Books by Fiction
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (2012)
3.87 of 5 Votes: 2
I gave this a 4-star rating but maybe it was a 3.75. I did thoroughly enjoy the story and think I caught on to the son situation pretty early on but was hoping it wasn't true. I'm glad it had a sweet ending. Harold's journey was a lesson in not judging and his insight into his thoughts and fee...
De kunst van het veldspel (2011)
3.99 of 5 Votes: 3
This book intrigued me at first. The subjects of baseball and small colleges are not ones that would normally pique my interest, but for some reason they did in this case. As the book went on the initial stories didn't seem to play out as interestingly as I thought they would. I found it diffi...
L’Elégance du Hérisson (2000)
3.7 of 5 Votes: 3
This is one of the most thoughtful books I have ever read, at the top with some of Coelho's works. Books like these are why we read; it is one that I will visit year after year and that which has shaped a lot of my own current life views. A social satire, its very intelligent writing, subtle sarc...
The Elegance of the Hedgehog (2008)
3.7 of 5 Votes: 5
Una donna di cinquantaquattro anni e una ragazzina di dodici. Apparentemente distanti, ma intellettualmente affini. Entrambe alla ricerca di un nascondiglio. L���una dal senso di colpa per un "amore per il sapere", che giudica assurdamente inadatto al suo ruolo sociale. L���altra dalla vacuit�� d...
State of Wonder (2011)
3.83 of 5 Votes: 1
I don't know whether to like this book or hate it. I guess I feel both ways about it. Perhaps the most uncomfortable aspect of this title is that it so claustrophobic and unbelievable, even for me when I am normally very adept at suspending disbelief. The ending felt terribly artificial as well, ...
A Visit from the Goon Squad (2010)
3.63 of 5 Votes: 3
Call it William S. Burrough's cut-up technique, call it post-modernism, call it post-structuralism--whatever you call it, it worked for me. In most chapters of this novel, one visits a character at one point in time, and in the next chapter, a minor character becomes the major character. But one ...
The Art of Racing in the Rain (2008)
4.16 of 5 Votes: 1
I'm not sure that I possess the words to adequately describe this book. How on earth the author was able to weave such a compelling story, demanding that the reader suspend disbelief that we are actually hearing this tale from a dog's POV, it all defies explanation. And yet, I'm looking at my o...