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iamnothamlet's #CBR5 Review #60: Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell

Sarah Vowell is a charmingly obsessed history nerd with a particular fascination for presidential assassinations and the cottage industry that has sprung up around them. Her book covers the first three assassinations in American history, those of Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, and William McKinley. 308 more words

4 Stars – A Great Book

iamnothamlet's #CBR5 Review #59: Slaughter-house Five by Kurt Vonnegut

This is my third time through on Kurt Vonnegut’s most famous novel. Vonnegut is my favorite author and undoubtedly the one who had the biggest impact on me. 595 more words

5 Stars – A Favorite

iamnothamlet's #CBR5 Review #58: Serenade by James M. Cain

For me, when it comes to American crime novels, the Holy Trinity are and always will be Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, and James M. Cain. Picking between them would be impossible, because they all have their strengths. 449 more words

2 Stars – An Ok Book

iamnothamlet's #CBR5 Review #57: I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

If you’re the kind of girl who used to dream about curling up with a leather-bound book in the window-seat in your library, perhaps with a fire going and a cup of tea near at hand, then I’ve found your new favorite book. 340 more words

4 Stars – A Great Book

iamnothamlet's #CBR5 Review #56: This One is Mine by Maria Semple

This One is Mine is Maria Semple’s first novel. Many on this site have read and reviewed her follow-up bestseller, Where’d You Go, Bernadette? and I am one of them. 346 more words

3 Stars – A Good Book

iamnothamlet's #CBR5 Review #55: The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

The History of Love performs a kind of magic. In a scant 250 pages, the last few dozen of which feature just a few sentences each, Krauss creates an entire world and entices the reader into it. 361 more words

4 Stars – A Great Book

iamnothamlet's #CBR5 Review #54: The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano

I have a genius problem. As someone who likes to think of himself as well-read, I feel compelled to check out writers who are hailed as geniuses. 516 more words

1 Star – A Book You Didn’t Like