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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
3.40
So, Herman Melville's Moby Dick is supposed by many to be the greatest Engligh-language novel ever written, especially among those written in the Roma ...more
Aug 07, 2007
Aug 03, 2008
 
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
3.95
Ironically, looking in to the GTD (Getting Things Done) system has been bouncing around in the back of my head as something to do for quite some time ...more
Aug 07, 2006
Aug 15, 2008
 
Lies My Teacher Told Me
3.94
Ostensibly, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James Loewen is a book about factual inaccuracies found in ...more
Nov 09, 2007
Aug 01, 2008
 
Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, #1)
3.82
Gardens of the Moon is the first in Steven Erikson's gargantuan and oddly named fantasy series, Malazan Book of the Fallen. What's odd about it is tha ...more
Apr 14, 2008
Aug 01, 2008
 
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
3.86
One of the great things about checking out audiobooks from the public library is that I can take a chance on something I normally wouldn't buy, and I ...more
Mar 30, 2006
Aug 20, 2008
 
Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle, #1)
3.89
I think it's official: I hate Neil Stephenson. I hated his so called cyberpunk classic Snow Crash --a fact that sets me apart from most of the nerdega ...more
Jan 14, 2008
Aug 01, 2008
 
The Color of Magic (Discworld, #1)
3.94
I'm pretty sure people have told me about Pratchett and his Diskworld series before, usually working in the phrase "He's the Douglas Adams of fantasy" ...more
Mar 04, 2008
Aug 01, 2008
 
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
3.99
This book by Jim Collins is one of the most successful books to be found in the "Business" section of your local megabookstore, and given how it purpo ...more
Jun 20, 2008
Jul 31, 2008
 
How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else
3.38
Author Michael Gates Gill was handed a cushy job as an executive at a major advertising agency, but he had sacrificed a lot of time with his family an ...more
Sep 03, 2008
Aug 18, 2008
 
It
4.10
I actually read It by Stephen King once before, when I was around 15 years old and it first came out. Back then I thought that it was one of the best ...more
Feb 16, 2007
Aug 06, 2008
 
House of Leaves
4.15
House of Leaves is really a weird book. So weird, in fact, that any discussion of it pretty much has to be dominated by its structure. Basically, ther ...more
Apr 23, 2006
Aug 15, 2008
 
The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King #1-4)
4.07
I really didn't get what I expected out of this book, which I always thought was a serious retelling of the King Arthur legend. I mean, it is that. Ev ...more
May 12, 2007
Aug 05, 2008
 
Gerald's Game
3.40
If you were to take a room full of Stephen King fans, hose them down, and ask them what they consider to be the worst Stephen King novel, many if not ...more
Jan 04, 2007
Aug 06, 2008
 
A Million Little Pieces
3.59
I'm still not quite sure what to think of this book, even with the revelations that chunks of it were totally made up. To me, that's not its main prob ...more
Mar 02, 2006
Sep 02, 2008
 
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
3.78
I've never read much of Mark Twain's stuff. I vaguely remember reading A Conneticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court in college and I think I was probabl ...more
Dec 07, 2007
Aug 01, 2008
 
The Light Fantastic (Discworld, #2)
3.88
I'm pretty sure people have told me about Pratchett and his Diskworld series before, usually working in the phrase "He's the Douglas Adams of fantasy" ...more
Apr 04, 2008
Aug 01, 2008
 
Second Foundation (Foundation, #3)
4.19
Isaac Asimov's Foundation series is often cited amongst the nerdegalian as the best sci-fi series evar. It's set, as you may guess, far into the futur ...more
Apr 13, 2006
Aug 20, 2008
 
Just After Sunset
3.81
Just After Sunset is Stephen King's latest collection of short stories, containing a hodge podge of different tales that with one exception had been p ...more
Dec 26, 2008
Nov 12, 2008
 
Duma Key
3.89
In preparation for doing this review of Stephen King's latest, I did some poking around and read some other reviews on the 'net and was surprised to f ...more
Feb 15, 2008
Aug 01, 2008
 
Rage
3.73
This is one of Stephen King's oldest books, originally written in 1966 and then published a decade later under the pen name "Richard Bachman." It tell ...more
Jul 18, 2007
Aug 05, 2008
 
Foundation (Foundation, #1)
4.05
Isaac Asimov's Foundation series is often cited amongst the nerdegalian as the best sci-fi series evar. It's set, as you may guess, far into the futur ...more
Apr 03, 2006
Aug 20, 2008
 
A Beautiful Mind
4.08
When it comes to geniuses, a few archetypes generally come to mind. They're often characterized as under appreciated geeks with hearts of gold (think ...more
Feb 17, 2006
Sep 02, 2008
 
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)
4.56
**spoiler alert** Note: There are going to be some spoilers for The Wise Man’s Fear below. I don’t feel like I can really explain my opinions about th ...more
May 02, 2011
May 14, 2011
 
In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect
3.27
The humongous, full title of this book by Ronald Kessler is "In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and ...more
Dec 14, 2009
Dec 09, 2009
 
Dune Messiah (Dune Chronicles, #2)
3.82
I really liked Frank Herbert's classic science fiction novel Dune when I first read it a few months ago --so much so that I named it one of the best b ...more
Apr 02, 2010
May 28, 2010
 
Jennifer Government
3.65
In some ways, Max Barry's Jennifer Government is like the inverse of Orwell's 1984. It's set in the near future where things have gone loopy, but inst ...more
Jan 04, 2008
Aug 01, 2008
 
Breakfast of Champions
4.08
I had read Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut a while back and liked it well enough, so I thought I'd try something else out. Breakfast of Champions ...more
Sep 02, 2007
Aug 03, 2008
 
Men at Arms (Discworld, #15)
4.30
Men at Arms is Terry Pratchett's fifteenth ...woah, really? This is the fifteenth Discwordld book? And I'm not even HALFWAY done with the series yet? ...more
Mar 19, 2010
Mar 25, 2010
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
4.57
**spoiler alert** Like every other being on the English-speaking parts of the planet, I picked up J.K. Rowling's new Harry Potter book on the day it c ...more
Aug 09, 2007
Aug 05, 2008
 
Another Fine Myth (Myth Adventures, #1)
3.99
One of my most childhood (well, teenagerhood) possessions is a pair of graphic novels based on Robert Asprin's "Myth" series, illustrated by Phil Fogl ...more
Jul 12, 2006
Aug 15, 2008
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