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Little Brother (Little Brother, #1)
In an attempt to win over a new generation of sci-fi readers, Cory Doctorow's "Little Brother" is marketed as a young adult book. However, adult reade ...more
Aug 17, 2008
Aug 14, 2008
Uglies (Uglies, #1)
**spoiler alert** At an unspecificied time in the future everyone turning sixteen is given surgery to become "pretty." Tally Youngblood is young woman ...more
Oct 06, 2008
Sep 29, 2008
Child 44 (Leo Demidov, #1)
Child 44 is a novel that's hard to figure out where to place on the bookshelf. It's a political thriller, a murder mystery and a horror story all in o ...more
Jun 20, 2008
Jun 18, 2008
The Associate
Good books don't necessarily have to provide all the answers to every plot thread introduced into them. We want our characters to feel like they have ...more
Feb 28, 2009
Feb 26, 2009
Ender in Exile (The Ender Quintet, #1.6)
Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s saga holds the distinction of being one of the only series to win back-to-back Hugo Awards. Both “Ender’s Game” and “Speake ...more
Nov 15, 2008
Nov 13, 2008
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
The old adage of you should never judge a book by its cover comes to mind when I think about A Discovery of Witches. Or maybe that should be amended t ...more
Apr 12, 2011
Mar 21, 2011
Careless in Red (Inspector Lynley, #15)
It’s been four years since we last caught up with Inspector Thomas Lynley and Sgt. Barbara Havers. Four very long years.

Four years made longer by the
Jun 03, 2008
Jun 05, 2008
The Time Machine
Without "The Time Machine," we might not have science-fiction. Or at least not as we know it.

That's not to say that someone wouldn't or couldn't have
Feb 12, 2009
Feb 10, 2009
White Night (The Dresden Files, #9)
The ninth Harry Dresden novel is the series riches and most densely plotted to date--and the first in the series I can't recommend to someone coming t ...more
Sep 26, 2008
May 21, 2008
Christopher Moore's re-telling of Shakespeare's tragedy of King Lear has great comic potential. It's just too bad that this novel doesn't come close t ...more
Mar 15, 2009
Mar 12, 2009
On the Beach
"It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine..."

That line from the old REM song pretty much sums up Nevil Shute's "On the Beach." The worl
Aug 03, 2008
Jul 02, 2008
Shattered (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #7)
Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid Chronicles is one of the best things happening not just in the the universe of urban fantasy but in the publishing world tod ...more
May 13, 2014
May 07, 2014
Eon: Dragoneye Reborn (Eon, #1)
The success of the Harry Potter series with both children and adults has opened a lot of doors in the fantasy genre. Publishers have issued a plethora ...more
Dec 25, 2008
Dec 17, 2008
Infected (Infected, #1)
Scott Sigler is one of those new fangled podcast novelists who is revolutionizing the publishing industry. Sigler offered audiences his first couple o ...more
May 22, 2008
May 21, 2008
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
My two previous attempts to read this book ended in my tossing the book aside in frustration. "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" should come with some ...more
Mar 30, 2010
Nov 21, 2008
The One and Only
On the surface, Emily Giffin's The One and Only is a bit outside my usual reading comfort zone.

My wife lovingly teased that I was reading "romance" a
Jun 15, 2014
Jun 12, 2014
In the same way that Stephen King began to branch out of the horror genre, so it appears is Dan Simmons branching out of the sci-fi and fantasy nook. ...more
Mar 25, 2009
Mar 19, 2009
The Gargoyle
The unnamed narrator of Andrew Davidson's debut novel "The Gargoyle" may be beautiful to the world but internally, his life is a mess. Raised as an or ...more
Sep 16, 2008
Sep 12, 2008
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Going into "The Hunger Games," I heard all the hype about it, declaring it one of the best books of the year and possibly even a new classic. The prob ...more
Aug 2009
Aug 01, 2009
Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1)
At the end of "Soulless" first time author Gail Carriger says that one of her inspirations for the story was the idea of what if you set an urban fant ...more
Feb 05, 2010
Dec 14, 2009
When Will There Be Good News? (Jackson Brodie, #3)
While walking home one day, six-year-old Joanna Mason's family is attacked and killed by a man wielding a butcher knife. Joanna escapes by fleeing int ...more
Oct 18, 2008
Oct 14, 2008
Full Dark, No Stars
In the afterward of "Full Dark, No Stars," Stephen King says that the four stories collected here go into some dark corners. And he's not kidding. Eas ...more
Dec 03, 2010
Nov 25, 2010
The City of Ember (Book of Ember, #1)
I asked my best friend what kinds of books his children were reading (I'm always looking for books for my niece) and he said his oldest son had read a ...more
Nov 15, 2008
Oct 26, 2008
The Graveyard Book
At this point, if Neil Gaiman writes it, I'm going to read it. He's just that good and while "The Graveyard Book" isn't his best novel to date, it's s ...more
Oct 25, 2009
Oct 12, 2008
Shadows in Flight (Ender's Shadow, #5)
Over time, the Ender novels have become a series of diminishing returns. Orson Scott Card breathed a bit of new life into the series by going back to ...more
Jan 30, 2012
Jan 03, 2012
I suppose that after twenty-five years of writing DiscWorld novels, Terry Pratchett has earned the right to do something a bit different. And differen ...more
Nov 06, 2008
Nov 01, 2008
The tale of the battle of Agincourt told through the eyes of an archer, Nicholas Hooks.

Cornwell is a master of captured the drama of history from diff
Feb 11, 2009
Feb 08, 2009
If you’ve ever watched an episode of classic Star Trek, you’re probably familiar with the old adage, “Don’t wear a red shirt.” Odds are you won’t surv ...more
Jun 05, 2012
Apr 02, 2012
The Giver
Growing up, I read a lot of books for various English classes, some I enjoyed, some I didn't care for that much. Unfortunately, "The Giver" came along ...more
Dec 31, 2008
Aug 14, 2008
Save Yourself
There must be something in the water that Stephen King's family is drinking.

King is currently in a bit of a second renaissance, producing some of the
Aug 26, 2013
Aug 20, 2013
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