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The Diamond Age: or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer
4.18
I was a huge Neal Stephenson fan after I read Snow Crash. I decided to branch out and try some of his other work: After trying to get in to the Baroqu ...more
Sep 2007
Aug 21, 2007
 
Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, #1)
4.03
OK, it's a stupid guilty pleasure. I can't help it, I get sucked into fun fantastic worlds like this. Make fun, make fun. I can take it.
not set
Jun 18, 2010
 
Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451
4.13
This ranks up there with The Fountainhead for me because it tells such a great story of how we as a culture continue to refine, reduce, shrink, and w ...more
Dec 09, 2008
Jul 18, 2008
 
The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering
4.03
Coming out of college this was one of the books that helped shape my understanding of large software development projects. Fundamental premise: it tak ...more
Jun 2001
Sep 10, 2007
 
The Palace of Illusions
4.06
Unfortunately, as a typical American, I have a hard time getting into a story when the names are completely foreign to me. To make it harder, everyone ...more
Oct 04, 2010
Jun 18, 2010
 
Maps and Globes
3.94
I'm reading this as part of my in2books elementary school penpan program!
Dec 23, 2008
Dec 21, 2008
 
The Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel
4.13
Sai King did a wonderful job of the "Story within a story within a story" device -- I found myself delightfully lost in three different worlds and tim ...more
not set
May 10, 2012
 
206 Bones (Temperance Brennan, #12)
3.91
Maybe I'm jaded because I came to the book from the TV show, rather than vice versa, but (and it pains me to say this) I think I like the show better. ...more
Jan 31, 2010
Oct 06, 2009
 
Home Rules: Transform the Place You Live into a Place You'll Love
3.58
As many of you know, I'm buying a house and rebuilding my furniture and decor from scratch. This book did a great job of helping me put some structure ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 22, 2007
 
Understanding Islam: An Introduction to the Muslim World
3.49
I enjoyed this book, though it's a good bit out of date. I would have liked to get post 2001 analysis on how radical Islam has changed over the past f ...more
Nov 21, 2008
Apr 04, 2008
 
Plain Truth
3.95
It was OK. I thought it could have been a lot better, but the ending was weak, and the progression was plodding. Still entertaining, but less than I e ...more
Jan 30, 2009
Nov 17, 2008
 
Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas, #1)
3.88
A good opener to the series. I'm looking forward to reading the next few books. I enjoy paranormal/fantasy/mystery stories. It was a bit formulaic at ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 20, 2007
 
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
3.58
I really wanted to like this book, but it never got going. The ending was completely unresolved and a huge let-down. I have no idea why it's been so h ...more
Jan 2009
Nov 17, 2008
 
The Last Spymaster
3.80
A fun spy mystery/thriller filled with plot twists, turns, and bad guys getting what's coming to them. It was a fun read, though I wouldn't say I ever ...more
Nov 12, 2013
Aug 08, 2013
 
The Children of Húrin
3.90
I just couldn't get in to this. Maybe it means I'm not really a Tolkien fan, maybe it was just the wrong time, maybe I wasn't dedicated enough.

Maybe I
...more
Aug 2007
Aug 20, 2007
 
Atlas Shrugged
3.66
I don't think I can put too fine a point on this: I loved Atlas Shrugged. I'm not sure what else to say without sounding like I'm gushing: this is a b ...more
Mar 2007
Aug 20, 2007
 
The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories
3.82
I enjoy the world of the Raven King, but I think Susanna Clarke does a much more captivating job with Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell than here. I'm ...more
Oct 2007
Aug 20, 2007
 
The Dark River (Fourth Realm, #2)
3.74
Some interesting concepts and a fun extension of "The Traveller" but a bit predictable and boring. John Twelve Hawks' style is a bit plodding and his ...more
Dec 2007
Aug 20, 2007
 
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
3.98
A bit pedantic at times, but overall an interesting take on the history and development of civilization. Perhaps a bit repetitive and drawn out, but i ...more
Dec 2007
Aug 24, 2007
 
MirrorMask
3.90
Sorry Neil, first thing I've ever been unable to finish of yours. I just couldn't get into it.
not set
Jan 20, 2011
 
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
4.17
None
not set
Jun 18, 2010
 
Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein
4.26
None
not set
Aug 20, 2007
 
Where the Red Fern Grows
4.01
None
not set
May 16, 2013
 
Digital Fortress
3.54
None
not set
Aug 20, 2007
 
Forever Free (The Forever War, #3)
3.36
None
not set
Aug 08, 2013
 
Of Mice and Men
3.80
None
not set
Sep 06, 2007
 
The Foundation Trilogy (Foundation, #1-3)
4.37
None
not set
Nov 13, 2008
 
Sandworms of Dune (Dune Chronicles, #8)
3.59
None
not set
Aug 20, 2007
 
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1)
4.00
None
not set
Oct 04, 2010
 
Hannibal Rising (Hannibal Lecter, #4)
3.40
None
not set
Jan 20, 2011
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