Tuesday, May 16, 2006 2006 book reviews...

2006 book reviews...

Marley and Me - I laughed. I cried. Dogs are better than cats.
Haunted - Funny and sick! I was physically ill reading some of the stories contained in this book. Not Palahniuk's finest, but still a damn good read.
Guns, Germs, and Steel - If I ever read more than 20 pages of this book without falling asleep, it will be a miracle.
The Debutante Divorcee - Not highbrow, but a semi-amusing beach read...if you've had at least five drinks.
The Drinking Den - Good translation. Great book.
PostSecret - Although it is more of a coffee table book than a piece of literature, it stirs a spirit of voyeurism and sadness.
Stoned, Naked, and Looking in My Neighbors Window - The website www.grouphug.us is a better read than the book
Alias Grace - A well-written and engaging historical novel about accused murderess Grace Marks.
A Year in The Merde by Stephen Clarke - As someone who had a terrible time in Paris, I am in sympatico with Stephen Clarke. The Parisians are inefficient, the waiters are rude, and the people are intimidatingly stylish and intellectual.
Radical Simplicity by Dan Price - Dan Price has lived in 'alternative' structures for the past 10 years, his book is a diary of his many homemade homes. This book made ME want to live in a tepee and I think roughing it is a 3 1/2 star hotel.
Old School by Tobias Wolff - This book was incredible! As an Ayn Rand fan, it was interesting to see her depicted in an unflattering light.
Hey Nostradamus by Douglas Coupland - Wow, this book left me feeling whirled. I'm still trying to forget Jason, Heather, and Reg's stories.
Welcome to Higby by Mark Dunn - Bizarre, but fascinating.
Happiness by Will Ferguson - Interesting premise on how misery makes the world go round.
Pattern Recognition by William Gibson - Riveting mystery.

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