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Unter Haien
Was ich gut fand: 1 Die Beschreibungen der Umgebungen und des Wetters waren teilweise recht schön und gutgemacht. 2 Ich mochte, dass die Heldin, Alex, ...more
Jul 15, 2013
Jul 04, 2013
Grand Obsession: A Piano Odyssey
this book absorbed me completely; and i liked it a lot. but for me it was a bit of a strange read, because i felt from the book's tone and character l ...more
May 04, 2013
Apr 09, 2013
The Cat Who Could Read Backwards (Cat Who..., #1)
For some reason, this is what I can read right now. I've tried non-fiction, fantasy fluff, sci-fi fluff -- but fluffy mysteries appear to be the fluff ...more
Jul 11, 2010
Jul 11, 2010
Perdido Street Station (Bas-Lag, #1)
Sci-fi. Interspecies relationship. Chick with a hot human body and an ooky bug-head complete with carapace and vestigial beetle wings. Great descripti ...more
Nov 30, 2009
Oct 16, 2009
God Save the Mark
This was really fun. When it was predictable, it was predictable in the good way; where it was unpredictable, it was in the language, descriptions, an ...more
Jan 05, 2010
Jan 06, 2010
Key Out of Time (Time Traders / Ross Murdock #4)
slow. not enough of anything. i did like the ending. norton expended a lot of writerly energy in her 'scenery and costume design', all of which were q ...more
May 18, 2009
Jun 15, 2009
Whiskey Sour (Jack Daniels Mystery, #1)
Could have used a better or more attentive editor. Decently written, fun dialogue. Plotting could use some work, as could character development.

Jun 06, 2010
Jun 08, 2010
The Sword of Shannara (The Original Shannara Trilogy #1)
About a third of the way through. This book really is not that good. At this stage in his writing career, Brooks 'tells' rather than 'shows'. I tend t ...more
not set
Oct 13, 2010
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
I just don't know whether to give this one a fifth star. I almost could. Probably everything that can be said about this book has been said, so I'll j ...more
Dec 02, 2012
Dec 02, 2012
The League of Frightened Men (Nero Wolfe, #2)
the actual mystery isn't the best part of this book; the writing's the star, and the great character development. the nero wolfe mysteries can be enjo ...more
not set
Jul 15, 2012
The Cat Who Played Brahms (Cat Who... #5)
I guess expectations play a large role in whether I like a book. I've been hugely enjoying the 'Cat who...' series because I expected it to be waaaaay ...more
Feb 10, 2011
Feb 18, 2011
The Tourist (The Tourist, #1)
Maybe I read too much hype about this one. I must have, because I was expecting more. I really didn't care for it. The characters are not very well-dr ...more
Feb 04, 2011
Feb 18, 2011
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
i'm liking this a lot, but am not sure how i would describe the reader i would recommend it to. have to think about this as i finish it...

Nov 30, 2010
Dec 11, 2010
Kinds of Love, Kinds of Death
Solid mystery/detective novel by Westlake. It's neither as dark as the Parker novels, nor as funny as the Dortmunder novels. Still, it's written with ...more
Aug 06, 2013
Aug 03, 2013
Framed in Lace (A Needlecraft Mystery, #2)
What Tracy said. Really just not very good. The first in the series was better, I thought, so I'll probably give #3 a spin before I give up. It just f ...more
not set
Jan 16, 2012
Face Down in the Marrow-Bone Pie (Susanna, Lady Appleton, #1)
Not particularly good, but I'm going to read the second book in the series before I decide whether to continue. The first one was a quick enough read ...more
not set
Feb 18, 2011
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
12/09/2010. halfway through. disturbing and intriguing. biggest question in my mind: will the storylines collide into a huge payoff? now that the plot ...more
Dec 10, 2010
Dec 03, 2010
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
Interesting so far. I just started it this morning. This thing with these one animals has the potential to be a bit contrived, but I somehow don't thi ...more
Jan 06, 2010
Jan 06, 2010
The Apartment Next Door
More romance than mystery, both completely unlikely and entirely predictable. Pretty stupid. Interesting only as a 'period' piece. Very short. Set dur ...more
Oct 13, 2009
Oct 16, 2009
How Doctors Think
The content of this one is better than the writing, which isn't terrible at all. Very seriously worth reading, and it goes very quickly.
not set
May 05, 2010
Jane Eyre
i loved how current the dialog sounded in this treasure from the 19th century. also loved the complexity of the narrative, and the character developme ...more
Mar 20, 2011
Mar 19, 2011
The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1)
so far, much fun. are there certain times of year when you especially feel like reading a certain type of story? i love a fun fantasy novel in the win ...more
Jan 04, 2010
Nov 05, 2009
Her Fearful Symmetry
Really almost four stars. Intriguing story, interestingly told. Not always happy, but often lighthearted. I think I was in the mood for something fluf ...more
not set
Jun 12, 2010
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1)
Hadn't read this one. That Agatha. She does have a knack for character development.
May 17, 2009
May 20, 2009
The Secret Adversary (Tommy and Tuppence #1)
The first 'Tommy & Tuppence'. Cute. Silly. Short. Agatha's a decent writer.
Oct 12, 2009
Oct 16, 2009
Black Orchids (Nero Wolfe, #9)
What can I say. I like the dialog.
Jan 07, 2011
Jan 10, 2011
The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare
Definitely worth reading. The story is interesting; the writing truly lovely. A little bit funny in some ways. Somewhat difficult to describe.
May 15, 2009
May 05, 2009
The Moonstone
i deeply enjoyed this book. thought it held up amazingly well; felt a rush of amazement and glee at the ending. i found one particular section to be * ...more
Jun 20, 2009
Jun 15, 2009
Starman's Quest
decent writing, but plotted like a shakespeare comedy without the art. all conflict smoothed over immediately, predictable happy end. tra-la. fun enou ...more
Apr 15, 2009
May 20, 2009
Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error
more than halfway through & loving it. reading other books at the same time...

this book is an exploration of error and its effects on human emotio
Nov 11, 2010
Nov 06, 2010
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