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It
4.11
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)
3.99
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)
4.04
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.

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Sep 16, 2010
Sep 07, 2010
 
11/22/63
4.25
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
4.32
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
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 (Oxford Time Travel, #3)
3.81
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
3.88
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
3.48
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)
4.11
**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)
3.93
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
4.31
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)
3.61
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
4.25
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)
3.85
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
3.63
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
3.92
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
4.20
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. ...more
Jan 1982
Feb 25, 2010
 
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (Fudge, #1)
4.06
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
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
My full review can be found here: http://www.jamierubin.net/2011/05/16/...
May 16, 2011
May 04, 2011
 
All Clear (Oxford Time Travel, #4)
4.04
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)
4.07
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)
4.22
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
3.74
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)
3.87
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Mar 02, 2010
Sep 06, 2010
 
The Stars My Destination
4.15
None
Sep 24, 1997
Aug 26, 2008
 
Rogue Moon
3.61
None
Sep 26, 1997
Aug 26, 2008
 
Dying Inside
3.86
None
Sep 30, 1997
Aug 26, 2008
 
Time Out Of Joint
3.82
None
Oct 04, 1997
Aug 26, 2008
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