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January 2014
reviewed: Life of an Amorous Woman
barely remember this, but it was good.the "amorous woman" (or what we scientific moderns would just call a n-mpho), finds her...
Life of an Amorous Woman - Ihara Saikaku,  Ahara Saikaku,  Ivan Morris (Editor),  Avan Morris (Editor)
January 2014
reviewed: The Yiddish Policemen's Union
in the mad, slipstream flow of words that this 'review' will consist of, one might suppose the only animating concept or ideo...
The Yiddish Policemen's Union - Michael Chabon
January 2014
reviewed: Off-Topic: The Story of an Internet Revolt
The History of the Great Battle of 2013 has been writ....but as with every war, the full consequences will not be understood ...
OFF-TOPIC: The Story of an Internet Revolt by G.R. Reader - G.R. Reader
reviewed: The Hard Goodbye (Sin City, Book 1)
Fun little noir piece illustrating the best and least qualities of US graphic art.
Sin City, Vol. 1: The Hard Goodbye - Frank Miller
December 2013
reviewed: How to Be a Person: The Stranger's Guide to College, Sex, Intoxicants, Tacos, and Life Itself
Dan Savage, Lindy West, and the staff of the Stranger put out a quick book of advice about life, love, drugs, sex, rock and r...
How to Be a Person: The Stranger's Guide to College, Sex, Intoxicants, Tacos, and Life Itself - Lindy West, Christopher Frizzelle, Bethany Jean Clement, The Staff of The Stranger, Lindy West
December 2013
reviewed: Deep River
it's been reported in literary papers or sections that an unofficial "twenty-year rule" applies to the Nobel Prize in Literat...
Deep River - Shūsaku Endō, Van C. Gessel
December 2013
reviewed: The Comfort of Strangers
we are on goodreads, presumably, to meet disturbingly contrary opinions, so that degree, I'm chuffed (haha UK only word)... I...
The Comfort of Strangers - Ian McEwan
December 2013
reviewed: SWEET TOOTH
Merry Christmas, Goodreads. With holiday carols filling the aisles of shops around the globe, I thought I would attempt that ...
Sweet Tooth - Ian McEwan
November 2013
reviewed: Uglies (Uglies Trilogy, Book 1)
I. bloggish rambling, II. book acquisition details for the penniless, III. the actual work as a stand-alone creation, IV. not...
Uglies - Scott Westerfeld
November 2013
reviewed: Ramona and Her Mother (Ramona Quimby)
Goodreads.com's perhaps most respected reviewer, Dr. M of the department of theoretical physics and Pooh-studies, has perhaps...
Ramona and Her Mother - Tracy Dockray, Beverly Cleary
November 2013
reviewed: Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman: Twenty-four Stories
Tokyo, Sunday 3 November 2013, 1944 local timeI'll borrow a page from the Penketron playbook, and put out a longish entry on ...
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman - Haruki Murakami
October 2013
reviewed: Ramona and Her Father
there is darkness even within the lightest works, and light sparks here and there is the ultimate downer novels. WP says that...
Ramona and Her Father - Alan Tiegreen, Beverly Cleary
October 2013
reviewed: The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914
I've been punching out the four stars lately, but in justification, if the book is a two I usually just let it gather some du...
The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War 1890-1914 - Barbara W. Tuchman
October 2013
reviewed: Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills
having been fairly generous with the 4-stars lately, I guess I have to lean towards the 3 on this 3/4 borderline work. there ...
Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills - Charles W. Henderson, E.J. Land
reviewed: In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of the Lost War
The Vietnam War memoir has been harder than expected to find. tim o'brien is probably the famous name of the genre, but as it...
In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of the Lost War - Tobias Wolff, Luann Walther
reviewed: The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day
1959 "Classic Epic", as its subtitle goes, deserves its reputation as tightly-written, well-researched and accurate military ...
The Longest Day - Cornelius Ryan