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Amsterdam
Amsterdam
Author: Ian McEwan
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 175
Review Date: 12/28/2005


Double Groan.


Angel Light: An Old-Fashioned Love Story
Angel Light: An Old-Fashioned Love Story
Author: Andrew M. Greeley
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 24
Review Date: 2/27/2007
Helpful Score: 6


And sure, didn't I like books written by the great man himself, Greeley? Wouldn't you be wondering how long the Greeley could keep up this kinda talkin? And then wouldn't you be amazed that the great man himself could keep the talkin' up all right till the end of the book? Go on with yourself, and don't forget to grab you a pint or two, 'cause you will be a'needing it, won't you now?


Armed Response
Armed Response
Author: Ann Rower
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 8/8/2006
Helpful Score: 4


What positive thing can I say about this book.....hmmmmmm
Oh, it has neat little flaps on the front and back covers that you can use to mark your place!!!


Art & Lies
Art & Lies
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 19
Review Date: 6/25/2008
Helpful Score: 5


One of those artsy-fartsy type books. For best effect, sit in a dark smoky room dressed all in black while reading. Don't forget your beret...
There were more than few poignant phrases scattered here and there. The one that grabbed hold of my soul was the one about going home every night to dream colored dreams at the end of every black and white day.


Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart
Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 18
Review Date: 8/11/2006
Helpful Score: 5


Wonderful storyline. I will just assume that the struggle to read this book is the author's effort to make the reader 'feel' the struggles of the characters...I will also assume that I have missed the whole point of the work.


Best Kept Secrets
Best Kept Secrets
Author: Sandra Brown
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 195
Review Date: 7/5/2008
Helpful Score: 8


On behalf of Sandra Brown, I would like to apologize to all of her ardent admirers who spent money on, wasted time reading, or even looked at the cover of this book for more than ten seconds. I would imagine that the content of this book is the reason "Sandra Brown" is in a much larger font size than the title. So that is all the consumer will see, and buy the book.
I just got through reading all the other reviews on this book. SEE? It is so bad, all they want to do is repeat what is on the back. Their mothers probably told them all that if you can't say nothing nice, don't say nothing at all. Not ME. This book is BAD and not in a good way.


Between Sisters
Between Sisters
Author: Kristin Hannah
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 269
Review Date: 1/30/2006
Helpful Score: 5


Very moving. I have to admit, there was a lump in my throat. And that does not happen very often.


Blowback (Scot Harvath, Bk 4)
Blowback (Scot Harvath, Bk 4)
Author: Brad Thor
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 158
Review Date: 9/1/2006
Helpful Score: 2


Took me six months to read this really good book.
I had to keep turning it over so I could gaze at the photo of the author on the back of the book...


A Body to Die For (Bailey Weggins, Bk 2)
A Body to Die For (Bailey Weggins, Bk 2)
Author: Kate White
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 126
Review Date: 1/30/2006


With a choice between bad and good, this one leans more toward bad...


The Bridge Across Forever : A Lovestory
The Bridge Across Forever : A Lovestory
Author: Richard Bach
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/20/2006
Helpful Score: 2


Fell in love with "Jonathan Livingston Seagull". This one was like trying to walk through ankle deep mud. And about as enjoyable.


The Brief History of the Dead
The Brief History of the Dead
Author: Kevin Brockmeier
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 44
Review Date: 11/5/2008
Helpful Score: 5


Absolutely awesome! My five star ratings are few and far between, but The Brief History of the Dead gets five stars. This was one of those books that, once I get started on, make me want to scream at everyone around me to shut up so I can read!


Bring Me The Head of Osama bin Laden
Bring Me The Head of Osama bin Laden
Author: Michael Sadler
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 11/30/2005
Helpful Score: 4


This book was surprisingly good! Could have been fleshed out a lot more, but made for a good read. Excerpt from pg16:

"Of course, Waleed had never built anything in his life, nor had he ever planted a garden and watched it grow and flourish, nor learned about his opportunities in life to make the world a better, safer place. Instead, he carried within him a misguided sense of spiritual inevitability. In short, Waleed was full of crap. But it was crap he firmly believed in, and it kept him focused on his personal jihad."

It is nice when you pick up a book and go mmmmm, i don't think I will like this one, but began to read it anyway and are glad you gave it a chance.


Buttons and Foes (Mandy Dyer, Bk 6)
Buttons and Foes (Mandy Dyer, Bk 6)
Author: Dolores Johnson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 27
Review Date: 8/30/2006
Helpful Score: 2


I do believe I have finally read what is called a "cozy mystery". :(


The Camera My Mother Gave Me
The Camera My Mother Gave Me
Author: Susanna Kaysen
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/4/2007
Helpful Score: 5


The 'boyfriend' pissed me off. I think this book raises a lot of interesting points that would make for wonderful discussions. How, for instance, most of us are defined by our 'parts' and are never considered as a whole, when it gets down to the nitty-gritty truth-telling, how do you really feel about me. Once you can no longer supply that other person's 'needs'(wants), should that relationship end, or was it ever truly a relationship to begin with? At what point do I as person begin? Or should we all be considered as commodities, and who is the best bargain. I think this book was very interesting. Would probably never have requested it on its own, but was taking advantage of an offer in the Book Bazaar and I am so glad that I did get it! Of course, Girl Interrupted was a much better book, but this one did not disappoint me at all!


Certain Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 10)
Certain Prey (Lucas Davenport, Bk 10)
Author: John Sandford
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/20/2006
Helpful Score: 2


This book made me want to read the whole Prey series. However, it made the first books of the series a little disappointing. It was worth reading them all to see how one author's writing changes.


The Challenge (Rystani, Bk 1)
The Challenge (Rystani, Bk 1)
Author: Susan Kearney
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/13/2006
Helpful Score: 4


Hmmm...let me see.
All sex, no story?
Playboy without pictures?
Kearney has no 'klue'?
I give up...


The Chronicles of Riddick
The Chronicles of Riddick
Author: Alan Dean Foster
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/14/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Once you get past the picture on the front and if you can ignore words like "organalyzer" this book is not too bad.


A Cold Mind
A Cold Mind
Author: David Lindsey
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/16/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Houston, we have a problem...
Someone is killing off the high price call girls!


The Color of Water : A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
The Color of Water : A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
Author: James McBride
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/30/2006
Helpful Score: 2


I almost want to say "a must read". Well worth the time.


Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady
Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady
Author: Florence King
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/4/2006
Helpful Score: 6


I don't care WHAT genre you normally read...if you can get this one, you should. I am STILL laughing. This author is hilarious. Wait, let me get one for you...oh...sorry. I started reading it again and forgot I was typing...


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