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The Day of the Triffids
WOW! This was so absolutely amazing and not what I thought it was going to be. I avoided it for years thinking it was "killer plants taking over the w...more
Apr 13, 2009
Apr 06, 2009
Land Under England
Im not the best reviewer in the whole world, and in fact, especially since (as of this moment) Im the *only* reviewer of this book, its kinda hard for...more
Sep 2008
Sep 27, 2008
The Sadist
I WISH I could review this book. This is my single most-wanted book EVER. Peter Kürten is my "favorite" serial killer and there just isnt enough infor...more
not set
Oct 20, 2008
The Quiet Earth
**spoiler alert** Wow! If youre like most people and saw the film first (duh! Finding this book is like pulling teeth! so of course you saw the film a...more
Aug 2008
Sep 27, 2008
Rose Madder
I would have rather given it a 3.5, but I rounded it down just on overall feeling. I didnt feel totally satisfied with it at the end. It was a good bo...more
Nov 25, 2008
Nov 13, 2008
Time Storm
One of my favorites that will have a place on my shelf for years to come. The main character, the leopard, the avatar, and the scientist were all very...more
Jul 14, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
Time and Again (Time, #1)
This is THE best time travel novel EVER! An absolutele must read by anyone into time travel if you havent read it already. I love the sub-genre of non...more
Nov 2005
Sep 26, 2008
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
**spoiler alert** Well, if you enjoyed the film, and arent looking for something the director left out, then I recommend this book. The film basically...more
Aug 2008
Oct 01, 2008
The Long Afternoon of Earth
Not Aldiss' strongest for sure. The pacing was definitely not what I come to expect from him; at some points frenetic, and other times sluggish. I als...more
Aug 12, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
The Karma Machine
Why (prior to my rating), this had an average of 1.33 is inconceivable! Sure, maybe I liked it more than another might, but 1.33!?!? I will admit, lik...more
Aug 24, 2012
Aug 24, 2012
Ender's Shadow (Ender's Shadow, #1)
I almost....aaaalmost liked this better than the original. They're actuality right up there together almost even. The one thing that this novel does t...more
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Aug 03, 2013
On the Beach
DEEEEE-pressing. As has been pointed out before: there is no anarchy or any outright panic present at all. What you have is just pure sadness. This is...more
Oct 23, 2012
Jan 23, 2013
I liked this quite a bit, but.....I coulda done without the dragons. In fact I could have done without the last 20 or so pages to be honest. I really...more
Nov 24, 2012
Jan 23, 2013
The Other End of Time
This is basically like one long drawn-out scene with vanilla characters. One character was interesting -- a *very* elderly but spry Ukrainian scientis...more
Aug 14, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
Concrete Island
This is one of those novels that, for me, I tend to like months later after Ive read it. When I was reading it, and immediately afterward, I just bare...more
Aug 2008
Sep 26, 2008
The Man Who Awoke
Really 3.5 stars. It was definitely an enjoyable read and a fun romp through time. It felt to me more fantasy-like in a sense though (its not really a...more
Nov 15, 2008
Sep 27, 2008
In the Garden of Iden (The Company, #1)
Started out great, but fell flat in the middle. I was really hoping for more exploration into the time travel element and the "scavenger-hunting" that...more
May 03, 2009
Sep 27, 2008
The Shifting Realities of Philip K. Dick
I havent read this from cover-to-cover yet, but Ive read the majority of it. Usually I read it in between books when Im not quite ready to "go to anot...more
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Sep 26, 2008
The Dreaming Earth

Definitely a product of the time it was written in. I was constantly reminded that it was written in the 60s with the antiquated dialo...more
Jun 14, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
Speak Like a Native: Professional Secrets for Mastering Foreign Languages
This book was absolutely AWFUL. I hardly know where to begin. Take it from someone who dedicates their life to linguistics and reading every book she...more
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Aug 14, 2010
Duncan's Diary: Birth of a Serial Killer
**spoiler alert** So....all done. I got to page 9 the first time and then proceeded to finish the rest all in one sitting. I must say that I was reall...more
Sep 27, 2010
Aug 14, 2010
The Anubis Gates
Ummm...hmmmm....I definitely have to say that this novel was very memorable and Im glad for finally having read it, BUT -- and maybe this is just due...more
Sep 2012
Sep 27, 2008
Night Walk
Ambitious and entertaining, but I will admit, actually quite silly and unbelievable in a lot of parts. There are also things that just werent explain...more
Sep 29, 2008
Sep 27, 2008
The Gods Themselves
**spoiler alert** Part one: whine, whine, whine. Why does HE get to be the big bad scientist? Yes I loved the science, but it felt like it was on fast...more
Jul 28, 2013
Sep 26, 2008
The Secret Ascension; or, Philip K. Dick Is Dead, Alas
Excellent pastiche by Bishop. I believe he captured the meat of PKD literature very well. The main theme in Radio Free Albemuth is definitely evident...more
Jul 15, 2008
Sep 26, 2008
Farnham's Freehold
Terrible! I admit I didnt get even halfway through (page 119 in fact), but I just couldnt endure one more second of weak caricatures of characters, sh...more
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Sep 27, 2008
The Pyramids From Space
Silly. Definitely. But I will say: charming in its "bad Star Trek episode-ness". Definitely a product of its time (and perhaps even then it was consid...more
Nov 23, 2012
Jan 23, 2013
**spoiler alert** This book was SO great right up until the last couple pages. I kept thinking oh no, there are only a few pages can they p...more
Jul 22, 2013
Sep 26, 2008
Prisoners of Power
A hard book to get a hold of, but definitely worth the search. At first I wasnt really getting into it as I found it starting off kinda cheesy, but th...more
not set
Sep 27, 2008
The House on the Borderland
Man what potential this had! The formative story of the two vacationers was a decent startup and I absolutely loved the beginning of the manuscript, b...more
Feb 26, 2009
Jan 19, 2009
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