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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This book took me a while. I was annoyed at the formatting, specifically the fact that there were no quotation marks around dialogue, and nothing to d...more
Sep 09, 2008
Aug 26, 2008
The Neverending Story
I'm a big fan of the movie, so it was only a matter of time before I picked up the novel. I was surprised to see the events of the film were but half...more
Apr 2013
Apr 02, 2013
The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1)
As history tells it, Jack the Ripper was the demented heir to the throne who unleashed a plague of clairvoyance on the world through his evil actions...more
Mar 2014
Mar 03, 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
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
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
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
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
Pretties (Uglies, #2)
A poor choice for adolescent reading material.

Aw man, I had high expectations for this, the sequl to "Uglies," about a society where everyone is surg...more
Oct 09, 2011
Oct 12, 2011
The End of Your Life Book Club
The author's story of his mother's life and death from cancer, and the books they read together. Very much a book for book lovers, there is a reverenc...more
May 31, 2013
Jun 03, 2013
Hellblazer: Fear and Loathing
I have long wanted to read my way through the Hellblazer series, John Constantine is one of my favorite comic characters, up there with Spider Jerusal...more
Jun 12, 2013
Jun 15, 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
Shovel Ready
Spademan is an assassin, no questions, no qualms. In a future where New York has been eviscerated by terrorism and apathy, those who can spend their d...more
Mar 03, 2014
Mar 04, 2014
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