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Ready Player One
4.31
If you're a geek of a certain age, you'll eat Earnest Cline's Ready Player One with a spoon. Packed to the gills with 80's references and homages, the ...more
Aug 22, 2011
Aug 15, 2011
 
Snow White Must Die (Bodenstein & Kirchhoff, #4)
3.74
Ever since Stieg Larson's Millenium trilogy hit it big, it seems like the mystery shelves have been flooded with a ton of imported mysteries and thril ...more
Mar 13, 2013
Mar 09, 2013
 
Pretties (Uglies, #2)
3.86
"Pretties" suffers from middle-of-a-trilogy-itis. It has to move the story forward, setting up things to come in the final installment, but it can't n ...more
Nov 2008
Oct 08, 2008
 
The Book of Lies
3.56
Give Brad Metlzer props for his ambition. Some writers would be content to merely create a conspiracy laden story about the first murder in history, t ...more
Oct 06, 2008
Oct 01, 2008
 
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
4.25
How do you review something as iconic and influential as The Dark Knight Rises?

On one level, I suppose you could ask whether or not this four-issues m
...more
Aug 24, 2012
Aug 15, 2012
 
Eragon (Inheritance, #1)
3.81
I know a lot of people love this book and the story behind it is great. But it's still the same basic plot as "Star Wars" only instead of the Force, y ...more
not set
Feb 19, 2009
 
Off Armageddon Reef (Safehold, #1)
4.11
The prologue portion of "Off Armageddon Reef" is a fascinating, compelling and interesting set-up for what could have been a great book.

Humanity is fa
...more
Nov 12, 2009
Dec 11, 2008
 
Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1)
4.11
Every once in a while as I browse the new releases area of the sci-fi and fantasy section of my local bookstore, I get depressed that a lot of it thes ...more
Nov 13, 2011
Nov 11, 2011
 
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
3.80
Several times while reading The Cuckoo's Calling,I kept wondering if and when the novel might have come up on my radar had it not been for the coverag ...more
Aug 13, 2013
Aug 08, 2013
 
Relentless
3.70
When it comes to reading novels by Dean Koontz, I always have the same issue. I'll pick one up and within 20 pages I find myself with a remarkable sen ...more
Jun 28, 2009
Jun 26, 2009
 
After I'm Gone
3.61
I've been a big fan of Laura Lippman ever since Stephen King recommended her works in his Entertainment Weekly column a few years ago. And so when I h ...more
Nov 04, 2013
Oct 31, 2013
 
This is Where I Leave You
3.87
Jonathan Tropper has carved a niche for himself in the Nick Hornby corner of the literary world. And on some level it would be easy to dismiss him as ...more
Jul 03, 2009
Jul 02, 2009
 
Drunken Fireworks
3.55
One of things you have to admire about Stephen King is how he is willing to keep pushing the boundaries of the publishing world. He's not just content ...more
Jul 18, 2015
Jul 18, 2015
 
Go Set a Watchman
3.55
Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman will make you love and hate her literary agents.

It will make you love the agent who saw potential in this novel -- but
...more
Jul 19, 2015
Jul 18, 2015
 
The Steel Remains
3.69
Richard K. Morgan has made a career of taking the familar elements of science-fiction, breaking them down and building them into something that respec ...more
Feb 22, 2009
Feb 18, 2009
 
The Book Thief
4.35
A fascinating and compelling story about the power of words, both written and spoken, "The Book Thief" is the story of a young orphan growing up in Na ...more
Oct 19, 2008
Sep 29, 2008
 
Small Favor (The Dresden Files, #10)
4.43
Jim Butcher's Dresden Files takes a bit of a break from the supernatural conflict that has been the focus of the last several novels with great succes ...more
Dec 30, 2008
May 21, 2008
 
A House Divided
4.10
Robert Whitlow's A House Divided is another winner from one of my favorite authors.

Corbin Gage's drinking has damaged many things in his life. It des
...more
Jun 14, 2015
May 24, 2015
 
Dorsai! (Childe Cycle, #1)
3.98
It's interesting that I'd book end the reading list for my SciFi and Fantasy book discussion group with two novels, published in the same year, both u ...more
Nov 06, 2008
Sep 25, 2008
 
Don't Try to Find Me
3.39
"Don't try to find me."

With those words, fourteen year-old Marley sets off every parents' worst nightmare -- your child running away from home, vanish
...more
Apr 22, 2014
Apr 19, 2014
 
Batman: Year One
4.22
When DC decided it was time to retell the origin story of its some of its iconic super heroes, it was decided that while Superman and Wonder Woman's o ...more
Sep 20, 2012
Sep 20, 2012
 
One Last Thing Before I Go
3.75
Once upon a time, Drew Silver was living the dream--a member of a rock band with a hit single who went home each night to a wife he loved and a daught ...more
Aug 24, 2012
Aug 22, 2012
 
The Night Strangers
3.16
While Chris Bohjalian isn't quite in my upper pantheon of favorite authors, he's rapidly working his way up the list. And his latest novel "The Night ...more
Oct 16, 2011
Oct 06, 2011
 
I Am the Messenger
4.10
Ed Kennedy is your typical, directionless "slacker." At the age of nineteen, he's barely graduated high school and finds himself in a no-end job as a ...more
Dec 05, 2008
Dec 04, 2008
 
Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files, #8)
4.41
The eighth novel in Jim Butcher's Dresden Files centers around scary things happening at a horror covention--and no, I don't just mean the con-funk fr ...more
Sep 05, 2008
May 21, 2008
 
Heartbroken
3.54
After being intrigued by Darkness, My Old Friend and captivated by Fragile when the opportunity to get an advanced reader copy of Lisa Unger's new nov ...more
May 13, 2012
May 09, 2012
 
Sleep No More
3.77
I'm kind of a sucker for any novel or movie that Stephen King recommends. It may not always pay off when it comes to movies, but when it comes to good ...more
Dec 17, 2010
Dec 15, 2010
 
Fangirl
4.19
After their mother left, twin sisters Cath and Wren lost themselves in the fantasy world of Simon Snow. That included devouring the books and creating ...more
Sep 24, 2013
Sep 21, 2013
 
Mortal Fear (Mississippi #1)
3.99
Give Greg Iles credit--he never writes the same book twice.

By day, Harper Cole is a self-employed commodities trader. By night, he's a system administ
...more
Aug 18, 2012
Aug 15, 2012
 
Planet of the Apes
3.88
“Planet of the Apes” is one of those books that’s hard to approach without bringing along the baggage of the original 60s film adaptation or the less- ...more
Mar 2008
Jul 07, 2008
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