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The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
4.56
Second reading October 2014 (first was September/October 2011). Still 5 stars. So good.
Oct 07, 2011
Oct 05, 2014
 
Ready Player One
4.30
this just made my favorite books list (August 2012), read again December 2014
Aug 29, 2012
Aug 22, 2012
 
Little Brother (Little Brother, #1)
3.95
I enjoy Cory Doctorow's writing style, but I felt like I'd kind of already read this when I read Pirate Cinema. It was a bit different in terms of plo ...more
Jul 17, 2013
Jul 13, 2013
 
Empire State (Empire State, #1)
3.12
the author keeps the reader as confused as his characters for the first half of the book, which sometimes works but in this case was mostly frustratin ...more
Nov 11, 2012
Oct 29, 2012
 
Titus Crow, Volume 1: The Burrowers Beneath; The Transition of Titus Crow
3.80
This volume contains two separate novels. The first, The Burrowers Beneath, is a great H.P. Lovecraft meets Arthur Conan Doyle meets Tremors horror ad ...more
Aug 05, 2008
May 17, 2008
 
The Ghost Brigades (Old Man's War, #2)
4.07
the sequel to Old Man's War essentially follows a similar storyline to OMW, but from the perspective of a Special Forces soldier (with a bit of a twis ...more
Dec 17, 2012
Dec 12, 2012
 
Cabal
3.92
I've finished the main story in this book, Cabal, which was made into a film in the early 90s (Nightbreed). The story was quite good, actually, but th ...more
May 05, 2009
May 06, 2009
 
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
3.46
I loved this book. That said, I can see how it may not be for everybody. This is not a book about magic, really. This is a book about adolescence, gro ...more
Apr 27, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
 
The Slow Regard of Silent Things
3.98
This week-in-the-life of Auri in the Underthing wasn't quite what I was hoping for. I read the author's warnings, so wasn't totally blindsided, but I ...more
Nov 14, 2014
Nov 13, 2014
 
Zombie Spaceship Wasteland
3.55
i found his autobiographical essays to be much more enjoyable than his comedy writing (which often felt very juvenile) and would've liked this book mo ...more
not set
Jul 26, 2012
 
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine, #1)
3.79
I wanted to like this book, but throughout I was a bit put off by how the narrative often seemed like it was an excuse to show off all of these found ...more
Aug 07, 2013
Jul 31, 2013
 
In Hero Years... I'm Dead (Deluxe Edition)
3.92
I enjoyed this, it was a fun read. The author could've used a proofreader, however, as there were a lot of distracting mistakes that easily would have ...more
Aug 19, 2013
Aug 13, 2013
 
Hero of Dreams
3.80
i originally picked this up because i had read that it took place within H.P. Lovecraft's mythos, but there was very little of the Lovecraft flavor to ...more
Jul 17, 2008
May 17, 2008
 
Haunted
3.56
The first story, "Guts," almost made me pass out on the train. I've never had a visceral response to a story quite like this before. As I read at the ...more
Jun 19, 2008
May 17, 2008
 
1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3)
3.84
abandoned after reading about a third of it. this is the first time I've ever not finished one of his novels. this book is seriously in need of editin ...more
Jan 23, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
 
Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)
4.02
an entertaining read, but i prefer Mike Carey's paranormal investigator i think. i couldn't tell if it was just the character or really the author tha ...more
Apr 29, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
 
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
3.80
I enjoyed this for the most part, but even at 300 pages or so, it was a bit repetitive (like most of his books, actually). I also generally feel like ...more
Apr 05, 2014
Apr 01, 2014
 
Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)
4.21
reminded me quite a bit of Starship Troopers...but, like, mixed with the movies Cocoon and Avatar? if that makes any sense at all? anyway, quick fun r ...more
Dec 12, 2012
Dec 04, 2012
 
H.P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life
3.97
I didn't get very far into this. Not sure what I was expecting, but I couldn't really get into it. Some books make you want to stop whatever you're do ...more
Jan 20, 2009
Jan 16, 2009
 
The Age Atomic (Empire State, #2)
3.68
I'm not able to put my finger on it, but there's something about the writing in these Empire State books that I find difficult. I often find myself ne ...more
Apr 22, 2014
Apr 12, 2014
 
The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)
4.02
While the initial premise was compelling, this book was pretty poorly written and wound up being kinda dumb. I do not plan on reading the further entr ...more
Aug 07, 2014
Aug 03, 2014
 
Nemesis
3.95
I enjoyed it for the most part, but thought it got a bit muddled toward the end...too many twists, was hard to keep track of everything, especially if ...more
Jul 27, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
 
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
3.79
This book kinda fucked me up. I found a bit too much to identify with in it and it burrowed into my brain. Hoping a rereading of The Name of the Wind ...more
Oct 04, 2014
Sep 30, 2014
 
Dark Entries
3.37
was pretty surprised to see ian rankin's name on the cover, but this was definitely constantine and not rebus...fun read!
Oct 16, 2009
Oct 16, 2009
 
You're Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death, and Other Humiliations
3.78
It was uncanny how often his essays echoed my own emotions/beliefs/etc. It was almost like reading my diary from the future.
Jun 07, 2012
Jun 07, 2012
 
Damned (Damned #1)
3.37
Read about 100 pages before giving up, mostly out of boredom. I think I may just be done with Chuck P.
not set
Nov 27, 2013
 
Tell-All
2.81
I really like Chuck Palhniuk's writing. Or rather, I used to. I was really disappointed by this one and wasn't crazy about Haunted either.
May 22, 2010
May 18, 2010
 
Folds, Bodies & Blobs : Collected Essays (Books-by-architects) (Books-by-architects)
4.00
reading these essays for a paper...ugh...so sick of it...be so happy when i'm done...so much bullshit...
Dec 15, 2008
Dec 12, 2008
 
Pandemonium
3.81
I really enjoyed this book, fairly light reading but raises some interesting questions about identity and personal reality. i guessed the big twist ab ...more
Sep 24, 2008
Aug 03, 2008
 
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
4.33
The premise is kinda dumb but I can't put it down. I immediately started the next book after finishing this one.
Sep 2013
Aug 28, 2013
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