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Soul Music (Discworld, #16)
3.98
Not up there with the best of his stuff, but I should point out at this juncture that since Guards Guards he's been getting marked on a scale relative ...more
Jul 02, 2012
Jul 03, 2012
 
Wolf Hunt
4.07
Well, colour me incredibly pleasantly surprised.

The blurb has the word "frickin'" in it, which is usually a death knell, and his writing isn't going t
...more
Apr 05, 2011
Apr 04, 2011
 
Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1)
4.11
It did exactly what it said on the tin, y'know?

It's an urban fantasy book about a 2100 year-old Druid (who is inexplicably far more interested in Star
...more
May 16, 2012
Apr 12, 2012
 
Blood Tells True
4.12
Blood Tells True is an admirably direct follow-up to Burden, Kansas, in which we rejoin Jessica Harris roughly a year after the events of the first no ...more
Dec 16, 2012
Dec 14, 2012
 
The Devil You Know (Felix Castor, #1)
3.81
As Bill Bailey said of the Abba Musical:
"It's like being beaten over the head with a piece of Ikea furniture. It hurts, but you do admire the workmans
...more
Jun 08, 2011
Feb 16, 2011
 
Whispers Under Ground (Peter Grant, #3)
4.13
Actually, you know what? I'm doing it. I'm making this five stars.

I love the Peter Grant books, I love that the author is an unfussy old lefty, I love
...more
Jun 21, 2014
Jun 22, 2014
 
Blood Oath (Nathaniel Cade, #1)
3.91
Blood Oath concerns the rather fabulously trashy premise of a vampire bound to the service of the President of the USA and his delegated representativ ...more
Jul 28, 2011
Jul 27, 2011
 
Burden Kansas
3.76
Burden Kansas is a really peculiar Western/nihilistic look at Vampirism out in the plains of (would you believe) Kansas.

The book opens with a study of
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Nov 09, 2012
Nov 04, 2012
 
Rosemary and Rue (October Daye #1)
3.74
Imagine a garden-variety urban fantasy book. Boring cast, either devoid of motivation or motivated by things that you don't care about towards actions ...more
Jul 12, 2011
Jul 02, 2011
 
Bite Me (A Love Story, #3)
3.82
**spoiler alert** The law of diminishing returns is very strong with this series.

It's a toss-up between this and Coyote Blue for which of Moore's cata
...more
Apr 16, 2011
Apr 04, 2011
 
The Strain (The Strain Trilogy, #1)
3.75
The Strain is, ostensibly, a joint effort between Mexican Gothic-Fantasy maestro Guillermo del Toro and pulpy-schlock-wizard Chuck Hogan. It starts wi ...more
Sep 30, 2012
Sep 18, 2012
 
Bill The Vampire (The Tome of Bill, #1)
3.93
Tawdry, sexist and stupid, but hey it's Urbfant about vampires in the modern era. I've really only got myself to blame for reading it and at least thi ...more
May 27, 2013
May 27, 2013
 
Monster
3.81
A passable -if sub-par- cross between Christopher Moore and John Dies At The End.

Monster is the story of the titular main character and chance acquain
...more
Sep 16, 2011
Sep 14, 2011
 
John Dies at the End (John Dies at the End, #1)
3.93
The first two stories in this book (and most of the third) are probably the best examples of horror/comedy I've read.

The books cover the adventures of
...more
Oct 22, 2012
Nov 08, 2010
 
Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1)
3.96
Honestly I'm not completely sure this book objectively merits the full five stars. It's obviously a first book, the author is desperate to show us his ...more
Feb 21, 2011
Feb 13, 2011
 
Rivers of London (Peter Grant, #1)
3.91
Rivers of London is the start of a series of books about a London bobby who happens to see a ghost one evening in the aftermath of a murder.

There's a
...more
Dec 14, 2012
Dec 09, 2012
 
Sunshine
3.83
**spoiler alert** This barely, barely squeaked in above the one-star "toilet paper ranking", but squeaked it did, and I will do my best to justify why ...more
Jul 2010
Oct 02, 2010
 
Something from the Nightside (Nightside, #1)
3.76
A crap book, by anyones metric, but what's really annoying is how incompetently average it is in it's craptitude.

Say what you like about Sandman Slim
...more
May 16, 2011
May 13, 2011
 
Kill the Dead (Sandman Slim, #2)
4.06
I disliked myself for starting this book after the, frankly, toxic Sandman Slim. About halfway through I started to genuinely hate myself for not bein ...more
Apr 03, 2011
Feb 23, 2011
 
The President's Vampire (Nathaniel Cade, #2)
3.98
Quite a bit better than the last one, actually.

Still a bit ridiculous and fist-pumpy "Oorah Americah!", still far too many weirdly specific descriptio
...more
Aug 16, 2011
Aug 09, 2011
 
Agyar
3.72
Barely managed to finish this. Reminiscent of House of Leaves with it's incredibly smug and mannered prose doing the best it can to sabotage the story ...more
Oct 20, 2010
Oct 19, 2010
 
Summer Knight (The Dresden Files, #4)
4.30
My main quibble with this series is that there is only a finite number of times you can read about somebody just barely doing something and ending up ...more
Oct 19, 2010
Oct 02, 2010
 
Sandman Slim (Sandman Slim, #1)
3.93
Absolutely dreadful, misanthropic, stupid, theologically ludicrous, self-insert wank fantasy from cover to cover. I'd even go as far as to say that th ...more
Feb 21, 2011
Feb 15, 2011
 
Red, White, and Blood (Nathaniel Cade #3)
4.08
Another small improvement, though still firmly ensconced in mediocrity.

Next book has the potential to be interesting, at least.
Nov 28, 2012
Nov 14, 2012
 
Moon Over Soho (Peter Grant, #2)
4.08
These are fantastic books. Unhurried, competent, wry and witty. Need to write a full review at some point.
Jun 08, 2013
Jun 05, 2013
 
You Suck (A Love Story, #2)
3.80
None
Apr 2010
Oct 02, 2010
 
Grave Peril (The Dresden Files, #3)
4.18
None
Sep 2010
Oct 02, 2010
 
Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, #2)
4.04
None
Aug 2010
Oct 02, 2010
 
American Gods (American Gods, #1)
4.10
None
not set
Feb 08, 2012
 
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
4.26
None
not set
Oct 02, 2010
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