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Steve Jobs
4.11
I'm still not entirely sure what to think. I keep flipflopping between annoyed/disgusted and inspired.

I applaud Isaacson for putting a masterful bio t
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Oct 27, 2011
Oct 07, 2011
 
The Soulkeepers (The Soulkeepers, #1)
3.73
Ack, read another free book that ended up having way too strong religious overtones for my taste. I really don't know why booksellers can't make it mo ...more
Jan 03, 2012
Jan 04, 2012
 
Vanish
3.49
Got this book for Kindle for free. The blurb sounded interesting enough, and I love me some scifi/thriller/horror novels. Unfortunately, this is one o ...more
Jul 23, 2011
Jul 23, 2011
 
The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, #3)
4.41
Forgive me for my review as it was well after 2am when I finished this seventeen hundred page long trilogy...

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Dec 08, 2011
Dec 04, 2011
 
The Unincorporated Man
3.81
**spoiler alert** The first half of this book had such great promise. The idea of a future where everyone is incorporated and you buy/sell shares of e ...more
not set
Jan 11, 2010
 
Closure of the Helpdesk — A Geek Tragedy
3.47
Disclosure: the author reached out to me to offer a complimentary copy.

As a software developer, lover of Office Space, big fan of The IT Crowd, and bo
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Mar 02, 2013
Mar 02, 2013
 
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
3.46
Don't be misled by anything anyone tries to say about this book "mixing the magic" of the likes of Harry Potter and Narnia. Yeah, maybe alike in the f ...more
Apr 02, 2011
Mar 28, 2011
 
The State of the Art (Culture, #4)
3.84
A collection of short stories ranging from the humorous and light to mindbending and dark.

"The State of the Art" is the main feature of this collectio
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Sep 19, 2012
Sep 16, 2012
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
4.03
I didn't really enjoy reading this book.

On one hand, the life of Henrietta Lacks is truly an interesting one with consequences far deeper than I could
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Feb 23, 2010
Feb 16, 2010
 
The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel
3.92
At first glance, this novel stays incredibly faithful to Doyle's style and characters, almost to the point that some parts made me feel like I was imm ...more
Jan 24, 2012
Jan 06, 2012
 
Dreams Made Flesh (The Black Jewels, #5)
4.29
**spoiler alert** This book is pure win!

All the stories tie up the loose ends from the other books in the Black Jewels series, such as how Lucivar met
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Feb 04, 2010
Jan 17, 2010
 
The Ghost Child
3.71
Recommended to me by the author, and having seen a glimpse of how picky he can be with his reviews, I had high hopes for this short story and it did n ...more
Jan 20, 2012
Jan 20, 2012
 
Water for Elephants
4.05
Continuing my streak of reading overhyped novels that are disappointments for all the wrong reasons.

Water for Elephants. A book about love at first si
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Apr 04, 2011
Feb 26, 2011
 
City of Dragons (Rain Wild Chronicles #3)
3.98
This book doesn't even give the reader the benefit of a cliffhanger ending as it has no ending whatsoever. In fact, it even introduces new plot change ...more
Mar 21, 2012
Mar 08, 2012
 
Matter (Culture, #8)
3.96
A bit of a different feel from most of the rest of the Culture series. Very heavy on local politics and not much involving Culture. Nevertheless, ther ...more
Dec 31, 2012
Dec 27, 2012
 
The Casual Vacancy
3.24
Definitely do not read this if you expect any sort of remotely-Harry-Potter-related story, or if the idea of who the author is influences what you wan ...more
Oct 24, 2012
Jun 08, 2012
 
Kushiel's Dart (Phèdre's Trilogy, #1)
4.08
At risk of TMI, I will say this: Jacqueline Carey does an excellent job of making me go from Domme to a little bit anguissette in a single novel...(vi ...more
Nov 26, 2012
Mar 28, 2011
 
Feed
3.55
I went from "lol make fun of slang" to "I don't understand why this book seems to be doing nothing but annoying me with made-up slang" and then finall ...more
Oct 04, 2011
Sep 15, 2011
 
Freedom™ (Daemon, #2)
4.28
It's so refreshing to see books like Daemon and Freedom that are plausible technothrillers that get most of the tech details right, but it's the stuff ...more
Jan 16, 2010
Jan 11, 2010
 
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
3.69
I feel sorry for everyone reading this trainwreck as their first serious introduction to BDSM or erotic literature. I can't even bring myself to criti ...more
Mar 27, 2012
Mar 27, 2012
 
Saving Rachel (Donovan Creed, #3)
3.31
I couldn't put this book down because it was such a hysterical train wreck. I don't know if I should consider this a waste of 99 cents and my time, or ...more
Mar 28, 2011
Mar 28, 2011
 
The Diamond Age
4.18
Finally breaking my streak of books with strong female protagonists that go to shit. Nell rocks my world in this novel.

My only disappointment, without
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Dec 14, 2011
May 05, 2011
 
The Pillars of the Earth  (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)
4.26
This novel was such a trainwreck! I especially love how things keep going wrong just because they needed to go wrong for the story to continue and for ...more
Jan 17, 2012
Nov 02, 2011
 
A Lovely Love Story
4.42
we used this for one of our wedding readings. so awesome :)
Mar 22, 2014
Jun 08, 2014
 
Reamde
3.93
I don't know how to review this, except to say: it's not like more recent stephenson, I found it hard to stop reading, and I'm going to have a hard ti ...more
Sep 24, 2011
Sep 07, 2011
 
The Truth Machine
3.97
**spoiler alert** I felt this book was oddly prescient for one written in 1995 and talking about the future.

Unfortunately, I thought the ending was ra
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Jul 26, 2011
Jan 11, 2010
 
The Fuller Memorandum (Laundry Files, #3)
4.16
dangling pointers, demons, and a lethal violin-wielding redhead. 'nuff said.
Sep 20, 2011
Sep 15, 2011
 
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)
3.95
My rating is not fair. It's mostly because I had watched the first season of True Blood first, which is practically identical to this book down to the ...more
Jan 17, 2010
Dec 02, 2009
 
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned (Y: The Last Man, #1)
4.14
Rereading this after a few years and it's just as good as I remembered it being originally.
May 20, 2013
May 06, 2013
 
Abaddon's Gate (Expanse, #3)
4.14
Yep, can't wait for the next books in the series (io9 suggested there were 3 more). Strong female characters, delightful space opera, wonderful way to ...more
Jun 24, 2013
Nov 14, 2012
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