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Book Author Rating


Stephen King four-stars

1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

Charles C. Mann four-stars


Haruki Murakami three-and-half-stars

A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Hope, Deception, and Survival at Jonestown

Julia Scheeres four-stars

Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens four-stars

Blue Nights

Joan Didion three-and-half-stars

Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

Michael Lewis four-stars


José Saramago three-and-half-stars

Chango's Beads and Two-Tone Shoes

William Kennedy three-and-half-stars


Chuck Palahniuk two-and-half-stars

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Laini Taylor four-stars

Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

Candice Millard four-stars

Drama: An Actor's Education

John Lithgow three-and-half-stars

Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock

David Margolick four-stars


Craig Thompson four-stars

In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination

Margaret Atwood four-stars

Lost Memory of Skin: A Novel

Russell Banks three-and-half-stars

Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution

Mary Gabriel three-and-half-stars

Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War

Tony Horwitz four-stars

Mr. Fox

Helen Oyeyemi four-stars

My Name Is Mina

David Almond four-stars

Nanjing Requiem: A Novel

Ha Jin three-and-half-stars

Nightwoods: A Novel

Charles Frazier three-and-half-stars

On Canaan's Side: A Novel

Sebastian Barry four-stars

Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark

Brian Kellow three-and-half-stars


Ellen Hopkins four-stars

Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend

Susan Orlean four-stars

Snuff: A Novel of Discworld

Terry Pratchett three-and-half-stars

Steve Jobs

Walter Isaacson four-stars

Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human

Grant Morrison three-stars

The Affair: A Reacher Novel

Lee Child four-stars

The Cat's Table

Michael Ondaatje four-stars

The Dovekeepers: A Novel

Alice Hoffman two-and-half-stars

The End of the Wasp Season: A Novel

Denise Mina four-stars

The End: The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1944-1945

Ian Kershaw four-stars

The Forgotten Waltz

Anne Enright three-and-half-stars

The Grief of Others

Leah Hager Cohen four-stars

The Impossible Dead

Ian Rankin three-and-half-stars

The Litigators

John Grisham three-and-half-stars

The Marriage Plot: A Novel

Jeffrey Eugenides three-and-half-stars

The Night Strangers: A Novel

Chris Bohjalian three-and-half-stars

The Other

David Guterson three-stars

The Scorpio Races

Maggie Stiefvater four-stars

The Sense of an Ending

Julian Barnes four-stars

The Stranger's Child

Alan Hollinghurst four-stars

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

Stephen Greenblatt four-stars

Zone One: A Novel

Colson Whitehead three-and-half-stars