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The Rising
Zombified goldfish? Nah.
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Sep 01, 2007
Duma Key
I've finished the book -- I think it's one of the best he's done in a long time. King blends a ripping good supernatural story with what must have bee ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 23, 2008
A researcher investigating the disappearance of a Bavarian village (Eifelheim) in 1349 learns that a spaceship crashed in the area several months befo ...more
Jan 2007
Nov 17, 2007
New Grub Street
I bought this book a couple years ago, when I was on a 19th-century naturalism binge. As near as I can tell, the book is about writing for money, as o ...more
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Oct 21, 2007
Plainsong (Plainsong, #1)
I'll read just about any book that takes place in the Midwest/Great Plains. It seems that there are more than usual using this location lately. We don ...more
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Sep 03, 2007
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
I'm only about halfway through, but I don't need to finish before giving it five stars. Timothy Egan is to books as Ken Burns is to television -- a ma ...more
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Sep 01, 2012
The Good Wife
I've read most of O'Nan's books. In some of them, lots of stuff happens -- an epidemic and a fire in A Prayer for the Dying, a car accident and a haun ...more
Aug 2010
Nov 11, 2008
A Voice for Princess (Kedrigern, #1)
I was only a few pages into this book when I went to Amazon and bought every Morressy title I could find (the reasonably priced ones anyway). It's qui ...more
Jun 2009
Jun 29, 2009
The Cornish Trilogy
The second book in the Cornish trilogy (Cornish is the name of a couple of the characters) was way more involving than the first. It's the life story ...more
Feb 2008
Feb 13, 2008
Small Crimes
Once I figured out that Joe Denton was as full of s*** as a porta-potty on a construction site, I was able to sit back and enjoy this book. I have to ...more
Feb 2009
Feb 17, 2009
What I learned from this book? That we can accommodate ourselves to just about anything -- abusive relationships, jobs we hate, systems that tyrannize ...more
Mar 08, 2008
Sep 11, 2007
Parable of the Sower (Earthseed, #1)
I've been hearing about this book for years. I love post-apocalypse fiction, so I don't know why I waited this long to read it. I've barely started, b ...more
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Sep 11, 2007
The Long Loud Silence
I think if I'd read this book when it was first published in 1952, I would have given it 5 stars for breaking new ground. So maybe 3 stars is unfair, ...more
Dec 21, 2009
Dec 19, 2009
The Stress of Her Regard
If I'd been able to connect with any of the characters, I'd have given the book 5 stars. I liked the way Powers tied in excerpts from various poems (n ...more
Apr 25, 2010
Apr 27, 2010
Ghost Light
Not a review -- just a comment. I finished the book last night, went on-line to get more info on Molly. Wikipedia says she died as the result of burns ...more
Aug 2011
Aug 08, 2011
The Unquiet Bones (Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon Chronicles #1)
I really liked this, and am glad to see it's a series. I like Hugh -- he's compassionate without being all smarmy and "Oh, look at me, I'm treating co ...more
Sep 02, 2012
Sep 01, 2012
The View From Here

This was a compelling read, very hard to put down. The only reason I didn't give it five stars was Anna's speech at the end
Dec 2011
Dec 27, 2011
Under the Dome
The book was a disappointment -- probably the worst King novel I've read, and I've read them all (except for Lisey's Story).

It started with a bang and
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Nov 18, 2009
A Population Of One
Since there's no description of the book for curious readers, I'll give it a go.

It's a year in the life of Wilhelmina (Willy) Doyle, 30 years old, unm
Nov 24, 2009
Nov 22, 2009
The Scourge (Brilliant Darkness, #1)
I'm another one who never reads self-published books. I found this while browsing the Fantasy list at Amazon. It was way down on the list but had a lo ...more
Sep 29, 2012
Sep 25, 2012
L.A. Confidential
I bought this book because it was on the "If you liked ... you'd like this" feature at Amazon. The book that got me there was Clockers by Richard Pric ...more
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Sep 05, 2007
The Pale Blue Eye
**spoiler alert** Major spoiler here, so beware!

I liked the book -- not as much as I liked The Black Tower, but I liked it. I could have done without
Feb 2009
Feb 14, 2009
Up Jim River (January Dancer, #2)
I didn't realize this book was a sequel until I came across references to the January Dancer in the text of this book. Then I remembered seeing that t ...more
Dec 31, 2012
Dec 17, 2012
The Postmistress
I wanted to give the book just one star, but it wouldn't be fair. Two things ticked me off: One, the framing device is a cheat. The postmistress only ...more
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Aug 07, 2010
The Questing of Kedrigern (Kedrigern, #2)
Back cover blurb, for anyone who's interested:

"His name is Kedrigern. Wizard extraordinaire. Counterspell expert. Lazy homebody. And when he's asked t
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Jul 03, 2009
Dark Places
I'm not finished yet, but will probably give this the full five stars. I know I should be interested in the truth about who killed Libby's family, but ...more
Aug 28, 2012
Aug 24, 2012
Mary Reilly
Mary Reilly is a maid in the home of Dr. Henry Jekyll. (Yeah, that Dr. Jekyll.) The novel is Mary's journals and covers the years she spent working in ...more
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Dec 19, 2009
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
Parts of the story had me holding my breath, long sections that were so compelling, I forgot that I was reading -- I was right there.

I'd have given it
Jun 30, 2008
Jun 30, 2008
A Family in Time (A Shortcut in Time, #2)
(Cross-posted from Amazon)

This book (and the prequel "A Shortcut in Time") combine two of my favorite sub-genres: Time travel and dysfunctional famili
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Jan 22, 2013
Dark Forces: New Stories of Suspense and Supernatural Horror
The definitive horror anthology from the 80's, and let's face it, horror has been on the decline since then, so let's just say it's a definitive horro ...more
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Sep 01, 2007
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