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The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye
by J.D. Salinger
recommended for: Anyone
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I last re-read this book about five years ago, so I'm not going to bother to post a real review; I only included this back-dated book in my list because I was surprised to see that some people didn't like it -- at all (i.e., one- and two-star ...more
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Daughter of Hounds by Caitlín R. Kiernan
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If you like intelligent horror tinged with fantasy -- well developed characters that drive the story as much as the plot -- you can't go wrong with Kiernan.
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The Children of Men by P.D. James
The Children of Men
by P.D. James
recommended for: anyone that likes to think.
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First off, let me say I haven't seen the movie, and avoided seeing it until I got around to reading the book (was that intrigued by the premise). I did know, however, that the movie switches the basic premise of the book around -- in the book it is ...more
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A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick
A Scanner Darkly
by Philip K. Dick
recommended for: crackheads
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For those of you that think the movie is superior to the book, I heartily disagree. Both are good, and the movie does the book justice, but better? I beg to differ ...

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Mao by Jung Chang
Mao: The Unknown Story
by Jung Chang
recommended for: anyone
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I'm going to have to come back to this; it's an exhaustive read. I will say this: I would have given it five stars but for the fact that the writing itself is extremely textbookish. At times, reading it was a chore that ranks up there with getting ...more
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The Drowning Girl by Caitlín R. Kiernan
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What is the nature of truth? Can something that may or may not be factually true nevertheless be truth? When you consider that all truth, even facts, actually are subjective in that we must filter them through our own eyes and minds, then is this ...more
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Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord
Redemption in Indigo
by Karen Lord
recommended for: anyone interested in African folklore, non-conventional fantasy
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Well, I've been neglecting Good Reads, but no time like the present to make amends. Especially since I can't take Facebook anymore.

Anyway, in short, this is an excellent novel -- incredible if you consider the fact that it's the author's debut
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Mao by Jung Chang
" Ninja wrote: "omg I have been trying to get through Atlas Shrugged from months and now you tell me John Galt actually makes and appearance and talks ...more "
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The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
The Weird Sisters
by Eleanor Brown (Goodreads Author)
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The Master Thinkers by André Glucksmann
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