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Speaker for the Dead (The Ender Quintet, #2)
After reading and thoroughly loving "Ender's Game", I had really high expectations for its sequel, "Speaker for the Dead." Especially after I read tha ...more
Sep 2008
Jun 23, 2008
Neuromancer (Sprawl, #1)
This one was a slog to get through. I decided to give Neuromancer a try after seeing that several friends had rated it highly and that it is apparentl ...more
Jun 14, 2008
May 25, 2008
A Coming of Age
I can't even describe how wonderful this book is. In a post-earth world, children are endowed with telekinesis, a power they lose once they hit pubert ...more
Jan 1999
May 08, 2008
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
The plot and adventure deepens in this middle chapter of the "His Dark Materials" trilogy.

Making liberal use of the quantum mechanics and string theo
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Nov 06, 2009
Ready Player One
I swear I don't think I've ever had this much FUN reading another book. The way I've been describing it to friends is imagine a sci-fi geek, a video g ...more
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Apr 10, 2012
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
I once again find myself whining, "I just don't get it." Sure it had some funny moments of dry British wit which is always fun. But I just didn't get ...more
Oct 26, 2010
Oct 22, 2010
Bitterwood (Dragon Age, #1)
This book was my first foray into the world of pure fantasy since Lord of the Rings. So I have no idea how well this guy did sticking to or breaking f ...more
May 14, 2009
May 01, 2009
The Complete Stories, Vol 1
Seriously, how has it taken me this long to discover Isaac Asimov. I'd read "I, Robot" last summer and totally dug it. Then, thanks to StumbleUpon I d ...more
Mar 2011
Feb 18, 2011
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
For those who are considering this book based on watching the movie, the first half is almost identical to the movie. Then Chris Columbus pretty much ...more
Jan 2010
Jun 12, 2010
Foundation (Foundation, #1)
Definitely NOT my favorite Asimov book. In fact I'm kind of trying to figure out why this is his most popular. Perhaps the series gets better in subse ...more
Mar 2011
Feb 20, 2011
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
Perhaps the most spellbinding book in the most spellbinding trilogy I've ever read. Of course this is the book and the series that ignited the Christi ...more
Nov 06, 2009
Oct 05, 2009
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
Well I finally finished. I have very mixed feelings about this series. The first two books were cute and fun and introduced a good mixture of wonder a ...more
Apr 11, 2009
Mar 17, 2009
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, #1)
I enjoyed this one well enough. The story, for those who need it, is about a trio of children who are whisked away on an adventure by three strange wo ...more
Jan 2009
Dec 09, 2008
His Dark Materials (His Dark Materials #1-3)
Quite seriously one of the best, most well written, awe-inspiring series I have read. It seamlessly weaves together such diverse concepts as quantum t ...more
Jan 2007
May 08, 2008
Brave New World
I'm not quite sure how to feel about this one. I didn't feel compelled to keep reading each day, yet once I opened the book, I read fast without getti ...more
Apr 27, 2009
Jul 13, 2008
The Neverending Story
This book is pure magic and imagination. If you liked the movie, the story of Atreyu only deepens and feels more real in the book. You get more of a f ...more
Jan 2007
Jul 14, 2008
The Earthsea Trilogy
This wizard fantasy is way deeper and more evocative than anything JK Rowling ever came out with. The first book, "A Wizard of Earthsea" follows the s ...more
Jan 2006
Jul 23, 2008
Shade's Children
For a book that is pretty much straight sci-fi / cyberpunk (which I'm normally not into) this one moved along pretty fast. In fact I plowed through th ...more
Jan 2010
Apr 28, 2010
I, Robot (Robot, #0.1)
What brilliant, insightful yet entertaining and (when you consider none of the stories were written any later than 1950) strangely prophetic read. In ...more
Jan 2010
Jul 16, 2010
Specials (Uglies, #3)
What an awesome end to an awesome and exciting dystopic trilogy. Westerfield not only avoids the mistakes that a lot of other speculative fiction writ ...more
Aug 2011
Sep 10, 2010
Uglies (Uglies, #1)
I've gotta admit, I was worried this book was going to come across as hackish and derivative based on the very first line: "The early summer sky was t ...more
Jan 2010
May 18, 2010
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
Like all great science fiction, the sci-fi elements of this book are only there to serve a more fundamental story. For "Ender's Game" the story is abo ...more
Jun 20, 2008
May 25, 2008
First of all, this book has perhaps my favorite opening line of any book ever: "We went to the Moon to have fun, but the Moon turned out to completely ...more
Jan 2011
May 18, 2010
Bloodsucking Fiends (A Love Story, #1)
This book isn't going to push the vampire mythology in a new direction (clearly since it was published in 1995) but it doesn't need to. It does it's o ...more
Aug 2011
Jul 26, 2011
I feel like this will be more commentary on the movie than the book itself. Full disclosure, I saw the movie first and, having no prior experience wit ...more
Jun 2011
Jun 11, 2011
Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise, Part 1 (The Promise, #1)
Meh. While it's really cool to see these characters in another medium, the setup of this particular story reminds me of everything that was wrong with ...more
Jan 2012
Jan 25, 2012
Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths
I believe I read this one in junior high. A lot of the stories and the way they were told, specific turns of phrase and whatnot, all sounded very fami ...more
Apr 2011
May 14, 2011
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2)
Aside from making the mistake of spending nearly 200 pages foreshadowing some big revelation which turns out to be very underwhelming, this is another ...more
Apr 2011
Apr 18, 2011
Okay, I've tried. Numerous times. Like seriously I think I've picked this book up no less than four times in my life, each time committed to getting t ...more
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Nov 09, 2010
Pretties (Uglies, #2)
A worthy sequel to "Uglies." It continues to explore the notion of whether it's better to be happy and clueless or free and possibly a danger to yours ...more
Jan 2010
Aug 14, 2010
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