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Shadows of Poetry
4.67
really liked it
As a musician, I always read poetry with an eye toward the lyrical. I can’t say that I know the intricacies of “good” poetry, but I do know what moves ...more
Dec 15, 2010
Dec 19, 2010
 
Stranger in a Strange Land
3.91
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** I have only read the unabridged version which is fantastic. I am not entirely sure what the difference is between the abridged and t ...more
not set
Feb 28, 2008
 
Evolution of Insanity
4.32
really liked it

As is indicated from the offset, Evolution of Insanity is more focused on the whole of the work rather than its individual parts. While each story wor
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not set
Aug 01, 2011
 
Playing Havoc
4.30
it was amazing
Playing Havoc is the debut full-length novel from short-story writer Steve Morris. I was impressed with his short-story collections, "In all Probabili ...more
Mar 17, 2013
Mar 17, 2013
 
In All Probability
3.87
it was amazing
I need to pretext this by saying that I love good short stories. The problem is that many authors cannot pull it off properly. The characters usually ...more
not set
Jun 02, 2010
 
Culture Warrior
3.65
did not like it
This book was so effective, it turned me into a liberal. Given to me by a friend to read about the Secular Progressive agenda, SP in the book, I reali ...more
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Apr 10, 2011
 
Eden (Eden, #1)
3.59
really liked it
In her book Eden, Louise Wise recreates the legendary place on a different world. To some, it’s a place of beautiful wildlife and golden waters. To ot ...more
Mar 25, 2010
Mar 24, 2010
 
Sandman Slim (Sandman Slim, #1)
3.94
it was ok
Reads better aloud than it does in your head. I'll give Richard Kadrey that, at least. The rest, not very interesting. Good pulp, but don't look for a ...more
not set
Mar 17, 2013
 
The Crossing: Book 2 of The Border Trilogy
4.12
it was amazing
This is probably my favorite book from McCarthy. He has the capability to render the horrific, the savage and the grotesque, beautiful. This book left ...more
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Apr 09, 2011
 
Tinkers
3.37
really liked it
In contrast to Paul Harding's really shitty pic on Goodreads, Tinkers is a very polished and beautiful book to read. Although as I read it, I did come ...more
Jan 02, 2012
Apr 09, 2011
 
John Dies at the End (John Dies at the End, #1)
3.91
liked it
Starts off amazing. Veers off somewhere in the middle. Gets good again. Ends strong.
not set
Mar 17, 2013
 
Room
4.04
it was ok
Here's my hastily written review of Room:

http://www.marcjohnsonbooks.com/?p=709


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Jan 02, 2012
 
Becoming
3.86
Can't review. It's mine!
not set
Jan 30, 2010
 
The Republic
3.92
it was amazing
Do not read the Penguin classics publication. Instead, opt for the translation by Bloom. It holds a much truer rendering of the greek.
Possibly the mo
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Feb 28, 2008
 
Island
3.87
it was ok
Holy Zeus! Does anything ever happen in this book? Yes. Yes. I'll finish it. But jeez, I've read four others in the time it's taken me to plod through ...more
Jan 02, 2012
May 09, 2011
 
Macbeth
3.89
liked it
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Feb 28, 2008
 
The Essential Alan Watts
4.45
None
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Feb 12, 2016
 
Nothingness (Essence of Alan Watts 3)
4.40
None
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Feb 12, 2016
 
Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of Zombie Vampires (Bill, #5)
3.53
liked it
None
not set
Dec 26, 2010
 
The Crystal Shard (Forgotten Realms: Icewind Dale, #1; Legend of Drizzt, #4)
4.13
None
not set
Nov 05, 2011
 
The Halfling's Gem (Forgotten Realms: Icewind Dale, #3; Legend of Drizzt, #6)
4.16
None
not set
Nov 05, 2011
 
Finding Serenity: Anti-Heroes, Lost Shepherds and Space Hookers in Joss Whedon's Firefly
4.07
None
not set
Jul 24, 2011
 
Fight Club
4.20
really liked it
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Jul 07, 2011
 
Four Texts on Socrates: Euthyphro/Apology/Crito/Aristophanes' Clouds
4.04
it was amazing
None
not set
Feb 28, 2008
 
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
4.01
really liked it
None
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Feb 28, 2008
 
Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia
4.10
None
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Jun 19, 2012
 
Those Left Behind (Serenity #1)
4.04
really liked it
None
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Jul 24, 2011
 
The Complete English Poems
4.14
None
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Jan 10, 2017
 
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
4.38
it was amazing
None
not set
Feb 28, 2008
 
Meno
3.93
it was amazing
None
not set
Feb 28, 2008
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