Monday, January 31, 2011

14/64: This Is Where I Leave You

This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper, 4/5 Stars
Entertained Me: High, Made Me Think: Mid

Definitely a "life gave me lemons" book, and maybe we get some good lemonade of it, but first we have to fondle the lemons, squeeze them, zest them for a few minutes... then stomp on them, squirt the juice in someone else's eye, cut a finger slicing them up, and bleed all over the counter top, the lemons, our shirts, and life. "Hold your finger up over your head, son, and it'll stop the bleeding." Tropper's style is great for quick reading. I laughed out loud several times in this book; also gasped a few. And, in a change from most of the books I've been reading lately--I truly loved the ending.

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Book #13 = After Dark by Haruki Murakami, 1.5/5 Stars
Book #12 = Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster, 3.5/5 Stars
Book #11 = Travels in the Scriptorium by Paul Auster, 1/5 Stars
Book #10 = American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis, 3/5 Stars
Book #09 = Water for Elephants: A Novel by Sara Gruen, 4.5/5 Stars
Book #08 = The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson, 3/5 Stars
Book #07 = The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson, 5/5 Stars
Book #06 = What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Murakami, 4/5 Stars
Book #05 = Existentialism by Steven Earnshaw, 1/5 Stars
Book #04 = The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav, 1/5 Stars
Book #03 = The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, 5/5 Stars
Book #02 = The Zen of Social Media Marketing by Shama Kabani, 2/5 Stars
Book #01 = Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky, 3/5 Stars

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