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The Martian
4.35
When a book has had this much word of mouth, I tend to react by not wanting to read it, at least until the hubbub has died down, but I this case I de ...more
Sep 12, 2014
Sep 09, 2014
 
Attack Of The Unsinkable Rubber Ducks
4.00
A carefully spoiler-free review.

I'd been in the mood to read a fast, fun thriller for awhile, and as I had several unread Brookmyre novels on my shelf
...more
Dec 2010
Nov 26, 2010
 
The Book Thief
4.35
I have been hearing about The Book Thief for some time, so knew pretty much what it was about, but nothing prepared me for how completely enthralling ...more
Oct 29, 2010
Oct 22, 2010
 
A History of Western Philosophy
4.03
In this wonderfully wide-ranging, intelligent and humane book Russell not only introduces the most important philosophers and philosophies from the an ...more
Apr 07, 2012
Nov 06, 2010
 
If on a winter's night a traveler
4.09
This is a wonderful book, about the joy and complexity of reading. Calvino intersperses his unusual second person narration ("You are about to begin r ...more
Aug 17, 2010
Aug 07, 2010
 
The Shadow of the Torturer (The Book of the New Sun, #1)
3.82
This is at least my fourth read of The Shadow of the Torturer and I am, once again, convinced that it forms part of one of the greatest works of ficti ...more
Feb 22, 2015
Aug 04, 2010
 
The Snow
3.15
This is, for me, Roberts first great book. I've enjoyed everything I've read by him – all his previous novels have been clever, well written stories t ...more
Sep 07, 2010
Aug 09, 2010
 
It
4.11
I guess this book can be seen as a companion piece to The Body - published in Different Seasons and filmed as 'Stand by Me'. Both are about a childhoo ...more
Sep 17, 2010
Aug 23, 2010
 
Stories of Your Life and Others
4.35
I've been meaning to read this collection for a couple of years, ever since hearing 'Understand' read on BBC Radio 4, and my only regret is that it ha ...more
Sep 08, 2014
Sep 03, 2014
 
Towing Jehovah (Godhead, #1)
3.90
Never judge a book by its cover, right? Does going on the title count?

We all do that, of course, and it was the title that first grabbed me, then the
...more
Oct 05, 2011
Feb 02, 2011
 
The Complete Sherlock Holmes
4.49
Conan Doyle is simply the master. It is hard to believe that many of these stories are more than a century old; they are so fresh and vibrant. Wilkie ...more
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Aug 04, 2010
 
Something More (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
3.57
I was absolutely blown away by this book. A wonderful involved narrative that melds a thriller with some outstanding statements of loss and humanity ( ...more
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Aug 09, 2010
 
The Illuminatus! Trilogy: The Eye in the Pyramid/The Golden Apple/Leviathan
3.99
Imagine if conspiracy theories were true. Not just some - all of them. This wonderfully insane book peels back the layers of conspiracy theories like ...more
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Aug 04, 2010
 
The Hobbit (Middle-Earth Universe)
4.21
Ah, the book that started it all, kicking off the charming tale of the little hobbit who is swept off into an adventure of trolls, giant spiders, drag ...more
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Aug 04, 2010
 
His Dark Materials (His Dark Materials #1-3)
4.23
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Aug 13, 2010
 
Lord of Light
4.10
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Aug 04, 2010
 
The Demolished Man
4.00
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Aug 04, 2010
 
Use of Weapons
4.17
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May 26, 2012
Aug 04, 2010
 
Perdido Street Station (New Crobuzon, #1)
3.95
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Nov 29, 2011
Aug 04, 2010
 
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
4.04
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Aug 04, 2010
 
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
4.08
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Aug 04, 2010
 
American Gods (American Gods, #1)
4.10
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Jul 15, 2011
Aug 04, 2010
 
Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle, #1)
3.90
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Aug 04, 2010
 
Look To Windward
4.10
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Jul 18, 2014
Aug 04, 2010
 
Shadow & Claw (The Book of the New Sun #1-2)
4.06
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Aug 04, 2010
 
Sword and Citadel (The Book of the New Sun, #3-4)
4.32
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Aug 04, 2010
 
The Stars My Destination
4.15
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Aug 04, 2010
 
The Confusion (The Baroque Cycle, #2)
4.22
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Aug 04, 2010
 
Neverwhere
4.16
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Jan 30, 2014
Aug 04, 2010
 
The System of the World (The Baroque Cycle, #3)
4.28
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Aug 04, 2010
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