Pete F. (Pedro) - Reviews

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Author: Stephen R. Covey
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 433
Review Date: 4/22/2007


A really great book, I recommend it to almost everyone.


All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front
Author: Erich Maria Remarque, A. W. Wheen (Translator)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 416
Review Date: 4/22/2007


Classic novel of World War One


Anne Frank : Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank : Diary of a Young Girl
Author: Anne Frank
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 85
Review Date: 4/22/2007


The heart rending story of a teenage jewish girl secretly hidden by civilians during WW II.


Bastard Out of Carolina
Bastard Out of Carolina
Author: Dorothy Allison
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 358
Review Date: 4/22/2007


Greenville County, South Carolina, home of the Boatwright family.
This is a National Book Award Finalist.


The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer, A. Kent Hieatt (Editor), Constance Hieatt (Editor)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 101
Review Date: 4/22/2007
Helpful Score: 1


One of the earliest works of English Literature. Assigned in nearly all EL classes. Satirical and enjoyable reading


A Canticle For Leibowitz
A Canticle For Leibowitz
Author: Walter M. Miller Jr.
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 4/22/2007


A dystopic vision of the world post nuclear holocaust. Brilliantly conceived, easy to read.


Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451
Author: Ray Bradbury
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/22/2007
Helpful Score: 2


Classic science fiction story of a time in the future when books are banned and the firemen were only called out to burn discovered illegal collections of books.


The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Bk 1)
Review Date: 4/22/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Hilarious satire in the form of a Science Fiction novel. Easy to read. you'll want to get thw whole series.


Innocents Abroad
Innocents Abroad
Author: Mark Twain
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 4/22/2007


Mark Twain is the master of satire. He turns his attention to other countries and Americans travelling at the turn of the century.


Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
Author: Jon Krakauer
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 403
Review Date: 4/22/2007


An absolutely unforgettable account of a ascent on Mount Everest that ended in disaster. You will remember this story until the day you die.


Jarhead : A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles
Jarhead : A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles
Author: Anthony Swofford
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 92
Review Date: 4/22/2007


A stunningly candid account of a soldier's life in the first Gulf
War.


The Jungle
The Jungle
Author: Upton Sinclair
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 4/22/2007


This book was revolutionary in that it led to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act. A scorching expose of the cattle slaughter houses.


Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies
Author: William Golding
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/22/2007
Helpful Score: 2


Over 7 million copies in print. The classic tale of what humans might resort to without the mediation of culture. Assigned in every high school English class.


Memoirs of a Geisha
Memoirs of a Geisha
Author: Arthur Golden
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 12
Review Date: 4/22/2007


The book on which the recent major motion picture was based on.


The Name of the Rose
The Name of the Rose
Author: Umberto Eco, William Weaver (Translator)
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/22/2007


This novel works on several levels. Partly a description of the historical reality of the Monks in Italy before the Renaissance. Partly a murder mystery. Extremely well written and engaging. I loved it.


The Old Man and the Sea
The Old Man and the Sea
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 103
Review Date: 4/22/2007


A really classic novel of a lone fisherman in Cuba before the time of Castro and his struggle to bring in a huge fish. Crisp, unambiguous prose, awe inspiring.


One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Author: Ken Kesey
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.
 8
Review Date: 4/22/2007


An amazing novel, story of a rebel who cannot be contained. Very easy to read. over 7,000,000 copies in print.


The Power and the Glory
The Power and the Glory
Author: Graham Greene
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/22/2007


Graham Greene is a world class story teller who gives real depth to his characters, showing the light and dark sides of human nature. Very moving.


A Raisin in the Sun : The Unfilmed Original Screenplay
Review Date: 4/22/2007


Script of the Film version of the Lorrain Hasnberry play. The story of a black family with hopes and dreams, living in Chicago.

"The play that changed American Theatre forever." Frank Rich, NY Times.


The Right Stuff
The Right Stuff
Author: Tom Wolfe
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 14
Review Date: 4/22/2007


This is a great read, giving a rolicking account of the very early days of the American space program and the men (mostly) who were involved. Very easy to read, and very informative.


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