484 ratings (3.70 avg)
484 reviews
Goodreads librarian
more photos (6)

#75 best reviewers
#54 top reviewers


Add friend
Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Leftbanker.


Ghost Wars: The S...
Rate this book
Clear rating


Leftbanker’s Recent Updates

Leftbanker rated a book did not like it
Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
Rate this book
Clear rating
If this had just been stories about spies and the meeting between Hernán Cortés and Montezuma or whatever, I would have rated it five stars. There’s no question that Malcolm Gladwell is a good storyteller, I just wish that he would leave it at that a ...more
Leftbanker wants to read
The Horse, the Wheel, and Language by David W. Anthony
Rate this book
Clear rating
El talento de Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
" I realize that, but in the book Tom was just a petty crook and playing Bach's Italian Concerto (as in the film) hardly jibes with the persona of a lit ...more "
Leftbanker rated a book it was amazing
El talento de Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
Rate this book
Clear rating
Perhaps my favorite crime novel. Period.

I read this in English so long ago I could barely remember a single thing about it except that the movie deviated from the novel on several important points. I remember that although I enjoyed the film, I was p
Leftbanker started reading
Ghost Wars by Steve Coll
Rate this book
Clear rating
Leftbanker rated a book liked it
Luz perdida by Michael Connelly
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bosch #9 – The first thing you notice is the first-person narration which is an interesting touch. I give this three stars simply out of respect for a writer I admire, but there was a lot about this novel that I didn't like.

I’m not a fan of the fien
The Olive Farm by Carol Drinkwater
" Patricia wrote: "Why read it then? This is a genre you should obviously avoid."
I will definitely go way out of my way in the future to avoid the genre
...more "
Leftbanker rated a book it was amazing
Beirut Rules by Fred    Burton
Rate this book
Clear rating
Iran was among the first countries in the modern era to weaponize Islam (which begins with the total subjugation of women) and no country is better proof of the destructive nature of this policy than Lebanon. U.S. policy in Lebanon and most of the ME ...more
Leftbanker rated a book did not like it
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
Rate this book
Clear rating
Fuck this book, quite frankly. I can’t even believe that I read it, or most of it. I don't understand why this book has become popular. Is he the voice of Trump's rural white poor supporters?

Reading this book was a complete accident. I honestly thou
The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin
" Joe, I don't know whether to congratulate you or say that I'm sorry. "
More of Leftbanker's books…
Yyib badge
3,583 books | 1,316 friends

1,642 books | 1,380 friends

3,565 books | 371 friends

mark mo...
1,845 books | 1,158 friends

3,628 books | 5,001 friends

19,893 books | 2,889 friends

1,797 books | 79 friends

13,516 books | 1,766 friends

More friends…

Quizzes and Trivia

questions answered:
75 (0.0%)

62 (82.7%)

47 (38.5%)

203597 out of 3286141


best streak:

questions added:

Polls voted on by Leftbanker

Lists liked by Leftbanker