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Puppy Chow is Better Than Prozac: The True Story of a Man and the Dog Who Saved His Life
One of the best 'Doggie nonfiction' books out there, in my opinion. The first part paints a picture of a manic-depressive man and gives you a detailed ...more
Aug 16, 2008
Jul 15, 2008
Mind Bond (The Interspecies Telepaths #1)
Last October I got access to a copy of Mind Bond by Julie Haydon, courtesy of NetGalley and Feather in Cap Publishing Pty Ltd., and then promptly forg ...more
Jan 02, 2014
Dec 30, 2013
The Eight (The Eight #1)
A historical mystery thriller that pits one woman against the forces of darkness with nothing but her knowledge of math and music, as well as the help ...more
Feb 02, 2015
Jan 28, 2015
Mr. Murder
My very first Dean Koontz book, Mr. Murder is an intersting suspense-thriller about a successful novelist who has his life turned upside down when a m ...more
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Jul 29, 2008
Tarkin (Star Wars)
The profile of Grand Moff Tarkin, the Star Wars villain everyone loves to hate (as opposed to the villains - such as Boba Fett and Darth Vader - that ...more
Dec 12, 2014
Nov 12, 2014
In Real Life
I stumbled upon In Real Life while looking for information about Cory Doctorow, who was mentioned in Ready Player One. I sped through and absolutely l ...more
Apr 03, 2015
Apr 03, 2015
How to Paint a Dead Man: A Novel
"How to Paint a Dead Man" was amazing on so many levels. Sarah Hall skillfully connects disparate characters across continents and times, using her ha ...more
Mar 24, 2010
Apr 29, 2015
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie is not your normal murder mystery featuring a flawed, yet genius detective. The story is about an 11-year-old g ...more
Oct 15, 2014
Jul 22, 2014
The Buried Giant
Reviewer's note: I would give this an actual rating 4.5 stars, only because getting into the flow of Ishiguro's prose takes some effort. I will add th ...more
Mar 13, 2015
Jan 05, 2015
Mort(e) - the housecat formally known as Sebastian - was a character I immediately identified with and loved, thanks to his growing awareness and swee ...more
Jan 17, 2015
Jan 14, 2015
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (Flavia de Luce, #7)
I have to admit that the Flavia de Luce mysteries had been getting a little stale. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed the good jaunt through the litt ...more
Jan 27, 2015
Jul 22, 2014
Golden Son (Red Rising Trilogy, #2)
I was given a preview of the follow-up to Pierce Brown's debut Red Rising trilogy from the publisher (Random House Publishing Group - Del Ray) through ...more
Dec 15, 2014
Dec 10, 2014
The Heavens Rise
Note: This review is based on a courtesy copy provided by NetGalley and Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books.

Christopher Rice is a back with The Heavens R
Jan 04, 2014
Jan 03, 2014
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia De Luce, #4)
As with any series, there are expected to be ups and downs. I was immediately hooked with the first in the series (The Sweetness at the Bottom of the ...more
Nov 18, 2014
Jul 22, 2014
The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books,  #1)
The Shadow of the Wind is an exploration of love, regardless of whether that love is familial, romantic, or based in friendship. It is a winding myste ...more
Sep 05, 2014
Aug 10, 2014
The True Story of Hansel and Gretel
I was a rather unusual student in that I loved getting a new syllabus/book list from professors. This is because with this in hand, you suddenly have ...more
Nov 15, 2007
Jul 14, 2008
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
Neil Gaiman offers an excellent collection of short stories that challenge our expectations. From a science fiction to fantasy, I loved every one. Gai ...more
Mar 08, 2015
Mar 03, 2015
Do Your Om Thing: Bending Yoga Tradition to Fit Your Modern Life
Pacheco's frank, honest and often joyful book offers nuggets of wisdom, as well as different pathways for bringing yourself into your yoga practice. P ...more
Apr 07, 2015
Apr 02, 2015
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
This was by far my favorite Michael Chabon book. I enjoyed The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay for introducing me to a slightly fictionalized ...more
Mar 19, 2014
Aug 19, 2013
Film Programming for Public Libraries
There is a lot of excellent information and an easy and quick read. I was especially appreciative of the legal section. The explanations of licenses w ...more
Jan 16, 2015
Jan 16, 2015
The Memory Painter: A Novel
To cope with the dreams of past lives that afflict him, a successful though reclusive artist paints them. A neuroscientist discovers one of his painti ...more
May 22, 2015
Feb 03, 2015
Ready Player One
This is an outstanding dystopian adventure novel. While the geek references are many and varied, it is so much more than its geekery. Cline provides a ...more
Apr 02, 2015
Mar 25, 2015
How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise
The book details the trials Lucas and a number of others have gone through for love a universe that is still growing. But if you don’t care about the ...more
Oct 03, 2014
Sep 30, 2014
The Gods Drink Whiskey: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment in the Land of the Tattered Buddha
This is an incredible book that gives you a practical view of Buddhism through one American Buddhist's journey in Cambodia. Stephen Asma, the author a ...more
Oct 14, 2007
Jul 14, 2008
From the Corner of His Eye
One of Koontz's best works in my opinion. He masterfully brings together characters from all walks of life as he also delves deeply into the metaphysi ...more
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Jul 29, 2008
The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1)
I’m not really into romance novels. Yeah, I don’t mind the theme popping up now and again in my other books, but a book about romance just isn’t my cu ...more
Jan 31, 2014
Jan 10, 2014
Dean Koontz has given the world a novel about the power of man's bond with dogs. In the same pages, he's given us a novel about what happens when man ...more
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Jul 29, 2008
Our Man in Havana
A wonderful 'entertainment,' as Greene calls them, and a great way to enter into Greene's style of writing. In this spy spoof, Greene takes the everyd ...more
Sep 10, 2007
Jul 29, 2008
Brother Odd (Odd Thomas, #3)
Better than the second book, Odd is completely removed from his original setting, but you get to delve into Koontz's newest favorite subject of metaph ...more
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Jul 29, 2008
The Dark Tower, Volume 1: The Gunslinger Born
Beautiful art that evokes the emotions of the gunslinger. It was also makes a great summary of the book on which this graphic novel is based (Wizard a ...more
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Jul 14, 2008
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