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Sandman Slim (Sandman Slim, #1)
3.93
Just finished the book and had a thoroughly good time. Imagine if your favorite cyberpunk author wrote a hardboiled noir fantasy with plenty of dark m...more
Aug 08, 2009
Aug 09, 2009
 
Little Brother (Little Brother, #1)
3.95
This book should be required reading. It says some very important things in a very approachable way, but I will warn anyone who picks it up thinking i...more
Nov 13, 2009
Nov 13, 2009
 
Saturn's Children
3.51
This book is a thoughtful and original exploration of what it means to be deliberately created as a slave. It's a serious subject, but there are also...more
Mar 22, 2009
Feb 28, 2009
 
Pygmy
2.95
Pygmy is just the sort of body fluid spurting, horrifically funny, gut deep truth Chuck Palahniuk does so well. The story tears great, bleeding gashes...more
Sep 21, 2009
Sep 17, 2009
 
The Bizarro Starter Kit (Orange)
3.86
This introduction to Bizarro fiction is intentionally eclectic, so it's hard to say one thing about all of the stories. Some grabbed me more than othe...more
Dec 16, 2008
Dec 03, 2008
 
Snowmen
3.71
The author wrote this novel in 72 hours for the annual Three Day Novel Contest. Only two things about this novel that might betray that origin: the br...more
Aug 25, 2010
Aug 25, 2010
 
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
3.82
Told from the point of view of an autistic child, this is a powerful, moving and complex book. I read all but the first few pages on a flight home for...more
Dec 28, 2008
Dec 15, 2008
 
The Remains of the Day
4.09
This is a book where the author is unwaveringly true to the character's voice, never intruding or even winking at the reader. This story is told in th...more
Feb 07, 2010
Feb 07, 2010
 
Vacuum Flowers
3.82
This is one of those books I've meant to read for literally decades. It's thoroughly enjoyable, relatively hard science fiction which really holds up...more
Jan 16, 2010
Jan 16, 2010
 
Playing for Keeps
3.91
Mur Lafferty tells the story of Keepsie, who's superpower is to hang onto anything that belongs to her. That's not enough to make her a superhero in S...more
Mar 24, 2009
Mar 24, 2009
 
Something from the Nightside (Nightside, #1)
3.76
Simon R. Green always delivers a smooth plot, fast pacing and clever humor. There's some rough exposition at times but overall it's good fantasy noir...more
Jul 19, 2009
Jul 19, 2009
 
The Religion War
3.76
This is the sequel to "God's Debris" by Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert. With these two books he claims to be Up To Something(tm). He's deliberate...more
Jan 31, 2009
Feb 01, 2009
 
God's Debris: A Thought Experiment
3.96
With this book and it's sequel "The Religion War" Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert is Up To Something(tm). He's deliberately coy about what, but he...more
Jan 31, 2009
Feb 01, 2009
 
Freedom™ (Daemon, #2)
4.28
A whole new level and final boss fight for the story begun in Daemon. I'm continually impressed by how Danial Suarez manages to take on hard questions...more
Jun 2012
Jun 08, 2012
 
John Dies at the End (John Dies at the End, #1)
3.93
I originally read this as an online serial, then bought the book. I've re-read it twice since.

A truly fun, truly disturbing book. This is some of the...more
Jan 2008
Jan 21, 2012
 
The Graveyard Book
4.09
Currently my favorite book by Neil Gaiman. Starting out with a tragedy the story could have been very grim, but the author tells this story with warmt...more
Dec 07, 2008
Dec 03, 2008
 
Sausagey Santa
3.89
At 112 pages this book is a very quick read, but it's just the right length for raving, dark humor. If you enjoyed Evil Dead II and Green Jellÿ's Cere...more
Dec 04, 2008
Dec 03, 2008
 
The Cat Who Could Read Backwards (Cat Who..., #1)
3.80
I used to work in a bookstore, and I remember wondering about these books. It turns out my wife is a fan and loaned me the first in the series. She to...more
Nov 29, 2009
Dec 07, 2009
 
Daemon (Daemon, #1)
4.20
Mind-blowing thriller with all real technology (with the exception of a couple of slightly unbelievable references to plain GPS very early on and, of...more
May 25, 2012
Jun 08, 2012
 
The Secrets of Consulting: A Guide to Giving and Getting Advice Successfully
4.02
A book can only do so much, but this book is the closest thing I've ever seen to a howto guide to consulting. A person could do some good, and make a...more
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Mar 24, 2009
 
The Ant King: And Other Stories
3.77
These stories are at once playful and brilliantly insightful. Careful when you pick this book up. You won't put it down until it's finished.
not set
Dec 03, 2008
 
Tales of Old Earth
3.94
Michael Swanwick is one of the best short story writers around. He will entertain you, surprise you and leave you with plenty to think about.
Jan 15, 2009
Jan 16, 2009
 
A Short History of Nearly Everything
4.17
I thought it was a fun read, but I agree with Tracy that it's not very deep and the research is a little suspect in places.
not set
Mar 25, 2009
 
Mother Night
4.17
Spare, sharp, dark and true enough. Best read in one uninterrupted sitting with strong coffee and a Leonard Cohen album on an endless loop.
Nov 26, 2009
Nov 26, 2009
 
Einstein's Dreams
4.07
This is a brilliant series of vignettes. In each, Einstein dreams of an alternative model for time. A short, blissful read.
Jan 1994
Dec 15, 2008
 
Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software
4.10
If you're doing OO development you better know this one by heart. Fortunately, it's a great read as well.
not set
Dec 03, 2008
 
Neverwhere
4.16
This book of a magical other London, will haunt you, not like a ghost, but like the memory of an old friend.
not set
Dec 03, 2008
 
Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code
4.20
This is a must read for anyone doing OO programming especially in Java.
not set
Dec 03, 2008
 
Light Boxes
3.74
I read this book in one sitting the evening it arrived. I lost some sleep, but I didn't miss out on dreams. This book is full of dreams and dream logi...more
May 20, 2009
Jan 01, 2009
 
Bridge of Birds: A Novel of an Ancient China That Never Was (The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox, #1)
4.32
A fun read, full of delights and surprises.
not set
Dec 03, 2008
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