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39 posts tagged with "great"

Heart-Shaped Box 30 October, 2018

I enjoyed all the other Joe Hill books I have read so far, and Heart-Shaped Box is no exception. This was a engaging and actually somewhat…

The Shining 12 July, 2018

The Shining is yet another Stephen King book that made it on to my list. I have seen the movie more than a few times over my life but never…

NOS4A2 18 May, 2018

After reading Horns , I put NOS4A2 on my list and was excited to get to it. The dark comedy genre really fits my personality for some…

The Dispossessed 30 April, 2018

Taya recommend another Ursula K. Le Guin book, The Dispossessed , which is set roughly in the same scifi universe as The Left Hand of…

Rise and Kill First 04 April, 2018

I saw a review for Rise and Kill First a month or so ago and immediately put it on my reading list. I decided to read it after I picked up…

Shoe Dog 12 March, 2018

Shoe Dog , the autobiography or memoir by Phil Knight, is a thoroughly engaging and entertaining account of the rise of the most iconic…

Horns 09 March, 2018

Horns is a wonderful dark comedy by Joe Hill. This one was recommended to me by my wife while we were walking in Washington D.C. and came…

The Great Leveler 27 February, 2018

Continuing in my reading trend of all things about inequality, The Great Leveler is a history book attempting to find causes for how…

Down Girl 07 February, 2018

I added this book to my list some months ago after I believe seeing a review in a newspaper. I bought it in the last batch of books along…

Between the World and Me 30 January, 2018

A letter from a father to his son, Between the World and Me is something that got inside my brain. I had a lot of thoughts while reading…

11/22/63 15 January, 2018

A recommendation from Taya led me to pick up 11/22/63 , yet another Stephen King book that she said I would enjoy. It turns out that I…

The Cartel 30 November, 2017

The Cartel is the sequel to Don Winslow's The Power of the Dog which blew me away when I read it in January of last year. I immediately…

It 03 September, 2017

I am not entirely sure why I avoided reading Stephen King all these years, but now that I have started I don't want to stop. It is the…

The Sympathizer 30 July, 2017

Again on my search for things to read I went back to books that have won prizes and came up with The Sympathizer the winner of the…

The Handmaid's Tale 30 May, 2017

Taya started watching the Hulu show based on this book, and before I wanted to watch it I had to read the book, so I picked up The Handmaid…

Lullaby 22 May, 2017

Chuck Palahniuk is one weird dude, I knew that after reading Fight Club . Reading Lullaby has solidified my opinion. Describing this book…

The Sellout 30 March, 2017

Winner of the Man Booker Prize, The Sellout is an hilarous, irreverent novel set in roughly present day southern California. This is…

Capital in the Twenty-First Century 24 January, 2017

Every once in a while a book comes along that many people talk about wanting to read or bragging about having read and I often find it hard…

Country of My Skull 13 December, 2016

Country of My Skull is a very good book both in content and style. I had never heard about the Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC) or…

On Writing 04 September, 2016

On Writing came to my attention through an interaction with a friend. I have always loved the creative process of writing, both fiction and…

Snow Crash 07 August, 2016

I am dragging this year on my reading. Part of that has to do with skydiving taking up a lot of my time. Part has to do with that I recently…

Giraffe 26 April, 2016

Giraffe is the debut novel by J.M. Ledgard although it is the second book of his that I have read. I forget why I initially read…

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance 29 March, 2016

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is not at all what I thought it was going to be. I had envisioned a book that had some general…

The Goldfinch 23 February, 2016

I was in an airport bookshop and saw The Goldfinch on the shelf. I picked it up and glanced at the back cover, decided that yes I would…

All the Light We Cannot See 28 January, 2016

All the Light We Cannot See has been constantly recommended to me, it was a top book of the year a couple years ago, as well as a Pulitzer…

Fight Club 11 January, 2016

The movie Fight Club was good, but I always heard that I should read Fight Club as it was much better. Typical. In fact, this is such a…

The Power of the Dog 07 January, 2016

I have seen The Power of the Dog on Amazon for quite some time now; the cover kept drawing my eye and the description was enough to have…

Bull Mountain 02 January, 2016

Another Amazon recommendation that hit the spot, Bull Mountain is a fast paced, well written, crime thriller. The writing style is one…

The Nightingale 28 December, 2015

Even though this book kept popping up on Amazon recommendations and other lists, for some reason every time I read the description I put off…

Children of Dune 09 December, 2015

Wow, Dune was long, a bit complex, and good; Dune Messiah was similarly good, with a bit more complexity; Children of Dune took the…

Dune Messiah 28 October, 2015

I started reading another book right after Dune but it proved too dense for me to keep up my motivation to get past the first third. What…

Dune 03 August, 2015

I had only vaguely heard of Dune before I decided to add it to my reading list. Well, I had heard of it as this classic science fiction…

World War Z 25 July, 2015

Movies and books are often times two sides of the same coin, but recently they seem to have diverged to the point of being unrecognizable…

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep 08 July, 2015

Another science fiction book, another one in the class of important scifi books, but this one, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? , I…

Spec Ops 01 July, 2015

I was looking for books related to the history of unconvential warfare, and Spec Ops kept popping up. This book presents a theory for how…

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 15 June, 2015

There has been an increasing amount of discussion and interest in what is now known as the Autism spectrum, which includes Asperger's…

Dark Places 25 May, 2015

This is the last of Gillian Flynn's books that I needed to read. I read them nonchronologically, reading Gone Girl first, then Sharp…

I Am Pilgrim 19 January, 2015

Focus is one of the attributes that I like most about myself. It allows me to drop out of the rest of the world and engross myself in a book…

Sharp Objects 12 January, 2015

A couple years ago I picked up Gone Girl and was quite impressed. It was the kind of book that was really hard to put down, and more than…

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