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Reviews:
Bronte's Book Club by Kristiana Gregory
Cat and Mouse by Günter Grass
Destination Moon by Georges Remi Hergé
Doctor Who and the Three Doctors by Terrance Dicks
The Egyptian Box by Jane Louise Curry
Explorers on the Moon by Georges Remi Hergé
Fairy Glade and Other Enchanting Stories by Dawn Beaumont-Lane
Firehorn by Robert Reed
Fishing, for Christians by Tim Roux
The Girls by Helen Yglesias
The Glenn Miller Conspiracy by Hunton Downs
Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
Harriet's Hare by Dick King-Smith
I Spy Fantasy by Jean Marzollo
Land of Black Gold by Georges Remi Hergé
The Motorman's Coat by John Kessel
The Mouse, The Cat and Grandmother's Hat by Nancy Willard
Murder Mysteries by Neil Gaiman
Mysterious Magical Circus Family Kids: The Chocolate Cake Turkey Lip Crumb Trail Mystery Adventure by R. Hawk Starkey
Night Watch by Terry Pratchett
One Bright Star to Guide Them by Mark C. Wright
Poor Puppy by Nick Bruel
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
A Rebel in Time by Harry Harrison
Retrograde Summer by John Varley
The Second Ship by Richard Phillips
The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson
She and I: A Fugue by Michael R. Brown
The Vicar of Nibbleswicke by Roald Dahl
A Walk in the Rainforest by Kristin Joy Pratt
Warrior from Heaven by Kermit Zarley



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Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for She and I: A Fugue

She and I: A FugueShe and I: A Fugue: 07/02/09

I received an unsolicited "edited galley" of She and I: A Fugue by Michael R. Brown. It claims to be a memoir of a man who evolves through his interactions with the women in his life. What that amounts to is a 280 page memoir about sex, ICQ and blogs, all written in short sentences ala Twitter.

His "observations" come off as shallow, self obsessed and childish. I got to page 120 only by skipping about every other page. There was nothing interesting to keep my attention. The short "poetic" sentences are annoying and offer nothing to the process of learning about the author or what meaningful lessons he might have gotten out of life so far.

Read another review at: Bella is Reading.

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Comment #1: Thursday, July, 2, 2009 at 20:12:26

Vasilly

What a waste! I'm glad you finally put the book down. Here's hoping that your next book is better reading.



Comment #2: Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 22:34:02

Pussreboots

I'm pretty good about putting books down that I'm not enjoying. Review books I give a little longer (usually) so I can get a good idea what the book is about and how it is written.