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Surrender None (Legacy of Gird, #1)
3.68
OK, so there are a few cover blurbs that have always irritated the bejeesus out of me. The damn David Eddings thing is one ("philisophical and technic ...more
not set
Apr 06, 2008
 
The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot
3.94
This book should have been better than it was. She lays out the plan at the start -- she's going to go through a list of the 10 warning signs of impen ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 19, 2009
 
Lord Byron's Novel: The Evening Land
3.57
Took about 7 attempts to get in to this, glad I did. The book is on three tracks: Byron's novel, Ada's notes on Byron's novel, and modern readers work ...more
May 05, 2009
May 09, 2009
 
Knight Moves
3.44
OK, so distracted by the centaur-with-lyre on the cover and the narrator's Zelazny-style banter (yes, I'm on a Zelazny clone kick) I was expecting an ...more
Mar 30, 2009
May 09, 2009
 
The Deed of Paksenarrion (The Deed of Paksenarrion, #1-3)
4.27
OK, so there are a few cover blurbs that have always irritated the bejeesus out of me. The damn David Eddings thing is one ("philisophical and technic ...more
not set
Apr 06, 2008
 
The Stone Canal (The Fall Revolution, #2)
3.88
... there's a longer story here about how reading this series meshes perfectly with both my memories of living in Glasgow for one semester in the 90s ...more
Mar 30, 2009
May 09, 2009
 
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol I: The Pox Party
3.48
I am completely flummoxed by how heavy-hitting Young Adult novels are these days. I suppose some of the good ones always were, but this one deals with ...more
May 05, 2009
May 09, 2009
 
Batman: Year 100
3.77
Mentioned as missing in the The Best American Comics: 2008 due to DC being wankers. It should totally have been in that, because Paul Pope is awesome. ...more
Mar 30, 2009
May 09, 2009
 
Wit's End
2.73
Mystery with no dead body, and direct and indirect allusions to the world of fanfic. In Santa Cruz. With cults. As with all KJF, it's the narrator's v ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 19, 2009
 
Kushiel's Scion (Imriel's Trilogy, #1)
4.18
Having saved the world through her Holy Hotness, Kushiel tries to instill independence in her foster son by lending him the keys to her boxy, yet styl ...more
not set
May 09, 2009
 
Half a Crown (Small Change, #3)
3.92
If I was to do a trilogy meter for this trilogy, I would max out the first one, have the second much lower (but still above the 50% mark) and the thir ...more
Mar 30, 2009
May 09, 2009
 
The Clan Corporate (The Merchant Princes, #3)
3.39
Continuing the series. I've kind of decided this is the only set of Stross work where he's managed to move through the pastiche into something of his ...more
Mar 30, 2009
May 09, 2009
 
The Pride of Chanur (Compact Space, #1)
3.88
A fine classic alien viewpoint story, with the best of the "big pussycat" alien species (Kzin, you can bugger off). Totally pulls of the "human throug ...more
Dec 2008
Jan 19, 2009
 
I Was Told There'd Be Cake
3.43
I totally picked this up because of the title. None of these essays are not nearly as good as the title.
not set
Jan 19, 2009
 
The Bromeliad Trilogy (Omnibus: Truckers / Diggers / Wings)
4.00
Pratchett does the Borrowers. With bonus atheistic propaganda! Love it.
Dec 2008
Jan 19, 2009
 
Grendel
3.67
Beowulf as told by the monster. Short. Nasty. Brutal. Wonderful.
Jan 2009
Jan 19, 2009
 
Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1)
4.29
Lovely. Needed to be reread because I have the movie on queue.
Mar 30, 2009
May 09, 2009
 
Scott Pilgrim Vs. the Universe (Scott Pilgrim, #5)
4.32
Oh yes. Oh yes. And now there's going to be a movie.
Mar 30, 2009
May 09, 2009
 
Halting State
3.77
Not totally tied together, but gets points for being all about Alternate Reality Games just when I saw Jane McGonigal's keynote at SXSW (which blew me ...more
Apr 06, 2008
Apr 06, 2008
 
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
4.08
Good but somehow lacking.
Apr 06, 2008
Apr 06, 2008
 
Crooked Little Vein
3.82
Um, really?
not set
Apr 06, 2008
 
The Star Fraction (The Fall Revolution, #1)
3.74
None
Mar 30, 2009
May 09, 2009
 
The Cassini Division (The Fall Revolution, #3)
3.91
None
Mar 30, 2009
May 09, 2009
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