NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)

Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Reviews By Author

Disclaimer -- I don't really think "review" is the correct word to use, but lacking a more descriptive prospect off the top of my head, I'll just go with it. I'm not a critic, I'm not a literature major, I'm not an aspiring writing. I'm just a big fan of books. These aren't "reviews" so much as simply my thoughts on the books, whether I liked them or not, and who else may enjoy them. I won't be rating them as my feelings regarding certain books tend to change as time goes on. I can never really tell if a book deserves a personal 4 or 5 star rating until long afer I've read it. It's only then that the truly memorable reveal themselves. Some may find my musings helpful or interesting, others may not. Fair enough. If I can help even just a few fellow readers discover a new favorite they may have otherwise missed, I'll call it a job well done!



Abe, Kobo -- The Woman In The Dunes
Achebe, Chinua -- Arrow of God
Achebe, Chinua -- No Longer At Ease
Achebe, Chinua -- Things Fall Apart
Aciman, Andre -- Call Me By Your Name
Ackroyd, Peter -- The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein
Aesop -- The Complete Fables
Alexander, Robert -- The Romanov Bride
Amis, Martin -- Time's Arrow
Apuleius, Lucius -- The Golden Ass
Atwood, Margaret -- Oryx and Crake
Atwood, Margaret -- The Year of the Flood
Austen, Jane -- Pride and Prejudice
Austen, Jane -- Sense and Sensibility
Austen, Jane & Ben H. Winters -- Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
Auster, Paul -- The Book of Illusions
Auster, Paul -- Timbuktu
Auster, Paul -- Travels In The Scriptorium


Baldacci, David -- Divine Justice
Baricco, Alessandro -- An Iliad
Barnes, Julian -- A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters
Barnes, Margaret Campbell -- My Lady of Cleves
Bass, Jefferson -- Bones of Betrayal
Bass, Jefferson -- The Devil's Bones
Berg, Elizabeth -- The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted
Bohjalian, Chris -- Skeletons At The Feast
Boulle, Pierre -- The Bridge Over the River Kwai
Boulle, Pierre -- Planet of the Apes
Bronte, Emily -- Wuthering Heights
Burroughs, William S. -- Junky


Chevalier, Tracy -- Girl With A Pearl Earring
Christie, Agatha -- The Body In The Library
Christie, Agatha -- Cards On The Table
Christie, Agatha -- Crooked House
Christie, Agatha -- Death On The Nile
Christie, Agatha -- Dumb Witness
Christie, Agatha -- Evil Under The Sun
Christie, Agatha -- The Labors of Hercules
Christie, Agatha -- The Moving Finger
Christie, Agatha -- N or M?
Christie, Agatha -- One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
Clark, Clare -- The Great Stink
Clark, Clare -- The Nature of Monsters
Clinch, Jon -- Finn
Coetzee, J.M. -- Elizabeth Costello
Coetzee, J.M. -- Waiting for the Barbarians
Collins, Wilkie -- The Woman In White
Crais, Robert -- Chasing Darkness
Cunningham, Michael -- The Hours


Deaver, Jeffery -- The Bodies Left Behind
Deaver, Jeffery -- The Broken Window
Deaver, Jeffery -- Roadside Crosses
Defoe, Daniel -- Moll Flanders
Delors, Catherine -- Mistress of the Revolution
Dickens, Charles -- Bleak House
Dickens, Charles -- A Christmas Carol
Dickens, Charles -- Nicholas Nickleby
Dickens, Charles -- A Tale of Two Cities
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor -- Crime & Punishment
Douglass, Frederick -- Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
Dunant, Sarah -- In The Company of the Courtesan
Dunant, Sarah -- Sacred Hearts


Eggers, Dave -- What Is The What
Eisner, Michael Alexander -- The Crusader
Erickson, Carolly -- The Last Wife of Henry VIII
Erickson, Carolly -- The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots
Erickson, Carolly -- The Tsarina's Daughter
Essex, Karen -- Stealing Athena


Falcones, Ildefonso -- Cathedral of the Sea
Faulkner, William -- Light In August
Faulkner, William -- The Sound and the Fury
Fitzgerald, F. Scott -- This Side of Paradise
Flaubert, Gustave -- Madame Bovary
Flynn, Vince -- Extreme Measures
Follett, Ken -- World Without End
Franklin, Ariana -- Grave Goods
Franklin, Ariana -- The Serpent's Tale


