Seven Deadly Wonders (Jack West Jr, #1)
4.06
What do you suppose would happen if an adventure novel got viciously mugged by a big fish tale? Probably something a lot like this. Now listen, if you ...more
Nov 2008
Jan 01, 2009
 
Night Calls (Night Calls #1)
4.32
Lyrical, evocative, compulsively readable. One of the absolute best fantasies to ever have been horribly mismarketed in nearly every respect. Our hero ...more
not set
Jan 06, 2009
 
Why Men Fake It: The Totally Unexpected Truth About Men and Sex
3.73
This book takes the highly controversial opinion that men are people too. I tend to agree.
Evidence:
Men care about their partners' emotional well being
...more
not set
Apr 22, 2014
 
What's The Worst That Could Happen? (Dortmunder, #9)
4.09
Ok, this is another re-read for me, but if you want to bring the new year in right, the best way to guarantee your state of mind is the read stuff you ...more
Jan 05, 2009
Dec 31, 2008
 
The Death of the Necromancer (Ile-Rien, #2)
4.08
What a strange little hybrid this was! An outstanding book that feels like a murder mystery, a period piece, and a high fantasy all at once. Intricate ...more
Jan 2002
Jan 06, 2009
 
Before the Flood: The Biblical Flood as a Real Event and How It Changed the Course of Civilization
3.85
First off, Ian Wilson has a delightfully nuanced brain. You know it's a good time when you want to hold the book up afterwards and say 'I think he's o ...more
Aug 2008
Jan 01, 2009
 
Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5)
4.33
**spoiler alert** First off, V was my absolute favorite brother, which leads me off on a sort of strange tangent, because I've noticed that when an au ...more
not set
Jan 17, 2009
 
Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy, #1)
3.88
Georgia (call me George) Mason and her brother are bloggers who bring the world news from the zombie-occupied fringe. They’re on the cusp between medi ...more
Dec 08, 2011
Dec 08, 2011
 
Dark Currents (Agent of Hel, #1)
3.79
Aaand she's back!
I loved Jacqueline Carey's 'Kushiel's Dart' series with the passion of a thousand suns. I reread that series about once a year and th
...more
Apr 2014
Apr 01, 2014
 
Buying Time (Aspen Moore, #1)
3.48
Kelly Cochran's 'Buying Time' is a classic one-damned-thing-after-another mystery. Our heroine, Aspen, is a personal concierge who handles everything ...more
Jun 12, 2012
Jun 12, 2012
 
Piggy Wiglet And The Great Adventure
4.67
This was actually the book I made my mother read to me constantly as a child. 'It felt so good to be a pig that Piggy Wiglet danced a jig...' Somewher ...more
Jan 1975
Apr 14, 2009
 
Gossip from the Forest
3.65
For every forest there is a story. In this case we get two.
Ms. Maitland takes us on lovely rambles through various woods in Great Britain, deftly blen
...more
not set
Apr 22, 2014
 
Dungeon, Fire and Sword: The Knights Templar in the Crusades
4.00
Very dense, very informative historical gloss on the formation of the Templars, not to mention the political underpinings of the crusades for Christia ...more
Jan 16, 2009
Jan 05, 2009
 
Sit Down and Shut Up: Punk Rock Commentaries on Buddha, God, Truth, Sex, Death, and Dogen's Treasury of the Right Dharma Eye
4.00
I will never forget the following: If a tree falls in the forest, and it falls on a mime, does the mime make a sound? This is what happens when a Punk ...more
not set
Sep 14, 2009
 
The Last Werewolf (The Last Werewolf, #1)
3.47
I'll be honest: I didn't actually like this book for very specific me-centric reasons. This should in no way influence your impulse to pick it up! It' ...more
Feb 29, 2012
Feb 17, 2012
 
Fledgling (Theo Waitley, #1; Liaden Universe, #12)
4.21
This was an interesting one since Lee and Miller wrote the first draft online in front of God and everybody and did a bang up job. I was sated (I get ...more
Jan 08, 2011
Jan 05, 2009
 
Inside the Animal Mind: A Groundbreaking Exploration of Animal Intelligence
3.81
This was a really cool read, a sort of behaviorism vs. ethology comparison on the whole concept of not so much animal intelligence but animal consciou ...more
May 30, 2009
May 06, 2009
 
The Proposition
3.86
Mick and Winnie are on my top ten best romance couples of all time. After all, how could I possibly resist a sexy ratcatcher and his virile moustache ...more
not set
Jan 16, 2009
 
Kindred Rites (Night Calls #2)
4.50
The continuing adventures of Allie. You know how you wish that really good book you were reading could go on for another 100 pages? This one really ne ...more
not set
Jan 06, 2009
 
Dogs and Water
3.75
Does anyone remember Eraserhead, and how EVERYONE was frothing about how deep and MEANINGFUL it all was? And how really it was just bunk and that no o ...more
May 18, 2009
May 06, 2009
 
Kushiel's Chosen (Phèdre's Trilogy, #2)
4.31
I suspect I carry a grudge. I love this book, but there were heavy losses and one of my favorite characters was otherwise occupied through big chunks ...more
Sep 2008
Jan 01, 2009
 
Ice Station (Shane Schofield, #1)
4.09
God, I loved this book. Plot? Implausible. Realism? Let's not push our luck. Fun? Darn tootin'. We got your stealth technology, mutant wildlife that l ...more
Dec 2006
Jan 01, 2009
 
The Perfect Heresy: The Revolutionary Life and Spectacular Death of the Medieval Cathars
3.90
Truth to be told, this is a re-read for me, but then I do that fairly regularly. Stephen O'shea is one of those rare breed that can merge pure history ...more
Jan 05, 2009
Dec 31, 2008
 
A Mere Formality
3.91
I really like these folks. It's a husband and wife writing team and they have a wonderful sense of ornery. Check out this short story and then buy the ...more
Oct 2008
Dec 26, 2008
 
Temple
4.01
This was actually my first experience with Reilly. A nice fastpaced read, more mutant wildlife (at the time I didn't realize it was a motif), and enou ...more
Jan 2004
Jan 01, 2009
 
Outlander (Outlander, #1)
4.16
**spoiler alert** This one took me a while. I think it was two years before I got past the first 100 pages. I wasn't sure I liked Claire. It was SLooo ...more
not set
Dec 26, 2008
 
Vampire$
3.77
Ok, there are sections in this book that are just flat icky. But you have to respect an author that can make you fall in love with a character in a pa ...more
not set
Jan 17, 2009
 
A Companion to Wolves (Iskryne World, #1)
3.71
Here's a wholly unique take on the wolfskin warriors of the Vikings. This book actually had a couple of strikes against it- I don't love Sarah Monette ...more
Aug 2008
Dec 26, 2008
 
The Last of the Mohicans (The Leatherstocking Tales #2)
3.68
Ah, for the days when plot bowed to word count every single time. The story was good but could have been told quite eloquently in maybe 180 pages. The ...more
not set
May 06, 2009
 
Bloodring (Rogue Mage, #1)
3.70
This was a really nifty concept in post-apocalyptic fiction. That's the thing that keeps me going, even if there are some draggy points,that it's such ...more
not set
Jun 08, 2009
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