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Die Trying (Jack Reacher, #2)
It's a great page turner. Reacher is a stoic, foreboding protagonist. He's a hero, but only on his terms. The plot is flawed, but not distractingly so ...more
Nov 20, 2014
Nov 12, 2014
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
A hilarious take on outdoor adventure.

It seems simple enough. Just follow a trail that you found in your backyard. Sure that trail goes from Georgia
May 2000
Dec 10, 2009
The Walking Dead, Book Seven
Zombies and more zombies. It makes me realize how poorly the television series captured these graphic novels.
Jun 02, 2012
May 05, 2012
This was a fun book with a clever premises. The guy responsible for web security reads flagged emails. He falls in love with a repeat offender. She is ...more
Sep 27, 2014
Jul 10, 2014
21st Century Advertising for New Home Builders: Everything Has Changed
The book is barely readable. The pages are small with a big font. As a result, there are but a handful of sentences on each page. You are turning the ...more
Jan 04, 2008
Dec 10, 2009
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The writing is fantastic and the story has some great twists and turns. I normally would not have picked up a book about a Dominican kid and his famil ...more
May 23, 2014
May 01, 2014
Already Gone
This is a page-turning thriller. Jake gets jumped at a local bar, leading to his life spinning more and more out of control. The characters are a rath ...more
Oct 07, 2012
Oct 05, 2012
The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)
A sparsely written tale of survival. It's a quick read, with a zippy narrative. The characters are relatively flat, but mostly enjoyable to the extent ...more
Apr 09, 2014
Apr 07, 2014
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
A classic for the arm chair adventurer, outdoors enthusiast, or true adventurer.

The story has its detractors. In particular, other who end up in Kraka
Jun 30, 2000
Jun 10, 2010
A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
I like this better than the Game of Thrones. It left me fired up to read the next edition in the Song of Ice and Fire.
Oct 27, 2011
Sep 24, 2011
Ponzi's Scheme: The True Story of a Financial Legend
Mr. Zuckoff provides a detailed look at the life of Charles Ponzi. Although it is non-fiction, Mr. Zuckoff has written the story in the narrative form ...more
Jan 12, 2014
Jan 07, 2014
The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3)
Percy, his friends and the Olypmians are back for more. In a change of pace, this story takes place during winter vacation instead of summer vacation. ...more
Feb 13, 2010
Jan 16, 2010
The Map Thief
Do you like true crime stories? Do you like old maps?

If you answered yes to both question then this is the perfect book for you. If you only answered
Oct 29, 2014
Oct 15, 2014
Bomb: The Race to Build--And Steal--The World's Most Dangerous Weapon
This was a great story about the development of the atomic bomb. It was a sweet spot of being incredibly informative and enjoyable by kids ranging fro ...more
Apr 18, 2014
Apr 18, 2014
Escape from Lucania: An Epic Story of Survival
Roberts is a great writer and this is a great tale. I suppose most great adventure books put the protagonists in mortal danger. It would be fairly bor ...more
Jan 2006
Dec 10, 2009
The Book Thief
This book was an blend of beauty and brutality. It haunts me.

I almost gave up after the first dozen pages. But then the writing style became more com
Mar 19, 2014
Mar 02, 2014
Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong
As funny as the blog that started it. There is plenty of new, exclusive content and commentary that has not been in blog. But some of the best stuff f ...more
Sep 27, 2009
Dec 10, 2009
Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players
An amazing tale of competitive scrabble. I was astonished to discover that champions may not even speak English as their first language. It's about me ...more
Apr 2004
Dec 10, 2009
Valley of Bones (Jimmy Paz, #2)
A dark, moody crime novel. Jimmy Paz investigates the death of a Sudanese businessman and finds an apparently insane bible-spouting woman in his hotel ...more
Jan 26, 2014
Jan 10, 2014
LEGO: A Love Story
If you have an interest in LEGO bricks you will enjoy this delightful book. Bender takes us on his journey as he re-discovers his childhood love of LE ...more
Apr 17, 2011
Dec 25, 2010
Zombies Vs. Unicorns
A collection of short stories alternating between stories about unicorns and stories about zombies. The conceit is a battle between which are better. ...more
not set
Apr 03, 2014
Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival
How did this guy live? Harrowing.

Two acquaintances climbing a big mountain in Peru. One falls and breaks his leg high up on the mountain. It's a death
Aug 2002
Dec 10, 2009
In Hazard
I must have missed the allegories and other aspects, because I just found the book boring and confusing. There are some interesting character developm ...more
not set
Dec 10, 2009
The Charles River, Exploring Nature and History on Foot and by Canoe
An excellent resource if you are heading out to paddle on the Charles River. It was a key tool to journey down the entire length of the river. You can ...more
not set
Dec 10, 2009
The Children of Men
An OB nurse notices that there are no appointments booked. The human race is faced with extinction when the ability to have babies has disappeared. Th ...more
Jan 02, 2014
Dec 26, 2013
Snowpiercer: The Escape (Snowpiercer, #1)
A bleak dystopian future. Humanity only survives on a train with 1001 cars. The well off are at the front of the train. At the rear are the after thou ...more
Mar 12, 2014
Mar 06, 2014
A relic of the past, when Pluto was still considered a planet. So much will change about our knowledge of this dwarf planet when the New Horizons sate ...more
not set
Dec 10, 2009
Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love
A great story about a story. The book traces the background that lead to the Pulitzer Prize winning story of Tainted Justice. The reporters uncovered ...more
Jul 22, 2014
Jul 18, 2014
Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)
The best science fiction uses the future technology as a lens to look at humanity. Scalzi puts his protagonist into space as part of the Colonial Defe ...more
Apr 2014
Feb 07, 2014
I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1)
Teenage alien danger action. The characters may be a bit flat, but there is just enough meat to keep you turning the pages to see what happens. It rar ...more
Oct 18, 2014
Oct 15, 2014