Gaines, Ernest J. -- Catherine Carmier
Gaines, Ernest J. -- A Lesson Before Dying
Gaskell, Elizabeth -- Cranford
Goldstone, Lawrence -- The Anatomy of Deception
Gortner, C.W. -- The Last Queen
Grahame, Kenneth -- The Wind In The Willows
Graves, Robert -- I, Claudius
Greene, Graham -- The Heart of the Matter
Greene, Graham -- The Power and the Glory
Greene, Graham -- The Quiet American
Gregory, Philippa -- The Other Queen
Gregory, Philippa -- The White Queen
Gruber, Michael -- The Forgery of Venus
Gulland, Sandra -- Mistress of the Sun


Haggard, H. Rider -- King Solomon's Mines
Haley, Alex -- Roots
Hardy, Thomas -- Jude The Obscure
Heller, Joseph -- Catch-22
Hemingway, Ernest -- A Farewell To Arms
Hemingway, Ernest -- To Have and Have Not
Herbert, Brian & Kevin J. Anderson -- Paul of Dune (Guest Review)
Heyer, Georgette -- Charity Girl
Heyer, Georgette -- The Conqueror
Heyer, Georgette -- The Corinthian
Heyer, Georgette -- Cotillion
Heyer, Georgette -- Faro's Daughter
Heyer, Georgette -- The Quiet Gentleman
Hickman, Katie -- The Aviary Gate
Hollingshead, Greg -- Bedlam
Horn, Dara -- All Other Nights
Hornby, Nick -- High Fidelity
Huxley, Aldous -- Brave New World


Ishiguro, Kazuo -- Never Let Me Go
Ishiguro, Kazuo -- The Remains of the Day


Jones, Lloyd -- Mister Pip
Jordan, Robert & Brandon Sanderson -- The Gathering Storm
Joyce, James -- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Joyce, James -- Ulysses


Kalogridis, Jeanne -- The Borgia Bride
Kalogridis, Jeanne -- The Devil's Queen
Kellerman, Jonathan -- Bones
Kellerman, Jonathan -- Compulsion
Kellerman, Jonathan -- Evidence
Khadra, Yasmina -- The Attack
Khadra, Yasmina -- The Sirens of Baghdad
Khadra, Yasmina -- The Swallows of Kabul
Kingsolver, Barbara -- The Poisonwood Bible
Koontz, Dean -- Frankenstein: Dead and Alive
Koontz, Dean -- Odd Hours
Kostova, Elizabeth -- The Historian
Kourouma, Ahmadou -- Allah Is Not Obliged
Kyle, Barbara -- The Queen's Lady


Laforet, Carmen -- Nada
LaMarche, Phil -- American Youth
Levi, Primo -- Survival At Auschwitz
Lofts, Norah -- The Concubine


Maguire, Gregory -- A Lion Among Men
Maine, David -- The Book of Samson
Matar, Hisham -- In the Country of Men
Mawer, Simon -- The Gospel of Judas
McCafferty, Kate -- Testimony of an Irish Slave Girl
McCarthy, Cormac -- The Orchard Keeper
McGrath, Patrick -- Dr. Haggard's Disease
Moran, Michelle -- Cleopatra's Daughter
Moran, Michelle -- The Heretic Queen
Murakami, Haruki -- After Dark
Murphy, Louise -- The True Story of Hansel and Gretel


O'Brien, Tim -- Going After Cacciato
Otsuka, Julie -- When The Emperor Was Divine
Ozick, Cynthia -- The Shawl


Palahniuk, Chuck -- Choke
Palahniuk, Chuck -- Haunted
Palahniuk, Chuck -- Pygmy
Palahniuk, Chuck -- Rant
Palahniuk, Chuck -- Snuff
Palahniuk, Chuck -- Survivor
Paton, Alan -- Cry, The Beloved Country
Pearl, Matthew -- The Last Dickens
Pears, Iain -- The Raphael Affair
Pearson, Ridley -- Killer Summer
Pearson, Ridley -- Killer View
Penman, Sharon Kay -- Devil's Brood
Phillips, Christi -- The Devlin Diary
Phillips, Christi -- The Rossetti Letter
Plaidy, Jean -- The Courts of Love
Plaidy, Jean -- Madonna of the Seven Hills
Plaidy, Jean -- The Queen's Secret
Pressfield, Steven -- Killing Rommel
Proust, Marcel -- Swann's Way


