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Reamde
3.93
The fact that this book came out 2 days before I take a 12 hour flight to china is proof that god loves me and wants me to be happy.
Mar 19, 2012
Sep 03, 2011
 
American Gods (American Gods, #1)
4.10
This book (in a very round about way) taught me what good literature is. My mother was telling me about this book, and commented that it is good liter...more
Oct 2007
Oct 02, 2007
 
The Prophet
4.19
This book is cool because it is an excellent display of how similar the world's religions truly are. When it comes down to it, they are really all the...more
Jul 2002
Jul 16, 2007
 
A Scanner Darkly
4.03
In this novel there are two types of people, those who are addicted to substance D, and those who haven't tried it yet. Substance D is the ultimate hi...more
Jun 2006
Aug 15, 2007
 
Empire (Empire, #1)
3.39
This is the story of a group of left wing militants who try to take of the US with high tech weaponry.

This book was not very good. Card is a good writ...more
Dec 2006
Aug 15, 2007
 
Miles from Nowhere
3.45
This book is the story of Joon, a teenage runaway in New York in the 1980s. The book jumps around in time a lot. But in general it details the main ch...more
Dec 18, 2008
Dec 10, 2008
 
Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture
4.26
The true story of John Carmack and John Romero and how they created Id software and became the most prolific computer game designers in the 1990s.

The...more
Aug 2004
Jul 23, 2007
 
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
4.08
I was somewhere on the first page when the drugs began to take hold (of the protagonists.) Apparently, they were on the edge of the desert, somewhere...more
Sep 1998
Jun 27, 2007
 
Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick
4.18
This book is a fairly comprehensive collection of PKD stories, included are:

Beyond Lies the Wub: The story of the "wub" a pig like alien native to mar...more
Sep 17, 2010
Aug 31, 2010
 
Mother Night
4.17
This is one of my favorite books. I picked this book up and read it through in one sitting. I couldn't put it down I was so engaged.

This book presents...more
Feb 2005
Jul 27, 2007
 
Shortcomings
3.64
This is the story about a japanese-american couple who break up. Both the man and the woman are not very nice.

Adrian Tomine's writing and art cannot r...more
Jan 2008
Jan 10, 2008
 
Real Ultimate Power: The Official Ninja Book
4.02
Q: Why is everyone so obsessed about this book?
A: This book is the ultimate paradox. On the one hand it doesn't give a crap, but on the other hand, it...more
Oct 2004
Jul 24, 2007
 
Dhalgren
3.83
I read this book because my home boy Buer from high school recommended it. And then my old roomie Jimbo gave me his copy of this book at his wedding....more
Mar 26, 2008
Sep 18, 2007
 
The Jagged Orbit
3.68
This is a prototype cyberpunk science fiction novel set in a future where racial relations have totally descended into open warfare. Due to rampant pa...more
Jun 2006
Aug 13, 2007
 
Ubik
4.09
Glen Runciter is dead, or maybe he isn't. In a future where every appliance is coin operated, the dead are kept cryogenically frozen in "Half Life", a...more
Dec 2006
Aug 15, 2007
 
Cloud Atlas
4.01
This book has 6 parts:

The Pacific Journal of Adam Ewing - Set in the mid 19th century, this is the story of a lawyer from San Francisco, trying to mak...more
Aug 2007
Aug 03, 2007
 
The Whole Shebang!
4.36
Scud: The Disposable Assassin was an independent comic book that came out when I was in high school. The series ran for 20 issues, had a 9 issues spin...more
Feb 21, 2009
Dec 05, 2008
 
Citizen of the Galaxy
3.94
The story of a slave boy who becomes free and grows up, making his way through the Galaxy.

This is a thoroughly enjoyable science fiction book.

There is...more
Jan 1995
Jul 11, 2007
 
The Big U
3.21
This is the story of a very serious student trying to navigate the bureaucracy of the ridiculous hyperbole of higher education that is American Mega-u...more
Jan 2006
Aug 13, 2007
 
Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return (Persepolis, #3-4)
4.20
Even better than the first one. Satrapi is a master at writing graphic novels and can use the form very effectively to communicate an amazing depth of...more
Jun 2007
Jun 25, 2007
 
Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle, #1)
3.89
This book is historical fiction at its best. It is jam packed with background on Europe in the 17th century: the wars, political machinations of the r...more
Aug 04, 2008
Jun 19, 2008
 
The Alphabet of Manliness
3.71
This book is what it says it is from A is for Ass Kiciking to Z is for Zombie, this book is the alphabet of manliness. All the violence and self aggra...more
Dec 2007
Dec 23, 2007
 
Stranger Than Fiction
3.55
I liked this book.

This is a collection of true stories of very bizarre things that have occurred or occur regularly. They are all as the old adage goe...more
Jul 2005
Aug 10, 2007
 
A War of Gifts (The Ender Quintet, #1.5)
3.64
This novella is set while Ender is at Battle School in Rat Army. It is a story about how two Dutch students observing Sinterklaas Day sets off a war b...more
Nov 16, 2008
Nov 14, 2008
 
The Pea and the Sun: A Mathematical Paradox
3.90
This book is about the Banach-Tarski Theorem. This was a Mathematical result from the twenties that said there is a way to take apart a solid ball in...more
Apr 14, 2008
Mar 30, 2008
 
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
4.12
This book is classic science fiction for good reason.

This is the story of the battle for the Planet Arrakis that is so dry it is known as Dune. Dune i...more
Nov 2004
Jul 24, 2007
 
The Confusion (The Baroque Cycle, #2)
4.21
This is the second volume in Stephenson's Baroque cycle.

At the end of the last book, Half Cocked Jack was a Galley Slave off the Barbary Coast, Eliza...more
Sep 08, 2008
Aug 15, 2008
 
Dropsie Avenue: The Neighborhood
4.18
I read this book because I had read the first book in the Contract with God trilogy.

This graphic novel is the story of "Dropsie Avenue" a fictional ne...more
Apr 28, 2009
Dec 05, 2008
 
Spook Country (Blue Ant, #2)
3.62
The story consists of the interwoven plot arcs of 3 different Characters: Hollis Henry a retired indie rocker turned journalist, Tito a mysterious boy...more
Aug 2007
Aug 08, 2007
 
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
3.79
This book is autobiographical by a former economist for the world bank. He describes how he undermined the economies and governments of third world co...more
Mar 2005
Aug 13, 2007
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