Richard M. - Reviews

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Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, Bk 1)
Review Date: 1/27/2007
Helpful Score: 2


Hysterically funny, You might want to refrain from reading this one in public.


Anthem
Anthem
Author: Ayn Rand
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/1/2007


Ayn Rand'd classic tale of a future dark age of the great "We"-in which individuals have no name, no independence, and no values-anticipates her later masterpieces, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.


Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Author: Dai Sijie, Ina Rilke (Translator)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/27/2006


a simple story, seductively told...It touches and lifts up the beauty of human experience far beyond the mountains of Western China in which the story is set.


BASEBALL IS A FUNNY GAME
BASEBALL IS A FUNNY GAME
Author: Joe Garagiola
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 8/1/2006


Joe Garagiola played in the majors 1946-1954, and later became a famous TV broadcaster. In the book, he tells funny stories about baseball and himself too.


Blackberry Wine
Blackberry Wine
Author: Joanne Harris
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/22/2006
Helpful Score: 5


Blackberry Wine is a classic of a beach book...a poetic pastiche of magical realism and travelogue-by-surrogate...In Harris's hands the gentle tug of the past is like a tsunami.


Blondes Have More Felons (December Vaughn, Bk 1)
Blondes Have More Felons (December Vaughn, Bk 1)
Author: Alesia Holliday
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/1/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Delightful, delicious, and just plain fun... This girl detective rocks!


Breathing Lessons
Breathing Lessons
Author: Anne Tyler
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/21/2006
Helpful Score: 1


A wonderful novel, glowing with the insight and compassion of an artist's touch.


Corregidora
Corregidora
Author: Gayl Jones
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/22/2006


Corregidora is the most brutally honest and painful revelation of what has occurred, and is occurring, in the souls of Black men and women.
A terse, chilling novel about how the memory of slavery plagues black women and men long after emancipation.

Black Women Writers Series


Dating Without Novocaine (Red Dress Ink)
Dating Without Novocaine (Red Dress Ink)
Author: Lisa Cach
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/27/2007


Laugh-out-loud funny and brimming with colorful characters, Dating Without Novocaine is the perfect anesthetic for anyone who's blazed-and is still blazing-the dating trail.


Dear James
Dear James
Author: Jon Hassler
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/21/2006
Helpful Score: 2


In this engagingly unorthodox love story, Hassler once again demonstrates the fine, old fashioned gifts of solid storytelling, skillful character portrayal, and uinvarnished good writing that have won him a loyal following.


Deep in the Heart (Lone Star Legacy, Bk 1)
Deep in the Heart (Lone Star Legacy, Bk 1)
Author: Gilbert Morris
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/30/2006
Helpful Score: 2


They came to Texas to make their family whole. They fought for the land they'd come to love. An unforgettable saga of faith, love, and loyalty.


The Dive from Clausen's Pier
The Dive from Clausen's Pier
Author: Ann Packer
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/22/2006
Helpful Score: 4


The Dive from Clausen's Pier is a poignant and painstakingly rendered account of a woman in flight from catastrophe, in search of herself.


Elena: A Love Story of the Russian Revolution
Review Date: 1/3/2007


Love story of the Russian Revolution. Is the tale of a family and a marriage during the Russian Revolution, all the more remarkable for being based on a true story.


Eternal Memory
Eternal Memory
Author: Ann Walko
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 1/18/2007


A 91 year-old woman's remarkable story of her romance with America.


Europa
Europa
Author: Tim Parks
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/17/2007


Europa is a virtuoso tragicomic tour de force, very funny, with quirky,appealing characters, an unpredictable story, and a shockingdenouncement.


The Far Side of Home
The Far Side of Home
Author: Maggie Davis
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 8/3/2006


Story of the men who fought for the Confederacy, inch by inch across the red soil of Georgia. Centers around the life of Johnny McLeod and the Civil War Battle of Jonesboro, Georgia, 8/31-9/1, 1864.
Historical Fiction.


From Sea to Shining Sea
From Sea to Shining Sea
Author: James Alexander Thom
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/30/2006


Story of the Clark family, George Rogers Clark and his adventures in Kentucky and acquiring the NW Territoty for the U.S., and details of the entire route travelled by William Clark on the Lewis & Clark Expedition.


The Future of an Illusion
The Future of an Illusion
Author: Sigmund Freud, James Strachey (Editor)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/17/2007


Freud's best known and most emphatic psychoanalytic exploration of religion, is the culmination of a lifelong pattern of thinking.


Gossip Girl (Gossip Girl, Bk 1)
Gossip Girl (Gossip Girl, Bk 1)
Author: Cecily Von Ziegesar
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/27/2007
Helpful Score: 6


Sex and the City for the younger set.
Deliciously catty and immediately engrossing.
A nasty, guilty pleasure. The book has the effect of gossip itself-once you enter, it's hard to extract yourself.


A Hope in the Unseen : An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League
Review Date: 12/22/2006
Helpful Score: 1


An important, honest, and moving look at an exordinary passage:a young black man's rise from the ghetto to the Ivy League.


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