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Twilight (Twilight, #1)
**spoiler alert** I read this series because every female and their mother and their sister and their daughter and their aunt...etc seems to ha ...more
Mar 06, 2009
Mar 07, 2009
The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan, #3)
The first and still the best for me. A lot of Clancy's novels lost their bite with the end of the Cold War (he's sinced moved on to other areas of con ...more
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Apr 24, 2008
Dragon Wing (The Death Gate Cycle, #1)
**spoiler alert** These comments reflect my review of the 7 book series...

Unlike most fantasy series which seem to start out with a bang and then kind
Feb 19, 2009
Jan 28, 2009
How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like
Nothing really ground-breaking to be found in the book itself, however, Paul Bloom inundates the reader with references to many other works and studie ...more
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Jul 10, 2011
So...after knowing for years that this is supposedly a 'must read classic' I finally suffered through reading it. Wow, not impressed. Maybe in 1950 it ...more
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Mar 23, 2009
The Forever War (The Forever War, #1)
Well, I should have expected as much from a Hugo/Nebula award was good. The author really worked to create an environment free of anachroni ...more
Mar 09, 2009
Mar 10, 2009
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Ha, this guy thinks his little world of loans and money is the sole tool of foreign policy manipulation. It is just a small piece of a very, very big ...more
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Jul 28, 2010
Angels & Demons  (Robert Langdon, #1)
**spoiler alert** I liked this better than the Da Vinci code. Seems to have a better pace. Dan Brown does a good job putting all the pieces together f ...more
Dec 28, 2008
Jan 07, 2009
Thus Spoke Zarathustra
I had higher hopes for this book, really kind of boring. And nothing that I found particularly intriguing. Maybe his ideas were more startling back in ...more
Dec 29, 2008
Jan 07, 2009
For so much hype, unimpressive. Archaically obtuse language that one would expect from an ESL author using a thesaurus in the 40's does not a worthy p ...more
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Jun 01, 2015
Personality Types: Using the Enneagram for Self-Discovery
If you're ever curious about what motivates people to behave and respond in different manners this system of personality typification is an interestin ...more
Feb 09, 2003
May 13, 2008
The Nano Flower (Greg Mandel, #3)
Third and last of the trilogy and by far the best. Still...probably need to trudge through the first two books to fully grasp the environment and char ...more
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Mar 16, 2010
Guards! Guards! (Discworld, #8; City Watch #1)
I can't stand Pratchett. I think those that like him are people with absolutely no appreciation for internal consistency and contiguousness. His books ...more
Mar 13, 2006
Apr 19, 2008
Tarzan of the Apes (Tarzan, #1)
Another set of books a friend had lying around...a bunch of the Tarzans. Oh man, so painful. If you ever want to see a feminist get pissed off feed he ...more
Jul 14, 2005
Apr 19, 2008
Stranger in a Strange Land
Written in 1961 and full of anachronistic terms from the author's youth decades before that. Really hurts the flavor the read at times. Not sure if I ...more
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Nov 03, 2008
The Mysterious Island
A friend had a stack of Jules Verne sitting around so I picked them up for a read. Interesting only for the differences in assumptions about the world ...more
Apr 16, 2004
Apr 19, 2008
Dragonflight (Pern, #1)
I've read every Dragonrider of Pern book. This was the first one I picked up (fortunately.) Easy reads, well developed world and characters. A little ...more
Jul 05, 1985
Apr 19, 2008
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus
For those who are completely blind to the differences (and similarities) between the sexes this book can provide at least some shake-up of the thought ...more
Jun 04, 1999
May 13, 2008
The Call of the Wild
Let's see, I read this book when I was extremely young (6yo maybe?) yet can still recall specific details from it. I'm not sure whether this was from ...more
Sep 10, 1980
May 12, 2008
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)
I don't know why people like these books so much...simple simple simple..and too much Jesus in there. Even as I tike I could pick up on it. Read the w ...more
Nov 15, 1983
Apr 19, 2008
Hardy Boys Complete Series Set Books 1-66 (The Hardy Boys #1-66)
Went through the complete series the summer of 2nd grade. Good memories. "Chet", "jalopie", and punching people in the solar plexus still stick with m ...more
May 07, 1982
Apr 19, 2008
I've read of ton of Koontz books, this one always stands out in my mind as my favorite. In general, Koontz is a great author with almost King-like abi ...more
Feb 10, 1987
Apr 19, 2008
Cobra (Cobra, #1)
Another book I can't completely describe my affinity is a simple and easy read. Maybe I just identify with the premise of this series. The fi ...more
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May 01, 2008
If you like sci-fi at all give this book a read. Interesting concept, interesting internal struggles with the protagonist. I read this book 20 years a ...more
Apr 09, 1988
May 01, 2008
A Crown of Swords (Wheel of Time, #7)
#*(#*( Robert Jordan..he writes too slow. I thought this thing was done with book 7, read 1-7 in a week and then found out the series wasn't nearly co ...more
Sep 09, 1997
Apr 19, 2008
The Warriors of Spider (Spider Trilogy, #1)
Sci-fi but a large component of the story is based on the author's meandering into alternate religion/omnipotent being musings. Interesting on both fr ...more
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Apr 19, 2008
The Hobbit (Middle-Earth Universe)
I read Hobbit for the first time when I was 30. I read LOTR for the first time when I was 9. LOTR > Hobbit. The Hobbit is far too simplistic for me ...more
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May 01, 2008
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
I like the books better than the movies (of course.) A little darker in prose than on the screen. Still, how this lady became a BILLIONAIRE from this ...more
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Apr 19, 2008
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
Book that started my love of fantasy. Chose it for a book report in the 3rd grade. Labored through the first HUNDRED pages of boredom and then BAM, I ...more
Jan 10, 1983
Apr 19, 2008
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
Pretty good book for a quick read...don't know why mainstream public is so worked up about it. Just a story. Oh, I guess the jesus people (catholics i ...more
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May 01, 2008
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