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The White Tiger
Aravind Adiga
And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks
Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs
Haruki Murakami
The Bachman Books: Four Early Novels by Stephen King
Stephen King, Richard Bachman
The Complete Stories
Franz Kafka
Jay Rubin, Philip Gabriel, Haruki Murakami
The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso
Dante Alighieri, Robin Kirkpatrick, Eric Drooker
The Purgatorio (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Dante Alighieri, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Peter Bondanella, Julia Conaway Bondanella
The Interpretation of Dreams (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Sigmund Freud, A.A. Brill, Daniel T. O'Hara, Gina Masucci MacKenzie


Brisingr - Christopher Paolini This book isn't amazing, but it is certainly the best in the Inheritance Cycle. I think that if Paolini had spent a bit more time on this, it would have been better. For the most part, Paolini shows off his extensive vocabulary and descriptive writing effectively, but there are areas, as a reviewer before me pointed out, where the writing is very awkward, and it seems as if a younger person had written it.
Without those areas, and of course the extremely dull bit about the Dwarven politics, this had the potential to be a really good book. I actually found the beginning quarter of the book much better than the remainder of it.
It's still worth a read, especially for fans of this series, just don't expect to be blown away.