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Flashman (The Flashman Papers, #1)
"It was a common custom at that time, in the more romantic females, to see their soldier husbands and sweethearts as Greek heores, instead of the whor...more
Dec 30, 2011
Dec 30, 2011
The Alchemist
Seems like this book is a love it or hate it kind of deal. I'm firmly on the love it side, as you could probably surmise from the 5/5 stars

Never has a...more
Sep 07, 2012
Sep 07, 2012
Confessions of a Long-Distance Sailor
Very interesting and funny.
Sep 29, 2012
Sep 30, 2012
The Terror
Lijkt qua verhaal erg op Nova Zembla, inclusief killer ijsbeer. (exclusief Doutzen)

Het is altijd jammer als het einde van een boek teleurstelt. Bij de...more
Oct 06, 2011
Oct 06, 2011
Jul 07, 2012
Jul 06, 2012
Darkness Weaves
It's a shame these aren't republished, kind of hard to get your hands on it.

I liked the book, it's definitely not high-brow, and but very entertainin...more
Feb 02, 2012
Jan 31, 2012
The Ruins
**spoiler alert** I kind of like the book, despite the unlikable characters, and ridiculous talking plants. Also no ruins so that was disappointing. W...more
Jul 18, 2012
Jul 18, 2012
Midnight Falcon (The Rigante, #2)
I like some of the concepts of this book/series actually, makes me wish for simpler times. Anyhow, somewhat predictable apart for one thing which shal...more
Jul 13, 2012
Jul 13, 2012
Roadside Picnic
Great, but short read. Had one or two weird sentences in it, but I'm guessing that might be translation errors.

Especially recommended if you like the...more
May 12, 2010
May 12, 2010
Der Steppenwolf
Had some trouble getting into the German, but halfway this was easier. Also didn't have to grab the dictionary as much as I expected, tough I was glad...more
Aug 09, 2012
Jul 31, 2012
The Crossing (The Border Trilogy, #2)
I've been reading this book over the course of the last few weeks, because it's a lot to take in. I really wonder how this book and "All the Pretty Ho...more
Apr 09, 2011
Apr 09, 2011
Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1)
"There was only one catch and that was Catch-22. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them....more
Jun 03, 2011
Jun 03, 2011
The Dice Man
I don't really know what to think of this book, I was entertained. I'm guessing this is some kind of love it or hate it kind of deal, so I'd advise to...more
May 10, 2010
May 10, 2010
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
Ik denk dat G.R.R.Martin het al best goed omschrijft: "The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a glass of weak tea." Fantast...more
Oct 16, 2010
Oct 16, 2010
The Stainless Steel Rat (Stainless Steel Rat, #4)
Funny and surprising, don't know if I'll be reading more of this series soon.

Bond and Indiana Jones in Space makes for fun adventure, great satirical...more
May 14, 2010
May 13, 2010
Consider Phlebas (Culture, #1)
The first Culture novel I've read, and yes, I know most people advise to begin with Player of Games. What can I say, I like to read books in order, ev...more
Apr 30, 2012
May 01, 2012
Iron Ambition
Overweight executive with more money than sense sets out to do the Ironman. Would be great motivation material if it wasn't for 9/10th of the book fil...more
Aug 29, 2011
Aug 29, 2011
Atlas Infernal
I've never wanted a protagonist and everyone associated with them to die so much in anything ever. Didn't finish the book, but I hope it ends with Eis...more
Dec 2011
Dec 01, 2011
"There’s a stain on my brain." Is what another reviewer wrote, and what I feel like now, having finished this book. Nabokov writes in beautiful prose...more
Dec 23, 2010
Dec 23, 2010
Machine of Death: A Collection of Stories About People Who Know How They Will Die (Machine of Death #1)
A collection of short stories based on the idea of a machine predicting a persons cause of death explained in this comic:
Feb 22, 2011
Feb 22, 2011
Iron Council (New Crobuzon, #3)
Iron Council is definitely my least favourite of the three Bas Lag novels, the characters didn't have much depth, and all the cool ideas that Miéville...more
Aug 28, 2011
Aug 29, 2011
The Sea Wolf
"I had never before seen him naked," Hump says when he is summoned to Wolf's cabin to stitch him up after a skirmish with the ship's sailors, "and the...more
Sep 25, 2012
Sep 26, 2012
The Tomb of Hercules (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase, #2)
If you like Indiana Jones stories and I'd strongly suggest picking up "The Hunt for Atlantis". It will not disappoint.

Tomb of Hercules is a mindlessl...more
Sep 11, 2011
Sep 12, 2011
Don't know what to say really. Walking around town after reading this, in the middle of the night was very surreal. This book is probably one I'll re-...more
Sep 13, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
Let the Right One In
As romance fans know, love needs obstacles to hold our interest, and in this egalitarian age, obstacles are hard to come by.

This is the endearing stor...more
Jun 02, 2010
Jun 02, 2010
American Psycho
Very disturbing and extremely graphical, more so than the movie (which is excellent by the way)

One of the few books I rate highly and yet never want t...more
Sep 06, 2011
Sep 05, 2011
Starship Troopers
I didn't expect to like this book much, but I did, so there.

Written in 1959, this book still feels very fresh, and the sci-fi wasn't at all outdated....more
May 11, 2010
May 02, 2010
Boek voornamelijk in de trein naar Unity gelezen. Heel erg goed geschreven, maar niet echt een verhaal? Heb me wel vermaakt met Nabokov's schrijfstijl...more
Feb 18, 2011
Feb 20, 2011
All The Pretty Horses
Heb nu ineens weer veel zin om weer paard te rijden.

Ontzagwekkend goed geschreven boek, McCarthy = awesome. Heb een paar quotes opgeslagen bij mijn "...more
Mar 10, 2011
Mar 10, 2011
Ship of Fools
Awesome Sci-fi thriller/horror right here. Heartily recommended. Also known as "Unto Leviathan" for some reason. Made three hours in public transit a...more
Feb 20, 2011
Feb 20, 2011
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