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The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery that Holds the Secret of America's Future
First off, know this about me: I am simultaneously a man of intense faith and rigorous scientific/analytical background. I believe in God. I am also a ...more
Jul 2012
Jul 01, 2012
De Saint-Simon
As I man of both deep spiritual faith and scientific acumen, I found myself shaken to the core by this book. I truly wonder what it will mean for my l ...more
not set
Sep 02, 2011
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
That's it. I'm done. I tried. I really tried. Divergent held my attention long enough to make me think there was hope for this series. Then this sucke ...more
Dec 09, 2013
Dec 04, 2013
The Dangerous Days of Daniel X (Daniel X, #1)
**spoiler alert** At first, the one distinct thought this book gave me was, "What the...?" The topic of this book - an adolescent alien hunter searchi ...more
Dec 27, 2008
Dec 30, 2008
The Terror
What a disappointment.

After truly enjoying the mysterious, enthralling tale provided by Drood, I thought that Simmons' prior work of historical ficti
Jul 02, 2011
Jul 01, 2011
Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base
Early on, I was going to give this book 4 stars. The opening chapters are exciting and while they may or may not be true, they inspire a sense of the ...more
Jul 13, 2011
Jul 12, 2011
Slammed (Slammed, #1)
Like many, I picked up this book because of the Goodreads-inspired notoriety that Colleen Hoover had been receiving. Somewhere around 7pm last night, ...more
Nov 18, 2012
Nov 14, 2012
This Book Does Not Exist

This book is what happens when you mix equal parts 500 Days of Summer and House of Leaves, but fail to capitalize on the emotional/relational turmoil
Oct 02, 2012
Sep 23, 2012
Scott Pilgrim Vs. the Universe (Scott Pilgrim, #5)
It's difficult to explain why the Scott Pilgrim books are so good. They encompass so many interesting, unique qualities that blend together into a tap ...more
Jun 12, 2010
Jun 12, 2010
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
**spoiler alert** I picked up this book after reading the fairly high acclaim it received on this site. Unfortunately, I abandoned it about 5 chapters ...more
Oct 26, 2009
Oct 20, 2009
Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)
I picked up this book because I saw the slew of four-star and five-star reviews. If so many of my fellow readers thought so highly of this book, how c ...more
Jan 17, 2014
Dec 31, 2013
The Andromeda Strain
This book definitely delivers on the promise of "a hair-raising experience." Crichton is a master of creating suspense and holding secrets until a goo ...more
Dec 30, 2008
Dec 29, 2008
No More Dragons: Get Free from Broken Dreams, Lost Hope, Bad Religion, and Other Monsters
If I'm honest, Flatirons was the first place where I began to sense God tapping on my shoulder. He did that in large part through Jim; as such, this b ...more
Apr 28, 2014
Apr 07, 2014
Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)
For the majority of this book, I hovered around a 3 or 3.5 star rating. It was an entertaining thriller, full of twists, transformations, and "didn't- ...more
May 18, 2013
Apr 07, 2013
The River of No Return
With all due respect to Miss Ridgway (who, I'm sure, has talent and should continue to produce thought-provoking fiction), this just didn't click with ...more
Jan 16, 2014
Dec 03, 2013
I truly enjoyed this gripping, chilling read. A smart blend of interesting historical fact and a well constructed mystery make Drood - not novels like ...more
Oct 16, 2010
Mar 05, 2009
The Magician's Land (The Magicians, #3)
**spoiler alert** A perfectly fine end to a one-of-a-kind series...but...

I don't know. Maybe I'm overthinking this – read it yourself and let me know
Sep 26, 2014
Jan 18, 2014
The Magician King (The Magicians, #2)
Son of a...

Let's start with The Magicians. At the time, I thought it was "okay" - being a fan of series like Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia, e
Jul 14, 2012
Oct 29, 2011
American Savior: A Novel of Divine Politics
I waited for months to obtain this book from my library. When I finally received it, it didn't disappoint.

The story revolves around Jesus Christ's sec
Dec 26, 2008
Dec 30, 2008
How Football Explains America
Just to say it: I really wanted to enjoy this book. I'm a bona fide football nut and I have a huge appreciation for Sal Paolantonio's editorial work o ...more
Oct 25, 2009
Oct 11, 2009
The Mothman Prophecies
I can't exactly describe why I'm giving this book 2 stars instead of 1. Perhaps it's a stilted sense of respect to a "classic." Who knows. The point i ...more
Jul 21, 2009
Jul 04, 2009
Ahead of the Curve: Two Years at Harvard Business School
This book was, unfortunately, rather disappointing. As a graduate of the University of Denver's MBA program, I was excited to read this book because I ...more
not set
May 28, 2010
Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart
Freakonomics 2.0, this is not. Unfortunately, Ian Ayres only occasionally manages to capture the spark and charisma that Steven Levitt so easily wield ...more
Aug 08, 2009
Jul 21, 2009
The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
I was so excited to pick up the latest Brian Greene book; after devouring "The Elegant Universe" and "Fabric of the Cosmos," I was certain that I woul ...more
Mar 20, 2011
Mar 20, 2011
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
This book is labeled as one of science fiction's greatest masterpieces - it is a label well deserved. Frank Herbert's tale of revenge, politics, cultu ...more
Dec 23, 2008
Dec 30, 2008
Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Center
Abandoning this one. 7 chapters in, and in each, Monk's ability to ramble on and on about Oppenheimer's friend's sister's grandfather's role in fighti ...more
Jul 05, 2014
Jul 04, 2014
A Story of God and All of Us: A Novel Based on the Epic TV Miniseries "The Bible"
This is a story that has stood the test of time. For many, it is the basis of an all encompassing way of life. As one of those who is humbled by the w ...more
Apr 07, 2013
Feb 26, 2013
The Three-Body Problem (Three-Body, #1)
For the majority of this book, I had three dominant thoughts:

1. "It's nice to see a science fiction writer who doesn't shy away from hard science."

May 13, 2015
Feb 18, 2015
Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul
At its heart, this is a tremendous story about a company's fall from grace and return to the top of its industry. Although he is by no means a perfect ...more
Jul 10, 2011
May 21, 2011
I didn't want to read this at first; some part of me believed that I'd be betraying my love of Scott Pilgrim by reading anything else of Bryan Lee O'M ...more
Sep 29, 2014
May 04, 2014
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