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The Arctic Incident (Artemis Fowl, #2)
3.93
For me, as an adult, the Artemis Fowl series is a guilty pleasure.

I get a kick out of Artemis, smart beyond reason youth he is, and like the relations
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not set
Dec 06, 2008
 
The Templar Salvation (Templar, #2)
3.82
It was the book that wouldn't end. Had someone edited about 100 pages out of this book, mostly taking out the lectures, it would have moved along more ...more
Jul 03, 2011
Jun 25, 2011
 
Serpent in the Thorns (Crispin Guest, #2)
3.94
Reading the first book in the series, I found I liked the fact that the stories are set in medieval times, because it is not what I typically read. I ...more
Mar 22, 2011
Mar 20, 2011
 
Falling Man
3.18
Don DeLillo's "Falling Man" is a book about a man who 'survives' the attack on the World Trade Center.

Keith had been estranged from his wife and son,
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Jul 24, 2007
Apr 05, 2008
 
Lucifer's Shadow
3.62
I took out Lucifer's Shadow and Lizard's Bite both by David Hewson at the same time and read Lizard's Bite first as I had read the previous Costa dete ...more
Feb 06, 2009
Jan 31, 2009
 
Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations
3.92
I wasn't too familiar with Paine's life and only knew of his writings, though could not say that I had studied or known them well.

Nelson did a good jo
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Oct 20, 2007
Apr 03, 2008
 
Polar Star (Arkady Renko, #2)
3.96
Polar Star was written in 1989 and featured detective Arkady Renko who first appeared in Smith's Gorky Park (published in 1981).

The book is set durin
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Jun 11, 2007
Apr 05, 2008
 
The Lizard's Bite (Nic Costa, #4)
3.79
The next in the Nic Costa series, the detectives Costa and Peroni along with their boss Falcone are 'exiled' in Venice following their disregard for f ...more
Jan 31, 2009
Jan 31, 2009
 
Ghostwalk
3.05
Ghostwalk by Rebecca Stott is a story about Lydia Brooke, a woman who is asked to complete a nearly finished biography of Isaac Newton, written by the ...more
Dec 06, 2008
Dec 06, 2008
 
State of Fear
3.65
Despite the number of well known books, movies and tv show ER, I'd never read any of Michael Crichton's books, so I picked up State of Fear and enjoye ...more
Feb 21, 2009
Feb 21, 2009
 
The Sacred Cut (Nic Costa, #3)
3.75
The Sacred Cut was the first book I'd read by David Hewson and apparently it is the third of seven Nic Costa detective books. My benchmark for detecti ...more
Jan 03, 2009
Jan 04, 2009
 
The Good Thief
3.55
The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti has some very interesting characters, and it was a pretty decent read, but I felt the ending left something to be desir ...more
Dec 19, 2008
Dec 19, 2008
 
Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-Earth
3.88
I had wanted to read History of Middle Earth (HoME), and re-reading the published version of each became a pre-requisite to refresh my memory. So I re ...more
Feb 16, 2014
Feb 17, 2014
 
The Peoples of Middle-earth (The History of Middle-earth, #12)
4.16
Volume 12 of 12 in the History of Middle Earth, The Peoples of Middle-Earth, compiled by Christopher Tolkien, is in many ways my favorite of the ones ...more
Jul 06, 2014
Jul 07, 2014
 
The Charlemagne Pursuit (Cotton Malone, #4)
3.85
I've read each of Berry's Cotton Malone books and some have grabbed me more than others. His topics tend to be ones of interest to me, and the charact ...more
Mar 27, 2009
Mar 26, 2009
 
The Alchemist
3.75
I didn't know anything about this book, except that it was on my list of books to read for quite some time. I got two books at the library and since t ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 01, 2009
 
Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew
4.00
I had read this book around ten years ago and decided to re-read it.

I'm not a theology student, but for whatever reason I find the period of time of J
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Mar 07, 2014
Mar 08, 2014
 
The Lays of Beleriand (The History of Middle-earth, #3)
3.93
I had read volumes 1 & 2 of the History of Middle Earth many years ago. I've more recently read volumes 6 through 12, leaving 3, 4, and 5 left for ...more
Oct 26, 2014
Oct 26, 2014
 
The Silmarillion (Middle-Earth Universe)
3.80
For starters, this book is for fans of Tolkien who want to better understand the back-story of the events in the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. It is n ...more
Jan 18, 2014
Jan 19, 2014
 
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
3.67
I debated reading this, but when I saw that Matthew Pearl spoke highly of it on the jacket cover, I decided to pick it up.

If there were half stars, it
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Oct 23, 2009
Oct 28, 2009
 
Napoleon's Pyramids (Ethan Gage, #1)
3.49
William Dietrich's Napoleon's Pyramids was alright, but had great potential and was therefore a bit disappointing. I couldn't give it a two, but two a ...more
Dec 27, 2009
Dec 29, 2009
 
Sergeant Rex: The Unbreakable Bond Between a Marine and His Military Working Dog
4.18
How to review this one?

I've read a lot of military history and non-fiction about terrorism and insurgency.

I enjoy reading suspense and literary works.
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Nov 03, 2013
Nov 04, 2013
 
Veil of Lies (Crispin Guest, #1)
3.62
Veil of Lies was the first book I'd read by Jeri Westerson. I was at the library and saw the 3rd Crispin Guest book was out, it seemed interesting so ...more
Dec 15, 2010
Dec 15, 2010
 
The Hobbit (Middle-Earth Universe)
4.20

This is a quest story with the unlikeliest of heroes, a Hobbit, named Bilbo. He is recommended to serve the role of burglar to a band of dwarves set o
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Dec 07, 2013
Dec 08, 2013
 
Three Stations (Arkady Renko, #7)
3.71
I've been an avid reader of the Arkady Renko series and it is hands-down my favorite. Each book poignantly depicts the gritty life of Russians, whethe ...more
Nov 24, 2010
Nov 24, 2010
 
Requiem: The Fall of the Templars (Brethren Trilogy #3)
3.96
Finally finished The Fall of the Templars by Robyn Young, returned it to the library, and made a donation due to my tardiness.

While it took a while to
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Aug 03, 2009
Aug 03, 2009
 
Sick Puppy
3.86
Carl Hiassen's "Sick Puppy" was a raucous adventure featuring characters who were extreme in their being. This alone made them each comical and entert ...more
Aug 29, 2009
Aug 29, 2009
 
The Book Thief
4.36
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak had been on my to read list for some time and I never got around to it until a Goodreads friend lent me a copy.

I stoppe
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Feb 22, 2010
Feb 27, 2010
 
The Last Lecture
4.23
Like most everyone else, I knew of the backstory to the book prior to reading. I held off actually reading the book until I was travelling last week a ...more
Sep 22, 2009
Sep 27, 2009
 
The Seventh Sacrament (Nic Costa, #5)
3.79
The fifth of eight (and counting) in the Nic Costa series, this is the fourth of Hewson's books I've read and third in the series.

The core cast of cha
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Apr 04, 2009
Apr 04, 2009
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