Quinn, Daniel -- The Holy (Guest Review)


Reichs, Kathy -- 206 Bones
Reichs, Kathy -- Devil Bones
Renault, Mary -- The Praise Singer
Rice, Anne -- Christ The Lord: The Road To Cana
Roth, Philip -- American Pastoral
Roth, Philip -- Everyman
Roth, Philip -- The Humbling
Roth, Philip -- Indignation
Roth, Philip -- The Plot Against America


Sanderson, Branson & Robert Jordan -- The Gathering Storm
Sandford, John -- Heat Lightning
Sandford, John -- Phantom Prey
Sandford, John -- Rough Country
Sansom, C.J. -- Revelation
Scott, Susan Holloway -- Duchess
Stowe, Harriet Beecher -- Uncle Tom's Cabin (Annotated Edition)
Styron, William -- The Confessions of Nat Turner


Tolstoy, Leo -- War & Peace
Twain, Mark -- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Twain, Mark -- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer


Verne, Jules -- Journey To The Center Of The Earth
Verne, Jules -- Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea
Vonnegut, Kurt -- Slaughterhouse-Five
Vreeland, Susan -- Girl In Hyacinth Blue
Vreeland, Susan -- Luncheon of the Boating Party


Weir, Alison -- Innocent Traitor
Weir, Alison -- The Lady Elizabeth
Wiesel, Elie -- Dawn
Wiesel, Elie -- Day
Wilde, Oscar -- The Picture of Dorian Gray
Winters, Ben H. & Jane Austen -- Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
Woolf, Virginia -- Mrs. Dalloway
Worth, Sandra -- The King's Daughter
Wright, Richard -- Native Son


Art History

King, Ross -- Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling


Dublanica, Steve -- Waiter Rant
Ellis, Joseph J. -- His Excellency: George Washington
Fisher, Carrie -- Wishful Drinking
Haley, Alex -- Roots
Levi, Primo -- Survival In Auschwitz
McCullough, David -- John Adams
Taylor, Andy -- Wild Boy: My Life In Duran Duran


Friedman, Thomas -- Hot, Flat and Crowded


Hornby, Nick -- The Polysyllabic Spree
Morrison, Toni -- Burn This Book
Sedaris, David -- Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Sedaris, David -- Holidays On Ice
Sedaris, David -- Naked
Sedaris, David -- When You Are Engulfed In Flames
Vidal, Gore -- Perpetual War For Perpetual Peace


Friedman, Thomas L. -- The World Is Flat

History, American

Loewen, James W. -- Lies My Teacher Told Me
Wright, Lawrence -- The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11

History, European

Hibbert, Christopher -- The Borgias and Their Enemies


Barry, Dave -- Dave Barry's Money Secrets
Black, Lewis -- Me Of Little Faith
Carlin, George -- When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops?


Winchester, Simon -- The Meaning of Everything

Literature Studies

Bloom, Harold -- The Grotesque


Adler, Mortimer J. -- How To Think About The Great Ideas
Frankl, Viktor -- Man's Search For Meaning


Falkoff Marc (Editor) -- Poems From Guantanamo
Hirsch, Edward -- How To Read A Poem And Fall In Love With Poetry
Spencer, Edmund -- The Faerie Queene

Politics/Current Events

Ehrenreich, Barbara -- This Land is Their Land
Milbank, Dana -- Homo Politicus
Plouffe, David -- The Audacity To Win
Wolffe, Richard -- Renegade
Zakaria, Fareed -- The Post-American World


Ehrman, Bart D. -- Misquoting Jesus

Science, General

Kolbert, Elizabeth -- The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009

Social Sciences

Pierce, Charles P. -- Idiot America
Postman, Neil -- Amusing Ourselves To Death
Reding, Nick -- Methland
Smith, Dan -- The Penguin State of the World Atlas


Shirley, Paul -- Can I Keep My Jersey?


Kidder and Oppenheim -- The Intellectual Devotional: American History


The Paris Review -- The Paris Review Interviews, Vol. II
Zinsser, William -- Writing To Learn

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