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Latro in the Mist
4.18
it was amazing
Taking place immediately after the events of the Battle of Thermopylae, it follows the adventures of a foreign mercenary as he travels through Greece, ...more
Sep 26, 2008
Jun 10, 2008
 
The Graveyard Book
4.11
liked it
This was a very sweet, mostly harmless book. Reading it, I couldn't help but get the impression that it was being written towards a future screenplay, ...more
Oct 19, 2008
Oct 16, 2008
 
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
4.55
it was ok
A terrifically written, engaging book. But there were a number of issues I had that prevented me from enjoying it. I presume this was a character flaw ...more
Feb 15, 2014
Aug 01, 2013
 
The Sailor On the Seas of Fate (Elric, #2)
3.94
really liked it
Abdicating his throne to his looney cousin (in what reality would THAT have made sense?), Elric goes on a cruise to find himself. Getting his groove b ...more
Oct 12, 2014
Oct 06, 2014
 
The Aylesford Skull (Narbondo, #7)
3.59
did not like it
A mad man wants to blow stuff up and open a door to Hell. A renown investigator intervenes, so the mad man kidnaps his son. Fisticuffs ensue.

This is b
...more
Nov 21, 2015
May 14, 2013
 
The Guns of the South
3.95
did not like it
Time-traveling future racists give past racists advanced weaponry so that racism may prosper. Racism ensues.

"What if the Confederacy won?" is an inter
...more
Dec 16, 2014
Mar 23, 2010
 
Lamp Black, Wolf Grey
3.50
did not like it
Frustrated Mary Sue artist, trapped in an emotionally distant marriage, moves to a remote Welsh cottage in hopes of achieving fertility. (Whaat???) Co ...more
Oct 27, 2016
Dec 25, 2015
 
Hunters of Gor (Gorean Saga Book 8)
3.38
did not like it
Tarl leaves his third wife to go searching for his first wife, and in the process runs into his second wife and meets several potential new wives, but ...more
Jul 10, 2016
Mar 08, 2016
 
Castleview
3.30
liked it
An Arthurian fantasy where the whole of Fairyland appears to descend upon a small, midwestern town. To what effect and what purpose, I'm still not cle ...more
Jan 24, 2014
Sep 27, 2008
 
Priest-Kings of Gor (Gorean Saga)
3.52
liked it
Cabot of earth seeks redress from the so-called "all powerful" Priest-Kings of Gor for the destruction of his beloved city, Ko-Ra-somethingorother. Or ...more
Oct 08, 2014
Aug 21, 2014
 
Return to the Whorl: The Final Volume of 'The Book of the Short Sun'
4.26
really liked it
Completion of the Book of the Short Sun trilogy. Patera Horn finally finishes his quest for Silk, and to no one's surprise he wasn't as far away as he ...more
Mar 13, 2014
Jun 16, 2008
 
The Girl with All the Gifts
3.93
really liked it
It's the zombie apocalypse, but all one little girl wants is a hug. Mycophagy ensues.

What a great book! Yes, it follows the same tropes as so many oth
...more
Jun 24, 2016
Apr 08, 2015
 
Project U.l.f. (Project U.L.F.) (Project U.L.F.)
4.06
really liked it
A team of doughty alien hunters--a solid mix of veterans and rookies--are sent on safari to the Most Dangerous Planet in the Universe, without a retur ...more
Dec 03, 2014
Nov 21, 2014
 
Crashlander (Known Space)
3.91
really liked it
Egads! Yet another compilation of Niven short stories! When will I ever learn??? If I didn't know better, I'd start to think this guy doesn't write an ...more
Aug 05, 2015
Apr 30, 2015
 
The Sorcerer's House
3.68
liked it
A very entertaining read that fits so well into the worlds of MYTHAGO WOOD and HOUSE OF LEAVES, that I sometimes wondered if Wolfe was doing some kind ...more
May 17, 2010
May 10, 2010
 
Gil's All Fright Diner
3.89
really liked it
A surly werewolf and cynical vampire have a bite to eat at a diner with a brutal blue plate special. Indigestion ensues.

Very funny, creative story. Fi
...more
Dec 17, 2015
Jan 05, 2015
 
The Sleeper and the Spindle
3.90
really liked it
A reluctant queen gets word of a spreading magical plague and a princess doomed to eternal sleep. A waking kiss ensues.

A terrific mix of Snow White an
...more
Dec 26, 2015
Dec 25, 2015
 
Project U.L.F.: Outbreak
4.17
really liked it
The year is 2465, 10 years after a terrorist act in Chicago's Interplanetary Zoological Park, and a new, terrible disease has begun to break out withi ...more
Oct 22, 2013
Oct 10, 2013
 
Tarnsman of Gor (Gor, #1)
3.40
it was ok
British collegiate under-achiever goes camping in New Hampshire. Is kidnapped and arrives at Earth's hidden "twin" planet, Gor. Manly sword fighting a ...more
May 13, 2014
Apr 09, 2014
 
Exiles (Star Trek: The Next Generation, #14)
3.37
did not like it
This book sat on my shelf for nearly 20 years before I picked it up.

I should have waited another 20.
May 17, 2009
May 07, 2009
 
Odd Interlude: A Special Odd Thomas Adventure
4.06
liked it
Odd and his Scooby Gang decide to crash at a road-side inn. Area 51 ensues.

This was a solid story, and although placed mid-way in the series, it was o
...more
Sep 09, 2015
Aug 18, 2015
 
Weaveworld
4.13
it was ok
So apparently back before there were Human people, there were these Kindred people, and they had special powers and things were wonderful. Then Human ...more
Sep 24, 2014
Aug 21, 2014
 
The Dream of Perpetual Motion
3.50
liked it
Quirky sad-sack 10-year old draws the attention of eccentric genius, inventor, billionaire and his enigmatic young daughter. Across the next 20 years, ...more
May 05, 2014
Mar 21, 2014
 
The Egg Man
4.27
it was ok
In an alternate universe where humans breed like insets, and people work for gigantic, soulless corporations, one man seeks beauty in bad smells. Muta ...more
May 21, 2015
Dec 26, 2014
 
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)
3.88
it was ok
The mysterious murder of a teen boy's grandfather spurs him to investigate his past. A visit to Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters and bad Photosho ...more
Aug 23, 2016
Jul 12, 2013
 
The Time Traveler's Wife
3.95
did not like it
I've heard of women with father issues, but Clare not only managed to marry an older man, but she also got to be raised by him.

The beginning was very
...more
Aug 07, 2008
Jun 23, 2008
 
Odd Apocalypse (Odd Thomas #5)
3.92
really liked it
Odd's Scooby Gang finds themselves on the grounds of a spooky gated castle. Its spooky inhabitants are up to spooky hijinks, and Odd must use his spoo ...more
Jul 24, 2015
May 19, 2015
 
The Scar (New Crobuzon, #2)
4.15
it was ok
In a strange world of beetle heads and cactus people, a floating city made of square miles of stolen ships commits acts of piracy and kidnapping. Puis ...more
Feb 12, 2015
Jun 02, 2009
 
Saint Odd (Odd Thomas, #7)
4.12
really liked it
Odd returns to his roots. A happy ending ensues.

Not much to say. Bad guys want to end the world, starting with Pico Mundo. Odd has to stop them.

The st
...more
Aug 03, 2016
Jun 20, 2016
 
Children of God (The Sparrow, #2)
4.05
liked it
A third mission to Rakhat is planned, including poor, abused, traumatized Father Sandoz. Meanwhile, the aliens are in turmoil over the last human visi ...more
Jan 21, 2015
Jan 12, 2010
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