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Book Club Ratings

BOOK SHELF

Books rated by the Men’s Book Club,

Patty’s Pub, Ottawa

2009-2010

What is America?………………………… Ronald Wright                    9/10

The Hour I First Believed ……………… Wally Lamb                         8/10

Champlain’s Dream…………………….. David Hackett Fischer     9.2/10

Pompeii…………………………………….. Robert Harris                        7/10

White Tiger……………………………….. Aravind Atica                        9/10

The Bishop’s Man……………………….. Linden McIntyre                 7.8/10

Glass Castle………………………………..Jeannette Walls                   7.5/10

Indian River………………………………..John Dunphy                        10/10

Mister Pip…………………………………..Lloyd Jones                            7.5/10

Run ……………………………………………Ann Patchett                           8/10

Book Club Ratings

BOOK SHELF

Books rated by the Men’s Book Club,

Patty’s Pub, Ottawa

2008-2009

World Without End…………………………………. Ken Follett                                                7.7/10

Perfect Heresy………………………………………… Stephen O’Shea                                      8.5/10

The Empire Grill ……………………………………….Richard Russo                                         7.7/10

The Codfathers ………………………………………..Gordon Pitt                                              6.2/10

The Book of Negroes………………………………… Lawrence Hill                                           9/10

Medeci Money …………………………………………Tim Parks                                                   2.3/10

DeNiro’s Game………………………………………… Rawi Hage                                                   7.3/10

Middlessex…………………………………………….. Jeffrey Eugenides                                     7.8/10

The Host ………………………………………………..Stephanie Meyer                                       7.0/10

Secret River …………………………………………….Kate Grenville                                           8.7/10

Book Club Ratings

BOOK SHELF

Books rated by the Men’s Book Club,

Patty’s Pub, Ottawa

2003-2004

Out of Muskoka, James Bartleman                       4/10

Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut 9/10

Stanger in a Strange Land, Robert Heinlein     8/10

The DaVinci Code, Dan Brown                                 9/10

Deafening, Frances Itani                                             8.5/10

Paris: 1919, Part I, Margaret MacMillan             9.5/10

The Songlines, Bruce Chatwin                                    8/10

Dude, Where’s My Country, Michael Moore          7.5/10

December 6th, Martin Cruz Smith                              7.5/10

Paris: 1919, Part II, Margaret MacMillan 9.5/10

2002-2003

Atonement, Ian McEwan                                              +

Good News For a Change, David Susuki & Dressel  +

The Stone Carvers, Jane Urquhart                                   + –

The Professor and the Madman, Simon Winchester   +

The Wars, Timothy Findley                                                     + +

The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen                                      + – !

The River Thieves, Michael Crummey                                + +

The Navigator of New York, Wayne Johnston                    + –

The Life of Pi, Yann Martel                                                             +

The Englishman’s Boy, Guy Vanderhaegte                              +

2001-2002

A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry                                                   + +

Colony of Unrequited Dreams, Wayne Johnstson               + +

Stolen Continents, Ronald Wright                                                +

The Night Inspector, Frederick Bush                                           +

Archangel,Robert Harris                                                                    +

Potato Factory, William Courtenay                                               +

The Constant Gardener, John LeCarre                                         + +

Great Questions of Canada, Rudyard Griffiths, ed.                  +

In the Heart of the Sea, Nathaniel Philbrick                                 + +

In the Skin of the Lion, Michael Ondaatje                                       + +

2000-2001

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis deBernieres                            + +

No Great Mischief, Alistair McLeod                                                     + –

A Walk in the Woods, Brian Bryson +

Road to Mars, Eric Idle                                                                              + +

In the Blood, Gordon Pitt                                                                            +

On Beulah Height, Reginald Hill                                                              + +

The Power of One, William Courtenay                                                  + +

Barney’s Version, Mordecai Richler                                                        +

Book Club Ratings

BOOK SHELF

Books rated by the Men’s Book Club,

Patty’s Pub, Ottawa

2007-2008

On the Black Hill, Bruce Chatwin                8.5/10

A Long Way Gone, Ishmaial Beah              6.5/10

Restless, William Boyd                                  9.25/10

Law of Dreams, Peter Behrens                         9/10

The Song of Kahunsha, Anosh Irani              7/10

A Year in the World, Frances Maynes           5/10

The Places in Between, Rory Stewart             7/10

The Spire, William Golding                            5.75/10

Klee Wych, Emily Carr                                       8.4/10

The Road, Cormac McCarthy                       7.25/10

2006-2007

Here Be Dragons, Peter Newman                   8.3/10

Saturday, Ian McEwan                                       8.2/10

The Sea, John Banville                                            8/10

Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen                     7.5/10

I is for Infidel Kathy Gannon                             8.5/10

Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks                                     9/10

Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser                      7.5/10

Bloodletting and

Miraculous Cures, Vincent Lamb                        9.5/10

Suite Francaise, Irene Nemirovsky                        8/10

J Pod,   Doug Coupland                                                   8/10

2005-2006

A Short History of Progress, Ronald Wright          9/10

Bel Canto, Ann Patchett 9/10

The Kite Runner, Khalid Hosseini                              8.9/10

The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver           7.3/10

Dark Age Ahead, Jane Jacobs                                      8.3/10

Teacher Man, Frank McCourt                                          7/10

Shockwave, Stephen Walker                                        7.5/10

Three Day Road, Joseph Boyden                               9.5/10

The Time in Between, David Bergen                           5.7/10

The Wreckage, Michael Crummey                                 8/10

2004-2005

Mercy Among the Children, David Adams Richards 6.5/10

Tourist Season, Carl Hiasson                                             7.75/10

The Last Crossing, Guy Vanderhaeghe                                  8/10

Innocent Graves, Peter Robinson                                           8/10

Gould’s Book of Fish, Richard Flanigan                               6.5/10

And No Birds Sang, Farley Mowatt                                    7.25/10

How the Irish Saved

Civilization, Thomas Cahill                                                        8.3/10

Harry Potter and the

Philosopher Stone, J.K. Rowling                                              7.5/10

Krakatoa, Simon Winchester                                                     8.5/10

Rockbound, Frank Parker Day                                                       9/10