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Ready Player One
4.31
Adventures in Time Mowing

After my laptop fused to my lawn mower due to a freak lightning strike, I discovered that I could use it to travel through ti
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Aug 25, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
 
Brave New World
3.94
I have to apologize for this review. The concept of this book was so outlandish that I think it made my mind wander, and you may find some odd random ...more
Aug 09, 2011
Aug 02, 2011
 
Blackout (Oxford Time Travel, #3)
3.81
Warning: This review will be lengthy due to pure hatred.

Did I ever tell you that I’ve got a time machine? There was a freak accident where my laptop a
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not set
Oct 20, 2010
 
Flashback
3.22
Dear Dan Simmons,

We have taken your family hostage. If you want to see them alive again, immediately write a dystopian novel that incorporates the fol
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Sep 17, 2011
Feb 28, 2011
 
The Ghost Brigades (Old Man's War, #2)
4.07
James Cameron and John Scalzi Share An Awkward Elevator Ride

James Cameron: Could you hit the button for the top floor, please?

John Scalzi: Sure. Say,
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Mar 27, 2011
Mar 23, 2011
 
Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1)
4.17
Somehow I’ve managed to read a dozen books by Dan Simmons without getting around to Hyperion, one of his most acclaimed works. Frankly, I’ve been scar ...more
Feb 13, 2011
Feb 08, 2011
 
The Forever War (The Forever War, #1)
4.13
This book is a military style space opera with …..Wait! Where are you going? Get back here. I hadn’t got to the good part yet. Give me a second to exp ...more
Jun 29, 2010
Jul 02, 2008
 
The Martian
4.36
Scientists and David Bowie have long wondered if there is life on Mars. There is, but he isn’t very happy about it. And he probably won’t be alive for ...more
Mar 12, 2014
Feb 23, 2014
 
11/22/63
4.25
Adventures in Time Mowing

Dallas, Texas
11/22/63


“Hey, you just appeared out of nowhere! How did you do that? And is that a laptop melted onto a lawn mow
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Dec 02, 2011
Nov 18, 2011
 
The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam, #2)
4.02
I’m really tempted to take a cheap shot at Margaret Atwood and call her the George Lucas of literature since I was very disappointed in this follow-up ...more
Jan 08, 2010
Dec 16, 2009
 
Saga, Volume 1
4.32
Some of the elements in Saga:

1) Star crossed lovers who were soldiers in opposing armies of an intersteller war who have a baby and are being hunted b
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Dec 2012
Nov 30, 2012
 
Super Sad True Love Story
3.44
Oh, did I read this book at the exact wrong time of my life.

It's about a thirty-nine year old guy who is quickly losing what small traces of cool he e
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Jan 04, 2011
Sep 03, 2010
 
Under the Dome
3.89
Here’s a nightmare scenario. A mysterious disaster occurs. The area is completely cut off from any outside help. Resources are limited. People are con ...more
Nov 24, 2009
Nov 17, 2009
 
Wolves of the Calla (The Dark Tower #5)
4.14
If someone would have told me back in the ‘90s that the way to get Stephen King to finish up the Dark Tower series quickly was to hit him with a miniv ...more
not set
Sep 22, 2007
 
A Scanner Darkly
4.03
I used to wonder how Phillip K. Dick came up with all the trippy concepts in his stories until I read A Scanner Darkly. That’s when I realized that th ...more
not set
Aug 13, 2008
 
Infinite Jest
4.33
I should have hated this book. 1079 pages of small text with loooooonnnnggggg paragraphs and little white space so it feels like you’re reading a news ...more
not set
Jul 15, 2009
 
The Passage (The Passage, #1)
4.01
Good afternoon. This is Wolf Blitzer from CNN’s The Situation Room, the program that tries to make viewers think that you’re seeing the busy hub of te ...more
Aug 28, 2010
Aug 16, 2010
 
Lexicon
3.90
“Vartix velkor mannik wissick! Vote for this review and then email me your credit card numbers!”

If you followed my instructions, then this is the grea
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Dec 22, 2013
Dec 13, 2013
 
Drood
3.46
Hello, Dear Readers. Wilkie Collins here. In case you’re unfamiliar with me, I was a best selling English novelist during the mid-1800s, and a friend ...more
not set
Mar 05, 2010
 
Anathem
4.17
One of the most challenging books I've read, and one that I got a lot of satisfaction out finishing. Stephenson's got a wildly inventive mind and read ...more
Aug 27, 2013
Oct 17, 2008
 
The Fall of Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #2)
4.15
"Nurse, this patient’s chart is very confusing.”

“Which patient, Doctor?”

“Uh..Mr. Kemper. He’s the one in the vegetative state.”

“Oh, that’s a very sad
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Mar 13, 2011
Mar 03, 2011
 
Cloud Atlas
4.01
I have no idea if the movie version of Cloud Atlas will be any good, but it was worth making just so we could get that excellent trailer. In fact, the ...more
Sep 2012
Jun 09, 2009
 
Leviathan Wakes (Expanse, #1)
4.09
I got nobody to blame but myself for this….

I’ve had a long-standing policy that I will not read an unfinished sci-fi/fantasy series because I spent ov
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Jan 24, 2015
Jan 11, 2015
 
Cryptonomicon
4.24
One of the problems when reviewing Cryptonomicon is that you could easily end up writing a short novel just trying to summarize it. Here’s my attempt ...more
Oct 02, 2014
Jul 02, 2008
 
Redshirts
3.82
Halfway through this book, I was thinking that I could do something funny in this review with Will Farrell’s character from the movie Stranger Than Fi ...more
Aug 02, 2012
Apr 02, 2012
 
Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle, #1)
3.90
(The following is an excerpt from the journal of Neal Stephenson.)

After the success of Cryptonomicon, I’m having some problems narrowing down my next
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not set
Jul 02, 2008
 
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
4.06
Treasure of the Rubbermaids 20: Failing the Voight-Kampff Test

The on-going discoveries of priceless books and comics found in a stack of Rubbermaid co
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not set
Aug 13, 2008
 
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
3.38
If anyone is ever crazy enough to make a movie version of this, they better hire Charlie Kaufman to do the adapted screenplay. Even he would probably ...more
Dec 16, 2010
Dec 14, 2010
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.31
Don’t you hate it when you accidentally start a political uprising?

Katniss survived the Hunger Games, but she’s inadvertently become a symbol of defia
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Sep 2012
Aug 26, 2012
 
Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1)
3.98
Geez. That was the most depressing apocalypse ever.

A guy called Snowman is playing caretaker and prophet to a strange new race of people he calls the
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Nov 20, 2009
Oct 20, 2009
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