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danielcshirley

Inside of a Dog...

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The Satanic Verses
Salman Rushdie
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
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reviewed: Festival of Earthly Delights, The
Definitely worthwhile. I haven't laughed so hard in a long time.
The Festival of Earthly Delights - Matt Dojny
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April 2013
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reviewed: Dearly Devoted Dexter (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
This one has a few plot threads that are vaguely similar to the series's season 2. But it was different enough that I never ...
Dearly Devoted Dexter - Jeff Lindsay
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February 2013
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reviewed: Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter Series #1)
Great book. Followed the series's season 1 pretty closely, with some surprising and entertaining differences at the end.
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reviewed: A Distant Shore (Vintage International)
meh - I felt like the non-linear narration distracted from rather than enhanced the story. Had trouble sympathizing with eit...
A Distant Shore - Caryl Phillips
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June 2012
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reviewed: A Mercy
It was a small novel. It was ok, and I think I see what she was idling, bringing every type of person into the book. Where ...
A Mercy - Toni Morrison
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June 2012
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reviewed: Midnight's Children
It was very good. Rushdie is enough of a celebrity that I'm afraid it didn't quite meet my expectations - but that a problem ...
Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
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June 2012
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reviewed: Fasting, Feasting
Meh. The intended comparisons between Indian life and American life didn't work for me. Uma's story comprises about 2/3 of t...
Fasting, Feasting - Anita Desai
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May 2012
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reviewed: The God of Small Things
This is a deeply disturbing, profoundly thought-provoking, excellent book. I honestly don't remember the last time I had so ...
The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
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reviewed: The Swan Thieves
Loved The Historian. Didn't love The Swan Thieves. Kostova is an intelligent writer, but this book lives and dies on charac...
The Swan Thieves - Elizabeth Kostova
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reviewed: Wit
First reading for my Disability & Lit class. I may have more to say after the discussion, but for now, I'd call it "touching...
Wit - Margaret Edson
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January 2012
01
reviewed: The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #5)
It was a decent book, but there were some rough spots in the writing. For example, several times Percy says that a character...
The Last Olympian  - Rick Riordan
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December 2011
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December 2011
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reviewed: A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
I listened to the audiobook. Even at x2 speed, it was long. Richly detailed, well-crafted, and engaging. But it was very l...
A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin
finished reading:
November 2011
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reviewed: Sweet Smell of Decay, The: Being the First Chronicle of Harry Lytle (Chronicles of Harry Lytle)
Pretty decent. I could kinda tell it was the author's first book, though. Characters often get introduced w/o sufficient de...
The Sweet Smell of Decay - Paul  Lawrence
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November 2011
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reviewed: Hamlet (Cambridge School Shakespeare Series)
Among the best works of English Literature ever.
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