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The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star
I have to start out saying I was never a Motley Crue fan when they were huge. To the best of my memory, they only had two songs I can truly say I like ...more
Mar 2008
Apr 18, 2008
Wow. How can I possibly describe this book?

Mediocre? Unfocused? Half-assed?

I am a big fan of Palahniuk. I love Fight Club, Invisible Monsters, Surviv
Jun 2007
Apr 24, 2008
Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock
This was a pretty good read. I've been a Sammy fan since Standing Hampton came out. I saw him on a midwest tour when I was in 8th Grade and he put on ...more
Jul 24, 2011
Jul 24, 2011
KISS and Make-up
Part 2:

As I said I read this and 'No Regrets' by Ace Frehley consecutively recently. Gene's book was not as enjoyable as Ace's but for the obvious rea
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Jul 03, 2012
No Regrets: A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir
Part One:

A friend loaned this and Gene Simmons' book and I read them during a brief hospital stay. I enjoyed Ace's book more simply due to the fact t
Jul 10, 2012
Jul 03, 2012
The Damned Highway
Hunter Thompson meets Cthulhu. The only question I have is why hasn't this happened before? It makes perfect sense. This book was as mind-blowing as a ...more
Feb 24, 2012
Feb 25, 2012
The White House Mess
'The Washington Mess' by Christopher Buckley is hilarious. I found myself giggling, chuckling, and several times outright laughing as I read it. If yo ...more
Apr 18, 2008
Apr 18, 2008
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
This book was amazing. I loved it!

I have never been a huge fan of zombie movies and I had no idea that there was such a thing as zombie-lit (sorry ab
Jan 08, 2008
Apr 18, 2008
Dante's Equation
Dante's Equation, by Jane Jensen, is a wonderful little sci-fi thriller. The first third and last third of the book are a Ludlum-esque thriller involv ...more
Oct 12, 2006
Apr 25, 2008
The Prefect
This was another great tale from Reynolds' 'Revelation Space' universe. It was also a nifty little mystery that tied together some of the loose ends f ...more
May 20, 2010
Dec 23, 2008
Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy, #1)
I had my doubts at first but this turned into a very good read. The characters were interesting and the plot flowed well. The magic was kept...well... ...more
Nov 24, 2011
Oct 22, 2011
The Romanov Prophecy
Well, this was a nice piece of speculative fiction. Berry definitely did his research, on the Romanovs at least. I think telling us who the bad guy is ...more
Jun 08, 2008
Jun 09, 2008
If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor
For those of you who don't know: Bruce Campbell rules!!

Need proof? Read this book. It's not a pathetic memoir of a life gone wrong. It's a celebration
Apr 09, 2007
Apr 25, 2008
Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs, #1)
Richard K. Morgan has provided his readers with something that has been missing since the original release of Blade Runner and Split Second: A sympath ...more
Oct 12, 2006
Apr 25, 2008
The Summoner (Chronicles of the Necromancer, #1)
This book was mildly irritating.

The author developed the characters well, but the plot is straight out of "How to write fantasy novels for dummies."
May 24, 2008
May 12, 2008
ok...I cannot recommend this book for anyone with a weak stomach. It gets very graphic. I became physically ill reading chapter two. Apparently that i ...more
Jul 07, 2006
Apr 25, 2008
The Templar Legacy (Cotton Malone, #1)
I admire Berry's research abilities.
I just don't like that he gives everything away in the first chapter of both of the books I have read. There are
Dec 18, 2009
May 21, 2010
Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits
The first 20 or so pages of this book are about how Tom Waits doesn't want anyone writing his biography. I will honor the man's wishes and not read th ...more
Apr 19, 2010
May 21, 2010
Broken Angels (Takeshi Kovacs, #2)
Broken Angels is his second effort and returns us to the world of Takeshi Kovacs about 30 years later (subjective time). This time involved in a plane ...more
Oct 15, 2006
Apr 25, 2008
Luna Marine (The Heritage Trilogy, #2)
First: More great marines-in-space stuff.

Second: While these books are not world-shaking, consciousness raising, pseudo-intellectual claptrap, they d
Apr 14, 2008
May 12, 2008
The Praxis (Dread Empire's Fall, #1)
This book gets off to an amazingly slow start. The first 200 plus pages were a chore to get through, but the last 100 or so made it worth it.
After re
Jan 15, 2008
Apr 25, 2008
Tarnished Knight (The Lost Stars, #1)
It was good background for the Lost Fleet series.
Jan 10, 2013
Dec 31, 2012
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
I think Steve Martin is one of the funniest men alive. That being said, this autobiographical journey through his stand-up years is sadly lacking in h ...more
Apr 15, 2008
Apr 18, 2008
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)
A wonderful tale of friendship, thievery, and devotion.

After two very disappointing selections from the library, this little gem was a glorious find.
Jun 06, 2008
Jun 02, 2008
Assassin's Quest (Farseer Trilogy, #3)
It took me forever to finish this trilogy. I am usually a very fast reader. And while I found the characters engaging and interesting the books just s ...more
Jan 17, 2012
Oct 22, 2011
Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict
This is possibly the best rock bio/autobiography I have ever read. Not only is it a blow by blow of Alice's career it's told from the only perspective ...more
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Apr 27, 2011
The Hades Factor (Covert-One, #1)
I really wish this whole post-Ludlum thing hadn't happened. The few novels I've read since his death follow his formula perfectly, but none of them ha ...more
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Aug 12, 2009
Necropath (Bengal Station, #1)
I felt like I was missing some crucial background information as this book started. As I read further in, The main character was thoroughly unlikeable ...more
Oct 22, 2008
Dec 23, 2008
This was a pretty funny book. Martinez has not failed to amuse me yet. Everything I've read of his is funny. This is the first one I have read that I ...more
Apr 02, 2012
Jul 11, 2011
Debt of Bones (Sword of Truth, #0.5 Prequel)
This book is odd in that it's a prequel but in order to understand it you need to have read at least 4 of the books that follow it.
Other than that mi
May 03, 2008
May 09, 2008
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