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It
4.17
it was amazing
Wow, what a book! There's a lot to condense down into a brief review, but more than anything else, the characters made this book. The story was an int ...more
Oct 28, 2009
Sep 28, 2009
 
Firebird (Alex Benedict, #6)
4.02
it was amazing
Jack McDevitt’s latest novel, Firebird (Ace, 2011), is the sixth adventure following Alex Benedict and Chase Kolpath. Alex is a well-known antiquities ...more
Nov 09, 2011
Nov 02, 2011
 
Doomsday Book (Oxford Time Travel, #1)
4.03
it was amazing
This is one of the most remarkable novels of any kind that I have ever read, and a truly stunning piece of time-travel/historical/science fiction.

I st
...more
Sep 16, 2010
Sep 07, 2010
 
11/22/63
4.29
it was amazing
Stephen King’s most recent book, 11/22/63, is a time-travel adventure about a man from 2011 who uses a time “bubble” to attempt to prevent the Kennedy ...more
Nov 18, 2011
Nov 10, 2011
 
The Stand
4.34
liked it
I've now read all 3 of Stephen King's BIG standalone novels, It, Under the Dome A Novel, and The Stand. While I enjoyed The Stand, I think it was the ...more
Jun 02, 2010
May 11, 2010
 
Under the Dome
3.89
really liked it
I wasn't sure what to expect going into this. So far, It has been my favorite Stephen King. Under the Dome might not have topped it, but it came close ...more
Nov 30, 2009
Nov 18, 2009
 
Blackout (All Clear, #1)
3.83
it was amazing
Connie Willis' newest novel, Blackout had a lot of things in its favor even before I read the first page: (1) it was written by Connie Willis, whose w ...more
Mar 12, 2010
Feb 01, 2010
 
Carrie
3.92
liked it
Enjoyed this book, perhaps in part because there was an attempt at a scientific explanation for the paranormal activities taking place. (I have a hard ...more
Sep 22, 2009
Sep 21, 2009
 
Galileo's Dream
3.50
really liked it
There are 3 things that I really enjoy reading: science fiction, science and history. Kim Stanley Robinson's latest novel, Galileo's Dream is a terrif ...more
Feb 15, 2010
Jan 04, 2010
 
The Shining (The Shining #1)
4.17
liked it
**spoiler alert** Not a bad book, but not as good as Carrie, in my opinion. The first four parts of the book were great, but the last part got a littl ...more
Sep 28, 2009
Sep 22, 2009
 
The Devil's Eye (Alex Benedict, #4)
3.95
really liked it
I haven't finished a book since mid-August, my longest drought on record, and there was no better book to break that drought than Jack McDevitt's The ...more
Dec 06, 2010
Jun 25, 2010
 
Different Seasons
4.34
really liked it
I think I like Stephen King's short fiction better than his novels, but I am biases; I am a fan of short fiction above all else. Stephen King is a def ...more
Dec 09, 2009
Nov 30, 2009
 
The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3)
3.65
it was ok
While the book is a page-turner, I found the plot really hard to swallow. Furthermore, I really noticed just how awkward of a writer Dan Brown seems t ...more
Sep 21, 2009
Sep 17, 2009
 
Underlay
4.27
liked it
This hard-to-classify book novel about horse-racing and more is absolutely hilarious. While Beyond Apollo remains my favorite Malzberg book, Underlay ...more
Jul 16, 2010
Jul 16, 2010
 
Echo (Alex Benedict, #5)
3.88
really liked it
Another delightful Alex Benedict mystery. This one was more of a page turner than The Devil's Eye and I felt at times like I literally couldn't put do ...more
Dec 12, 2010
Dec 06, 2010
 
Time Travelers Never Die
3.64
really liked it
This was just a fun book, plain and simple, and a great read. I am a big fan of time-travel stories. Although not quite as much fun as Joe Haldeman's ...more
Nov 09, 2009
Apr 10, 2009
 
Night Shift
3.96
liked it
I enjoyed this collection of short stories, Stephen King's first. The better stories in the batch were, "Jerusalem's Lot", "The Boogeyman", "Strawberr ...more
Nov 03, 2009
Oct 30, 2009
 
David and the Phoenix
4.21
really liked it
I remember getting this book from Weekly Reader when I was in second or third grade. I'd never read anything like it. I read it again and again.
Jan 1982
Feb 25, 2010
 
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (Fudge, #1)
4.09
liked it
We read this book in 3rd grade. We would start each day with some "aerobics" and after that, we'd sit down at our desks and the teacher would read a c ...more
Jan 1981
Feb 25, 2010
 
Unknown Book 6296241
3.00
liked it
My complete review can be found here: http://www.jamierubin.net/2011/02/06/...
Feb 06, 2011
Jan 30, 2011
 
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
4.44
it was amazing
My full review can be found here: http://www.jamierubin.net/2011/05/16/...
May 16, 2011
May 04, 2011
 
All Clear (All Clear, #2)
4.05
it was amazing
Absolutely stunning, heartbreaking and joyous, hilarious and devastating. I used to think The Time Traveler's Wife was one of the best time travel sto ...more
Dec 29, 2010
Oct 19, 2010
 
The Ghost Brigades (Old Man's War, #2)
4.09
really liked it
Wow! Great book. If I rated books in half-rating, I probably would have given this one a 4-1/2. I thoroughly enjoyed it. In fact, I think that it was ...more
Sep 16, 2008
Aug 28, 2008
 
Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)
4.23
really liked it
Outstanding book. Everything that I hoped it would be. Old Man's War stands up there with Starship Troopers and The Forever War and holds its own. Can ...more
Aug 31, 2008
Aug 26, 2008
 
Rainbows End
3.76
it was ok
I kept reading, but I just had a hard time keeping up with what was going on, and by the time I got to the end, I had no idea what happened. This disa ...more
Sep 10, 2008
Aug 28, 2008
 
Seeker (Alex Benedict, #3)
3.89
liked it
None
Mar 02, 2010
Sep 06, 2010
 
The Stars My Destination
4.13
liked it
None
Sep 24, 1997
Aug 26, 2008
 
Rogue Moon
3.59
liked it
None
Sep 26, 1997
Aug 26, 2008
 
Dying Inside
3.86
it was amazing
None
Sep 30, 1997
Aug 26, 2008
 
Time Out Of Joint
3.83
liked it
None
Oct 04, 1997
Aug 26, 2008
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