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The Twelve (The Passage, #2)
**spoiler alert** Y'know, the longer time goes by, the more I hate this book. So, now it is down to one star. Sometimes it takes a while to realize ho ...more
Nov 14, 2012
Nov 16, 2012
Real Marriage: The Truth about Sex, Friendship & Life Together
Warning: Because the book is TMI, this review might be TMI.

I...can't even GIVE this any star ratings, it was so bad. So let it be known that, NO, I di
Feb 25, 2012
Feb 28, 2012
The Never List
I was mildly curious when I saw reviews for this. It's supposed to be dark and disturbing. I think I even saw one review disgusted by it. So, of COURS ...more
Aug 24, 2013
Aug 24, 2013
The Passage (The Passage, #1)
Flyers, Justin, your book sucks!

Don't read this if you liked this book. Because I did NOT.

So, this was popular. And I wanted to know why everyone had
Jan 07, 2012
Jan 08, 2012
The Feminist Mistake: The Radical Impact of Feminism on Church and Culture
Ah, me. Named-dropped in 'Quiverfull,' this lady is at the forefront of female thinkers in the patriarchy movement. Ironically, some of these women wr ...more
Jan 2010
Jun 11, 2011
The Demonologist
I wish I could use decimal points here. Because I enjoyed this far better than 'The Never List' or 'Night Film.' But it still has issues.

I like horror
Sep 07, 2013
Sep 07, 2013
The Snow Garden
**spoiler alert** I thought about giving this two stars before I explained it to my roommate. Then we both realized: One star.

House of Wax. Major trau
Jun 2010
Jun 01, 2010
Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality
I'll keep it short. Having grown up in a conservative, religious household, I must enforce open-mindedness deliberately. And I genuinely tried to with ...more
Nov 14, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
The Terror
This is my first foray into Arctic exploration. I've harbored (no pun intended) a fascination for naval literature for years, since I read Avi's The T ...more
Apr 16, 2009
Apr 09, 2009
Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
I've found a few 2-star ratings that I would agree with. Much of the information Aslan provides about Jesus is old hat. I was interested in the bits o ...more
Feb 02, 2014
Feb 08, 2014
The Day is Dark
Now, I will fully admit, I'm not that into crime thrillers. Everybody and their butts are, apparently, whether it's literary or television. It's alrea ...more
Aug 2013
Aug 15, 2013
How to Be a Woman
I wanted to like this more. I have little experience with her writing, but I read about this book ages ago in Chicago and thought it sounded interesti ...more
May 26, 2014
May 28, 2014
Afterlife with Archie Book 1: Escape from Riverdale
So trippy to read Archie now, when I really haven't picked up a new one in nearly twenty years. I used to collect Archie comics every summer when my f ...more
Dec 13, 2014
Dec 12, 2014
Mild spoilers, very mild. I think I gave the first one three stars. To be honest, I liked it better, but this book doesn't deserve less than three sta ...more
Oct 13, 2014
Oct 12, 2014
The Handmaid's Tale
I'm a little stunned by the number of people who didn't like this--on a basic level, claiming it was difficult to read; on a more philosophical level, ...more
Sep 17, 2014
Sep 19, 2014
The Collector of Lost Things
I wish I could give this book 3.5 stars, but that rounds up to four, so.

Not a perfect novel, but highly enjoyable. My main problem was the romance. I
Jun 07, 2014
Jun 15, 2014
This book. My gf loved it, so I thought I'd give it a go, since she'd been on a roll lately. So I read it. This man can write.

The novel begins as our
Sep 19, 2014
Sep 19, 2014
The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom
I've read about the myth of Christian persecution in books by my current NT interest Bart D. Ehrman, so I was pumped when this came out. First person ...more
Mar 29, 2013
Apr 01, 2013
Erm. The jacket made this sound a bit more like a gothic horror romance than it was. Totally false advertising. Instead, I got a tedious period piece ...more
May 24, 2012
May 28, 2012
Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures
Did I hear about this on one of those rare occasions I listened to NPR? Maybe. Sometimes, I heard about intriguing books. But I digress before I begin ...more
Apr 17, 2013
Apr 17, 2013
Dreams and Shadows
I decided my three stars was lenient and made it two stars instead. I wish I could do a half star, but such is life. It was too sophomoric to give thr ...more
Apr 02, 2013
Apr 05, 2013
Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture
Well, I wanted to like this book. I've seen some people who might fit the basic idea of FCP. Never minding the unfortunate appellation of pig (because ...more
Apr 2013
Apr 01, 2013
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
There were times I wish I could give a half star more. But such is life. Regrettably, I went into this book with a bias. And you might think that I, a ...more
Mar 2013
Mar 15, 2013
Song of Kali
This won a World Fantasy award, what, two decades ago? It wasn't particularly scary in the horror sense of the word. It was descriptively, delightfull ...more
Apr 29, 2009
Apr 29, 2009
The Great Divorce

With my background, you'd think I'd have a greater appreciation for the man most modern Christia
Jul 30, 2013
Aug 01, 2013
Distrust That Particular Flavor
William Gibson's new book, which is basically a collection of articles from various magazines, anthology introductions, that kind of thing. Some are i ...more
Mar 24, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
Poppet (Jack Caffery, #6)
A SPOILER. One spoiler, but a major one.

This was a hard call. Remember, I don't really like crime fiction. So, out of all the crime fic I've read late
Sep 19, 2013
Sep 20, 2013
The Caretaker of Lorne Field: A Novel
I realize once again, I deviate from my fellow readers. I read a highly favourable review of this little book and thought it sounded utterly fascinati ...more
Apr 2011
Jun 11, 2011
Every You, Every Me
Here's something I don't experience very often. A very well-written, tragic tale that I'm somehow just not that into. Thus the three stars. It doesn't ...more
Mar 26, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
I see I am not the only one to give it a three-star rating. This is part of the reason I bumped 'Dreams and Shadows' to two stars. 'Watchmen' is super ...more
Apr 05, 2013
Apr 05, 2013
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