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How to Write a Novel: 47 Rules for Writing a Stupendously Awesome Novel That You Will Love Forever
4.30
I've read many books on writing, as I'm sure many of us have. From McKee's Story and King's On Writing to Bradbury's Zen in The Art of Writing and Tru...more
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Feb 16, 2014
 
Write. Publish. Repeat. (The No-Luck-Required Guide to Self-Publishing Success)
4.41
This is a very informative and easy read. Very conversational. Johnny has a great voice. The advise throughout is solid and credible because of the su...more
Mar 31, 2014
Mar 31, 2014
 
The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice, #1)
4.15
WARNING: A FEW SPOILERS



The Ruins of Gorlan, book 1 in the Ranger's Apprentice series, traverses well-worn fantasy paths but manages, against my early...more
Jun 12, 2012
Jun 12, 2012
 
The House Eaters
3.73
After reading (and loving) Polson's March 2011 offering, We Are The Monsters, I knew I had to find something else by this author to read.

The House Eat...more
Jul 16, 2011
Jul 16, 2011
 
How to Be Black
3.84
Wow. This book was great. Funny and fresh, insightful and inspiring - all the these I've come to expect from Mr. Thurston. I first fell in love with "...more
Dec 27, 2012
Dec 27, 2012
 
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
4.26
It's no surprise - and probably no accident - that King's book on writing is as easy to digest as his prose. This doesn't make it any less important,...more
Feb 18, 2012
Feb 17, 2012
 
We are the Monsters
2.98
Aaron Polson's We Are The Monsters is a tightly-wound story with beautiful prose and a swirling, creepy plot that blurs the lines between reality and...more
Jul 07, 2011
Jul 05, 2011
 
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1)
4.00
Stephen King is one of those authors I've loved since I was a young teen (I even visited his house during one summer vacation.) However, being a young...more
Nov 25, 2011
Nov 21, 2011
 
Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting
4.18
A solid book. Seemed to jump around a bit, but McKee manages to balance a line between creative mysticism and literary nuts-and-bolts. I sensed a feel...more
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Oct 28, 2012
 
The Gathering Dead (The Gathering Dead, #1)
4.02
***minor spoilers***

Stephen Knight's The Gathering Dead is an exciting tale about a group of special forces members trapped in a zombie-ridden New Yor...more
Jun 19, 2011
May 19, 2011
 
The Strange Case of Finley Jayne (Steampunk Chronicles, #0.5)
3.76
The Strange Case of Finley Jayne was rather blatantly released as advertisement for the actual start to the Steampunk Chronicles, The Girl In The Stee...more
Jun 27, 2011
Jun 12, 2011
 
The Passage (The Passage #1)
4.01
I think I'm done with this...

My 2 star review is 2 stars because "it was okay." I wish I could give it more because I think Justin Cronin is a talent...more
Apr 11, 2013
Mar 08, 2013
 
John Dies at the End (John Dies at the End, #1)
3.93
John Dies at The End is probably one of the wackiest books I've ever read... and I mean that in a good way. I've always loved a creator with a strong...more
Feb 11, 2013
Dec 22, 2012
 
Fight Club
4.19
This is one of those rare cases where the film actually did much more for me than the book. I actually didn't finished it - it just didn't grab me. Pe...more
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Feb 14, 2011
 
We3
4.01
Wonderful mini-series from the great Grant Morrison. Some of the most unique paneling I've seen in a long time. Highly recommended for comic readers w...more
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Feb 14, 2011
 
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
4.27
I've started this book twice now - once on audio book and once in paperback. I have yet to get through it! For some reason it is not grabbing me. I wo...more
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Feb 14, 2011
 
Identity Crisis
4.00
First DC comic I've read in a really time. Was engaging and well done. Would land more of an impact for hardcore DC fans, I'm sure. There are a LOT of...more
Nov 2010
Feb 14, 2011
 
The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time, #2)
4.17
Going to set this aside for right now. Not getting into it all. Too repetitive. And I'm not feeling all these POV characters. Most of them are uninter...more
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Mar 08, 2011
 
Pet Sematary
3.81
Full review to come...
Mar 02, 2012
Feb 18, 2012
 
Kraken
3.59
I'm loving it so far - very imaginative. The characters are really one of a kind.
Mar 08, 2011
Feb 14, 2011
 
Heirs of Mars
3.75
So far, so good! Haven't read a "harder" sci-fi novel in a while and I'm really enjoying it.
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Feb 14, 2011
 
Ravage
3.89
There were A LOT of grammatical and punctuation errors throughout, so that was a bummer. But the characters are strong and the setting very cool, so i...more
Dec 30, 2013
Jul 28, 2013
 
Confliction Compendium (The Dragoneers Saga #1-3)
3.59
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Aug 17, 2014
 
In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories
4.25
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Sep 03, 2013
 
As Sure as the Dawn (Mark of the Lion, #3)
4.37
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Aug 17, 2014
 
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned (Y: The Last Man, #1)
4.15
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Oct 24, 2013
 
The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers
4.11
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Jun 03, 2012
 
The Sandman, Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections (The Sandman #6)
4.45
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Feb 14, 2011
 
Xombies
3.55
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Feb 18, 2011
 
From Hell
4.15
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Aug 29, 2013
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