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The Lightning Thief - Paperback -

The Lightning Thief is simply a fun book to read. Its amalgamation of Greek mythology and modern culture is well constructed and entertaining. In addition to being action packed and …

- April 10, 2009
I Am a Cat - Paperback -

As with the synopsis above, I apologize in advance for the length of this critique. However, there is a lot to say! Before I started reading I Am a Cat, …

- April 4, 2009
Out of the Silent Planet - Paperback -

This is actually the second time reading Out of the Silent Planet for me. I remember enjoying the book greatly the first time, and I did enjoy this time as …

- March 23, 2009
Firmin - Paperback -

The first chapter of Firmin is wonderful. I was immediately charmed by Firmin as he gushed over literature. I laughed as he described his inability to create a good first …

- March 17, 2009
Ender in Exile - Hardcover -

Ender in Exile is an excellent book. The name, however, is a little deceiving. The majority of the book, which Card admits in the afterword was not the original intention, …

- March 2, 2009
Watchmen - Paperback -

Watchmen is one of the few graphic novels I have read, so some of the aspects of it that I found interesting or sophisticated may be common or even cliché …

- Feb. 21, 2009
The Master of Go - Paperback -

Through the first fourth of The Master of Go, I did not think I would enjoy it. It felt, not surprising considering Kawabata was originally the reporter for the match, …

- Feb. 12, 2009
Flowers for Algernon - Paperback -

The initial effect that reading Charlie's progress reports had upon me was significant. Though I was aware of the general plot of the book, I was not expecting to read …

- Feb. 8, 2009
God Grew Tired of Us - Hardcover -
The story of God Grew Tired of Us is truly amazing. John suffers so much throughout his journey, but at no point does he lose faith in God. He asks … - Feb. 2, 2009
The Tales of Beedle the Bard - Hardcover -

Tales is an entertaining jaunt back into the Harry Potter universe. The stories are, of course, fun, but it is the commentary by Dumbledore after each story that makes the …

- Jan. 15, 2009
Gateway - Paperback -

One of the aspects that I enjoyed so much about Gateway, however, was that the story wasn't told in nearly so straightforward of a manner. Rather, each odd chapter centered …

- Jan. 10, 2009
The Areas of My Expertise - Paperback -
It is hard to discuss this work in a similar fashion to the previous books I have read. For starters, there is no overarching theme or plot (unless you consider … - Jan. 5, 2009
Snow Country - Paperback -

Snow Country relates the story of a tragic love affair between Shimamura and Komako. The style utilizes frequent sets of contrasting elements and opulent imagery to adapt the haiku style …

- Jan. 3, 2009
nip the buds, shoot the kids - Paperback -

Nip is a dark, desolate, straightforward book. There is no mystery about what is happening. Though many comparisons might initially be drawn between it and Lord of the Flies, they …

- Dec. 20, 2008
Snow Country - Paperback -

Yasunari Kawabata's Snow Country is one of the most unique novels I have read in years. The combination of the style, as well as the exploration I was taken on …

- Oct. 17, 2002

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