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Eater
3.48
really liked it
I re read this recently and it was great- again. A relly excellent science exploratory adventure- not though for kids.
Nov 02, 2009
Nov 03, 2009
 
The Kraken Project (Wyman Ford, #4)
3.65
liked it
**spoiler alert** I'm not sure what to rate this book. I initially read a couple chapters and got completely turned off by it. It seemed incredibly un ...more
not set
Aug 04, 2014
 
The Clones of Mawcett (A Galaxy Unknown #3)
3.96
liked it
**spoiler alert** 3 1/2 stars I rate this.. he seems to be getting better. But reading another "Honor Harrington" series is not helped by adding his o ...more
Nov 13, 2013
Nov 10, 2013
 
The Second Death Of Goodluck Tinubu (Detective Kubu, #2)
3.91
really liked it
Very good detective novel. Botswana is an interesting and fun place for such a novel and such a reader as I, who has not traveled there before. this o ...more
Mar 05, 2015
Mar 05, 2015
 
The Firebird (Slains, #2)
4.08
really liked it
It is interesting that all the reviews seem to be from females. Well I am a grandpa and my girls and granddaughter read these so I did too. I really l ...more
Oct 16, 2013
Oct 21, 2013
 
The Quantum Thief (Jean le Flambeur, #1)
3.83
liked it
What a ride. Some local terminology must have been from earlier books perhaps, but this was certainly stretching the limits on how we can possibly con ...more
Feb 15, 2013
Feb 14, 2013
 
Day Of The Dragonstar(Dragonstar,#1)
3.47
liked it
Well, I liked it. Did not know it was written so long ago. The publisher did an awful job of proof reading - spell check is not proofing! This was the ...more
Oct 30, 2013
Oct 30, 2013
 
A Little Rebellion (Crimson Worlds #3)
3.98
liked it
3.5 *. Mr Allan needs a real proof reader to have a more professional product in my opinion. But I like his stuff. Good adventures. I do admit that th ...more
Dec 24, 2013
Dec 24, 2013
 
A Train to Potevka
3.37
it was ok
The most non-spy spy-thriller I've read. The first half was interesting about how Russian people were affected by the Communist regime. The second hal ...more
Feb 14, 2015
Feb 14, 2015
 
Under a Graveyard Sky (Black Tide Rising, #1)
4.16
really liked it
A better zombie book & start of a new series. As usual a blend of tough female fighters and common people becoming heroes. A much better way of in ...more
Oct 21, 2013
Oct 20, 2013
 
Morituri
3.33
liked it
Short, intense, brutal; full of colorful allegories. A lesson, set in Algiers, about the fall of the Mideast and one policeman's personal struggle to ...more
Dec 20, 2015
Dec 20, 2015
 
Two Graves (Pendergast, #12)
4.02
really liked it
I have read all their books with relish and this was a progression of a long plot line. There is a new personal antagonist introduced and I feel sorry ...more
Jan 28, 2013
Jan 26, 2013
 
Sweet Thunder
3.63
really liked it
This is the best of his novels so far for me. What a delight. He is quite a wordsmith, or word slinger as he would say. A pure pleasure to read. Morri ...more
Sep 24, 2013
Sep 19, 2013
 
Event (Event Group Thriller #1)
3.86
liked it
**spoiler alert** Just read this. Beginners mistakes. Indiana jones type nemesis. Bad physics because of lack of prep so lack of believability. An ani ...more
Mar 24, 2013
Mar 24, 2013
 
The Nightingale
4.54
it was amazing
Possibly the best book I have ever read. Both tragically sad and uplifting. Insight into human fear, courage and all the best of human civilization al ...more
Dec 06, 2015
Dec 06, 2015
 
Those Who Wish Me Dead
3.88
it was amazing
Great read! Kept me up all night. I love survival and courage-under-fire stories anyway. I've spent most of my career in the mountains and and since I ...more
Jun 28, 2014
Jun 28, 2014
 
Hypothermia (Inspector Erlendur #8)
3.88
really liked it
Very good. I very much like learning about Iceland and the culture, or some of the culture there. Slow in spots but rewarding. Erlendur the detective ...more
Jan 27, 2015
Jan 27, 2015
 
The Necromancer's House
3.70
liked it
Well it is perhaps the oddest book I have read. Hard. To follow the abrupt changes at first. Oddly compelling too. Inventive but some of the magic com ...more
Feb 02, 2014
Feb 02, 2014
 
Dark Lightning (Thunder and Lightning, #4)
3.83
really liked it
**spoiler alert** A fun read. I'll have to go back and get earlier books now. And I like his up to date explanations on cosmology. Although I don't kn ...more
Jan 12, 2015
Jan 12, 2015
 
The Crossing (Harry Bosch, #20; Mickey Haller, #7; Harry Bosch Universe, #25)
4.21
really liked it
As usual, another great mystery with great characters. I like the backstory, it is always evolving and changing as the series goes on; and he doesn't ...more
Nov 20, 2016
Nov 20, 2016
 
Hellhole Awakening (Hellhole, #2)
3.77
it was ok
This is a tough book and series to judge. Inconsistencies and poor science make it an odd throwback to the 50s space operas. . A decent plot but unbel ...more
Dec 08, 2013
Dec 08, 2013
 
Impulse (Lightship Chronicles #1)
3.24
it was ok
Mr Brara has not had military service, nor science training. He would be advised to have better advice and proof reading. Additional he should consult ...more
May 26, 2015
May 26, 2015
 
Stone Cold (Camel Club, #3)
4.11
really liked it
I started late on Baldacci and this was my first book. I enjoyed it very much , very believable and easy to read, and to get caught up in the plot. I ...more
Mar 20, 2009
Mar 28, 2009
 
Caliban's War (The Expanse, #2)
4.27
it was amazing
Really good space opera. Inventive with great insight into human nature. I don't usually give 5 stars but I wanted the average to be above 4.
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not set
May 01, 2014
 
The Martian
4.39
it was amazing
Fantastic book. Kept me up late, couldn't put it down. He did a great job condensing time and keeping "action" going. Humor was outstanding- just righ ...more
Apr 17, 2015
Apr 07, 2015
 
The Sackett Brand / The Lonely Men
4.34
it was amazing
Another re read after 25+ yrs. His unique brand of right and wrong, justice, morality, family values, i.e. what made America great still inspires. We ...more
Aug 26, 2015
Aug 26, 2015
 
Act of Treason (Mitch Rapp, #9)
4.28
really liked it
Very good action and politics- from a hard line point of view. Hard to put down, in fact I read it all in one day. But the premise is a little hard to ...more
Dec 16, 2009
Dec 17, 2009
 
The Hydrogen Sonata (Culture #10)
4.14
liked it
Quite liked it but a little hard to follow at tiimes. Very far future looking. sadly it portrays that Humans remain human even when "ascending" to ano ...more
Feb 26, 2013
Feb 26, 2013
 
The Texan (Bitter Creek, #2)
4.16
did not like it
It's a romance novel with a Louis l'Amour type plot. DNF. Not for me today. For a really good western novel written by a woman, I suggest The Cowboy a ...more
Feb 07, 2017
Feb 06, 2017
 
Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, #1)
3.85
liked it
Good, but complex and brutal.. as advertised. Good characters and surprising outcomes. My first Erikson book and it took awhile to figure out who were ...more
Apr 02, 2010
Apr 02, 2010
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