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Là-Bas (Down There)
4.00
An interesting idea for a book that I'm sure was extremely shocking in it's day. A man writing a biography about Gilles De Rais (a REALLY BAD DUDE) st...more
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Jul 05, 2010
 
The Devil's Apocrypha: There are two sides to every story
3.44
Concept: Biblical stories told from the perspective of the Fallen ones.

Delivery: If it didn't have the stupid beginning/premise (a secret manuscript...more
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Aug 08, 2010
 
The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, #1)
4.35
Being a big Rick Riordan family, my daughter bought me this book for my birthday and I jumped right it. Typical Riordianian writing, easy to read, cut...more
Oct 24, 2010
Oct 19, 2010
 
The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice, #1)
4.15
This was the first book in our family reading group. I won the lottery and chose it because it had a cool cover. The book is actually pretty good, but...more
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Aug 06, 2010
 
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
3.89
One of the best fantasy novels I've read in a while. I don't know why it took me so long. Well written, and I guess I understand the controversy, but...more
Feb 04, 2010
Jan 22, 2010
 
The Golem's Eye (Bartimaeus, #2)
4.07
Part 2 of the Bartimaeus trilogy about the life of a Djinn in an alternative universe version of London. Still fairly exciting, but not as good as the...more
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Jun 12, 2010
 
The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus, #1)
3.95
In an alternate universe, magic exists and magicians are politicians. A young boy, too smart for his own good, starts his apprenticeship. Trouble ensu...more
Jun 04, 2010
Jun 03, 2010
 
I, Lucifer
3.66
I couldn't get through this book. The writing style is annoying. I get that Lucifer is a smart-ass, but c'mon, he's better than that. I've heard this...more
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Aug 21, 2010
 
The Forests of Silence (Deltora Quest #1)
3.88
A short and to the point fantasy children's book. This book series would make a great RPG game in the likes of Final Fantasy or Breath of Fire. Two yo...more
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Jul 09, 2010
 
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)
4.04
This is a book that's set on my shelf for 25 years and I finally got around to reading it. Quite a good bit of children's sci-fi, but I'm sure you've...more
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May 19, 2010
 
Sophie's World
3.83
What a strange book. Part mystery novel, part philosophy textbook. I did enjoy it, especially since each chapter contained a lesson and is basically s...more
Apr 28, 2010
Apr 13, 2010
 
Secret of the Spiritkeeper
3.78
Cute book for YA, but a little too simple for me. Reads just like a D&D adventure module which is interesting, would be a fun campaign.
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Oct 05, 2010
 
A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1)
3.96
Part 1 of the Earthsea Cycle. A short but wonderful fantasy book that is not a Lord of the Rings derivative. The story of a young boy who commits a gr...more
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Apr 14, 2010
 
Otto of the Silver Hand
3.75
I didn't really enjoy this as much as I thought I would. Some exciting parts, but Otto is really a wuss.
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Mar 23, 2010
 
The Farthest Shore (Earthsea Cycle, #3)
4.08
Book 3 in the Earthsea Cycle. Can Ged stop the death of magic? This book has a real melancholy feeling, a sense of helplessness and desperation. Even...more
Apr 30, 2010
Apr 14, 2010
 
The Sleeping Dragon (Guardians of the Flame, #1)
3.93
6 college kids playing an unnamed RPG are suddenly transported into the fantasy world, FOR REALS! It sounds stupid and in someways is, but the charact...more
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Jul 08, 2010
 
The Akhenaten Adventure (Children of the Lamp, #1)
3.74
Another fine "young kids with superpowers that have to save the world from an ancient evil" series of books. The twist with this book/series? There ar...more
Apr 28, 2010
Feb 16, 2010
 
The Tombs of Atuan (Earthsea Cycle, #2)
4.05
Part 2 of the Earthsea Cycle. Follows the life of Arha, her purpose, her transformation, and a meeting with a familiar stranger. Excellent book.
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Apr 14, 2010
 
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1)
3.95
It's a good book. Read it.
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Jun 14, 2010
 
The Nightwatch
3.96
I watched the movie a couple years ago and remember thinking,"There's something missing here. Maybe I should read the book." Well, I finally did and W...more
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Jan 22, 2010
 
The Prophet of Yonwood (Book of Ember, #3)
3.21
I did not enjoy this prequel as much as the other 2 books, but again it did make some interesting points about placing your trust in authority and per...more
Feb 11, 2010
Jan 24, 2010
 
The Lake of Tears (Deltora Quest, #2)
3.92
Where there were two, there are now three. The adventures of Lief, Branda, and the newly added companion Jasmine continue onto the Lake of Tears to fi...more
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Jul 09, 2010
 
The Dracula Tape (Dracula Series, #1)
3.74
Although not the blockbuster I was expecting, still and enjoyable read. It is basically the story of Dracula by Bram Stoker, but told from Dracula's p...more
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Jan 22, 2010
 
Ptolemy's Gate (Bartimaeus Trilogy, #3)
4.22
I really liked the end of the trilogy. It had an apocalyptic feel to it and came to a somewhat disconcerting end. A highly recommended trilogy for fan...more
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Jun 12, 2010
 
She
3.60
I'm not sure where I got the idea to read this book, but I'm glad I did. It is a good, classic adventure through Africa and the mysteries that lie the...more
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Jan 22, 2010
 
The Cobra King of Kathmandu (Children of the Lamp, #3)
3.87
Part 3 of the Children of the Lamp series. Another excellent read in children's fiction. John and Phillipa continue to learn more about their Djinn po...more
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Feb 16, 2010
 
Permanent Obscurity: Or a Cautionary Tale of Two Girls and Their Misadventures with Drugs, Pornography and Death
3.74
I really couldn't get into this book, mainly because of the main character's voice. She used so much "lingo" and cultural phrase that she reminded me...more
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Jun 28, 2010
 
Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera, #1)
4.11
I really liked this book but for some reason, unlike other great fantasy series, I'm not itching to read the rest. Typical storyline done in a unique...more
May 20, 2011
Jan 22, 2010
 
Rosemary's Baby
3.91
I read this book after watching the movie. Both were quite good, but had different feels to them. I think I enjoyed the book a bit more because of the...more
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Jan 24, 2010
 
Little Birds
3.75
What can I say, a little something for everyone here. What I like most about Nin's writing is how her characters seem to be regular people living out...more
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Jan 22, 2010
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