, 2007
 
Stones for Ibarra
3.98
it was ok
None
not set
Dec 24, 2007
 
The Little Friend
3.43
really liked it
None
not set
Dec 24, 2007
 
Housekeeping
3.82
it was ok
None
not set
Dec 24, 2007
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