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Golden Buddha (The Oregon Files, #1)
3.87
it was ok
If you take a look at the cover of this book, Clive Cussler's name is clearly the focus of the page, but the words inside are, for the most part, cert ...more
not set
Feb 09, 2011
 
Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle, #1)
3.92
did not like it
I loved Stephenson's "Snow Crash". Really liked "Cryptonomicon". But, this novel was terribly boring. It is divided into three books. Book 1 follows t ...more
Jul 2009
Feb 09, 2011
 
Mindscan
3.79
it was amazing
Put yourself in the following situation: You are a young person in the prime of your life when you are told that you are terminally ill. You will be a ...more
Mar 2006
Feb 15, 2011
 
Survivor's Quest (Star Wars)
3.96
really liked it
Timothy Zahn knows the Star Wars universe as well as any one one Earth (except for maybe George Lucas).
First, he accurately characterizes Luke; a more
...more
Jul 2010
Feb 18, 2011
 
The Girl on the Train
3.88
liked it
This wasn't nearly as exciting as people made it out to be and I had figured out the killer's identity pretty early on as it just seemed like everyday ...more
Apr 17, 2017
Apr 09, 2017
 
Lord of the Silver Bow (Troy, #1)
4.30
it was amazing
This was my first David Gemmell book, but it will not be the last. His characters come alive and you can really feel what they are going through (espe ...more
May 2008
Feb 09, 2011
 
Ready Player One
4.31
really liked it
This book was suggested to me by a friend who read it, and liked its many references to the 1980s (despite not being born until 1990 himself). I, bein ...more
Nov 09, 2016
Oct 26, 2016
 
Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, #1)
4.04
liked it
Many of my friends have told me that this is a great a series, and I have no doubt that it is, but this book, the first in the series mind you, was pr ...more
Jan 12, 2014
Aug 22, 2011
 
The Angel of Darkness (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, #2)
3.94
liked it
While it took me almost three full weeks to read this book, it wasn't because it was terrible. The fact of the matter was that the book was so detaile ...more
Jan 2010
Feb 09, 2011
 
Darth Plagueis
4.07
liked it
I expected the story of Darth Plagueis to be filled with a little more action, but if we are going to be true to canon, the Sith, during this time, ar ...more
Apr 06, 2015
Jan 11, 2012
 
Civil War
3.89
did not like it
**spoiler alert** I don't read a lot of comic book hero based novels, but knew that the "Civil War" storyline was one of Marvel's biggest and most imp ...more
Jan 29, 2015
Jan 24, 2015
 
Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories
4.42
liked it
I first read Raymond Carver in 1993, and enjoyed the few pieces I read. I never forgot his name, and in 2005 purchased this book, a collection of his ...more
Aug 31, 2010
Feb 09, 2011
 
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
4.01
really liked it
Max Brooks, this book's author, chose to present his version of the Zombie Apocalypse by offering snippets from those who lived through it. He says th ...more
Jul 15, 2013
Jul 07, 2013
 
Heart of Darkness and Other Tales
3.55
it was ok
It is hard to explain what I thought of this novel. I will do my best to decipher how I feel in a much more concise manner than Conrad himself would h ...more
Mar 11, 2012
Feb 09, 2011
 
The Death of Kings (Emperor, #2)
4.25
really liked it
Conn Iggulden continues his very successful look at Julius Caesar in this second book from the series, Emperor.
I am continuously amazed at how much Ca
...more
Feb 14, 2011
Feb 18, 2011
 
Pirate Latitudes
3.40
really liked it
Let's face it: Gone are the days when Crichton could be counted on to write a great techno-thriller like "Jurassic Park" or "Congo". In fact, I hated ...more
Jul 2010
Feb 09, 2011
 
Hull Zero Three
3.37
really liked it
This novel opened up like the great SF movie "Pandorum"; with a guy awakened from cryo-sleep to find his ship listless and inhabited by creatures of a ...more
Oct 08, 2011
Aug 11, 2011
 
Sharpe's Rifles (Sharpe, #6)
4.21
really liked it
I have really enjoyed this fantastic series by Bernard Cornwell, but this novel is, if not the most intricately plotted, saturated with battle after b ...more
Mar 20, 2013
Feb 09, 2011
 
Vector Prime (Star Wars: The New Jedi Order, #1)
3.79
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I remember when Vector Prime first came out some ten years ago, and all of the talk was about Chewbacca's death. Some fans felt betr ...more
Sep 07, 2010
Feb 18, 2011
 
Shield of Thunder (Troy, #2)
4.34
it was amazing
I was blown away by Gemmell's first Troy book, Lord of the Silver Bow, and purchased the rest of the trilogy soon upon its completion. Shield of Thund ...more
Apr 23, 2009
Feb 09, 2011
 
Map of Bones (Sigma Force, #2)
4.06
liked it
This novel explodes from the very first page, and doesn't stop until the very end. That being said, the relentless action doesn't save a thin storylin ...more
Apr 22, 2011
Feb 27, 2011
 
Mind Prey (Lucas Davenport, #7)
4.19
really liked it
When you read the back of these novels and it talks about how the protagonist is going up against his worst enemy yet, it rarely applies as well as it ...more
Jan 2010
Feb 18, 2011
 
Sandstorm (Sigma Force, #1)
3.94
liked it
Rollins has always provided me with an enjoyable monster yarn...until now. That isn't to say there is no supernatural, eerie happenings here, but cert ...more
Feb 2009
Feb 27, 2011
 
The Boys From Brazil
4.05
really liked it
When one considers that Ira Levin wrote this novel in 1977, you have to appreciate how unique the plot of this novel is. Since then, it has been done ...more
Dec 07, 2010
Feb 18, 2011
 
Tooth and Nail (Inspector Rebus, #3)
3.88
it was amazing
I loved this mystery. That is as simple a statement as I can make concerning this well done, ingeniously deceptive serial killer manhunt tale. Inspect ...more
Aug 12, 2015
Aug 07, 2015
 
The Martian
4.39
really liked it
Heard lots about this book and decided to give it a go while I was on vacation. I certainly liked the many obstacles our hero had to overcome and was ...more
Aug 22, 2015
Aug 14, 2015
 
Sharpe's Eagle (Sharpe, #8)
4.23
liked it
In order of publication, this is the first in the Richard Sharpe series and as such represents in some ways where the whole series began. Since 1981, ...more
Jul 06, 2015
Jun 25, 2015
 
The World Without Us
3.79
it was ok
The idea of this speculative piece is to suppose what would happen to the Earth if we, the human race, suddenly disappeared. While the premise is engr ...more
Jul 05, 2012
Jul 02, 2012
 
If The Dead Rise Not (Bernard Gunther, #6)
4.07
liked it
It almost hurts to give a Philip Kerr novel three out of five stars, but given how much I have liked the other novels in the Bernie Gunther series, it ...more
Nov 25, 2011
Feb 26, 2011
 
Go Set a Watchman
3.31
it was ok
**spoiler alert** Maybe it is completely unfair to compare this book to its predecessor, "To Kill a Mockingbird", but it was impossible not to. I foun ...more
Mar 07, 2016
Jan 08, 2016
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