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Randoms (Randoms, #1)
4.37
it was amazing
“It was me,” she said. “You’re good for a beginner. If you’d like, you can meet me in the officers’ lounge after 2200 and we’ll play a few rounds.” “I ...more
Aug 31, 2015
Aug 31, 2015
 
The Blacksmith's Son (Mageborn, #1)
3.86
really liked it
It's been done to death, you know. It was old in Earthsea, and positively exhumed for Rowling. Yet this book was, quite honestly, one of the most enjo ...more
Jan 15, 2013
Jan 14, 2013
 
Sir Apropos of Nothing (Sir Apropos of Nothing, #1)
3.75
it was amazing
It's been almost three weeks since I had the time or inclination to pick up a novel. I don't exactly know why I've struggled to read lately, but getti ...more
Oct 19, 2009
Oct 17, 2009
 
Erebos
4.11
really liked it
A warning: do not continue reading if you are offended by strong language. This isn't a review, really. It's more a personal analysis...

I've been bang
...more
Oct 22, 2012
Oct 23, 2012
 
Invasion of Privacy (Brody Taylor Thrillers, #2)
4.39
it was amazing
This is one of the most intense weeks I've ever read about. Sutherland deftly weaves dramatic, Humanly plausible police procedure with very high-level ...more
Aug 24, 2014
Aug 24, 2014
 
The Bourne Ultimatum (Jason Bourne, #3)
4.04
it was amazing
My rating is perhaps a little unusual for me,as it's not really based on literary merit. Indeed, I found myself, upon this reread, a little shocked at ...more
Oct 14, 2013
Oct 14, 2013
 
The Rogue Retrieval (Gateways to Alissia, #1)
4.12
it was amazing
This was sublime. Flowing with all the ease and marvel of a work written decades before, it totally kept me hooked nonstop. I've always enjoyed storie ...more
Apr 05, 2016
Apr 05, 2016
 
Mall Purchase Night
3.43
really liked it
I've wanted to read this book for years, having enjoyed the Wizardry stuff considerably. It was never a local staple, though, so I'm glad to have had ...more
May 13, 2009
May 11, 2009
 
Code to Zero
3.64
it was ok
"We lie more to our loved ones, because we care about them so damn much. Why do you think we tell the truth to priests, and shrinks, and total strange ...more
Sep 23, 2011
Sep 14, 2011
 
Go Set a Watchman
3.31
really liked it
I, like many thousands of my contemporaries, spent a few months in that tired old town called Maycomb before sitting GCSEs. I think initially we were ...more
Jul 14, 2015
Jul 14, 2015
 
Deathspell (Deathspell, #1)
4.00
liked it
deathspell
Despite turning into a vampire thing, this started off interesting. I think the concept has been done better Michael G Manning springs to mi
...more
Jun 29, 2015
Jun 29, 2015
 
Soda Pop Soldier
4.08
it was amazing
Wow. This was incredibly exciting, and it almost felt like reading 2 stories in one as our hero moves from war to Black and back again. He's no saint, ...more
Feb 20, 2016
Feb 20, 2016
 
Safe House
3.56
it was ok
I don't know what I was expecting from this but £0.20 for my debut of a well-reviewed author seemed worthwhile. I wasn't disappointed, but nor was I v ...more
Dec 03, 2012
Dec 05, 2012
 
Anomaly
3.85
it was amazing
Wow. This was a brilliant work, I wolfed it down in a single sitting. It took religious strife to the level of Graham Storrs, had aliens written with ...more
Apr 28, 2014
Apr 27, 2014
 
Absolutely Nothing (Jason Steed #3)
4.39
really liked it
Another high-flying heartpounding adventure. The way characters just get superbly angry doesn’t always ring believable, and the disparity between the ...more
Feb 26, 2014
Feb 26, 2014
 
The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1)
4.18
it was amazing
I'd heard a lot of good about these books and was finally pushed into starting this almost a week ago. Finally I've finished it, and I must admit to b ...more
Jul 11, 2015
Jul 11, 2015
 
Freedom™ (Daemon, #2)
4.27
it was amazing
"Shen turned to General Zhang, but spoke to everyone. 'Let me tell you what your system is, Mr. Haverford. It's a six-billion-dollar... how do you Ame ...more
May 10, 2010
May 10, 2010
 
Captive Universe
3.70
really liked it
right from the opening pages of this work, you get a sense of stifled expression, of set ways and things not to be broken. the "Clan Taboo" applying t ...more
Aug 24, 2009
Aug 24, 2009
 
The Casual Vacancy
3.28
really liked it
It seems unfair that, however I tried to read this novel, I had to keep thinking back to Harry. I avoided reading it for so long because of the pueril ...more
May 17, 2013
May 17, 2013
 
The House of Silk (Sherlock Holmes, #1)
3.95
really liked it
“So, Watson ...?” he asked.
“Yes, Holmes,” I said. “I am ready.”
“And I am very glad to have you once again at my side.”

This is rather brilliantly execu
...more
May 20, 2013
May 20, 2013
 
Eleven
3.64
it was amazing
I'd never heard of Mark Watson in any context other than stand-up comedy before, even less had I actually ever scene him perform. This book cost me £0 ...more
Feb 06, 2013
Feb 06, 2013
 
Wizards of Science
3.38
really liked it
“He seems to be in charge,” said Vicki. “At least of those other wizard characters in a pentagram around the castle.”
“That's 'pentagon',” said Paul. “
...more
Apr 25, 2012
Apr 25, 2012
 
The Return (Star Trek: Odyssey, #2)
3.86
really liked it
"Geordi, I have frozen my eyelids together. I am such a failure!"

that hasn't happened in the other 11 trek titles I've read in the last few months. th
...more
Oct 23, 2009
Oct 25, 2009
 
Necropolis
3.85
really liked it
“He hud tae lae, th' beanflicker uv a radge.”

This means nothing to me. Turning to Cheikh I ask.

“Where is Kiro?”

“Rebecca a perdu son sang-froid et a re
...more
Apr 26, 2014
Apr 27, 2014
 
She Is Not Invisible
3.61
it was amazing
“I learned to do a thousand things to help sighted people simply talk to me.”

This is an extremely powerful book. I finished reading it, and thought to
...more
Oct 03, 2013
Oct 08, 2013
 
Armada
3.49
it was amazing
"There were marks where she’d dug her nails into my skin, but I hadn’t even noticed. I’d been too busy having my whole perception of reality shattered ...more
Jul 15, 2015
Jul 14, 2015
 
Faery Lands Forlorn (A Man of His Word, #2)
3.99
really liked it
Ah, joy. I almost underestimated him again, didn't I? read the first one, felt a bit "so so". look where that got me last time!

The tension is on, our
...more
Jun 13, 2010
Jun 13, 2010
 
Charles Middleworth
3.86
really liked it
"It is the very same sensation that people have felt since the time of the Neanderthals when experiencing the comfort that is dawn."

This is a book mos
...more
Aug 04, 2012
Aug 04, 2012
 
No True Echo
3.51
it was amazing
“So you're telling me that today is two days ago, tomorrow is yesterday and what was today hasn't happened yet?”

This is absolutely and without doubt
...more
Jan 12, 2015
Jan 12, 2015
 
Networked
3.79
liked it
I quite enjoyed the characterisations, the psychology was vivid and I think Chapman's captured a lot of the reality of self-harm well. I found the net ...more
Sep 10, 2016
Sep 10, 2016
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