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The Bourne Ultimatum (Jason Bourne, #3)
4.00
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 Blacksmith's Son (Mageborn, #1)
3.85
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
 
Erebos
4.10
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 (Deep Web Thriller, #1)
4.31
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
 
Revenge (Jason Steed, #2)
4.38
Keeping things rocketing along at a breakneck pace, shattered kneecaps and broken noses do only go so far. Still, they're really fun and Cooper's quit ...more
Feb 25, 2014
Feb 25, 2014
 
Anomaly
3.69
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
 
The Casual Vacancy
3.24
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: A Sherlock Holmes Novel
3.92
“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
 
Freedom™ (Daemon, #2)
4.28
"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
 
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
4.38
It was at Christmas eleven years ago that I had the strange experience of hearing Stephen Fryon the radio all day long on Boxing Day as Radio4 broadca ...more
Feb 28, 2011
Feb 27, 2011
 
Necropolis
4.24
“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
 
Sir Apropos of Nothing (Sir Apropos of Nothing, #1)
3.72
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
 
She Is Not Invisible
3.60
“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
 
Fledgling (Jason Steed, #1)
4.44
“Sorry, sir, I have to turn off the radio. I need to concentrate. The mission objective is stuffed down my underwear.”

This was a very cool book. Self-
...more
Feb 25, 2014
Feb 25, 2014
 
Crux (Nexus, #2)
4.10
"Humanity had achieved what it had not through strength or claws or armor, not even through individual human intelligence, as impressive as that was. ...more
Sep 11, 2013
Sep 14, 2013
 
Blessings Of A Curse - USA Edition
4.11
The only thing about this work that impressed me was its length. There was a James Galloway feel about it, and although the language was far less stri ...more
Mar 31, 2013
Apr 02, 2013
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
4.57
If I'd felt let down by Half-Blood Prince, I positively hated Deathly Hallows on an initial read. I even read it a few months later, and though I enjo ...more
Jan 12, 2014
Jan 12, 2014
 
Influx
3.92
“Mankind was on the moon in the 1960s, Jon. That was half a century ago. Nuclear power. The transistor. The laser. All existed even back then. Do you ...more
Feb 23, 2014
Feb 23, 2014
 
Absolutely Nothing (Jason Steed #3)
4.52
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
 
Disruption (The Cambridge Files #1)
4.15
This is one of the best younger teen spy stories I have ever read. It crackles along at a great pace. Chapters 10 and 36 were particularly gripping fo ...more
May 06, 2014
May 06, 2014
 
The Silence of Six
4.15
Penny put a hand on his shoulder. “It’s gonna be okay.”

Max smiled. It might not be true, but it felt good to hear the words, and even better to not be
...more
Dec 03, 2014
Dec 03, 2014
 
The Soldiers of Fear (Star Trek: The Next Generation, #41; Invasion, #2)
3.66
"what was there to question? He and his best friend were going to die in the next few minutes. it was that simple."

Because of the speed at which I rea
...more
Feb 05, 2014
Feb 05, 2014
 
Shift (ChronoShift #1)
3.59
Though bland in tone probably due to Mason's religious overtones, this was nevertheless an interesting idea, if confusingly played. I'd be interested ...more
Aug 25, 2014
Aug 25, 2014
 
The Turnarounders and the Arbuckle Rescue (Turnarounders #1)
4.55
“Could it be any more unhelpful? Righteous Echoes, a weather forecast, flowering shrubs and rhyming couplets. What on earth does it all mean?”

This is
...more
Apr 26, 2014
Apr 26, 2014
 
Dark Lord: The Early Years
3.74
“I woke in the prison you humans call the ‘hospital’ to find that my powers of domination and destruction had been taken away from me, probably by som ...more
Feb 20, 2014
Feb 21, 2014
 
Wired (Wired, #1)
3.57
This was quite a compelling thriller. The opening, which is what really gripped me, reads like a chase scene from a high-budget action movie and of co ...more
Nov 07, 2012
Nov 07, 2012
 
Computers Of Star Trek
3.06
Though promising in title, this book suffered from a lack of source material. This meant that the authors resorted to repeating themselves fairly ofte ...more
Oct 08, 2014
Oct 09, 2014
 
Eleven
3.62
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
 
Forever
3.91
"Have I seen my last snowfall? My last spring? And have I walked for the final time through a summer afternoon?"

This certainly isn't my usual sort of
...more
Jul 21, 2012
Jul 21, 2012
 
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
4.49
When I began rereading this series back in February 2011, my aim was to take them slow and perhaps do one a year. There was no rush, I thought, having ...more
Jan 08, 2014
Jan 08, 2014
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