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The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age
4.21
Originally I was just thrilled to find a SF book by an author actually in Poland. But, after I read the book, I was amazed. Still one of the funniest ...more
May 22, 1978
Jun 27, 2011
 
Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1)
3.80
At first I thought, 'what a rip-off!'. Someone gave me a cheap paperback wanna-be from the Dollar Store, instead of ponying up to buy the real: 'The D ...more
Jan 2006
Jun 15, 2011
 
The Black Cloud
3.77
I found my used 35 cent paperback, drawn on, but still readable in a used bookstore. I had never heard of this book before but like to try obscure SF ...more
Oct 25, 2008
Jul 17, 2011
 
Battlefield Earth
3.42
This one had been on my list for quite a while. It appeared to be a modern classic of SF and I had heard a lot of good things about it.

While at the s
...more
Jan 15, 2003
Jul 11, 2011
 
A Farewell to Arms
3.77
A story about love and war. Or the senselessness of war… and love. As at the end the main character Lieutenant Fred Henry loses both.

As yet another wr
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Jul 03, 2011
Jun 05, 2011
 
Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, #6)
4.32
After this book the publishing company did away with the numbering system which I disagree with. I enjoy reading the series in order. Relationships ch ...more
Jun 18, 2008
Jun 29, 2011
 
Firefox
3.85
It must have been the cover that sold me on this book, because it wasn't my usual cup of tea. I was still an Agatha Christie mystery reader for the mo ...more
Aug 31, 1978
Aug 18, 2011
 
Anansi Boys
3.97
Enjoyed this Gaiman novel quite a bit. But not as much as 'American Gods', which I felt had more mystery and suspense. Both books have the same concep ...more
May 09, 2008
Jun 29, 2011
 
Brisingr  (The Inheritance Cycle, #3)
4.00
Brisingr was this year's novel for the annual reading race with my nephew. He really enjoys this series. I was not enamored by this latest edition how ...more
May 15, 2011
Jun 12, 2011
 
501st (Star Wars: Republic Commando, #5)
4.22
The first thing I realized was that, there are an awful lot of Star Wars books already out there! Some starting before Episode I, and some continuing ...more
Jan 31, 2010
Jun 23, 2011
 
Split Infinity  (Apprentice Adept, #1)
3.91
As with most Piers Anthony series I liked this one too.

In this one Anthony creates two parallel universes in which the main character Stile suddenly f
...more
Mar 07, 2006
Jun 29, 2011
 
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
4.16
At first I was bit disappointed at this 'classic' novel. And in the middle it seemed I was only reading two pages a night. The most interesting aspect ...more
Dec 31, 2010
Jan 11, 2011
 
Eye for Eye/The Tunesmith (Science Fiction Double, #27)
3.72
I bought this book (used) because the first story was written by Orson Scott Card, who's writing I've enjoyed since reading Ender's Game. It's a twin ...more
Oct 31, 2008
Jun 26, 2011
 
Dead Beat (The Dresden Files, #7)
4.42
Unofficially Book #7 of the Dresden Files. Officially they've dropped the series numbers. Having read seven of the ten (currently) books of the series ...more
Nov 21, 2008
Jun 26, 2011
 
The Many-Colored Land (Saga of the Pliocene Exile, #1)
4.06
Wow! What a concept! When a time wormhole is discovered to 6,000,000 BC, bored adventurers looking for excitement and having nothing on earth let to e ...more
Aug 19, 1993
Jun 23, 2011
 
Solaris
3.94
Having loved 'The Cyberaid' by Lem, I continued to support this Polish author, and tried 'Solaris'.

This novel has a serious tone, and completely unli
...more
May 27, 1980
Jul 02, 2011
 
Side Jobs: Stories From the Dresden Files (The Dresden Files, #12.5)
4.20
From the beginning of the Dresden series, starting with 'Storm Front', my favorite aspect of the storylines have been when strangers come to his offic ...more
Oct 12, 2012
Mar 23, 2013
 
Raise The Titanic!
3.93
I had always had a deep fascination as to what had happened to the Titanic. And when this book was written in 1977, the question was still... where wa ...more
Oct 04, 1978
Aug 18, 2011
 
I, Robot
4.12
The collection of Isaac Asimov's earliest published robot stories.

All of the stories were interesting with a variety of robot issues being delved into
...more
Aug 15, 2003
Jul 12, 2011
 
Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera, #1)
4.11
'Furies' appears to be an interesting series of Fantasy adventures centering around... 'furies'. Wind, water, ground, wood, etc. entities which can be ...more
Jan 31, 2009
Jun 23, 2011
 
The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3)
3.61
Another Robert Langdon novel, this time in Washington, DC.

I liked all of the secrets/facts/information revealed concerning the Masons and the little k
...more
Jul 29, 2009
Jun 29, 2011
 
Prince of Chaos
3.97
The grand finale of the second Amber series featuring Merlin son of Corwin, instead of Corwin. I was hoping for a big payoff after all of the time inv ...more
Sep 2013
Aug 04, 2013
 
White Night (The Dresden Files, #9)
4.40
Another entertaining Dresden File from Jim Butcher, however I did have a few issues.

Overall, I liked it as usual and found White Night to be a quick r
...more
Jul 16, 2011
Jun 15, 2011
 
The Graveyard Book
4.09
I had the wonderful opportunity to see a lecture and Q/A session from Neil Gaiman (already my favorite author) through our library system. He really l ...more
Oct 22, 2009
Jul 17, 2011
 
Great Expectations
3.71
Oh, to have great expectations placed upon you. Poor Pip!

Caught up in an early ratrace of sorts Pip is destined for high society by an unknown benefac
...more
Dec 15, 2003
Jul 12, 2011
 
The Butlerian Jihad (Legends of Dune, #1)
3.53
If you loved the original 'Dune', unlike the disappointing sequels, I think you'll love the prequels, especially the 'Legends of Dune' trilogy, starti ...more
Jan 13, 2006
Jul 01, 2011
 
Knight of Shadows
3.94
I didn't care for this 9th book in the Amber series.

Which is suprising because I really like books with a lot action, and lots of short dialog. But th
...more
Sep 24, 2011
Aug 08, 2011
 
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
4.49
After the letdown of 'Order of the Phoenix', I was happy to realize that I was really enjoying the writing and mystery of this edition detailing Year ...more
Jul 31, 2005
Jul 18, 2011
 
Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1)
4.16
During the Borders bookstore demise, I perused the SF aisle looking for interesting books not yet sold out, and found 'Hyperion'. This book had always ...more
Nov 14, 2012
Aug 29, 2011
 
Chindi (The Academy, #3)
3.81
What is a chindi? Who are the chindi? Why are there chindi? All of these questions, and more, will remain for you to decide after reading this book.

I
...more
Sep 03, 2011
Jun 15, 2011
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