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The Casual Vacancy
3.28
liked it
I'm relatively good at keeping myself unbiased. I separated myself from the Rowling I knew as a kid specifically for this book. I mean, it was aimed a ...more
Aug 06, 2013
Nov 03, 2012
 
The Time of Man
3.84
it was amazing
This was an interesting one.

With this novel, I feel like i've just been on a nice trip. The novel is slow, almost gratingly so, but at the same time
...more
Feb 04, 2013
Jan 27, 2013
 
Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)
3.80
did not like it
I made the choice when I started Inferno to not add it to my currently-reading list; Dan Brown is pretty heavily lauded in many circles, and I chose t ...more
Nov 12, 2013
Nov 12, 2013
 
The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2)
4.03
liked it
When it comes to crime novels I generally look to Lehane, and so the first book left me a bit parched. I didn't have a ton of empathy for the victim a ...more
Jul 28, 2014
Jul 11, 2014
 
Delicate Men: Stories
4.18
it was amazing
It is very difficult to write a review of a collection from a man I look up to as a mentor of the craft of writing, so I will simply say this: Johnson ...more
Mar 09, 2015
Dec 30, 2014
 
The Last Guardian (Artemis Fowl, #8)
4.15
it was amazing
I think Eoin is psychic.

In my review for the 7th novel of the series, I said that 'The Atlantis Complex' was, although a decent read, decidedly under
...more
Jul 21, 2012
Jul 16, 2012
 
Son (The Giver, #4)
3.98
really liked it
When I read The Giver in fifth grade, I was spellbound. At an age where "age-appropriate" (because my skill level was never taken into consideration i ...more
Nov 13, 2013
Sep 10, 2012
 
The Magician's Land (The Magicians, #3)
4.16
really liked it
In my review of the second book of the Magicians trilogy, The Magician King , I may have been a bit harsh.

While I still do not care for Julia and he
...more
Mar 15, 2015
Feb 28, 2014
 
Never Let Me Go
3.80
liked it
Have you ever been in a conversation with someone who has, before your meeting, built up something very important that they want to tell you but they ...more
Dec 09, 2013
Aug 07, 2013
 
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
3.83
liked it
I found Rowling's previous book, The Casual Vacancy, to be positively rife with unlikeable, uncharismatic characters awash in a plot that revolved aro ...more
Nov 05, 2013
Jul 28, 2013
 
Chinaberry
3.97
it was amazing
Chinaberry didn't hit me in the same way River of Earth did, but that's not something to be held against it. If anything, Chinaberry will haunt me m ...more
Jan 13, 2016
Jan 16, 2013
 
The Magician King (The Magicians #2)
3.90
liked it
Man, what a disappointment.

The Magicians?

Wonderful. Created an interesting world that played on the conventions of the fantasy genre and specificall
...more
Jul 18, 2012
Jun 30, 2011
 
The Descendants
3.82
liked it
This... wasn't an easy read.

Why is that? Well, most of it comes from the fact that I saw the movie before reading the book, which most likely gave me
...more
Jul 10, 2012
Jun 03, 2012
 
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8)
3.76
liked it
There's a lot of general public opinion around this work, so i'll be brief and spoiler-free.

It's okay. It milks nostalgia in the way it should, it fee
...more
Sep 22, 2016
Aug 02, 2016
 
Those Across the River
3.64
liked it
[This is going to be heavily spoiler-filled, as I don't know how to talk about it without spoiling it.]

I want so hard to like this more than I do.

The
...more
Nov 08, 2011
Oct 26, 2011
 
The Book Thief
4.36
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Picking this apart, I don't think it deserves five stars.

Maybe four; certainly no less than three. I've come to this conclusion bec
...more
May 03, 2014
Feb 08, 2014
 
The Nick Adams Stories
4.06
it was amazing
Although I have had experience with several of these stories from the In Our Time collection, seeing several more posthumously published stories about ...more
not set
May 04, 2013
 
The Once and Future King
4.08
it was amazing
This one surprised me a lot. I expected a relatively simple sword-and-sorcery book based on the Arthurian legends, but I didn't expect to have as much ...more
Sep 16, 2013
Aug 21, 2013
 
Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone
3.29
really liked it
So uh, wow. This was an interesting pick-up and i'm glad I got it.

I'm a bit torn on what to think about it overall, though. After the first Martin an
...more
Nov 18, 2015
Jul 14, 2013
 
Go Set a Watchman
3.31
it was ok
**spoiler alert** I've attempted several drafts of a review, but I keep deleting them.

To-the-point, this was not in any way, shape, or form a decent
...more
Nov 18, 2015
Sep 02, 2015
 
The Sound of Waves
3.75
really liked it
Mishima's story of young love is relatively simple and down-to-earth; the only issue being that it's a love story we've heard 1000 times and the chara ...more
Aug 24, 2011
Mar 13, 2011
 
The Rum Diary
3.83
it was amazing
Although it's probably not everyone's cup of tea, there was something almost magical about being in this world of drunken journalism. It's not a book ...more
not set
May 14, 2013
 
In Our Time
3.80
it was amazing
None
Jun 02, 2015
Sep 12, 2012
 
The Lost Gate (Mither Mages, #1)
3.82
None
not set
Feb 13, 2011
 
Pathfinder (Pathfinder, #1)
3.98
liked it
None
Dec 10, 2015
Feb 13, 2011
 
The Graveyard Book
4.11
it was amazing
None
Oct 15, 2013
Mar 07, 2011
 
The Informers
3.55
None
not set
Mar 07, 2011
 
The Sleepwalkers (Willi Kraus, #1)
3.70
None
not set
Mar 07, 2011
 
Great Expectations
3.74
liked it
None
not set
Mar 07, 2011
 
For Whom the Bell Tolls
3.95
None
not set
Mar 07, 2011
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