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We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse, #1)
4.33
liked it
pretty basic
Apr 21, 2017
Jun 03, 2017
 
The Martian
4.39
it was amazing
Really enjoyed this book for what it is.

This is the first 5 star rating that I've given for a book that's this mediocrely written, but the plotting r
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Feb 20, 2014
Feb 20, 2014
 
11/22/63
4.29
it was amazing
I had a few quibbles along the way, which I'd stand by, but I was also being deliberately hard on Stephen King because this was reviewed as his best b ...more
Jan 25, 2016
Jan 22, 2016
 
Nemesis Games (Expanse, #5)
4.37
it was amazing
reread and enjoyed as much as I did the first time. maybe more because the tension was less tense.

also, first paper book i've read in years. was defin
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Jul 14, 2016
Jul 14, 2016
 
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
3.99
really liked it
I suppose that I'd have to say that this is a good book, though it was way too dark and too full of kids in peril for me to say that I enjoyed it. I k ...more
Jul 08, 2015
Jun 30, 2015
 
Swords & Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery
3.73
there's a short story by Scott Lynch.
not set
May 22, 2010
 
Machine Man
3.69
really liked it
Very, very weird.
Aug 11, 2014
Aug 11, 2014
 
You
3.22
liked it
I might have rated this a 4, because there were really good parts, but I just can't push the score up with my vote. I'm just not in the mood for this ...more
Apr 23, 2013
Jan 10, 2013
 
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
4.12
it was amazing
Wonderful use of the graphic format to tell a really multi-threaded narrative. Which was interesting, engaging, charming and challenging, btw.
Sep 14, 2015
Sep 03, 2015
 
Aurora
3.73
really liked it
I enjoyed it, but probably wouldn't recommend it except for KSR completists.
Sep 02, 2015
Aug 15, 2015
 
The Walls of the Universe (Universe, #1)
3.77
liked it
this book was really a 4, but i can't list it with the other books i've rated as a 4 because, despite a couple frank references to sex, it's basically ...more
not set
Jul 28, 2009
 
The Grace of Kings (The Dandelion Dynasty, #1)
3.75
it was amazing
Kind of a contemporary, high-fantasy, told, to a certain extent, in the style of Chinese history (The Romance of the Three Kingdoms). Definitely recom ...more
Aug 18, 2015
May 03, 2015
 
The Library at Mount Char
4.07
it was amazing
really, very good.
Jul 07, 2015
Jun 08, 2015
 
Seveneves
3.97
really liked it
Better end than middle. Not sure what could have been cut or added, but 50/50 would have been a better split.
Jun 07, 2015
Apr 29, 2015
 
The Annihilation Score (Laundry Files, #6)
3.87
it was ok
I go to enough meetings in my real life that a book mostly about meetings isn't really that gripping. Especially when Charles Stross' clever observati ...more
Jul 13, 2015
May 20, 2015
 
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
4.01
really liked it
really good audiobook with an ensemble cast of recognizable actors, but it's somewhat abridged. still plan on going back and reading through the parts ...more
Oct 19, 2011
Nov 06, 2007
 
Crooked
3.38
it was ok
Basically reinterpreted Nixon's life in a terrible, magical world, without redeeming him or much at all happening. I think this will be my last Austin ...more
Sep 24, 2015
Jun 30, 2015
 
Use of Weapons (Culture, #3)
4.18
it was amazing
Definitely going to read again, probably in 2012.
Dec 04, 2011
Oct 26, 2011
 
Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town
3.51
really liked it
well, it was very strange. some parts of the effort were more successful than others. liked the name game, didn't think it really hung together very w ...more
not set
Jun 26, 2007
 
My Real Children
3.76
it was amazing
as a lot rests on the last chapter of this book, I agree and warn others that it is both a hit and a miss. 4.5, rounded up because other reviews are s ...more
Sep 29, 2014
May 21, 2014
 
Ready Player One
4.31
it was amazing
It was the most fun I've had reading a book in a long time and I recommend it to anyone who likes video gaming, tabletop gaming and/or the 80's.
Oct 17, 2012
Jul 26, 2011
 
Lord of Light
4.10
it was amazing
one of my absolute favorites. better than when i first read it years ago.
Apr 02, 2010
Apr 02, 2010
 
The Truce at Bakura (Star Wars)
3.39
supposedly one of the best star wars books to decide if you want to read star wars books.
not set
Jul 17, 2008
 
Nemesis Games (The Expanse, #5)
4.37
it was amazing
4.5 enjoyed because of characters development
Jun 28, 2015
May 10, 2015
 
A Plague of Swords (The Traitor Son Cycle, #4)
4.33
really liked it
very good, clearly building towards the grand finale in 5.
Feb 05, 2017
May 26, 2016
 
Anathem
4.18
it was amazing
audio book is actually terrible. reread April of 2014.
Apr 15, 2009
May 27, 2008
 
Ancillary Mercy (Imperial Radch #3)
4.20
it was amazing
the best conclusion for a series I've read in some time.
Oct 26, 2015
May 20, 2015
 
The Martian Child: A Novel About a Single Father Adopting a Son
3.77
not set
Dec 04, 2007
 
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)
4.57
it was amazing
The rare sequel as good as the first.
Aug 09, 2011
Jul 28, 2009
 
New Moon (Luna #1)
3.81
it was amazing
part 1 of 2!
Nov 03, 2015
Aug 18, 2015
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