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The Time Traveler's Wife
Lovely, amazing, brilliant book.

I normally struggle with the start of a book. It takes me ages to get into a new book, but I kinda make myself stick
Jan 26, 2010
Jan 03, 2010
Mercury Rising (Art Jefferson, #4)
much better than the film
not set
Jul 31, 2008
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Inspiring, thought-provoking, page-turner of a book

The story is told in 1st person, from the perspective of an autistic school boy - a fascinating and
Jun 19, 2010
Jun 16, 2010
I sort of wrote of "Fantasy" as a genre years ago. I've never read a Hobbit book, I've never seen Game of Thrones, I've never played Warcraft. I can't ...more
Apr 14, 2015
Apr 15, 2015
58 Minutes (Basis for the Film Die Hard 2)
The Die Hard 2 connection is a bit tenuous - the basic premise that "terrorists stop air traffic control talking to planes" is there, but apart from t ...more
Apr 07, 2014
Apr 08, 2014
Stranger in a Strange Land
I loved the first half of the book - a convincing description of what an alien culture might be like, a great story about how the world might react, a ...more
Mar 08, 2009
Feb 18, 2009
The Strange Return of Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes was real, and the books were really by Watson. In Holmes' last adventure, he falls into the ice and is presumed dead. He is found in t ...more
Jun 2013
May 30, 2013
The Genesis Secret
Quite like a Dan Brown book... which is both a good and bad thing. It's okay though - an entertaining thriller with some interesting ideas. Some of th ...more
May 13, 2013
May 03, 2013
Thirteen (Th1rte3n)
The first third of the book is awesome. Each chapter or so is told from a different (and new) person's perspective - each of whom sees a different ver ...more
not set
Jul 31, 2008
The Big Time
The idea behind the story is summed up on the first page:

This war is the Change War, a war of time travelers — in fact, our private name for being in
Jun 19, 2009
May 06, 2009
Extreme Measures (Mitch Rapp, #11)
Its a bit like '24' but in book form: an exciting thriller, if you can get past the heavy-handed "torturing terrorists is fine if the good guys need t ...more
Sep 18, 2009
Sep 20, 2009
Back Story
I'm not normally interested in celebrity autobiographies, but I'd heard that David Mitchell has a back problem a little bit like mine, and that he tal ...more
Apr 11, 2015
Apr 12, 2015
Little Brother (Little Brother, #1)
Awesome, awesome book - loved every bit of it

It's exciting, interesting, thought-provoking, intelligent... can't recommend it highly enough.

If you wa
Jan 29, 2009
Jan 25, 2009
For the Win
Read it all in a few days over Christmas. Loved it.

It felt like it ended a little abruptly... This is partly because I read ebook versions in full-sc
Dec 29, 2010
Dec 22, 2010
Bad Science
I rarely enjoy non-fiction books. Disappointingly, I don't often have the patience for anything much longer than a newspaper article or blog post.

Aug 24, 2010
Aug 15, 2010
Interesting book - different perspective on the "what would happen if computers got smarter than us" theme. Unlike the Terminator-esque Skynet vision, ...more
May 06, 2009
Apr 29, 2009
I've tried to describe this to friends and it just sounds ridiculous. It's not... well, about as ridiculous as The Blob from the 50's, just that this ...more
Aug 27, 2013
Aug 16, 2013
Personal (Jack Reacher, #19)
Not the smartest book, but enjoyable enough that I read it in a couple of days.

Some of it was set in the UK, and the descriptions of the UK felt a bi
Apr 12, 2015
Apr 12, 2015
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
I got this to read on holiday, and it made for an entertaining beach and poolside book.

Not sure whether I would have got this if it weren't for Kindle
Sep 02, 2011
Aug 29, 2011
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #3)
I only started reading this because it came preinstalled on a new e-reader that I got. But I'm glad I did - I loved it. For an old book, it is remarka ...more
Oct 11, 2010
Oct 10, 2010
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
I read this when I was a kid. I couldn't remember much about it, but I remember that I loved it.

In fact, I was a little wary about reading it again i
Aug 29, 2011
Aug 06, 2011
Angels & Demons  (Robert Langdon, #1)
yes, it does follow the same formula as Da Vinci Code
yes, there are more than a few implausible bits in it
and yes, I know some people get distracted b
Dec 15, 2008
Nov 30, 2008
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
Fascinating book - more for the vision of reality that the story is set in, rather than the story itself. A future where money is less important than ...more
Feb 09, 2009
Feb 05, 2009
Chart Throb
Essentially a behind-the-scenes at X-Factor story. It's an interesting premise - that these programmes are largely fictional and manipulative. And it' ...more
Jun 27, 2010
Jun 19, 2010
The Book Thief
Brilliant, brilliant book. Loved it.

It is very sad - particularly the beginning and the end of the book, but I guess that's to be expected for a story
Dec 21, 2010
Oct 26, 2010
The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win
Loved this. I learned a lot from it, and enjoyed reading it, too.

The first half was better than the second - in so far as the story was more engaging
Oct 02, 2014
Sep 15, 2014
Protect and Defend (Kerry Kilcannon, #2)
the court case scenes do a good job of making the arguments for and against abortion - good at challenging your points of view

and the rest of the book
Dec 30, 2008
Dec 21, 2008
The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3)
if you've read Da Vinci Code or Angels & Demons, you know what to expect here. if you liked them, this is more of the same. if you didn't, then th ...more
Jun 07, 2010
May 31, 2010
The Broker
I'm normally really enjoy Grisham books, but found this one surprisingly dull. That said, I read the whole thing in a few days, so it can't have been ...more
Aug 15, 2010
Aug 11, 2010
The Edge
I'm not interested in horse-racing so wasn't sure if I'd get into this. But I loved it - it's a proper old-fashioned mystery.
Aug 27, 2012
Aug 26, 2012
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