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Written before his wildly acclaimed Magician series, I can tell this is an early attempt at a novel. While he can still spin a wicked tale, it's not a...more
Jul 07, 2014
Jul 08, 2014
Set in the middle of this century, "California" spins a tale of an earth in flux. Droughts, super storms and climate shift have caused financial and e...more
Jul 24, 2014
Jul 27, 2014
Welcome to Bordertown (Borderland, #5)
A new tome in my favorite shared universe, ever! Woo! Bordertown is the same but the rest of the world sure isn't. The thirteen days that passed in to...more
Jun 2011
Jun 02, 2011
Life After Life
“What if we had a chance to do it again and again, until we finally did get it right? Wouldn’t that be wonderful?”

Life After Life is a story about liv...more
Jan 20, 2014
Jan 22, 2014
Alexandro Jodorowsky's Screaming Planet
Alexandro Jodorowsky is a genius, I have no doubt. He's also absolutely bat sh*t insane. Which leads to some truly intense writing, and even more so v...more
Jul 29, 2014
Jul 29, 2014
This is How You Die: Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death (Machine of Death #2)
The second installment in the "Machine of Death" stories. Just as much fun and mental stimulation as the first. What if there was a machine that could...more
Nov 09, 2013
Nov 11, 2013
Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy, #1)
Annihilation is a genuinely unsettling and creepy book, in much the same way "House of Leaves" was. Under the surface, things are not right. Everyday...more
Jun 02, 2014
Jun 03, 2014
Earth Abides
I started this book without a clear picture of when or where it was written, just knew it was "a classic." It started out with the stereotypical "lone...more
Jun 2009
May 28, 2009
Kushiel's Dart (Phèdre's Trilogy, #1)
I absolutely adored this book. I put it on par with George R. R. Martin and Robert Jordan, I feel I have stumbled on an author I will follow as long a...more
Aug 2008
Jul 24, 2008
The Ruins
Book #3: The Ruins, Scott Smith
This is the second novel of the fellow that brought us A Simple Plan. I never read that one but from what I've heard it...more
Feb 2007
Jun 12, 2007
The Polysyllabic Spree
I have never read a Nick Hornby book before now. I always meant to, but other things got in the way, in fact I think I have a copy of High Fidelity so...more
Nov 04, 2012
Nov 09, 2012
Tampa is the story of a young, gorgeous Middle School teacher and her attempts to seduce young waifish boys. Tampa is also a very hard book to read.

Jan 11, 2014
Jan 13, 2014
Battle Royale
Kids fighting to the death is not a new idea, with or without the political overlay. "Lord of the Flies," "The Long Walk," and even all the Hunger Gam...more
Dec 11, 2012
Dec 12, 2012
Among Others
There are books that make me feel connect somehow to other readers, in many different ways. The story of a young woman moving forward after a tragedy...more
Jul 07, 2012
Jul 09, 2012
Red Moon
Werewolves have lived among us for hundreds of years, with their free medication and monthly blood tests, they're even considered mostly equal, and fo...more
Jun 27, 2013
Jun 28, 2013
Man, I try to get a straight forward book about zombies, and instead it’s yet another pedophile preying on young boys. Had I known, I doubt I would ha...more
Jan 17, 2014
Jan 17, 2014
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
Reread 2014: I reread this in preparation for the third book, "The Magician's Land." It not only held up, it was even better this time around. I offic...more
Aug 22, 2014
Sep 28, 2011
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
I resisted reading this for quite a while, as I didn't like the followup (read out of order) much at all. I'm glad I did read this, though, I thought...more
Jul 08, 2014
Jul 09, 2014
The Incrementalists
Somewhere out there is a secret society of people that have been able to archive their memories and personalities and transfer them to a new body, lea...more
Feb 16, 2014
Feb 26, 2014
Gardening Without Work: For the Aging, the Busy, and the Indolent
First published in 1961 when the author was in her late 70s, this book expounds on her philosophy that by constant heavy mulching, gardening can be ma...more
Jul 27, 2014
Jul 29, 2014
Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, #1)
Red Rising begins simply, as simple as manipulating tons of steel, working through potentially explosive gas pockets, while hovering over a lava field...more
May 10, 2014
May 12, 2014
The Tropic of Serpents (Memoir by Lady Trent #2)
The second book in the series, about Isabella, a free-thinking woman "naturalist" in a pseudo-Victorian time who puts her passion for dragons before a...more
Apr 30, 2014
May 01, 2014
The Circle
When Mae arrives on her first day of work at The Circle, the world’s largest internet company, she is immediately engulfed and welcomed on campus, daz...more
Jan 24, 2014
Jan 26, 2014
How I Live Now
This book has been on my radar for quite a while, though I didn't quite realize it. What I did know was a small movie had been released starring Saoir...more
Feb 25, 2014
Feb 28, 2014
The Three
On a day labelled "Black Thursday," four planes crash in various places around the world, leaving three children as survivors. Written as a series of...more
Jun 17, 2014
Jun 17, 2014
Written in Red (The Others, #1)
Humans and Others have long held an uneasy truce. Most of the wild places are Other controlled, but humans have persevered and cities have grown. As p...more
Apr 27, 2014
Apr 29, 2014
VALIS (VALIS Trilogy, #1)
I have wanted to read this book for a while, it's supposedly PKD's own personal experience with a drug-induced mental break and the religious experien...more
Mar 03, 2013
Mar 05, 2013
Doctor Sleep (The Shining #2)
Did you ever wonder what happened to the little boy in The Shining, after he escaped the Overlook Hotel? This book, the sequel, tells the story of Dan...more
Dec 26, 2013
Dec 27, 2013
The Watchers (The Angelus trilogy, #1)
I couldn't get into this novel. Which was unfortunate, as I usually like stories that involve angels and hints of the supernatural dwelling under the...more
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Sep 21, 2012
I wanted this book from the first minute I heard about it. It was just after I'd finished the last Wheel of Time book, and I was at that perfect balan...more
Aug 30, 2013
Sep 20, 2013
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