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September
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2011
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reviewed: No Country for Old Men (Vintage International)
Although the movie is much better
No Country for Old Men - Cormac McCarthy
reviewed: The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ
A clever re-telling of the Christ story with Jesus and Christ being two separate men
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ - Philip Pullman
reviewed: Riven Rock
I really like Boyle's historical fiction
Riven Rock - T.C. Boyle
reviewed: The Glass Castle: A Memoir
I enjoyed this true story about two ""unconventional"" parents raising their children in squalid poverty by choice. Does this...
The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls
reviewed: The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness
Definitely not literature--clunky
The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness - Lori Schiller, Amanda Bennett
reviewed: The Stolen Child
Changelings scare me
The Stolen Child - Keith Donohue
reviewed: The Bell Jar
The description of Esther's breakdown seems so rational
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
reviewed: Drop City
TC Boyle strikes again
Drop City - T.C. Boyle
reviewed: Disquiet (Penguin Original)
Main character is a stillborn baby. Slim and creepy
Disquiet (Penguin Original) - Julia Leigh
reviewed: The Garden of Last Days. Andre Dubus III
A compelling read. The characters are loathsome but I was invested in their misery.
The Garden of Last Days. Andre Dubus III - Andre Dubus III
reviewed: Death with Interruptions
A beautiful
Death with Interruptions - Jose Saramago
2011
27
reviewed: Freedom: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)
I loved Franzen's Corrections, but I hated Freedom. To be honest, I put it down by page 350, and I have NEVER not finished a ...
Freedom - Jonathan Franzen
reviewed: The Passage: A Novel
Two thumbs way up for this postapocalyptic page-turner. I could not put this book down. 700 pages flew by so quickly. The p...
The Passage  - Justin Cronin
reviewed: The Magicians: A Novel
I enjoyed this novel about a group of student magicians who live in a parallel world. Sound like a fusion of Harry Potter an...
The Magicians: A Novel - Lev Grossman
reviewed: God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
The title says it all. Amen Christopher Hitchens.
God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything - Christopher Hitchens
reviewed: The Comfort of Strangers
One of the most disturbing books I've encountered; disturbance doesn't hit until last 30 pages
The Comfort of Strangers - Ian McEwan
reviewed: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: A Novel
I do believe in fairies
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke
reviewed: Terror, El (Spanish Edition)
Immensely gratifying historical fiction; 600 pages and I didn't want it to end.
El Terror - Dan Simmons
reviewed: The Road (Oprah's Book Club)
Muscular prose. Knocked me out. Forever traumatized me by giving words to my Revelations saturated childhood.
The Road - Cormac McCarthy
reviewed: Cold Skin
Super scary psychological horror. Is it love or rape?
Cold Skin - Steven Herrick