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The Red Knight (The Traitor Son Cycle, #1)
4.12
it was ok
First things first- I read about 2/3 of the book and enjoyed the story and setting fine. What did me in and the reasons I ultimately stopped were-

1. P
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not set
Sep 03, 2013
 
The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (Burton & Swinburne, #1)
3.69
it was ok
I'm gonna give this one 2 stars, even though I abandoned it 3/4 the way through. Why 2 stars on an abandoned book? Because I really enjoyed the first ...more
not set
Apr 02, 2011
 
Redwall (Redwall, #1)
4.10
it was ok
I dip my toe very infrequently into what is now called the "young adult" genre. I did in this case because I really, really wanted this premise to wor ...more
not set
Jun 11, 2009
 
Koko
3.55
did not like it
All these years later, I can STILL feel the disapointment brought on by this book. Shadowland and Ghost Story are two of my favorites and when this ca ...more
not set
Jun 11, 2009
 
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
3.80
did not like it
Did not finish. This book won all sorts of blurbs and accolades when it came out and the premise intrigued the hell out of me. I remember thinking, "W ...more
Jan 2007
Jun 11, 2009
 
The Alienist (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, #1)
4.05
did not like it
I really don't have anything awful to say about this book. I tried reading it on two different occasions about 3 years apart and each time had the sam ...more
Jan 2007
Jun 11, 2009
 
A Canticle for Leibowitz
3.97
it was ok
At first I thought I was not enjoying A Canticle for Leibowitz because it felt dated and made me wish that I had read it back in the early 80's when t ...more
Jul 11, 2012
Jul 08, 2012
 
Xenocide (Ender's Saga, #3)
3.77
did not like it
Ender's Game is one of my most beloved books of all time. I think that's why ths one hurts so much. Maybe it's just me, but by the time Ender's story ...more
Jan 1993
Jun 11, 2009
 
The Gormenghast Novels (Gormenghast, #1-3)
3.98
did not like it
Once again the blurb-accolade monster got me. All I will say is that anyone who compares Peake to Tolkien is out of their mind...

Got about 100 pages i
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Jan 2004
Jun 11, 2009
 
The Illuminatus! Trilogy
4.00
it was ok
If I'd picked this up 30 years ago, I would've probably stuck with it and thought it was pretty neat...

Now...not so much. It did have some entertainin
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Nov 11, 2012
Oct 28, 2012
 
The Crimson Petal and the White
3.87
did not like it
Bought into the hype-machine that pushed this, ahem...'masterpiece' out into the world. I think this is the last time my hard-earned cash has fed the ...more
not set
Jun 11, 2009
 
Wormwood: A Collection of Short Stories
3.88
did not like it
For the longest time I could not put my finger on why I had the negative reaction I did to this book. I finally could only put it down to there is jus ...more
not set
Jun 11, 2009
 
The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1)
4.18
did not like it
This has got to be the most cliche-riddled fantasy book ever to sell a zillion copies...and I really wanted to like it. But it...was...so...predictabl ...more
not set
Jun 11, 2009
 
Directive 51
3.35
did not like it
A cast of hundreds that are hard to tell apart did this one in for me. I read past page 200, which is rare for me in a book I didn't finish, but the ' ...more
Nov 30, 2012
Nov 26, 2012
 
Infinite Jest
4.32
did not like it
So....what can I say? I tried and it's not for me. I have read some of Wallace's non-fiction- liked most of it and thought 2 or 3 pieces were excellen ...more
Apr 09, 2011
Apr 02, 2011
 
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All
3.83
did not like it
This book should have been right up my historical alley. But it was not. Great premise, but did not hold my interest. Abandoned.
not set
Jun 11, 2009
 
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
4.08
did not like it
Did not finish. As I remember, it just could not hold my interest...ah well..at least the movie had a smoking Lena Olin...
Jan 1988
Jun 11, 2009
 
Legend (The Drenai Saga, #1)
4.25
did not like it
I have almost no memory of this book, other than it did not hold my interest and I did not finish it.
not set
Jun 11, 2009
 
The Dragonbone Chair (Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, #1)
3.94
did not like it
I honestly cannot now remember why I did not finish this book. That's probably a clue...
not set
Jun 11, 2009
 
Extinction Horizon (The Extinction Cycle, #1)
3.95
it was ok
Nothing here that hasn't been done before or better. Abandoned at around 50%.
Dec 29, 2015
Dec 28, 2015
 
The Founding
4.41
it was ok
I seem to have the worst luck in the world when it comes to Warhammer 40K books. I read and loved the first three Horus Heresy books, but have had abs ...more
Sep 30, 2010
Sep 03, 2010
 
The Black Prism (Lightbringer, #1)
4.23
it was ok
As much as I tried, I could not get into this book. I put it down and let it sit for a few days; picked it back up and....still could not get into it. ...more
Sep 30, 2010
Aug 21, 2010
 
The Darkness That Comes Before (The Prince of Nothing, #1)
3.77
did not like it
Could not finish. In fact, I don't think I got more than 70 or 80 pages in. Very dense tale that does an abysmal job of grounding the reader in the ve ...more
not set
Jun 10, 2009
 
The Charnel Prince (Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, #2)
3.80
None
not set
Apr 16, 2013
 
Shadowmarch (Shadowmarch, #1)
3.71
did not like it
None
Mar 25, 2011
Dec 03, 2010
 
Off to Be the Wizard
3.98
did not like it
None
not set
Feb 22, 2014
 
Sex and Crime: Oliver's Strange Journey
3.18
it was ok
None
Jun 13, 2014
Jun 12, 2014
 
Son of the Black Sword (Saga of the Forgotten Warrior, #1)
4.21
None
not set
Nov 27, 2015
 
Event (Event Group Thriller #1)
3.86
did not like it
None
Jun 22, 2009
Jun 11, 2009
 
The Library at Mount Char
4.07
None
Jan 10, 2016
Jan 02, 2016
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