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This one has pretty much nonstop action and takes place over the course of five or six hours. The book is just begging Hollywood to come and screw up ...more
Apr 06, 2009
Apr 01, 2009
Ravi Mangla is one of my favorite writers, period, so it makes sense that I would love UNDERSTUDIES. It's a short novel, comprised of 200 very short c ...more
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Jan 05, 2014
The Girl on the Fridge
These stories are flawless fucked up gems. I can't describe them any other way. Not EVERY story is solid, but with almost fifty stories, what can you ...more
Nov 26, 2008
Nov 22, 2008
Rabbit, Run
There are some good points in this book, but they are so far and few between. I can understand why this book was a big deal back when it was published ...more
Feb 18, 2009
Jan 28, 2009
Gone Girl
Yes, yes, the ending isn't a crowd-pleaser, but that's really what makes this book unique, though yes, it is rather aggravating that the villan doesn' ...more
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Dec 04, 2012
Odd Hours (Odd Thomas, #4)
I’m being generous by giving this three stars. Mostly because, as with all the Odd Thomas books, I “read” it via audio book and David Aaron Baker, the ...more
Dec 16, 2008
Dec 10, 2008
The Crime Writer
Overall this is a really good mystery about a crime writer who doesn’t remember if he killed his ex-fiancée. He’s acquitted by reason of temporary ins ...more
Apr 11, 2009
Mar 24, 2009
The Dark Tide (Ty Hauck, #1)
I knew going into this it wasn't going to be a very good book, but wow. I picked up the audio book at the library to listen to in the car, and the nar ...more
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Mar 21, 2012
The Remaining (The Remaining, #1)
I really wanted to like this book. I thought the product description was fantastic. I even thought the setup was great. But then ... it just turned in ...more
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Mar 25, 2013
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
I know many readers seem to have an issue with the third and final book in this trilogy, as it's not the same as the first two books. That right there ...more
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Jul 10, 2012
The Detachment (John Rain, #7)
I have to admit, while I read all of the previous John Rain novels, I didn't care for them much. I liked them, but didn't love them. Oftentimes they j ...more
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Dec 04, 2012
The Girl on the Glider
I know something's great when it inspires me to stop procrastinating and write. THE GIRL ON THE GLIDER did that for me. It's a different Brian Keene s ...more
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Jan 10, 2013
Sh*t My Dad Says
Of course I've heard of the world-famous Twitter feed, the book, and the failed TV show, but I must admit I had no interest in any of it. But, well, o ...more
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Jun 27, 2012
8 Pounds: Eight Tales of Crime, Horror, & Suspense
I first became aware of Chris Holm through Best American Mystery Stories 2011, which reprinted his story "The Hitter." I was so impressed with that st ...more
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Jan 24, 2012
Christine Falls (Quirke, #1)
Timothy Dalton helped bump this book up from a 2.5 to a 3. One thing that annoyed me about this mystery is that, to the reader, there isn't much of a ...more
Jun 06, 2009
May 31, 2009
The Superlative Man
This is one of those times I wish I could give half stars, because I would readily give this book three and a half stars. I liked it a lot, just not e ...more
Jan 24, 2011
Jan 19, 2011
The Weather Stations
From the very first sentence I knew this was going to be a keeper, and Ryan Call did not disappoint. The prose is lyrical and haunting and and vivid a ...more
Jan 10, 2012
Jan 10, 2012
The Spot
David Means is one of my favorite short story writers. He can take any story and make it different and unique. In THE SECRET GOLDFISH he displayed a w ...more
Jul 10, 2010
Jul 12, 2010
61 Hours (Jack Reacher, #14)
This is a typical Jack Reacher novel except that, from the beginning, it counts down from 61 hours to something. What that something is, you don't fin ...more
Aug 15, 2011
Aug 01, 2011
Hunter (Dylan Hunter #1)
I thought this had a strong start, and was expecting a completely different book based on the first few chapters. Then the story veered into a differe ...more
Mar 21, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
The Book of Lies
If I could give this three and a half stars, I would. In terms of Da Vinci Code style mystery/thrillers, this has a great premise -- linking the world ...more
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Jan 20, 2009
20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker
As is the case with pretty much any collection, I found some of the stories here to be very strong, others not so strong. The ones I really enjoyed we ...more
Jan 19, 2011
Jan 09, 2011
Little Brother (Little Brother, #1)
This is one of those instances when I wished Goodreads allowed half stars, because I'd gladly give this book three and a half stars. It's the very fir ...more
May 27, 2010
May 17, 2010
Cold Service (Spenser, #32)
I can normally stomach Spenser and company, but this was pretty bad. It started out good -- Hawk planning to hunt down and kill the men who shot him - ...more
Mar 19, 2010
Mar 24, 2010
A Mercy
Note to self: when choosing audio books in the future, do not pick those which require a lot of thought.

I like listening to audio books in the car. I
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Dec 27, 2008
Nothing to Lose (Jack Reacher, #12)
The narrator did a good job with this audio book, and the story was decent, some good action, but there was a point when Child used the storyline to s ...more
Jun 29, 2009
Jun 12, 2009
Fight Club
Haven't seen the movie a dozen times, there wasn't really anything new to discover in the book, and at the beginning I just wanted it to be over. But ...more
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Jun 04, 2013
Olive Kitteridge
I was very pleasantly surprised by this collection. Yes, it won the Pulitzer, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything (see Tinkers). My only quibbl ...more
Aug 23, 2010
Aug 19, 2010
Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America
I really enjoyed this for what it was, at least the beginning of the book, as a child of the 80s I grew up on Super Mario. But after 2000 I stopped pl ...more
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Jan 10, 2013
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned (Y: The Last Man, #1)
I zipped right through this in one sitting. A lot of characters are introduced in a short amount of time. Wish more time could have been spent with so ...more
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Feb 07, 2009
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