Summer Reading Sale
 
 

Find Books


Read the City


Win Free Books!


PowellsBooks.news


The Powell's Playlist | June 18, 2014

Daniel H. Wilson: IMG The Powell’s Playlist: Daniel H. Wilson



Like many writers, I'm constantly haunting coffee shops with a laptop out and my headphones on. I listen to a lot of music while I write, and songs... Continue »

spacer

Customer Comments

RBHolb has commented on (8) products.

The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss
The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo

RBHolb, January 2, 2013

Every bit as good as The Orientalist.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No



Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike by Grant Petersen
Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike

RBHolb, January 2, 2013

Mr. Petersen has the outlandish notion that one can ride one's bike for pleasure or commuting without spending hundreds of dollars on accessories and nutritional supplements. Apparently, wearing spandex is also optional. Where he gets these ideas is frankly beyond me.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(2 of 2 readers found this comment helpful)



State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America by Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey
State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America

RBHolb, January 2, 2013

Some of the essays were very good. A few of the contributions raised my eyebrows: Could they not find a capable writer who spent more than a fortnight in South Dakota? Was Anthony Bourdain really a good choice for New Jersey? Why does everything written about Minnesota have to pay homage to Garrison Keillor?
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No



Defending Jacob by William Landay
Defending Jacob

RBHolb, May 7, 2012

This is much more than another crime novel or courtroom thriller. It's a series of questions we all want to avoid. What do you think when your child is accused of an unspeakable crime? What do you think when all of the evidence makes him look guilty? And what do you think when your spouse has been hiding a horrible secret about his family--the kind of secret that may have made you run the other way, if you had known about it before? Defending Jacob puts the reader in the shoes of people who are--ready or not--given those questions to deal with.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No



The Ask by Sam Lipsyte
The Ask

RBHolb, July 8, 2010

To be truthful, I don't understand all the fuss about this book. The characters are distinguished by their unlikeability, and the plot is cliched almost to the point of being empty. There are a few amusing and well-drawn vignettes of contemporary life, but these were not enough for me.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(1 of 2 readers found this comment helpful)



1-5 of 8next
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.