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Everything Matters!
4.00
I just finished it and I don't know exactly what I'm feeling, which is odd. It's terribly beautiful and cathartic in its denouement, but it also leave...more
Mar 15, 2013
Mar 08, 2013
 
The Book of Wonder
3.99
thus far I really enjoy it.
Dunsany had an extreme influence on H.P. Lovecraft, another of my favourite authors, and it's evident in just this small to...more
Jul 28, 2008
Aug 21, 2007
 
Ham on Rye
4.15
So bizarre. It lost some steam near the end, but the bizarre, frenetic, disgusting, raw energy of this book is just astounding. What a strange and lov...more
Oct 22, 2013
Aug 11, 2013
 
Ready Player One
4.30
Absolutely fantastic. In every way a love letter to the 80s and all the culture that decade had to offer. So much fun to read. So many echoes of Steph...more
Jan 27, 2014
Jan 24, 2014
 
The Confusion (The Baroque Cycle, #2)
4.21
This book was goddamn amazing. And, like Cryptonomicon, and Quicksilver before it, even after 800ish pages, I didn't want to put it down. I've read fe...more
Jan 17, 2012
Feb 03, 2010
 
Apocalypse Culture
4.03
I don't even know how to categorise this book. I don't hardly even know what to say. It truly earns its title, and it's mind-numbingly and shockingly...more
Jul 18, 2009
Jul 07, 2009
 
Post Office
4.03
So bizarre. A really quick read, and at times, I found myself cracking up. A hellish look at life in the post office and reasons why people go crazy t...more
Aug 09, 2013
Aug 07, 2013
 
House of Leaves
4.15
Delightfully insane and muddled. What a strange experience this was. You know you're in for a bizarre experience when you're twisting the book all man...more
Feb 06, 2014
Jan 28, 2014
 
Natural Ordermage (The Saga of Recluce, #14)
4.06
Enjoyed returning to the world of Recluce. I don't need to own the books anymore, but I'm looking forward to finishing the series at least. An interes...more
Oct 14, 2013
Oct 06, 2013
 
A Moveable Feast
4.03
Absolutely fantastic. Makes me want to read his novels, which I've not read yet.
Mar 15, 2014
Mar 11, 2014
 
Waiting Period
3.37
"Wonder upon wonder. The man is not only without fault, he is with virtue. His nobility brightens the night sky. Oh my son, my son, what joy you awake...more
Dec 20, 2013
Dec 05, 2012
 
My Education: A Book of Dreams
3.70
Wonderful and terrible all wrapped up in one. Burroughs' dreams are a nightmare world, many set in his so-called "Land of the Dead," a terrifying, spr...more
Oct 07, 2013
Sep 24, 2013
 
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
3.56
There are some terribly beautiful passages throughout. The awkwardness of growing up Irish Catholic and not quite fitting in, and the struggles of sou...more
Apr 06, 2014
Mar 17, 2014
 
A Memory of Light (Wheel of Time, #14)
4.50
After almost 15 years of reading these books, I had to finish the series. Not entirely satisfying, and at times way too prolix, but oh well. FINIS.
May 14, 2013
Apr 30, 2013
 
The King of Elfland's Daughter
3.85
Absolutely amazing, high fantasy.

You can see Neil Gaiman's inspirations for Stardust here (in fact, he provides the introduction and acknowledges its...more
Apr 30, 2009
Jan 29, 2009
 
Zodiac
3.66
Early Stephenson is not quite as refined as the later stuff, but it's a hell of a lot of fun like the rest. The eco-thriller! Loved it.
Jan 16, 2014
Dec 30, 2013
 
11/22/63
4.24
I stalled out for awhile, and initially wasn't that into it. Eventually it sucked me in and was a whole hell of a lot of fun.
Mar 19, 2014
Feb 28, 2014
 
Spook Country (Blue Ant, #2)
3.61
Started somewhat slow, but eventually I got into it. It takes awhile to get into but it's rewarding. I recognised the typical William Gibson "everyone...more
Dec 23, 2009
Dec 13, 2009
 
The Watchers Out of Time
3.72
So far, atavistic horror and ancestral curses abound. The house of Atreus would be proud.

I'm loving it. It's like Lovecraft but through a distorted mi...more
Apr 24, 2009
Feb 01, 2009
 
The Difference Engine
3.38
Very strong beginning and middle. I can totally see how Neal Stephenson took this idea and ran with it, expanded the hell out of it, in The Baroque Cy...more
Jul 20, 2013
May 23, 2012
 
Junky
3.84
Absolutely fantastic. A nightmarish journey into the junk underground, told starkly and realistically... No punches pulled. Burroughs is, as always, o...more
Dec 15, 2013
Jun 10, 2013
 
Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)
3.51
I enjoyed it. There was something vague that I didn't like that I couldn't put my finger on, but otherwise I very much enjoyed it. Always liked steamp...more
Nov 30, 2013
May 17, 2012
 
Books of Blood: Volumes 4-6
4.23
Brilliant, just like the first book.
More terror, more splatters, more biting social commentary.

Some of his stuff even recalls Lovecraft for me. And th...more
Jul 07, 2009
Apr 22, 2009
 
The Doors of Perception/Heaven and Hell
3.95
Really enjoyed "The Doors of Perception." The second essay, "Heaven and Hell," didn't really do it for me. Armchair art history and ramblings about ot...more
Apr 23, 2013
Aug 14, 2012
 
Naked Lunch
3.48
Bizarre, terrifying, beautiful, disgusting. Slices of junky life, and a liberal smattering of death, sex, mutilation, masturbation, and depravity.
Apr 03, 2013
Aug 04, 2012
 
The White People and Other Stories
4.01
Not as good as the previous volume. Some lovely stuff, but I found "The Angels of Mons" really quite boring.
Sep 18, 2013
Jul 18, 2011
 
The Dark Tower, Volume 3: Treachery
4.20
None
not set
Aug 22, 2009
 
Ancilla to the Pre-Socratic Philosophers: A Complete Translation of the Fragments in Diels, Fragmente der Vorsokratiker
4.31
None
not set
May 18, 2012
 
The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories
4.09
None
Jun 08, 2010
Feb 10, 2010
 
John Milton: The Major Works (Oxford World's Classics)
4.35
None
not set
Aug 13, 2007
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