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Terrier (Beka Cooper, #1)
4.17
Listened to this on a very long car trip. Good reader, engaging story.

Set in a medieval sort of city where magic is real (but not big magic. Peasant
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Aug 16, 2014
Aug 16, 2014
 
The Woman Who Died A Lot (Thursday Next, #7)
4.03
Hmmm.

I began reading this series after I saw Fforde interviewed on some book show. I've gone through all the other books, including the Nursery Crime
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Apr 13, 2014
Apr 13, 2014
 
American Gods
4.10
I have to say I enjoyed this book more than Stardust, but I'm still not on the Gaiman fanboy list.

This story is a nice summary of how Americans worsh
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Nov 19, 2014
Nov 19, 2014
 
Raising Steam
3.86
Themes: disruptive technology, fundamentalism, gender identity.

Like all the books where Moist Von Lipwig is the main character, this one has to do wi
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Apr 06, 2014
Apr 06, 2014
 
Mastiff: The Legend of Beka Cooper #3
4.23
Listened to this over the last month, mostly on my commute.

As before the reader is excellent, doing a great job with voices, which really helps keep
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Nov 10, 2014
Nov 11, 2014
 
Pyramid Scheme (Pyramid, #1)
3.79
A strange pyramid fall on a University of Chicago library and starts snatching people. While the pyramid targets certain people, a group of academics, ...more
Apr 27, 2014
Apr 27, 2014
 
Nation
4.03
I almost always enjoy Terry Pratchett, and this book was no exception. It is not part of Discworld, but takes place in an alternate Earth in the 1860' ...more
Feb 20, 2012
Feb 20, 2012
 
Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues (White Trash Zombie, #2)
4.07
Read the other reviews for synopses. Here's my impressions:

1) This story is a great follow-up to the first novel. There is character growth, relations
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Aug 05, 2012
Aug 05, 2012
 
The Night Circus
4.01
You want a synopsis? Read the other reviews. Here's what I liked about this book:
Magical realism. The idea that the characters had to find ways to mak
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Apr 29, 2012
Apr 29, 2012
 
Fateful
3.93
So I, as I like to do, ask whoever is at the reference desk at the library if he or she has ready any good books lately. The children's librarian sugg ...more
Mar 03, 2012
Mar 04, 2012
 
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
4.13
After reading some disappointing stories by good authors, I gave this one a shot. It's a first novel, so no expectations from the author. The premise, ...more
Feb 26, 2013
Feb 26, 2013
 
One of Our Thursdays Is Missing: A Thursday Next Novel
3.92
I had just finished reading the fifth book and started immediately on this one. I'll have to take a break of a month or two before I read the latest o ...more
Jan 11, 2014
Jan 11, 2014
 
Pyramid Power (Pyramid, #2)
3.79
This second book in the series is less fun than the first.

First, it involves Norse mythology. I'm not as familiar with this as I am with Greek/Roman
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May 08, 2014
May 10, 2014
 
Snuff (Discworld, #39; City Watch #8)
4.11
This is a good story, but only an ok Discworld book. A crime mystery with Discworld characters.

The Vimes family makes up the bulk of the story, with
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Jul 2012
Jul 01, 2012
 
The Unhandsome Prince
3.79
This is a breezy riff on classic fairy tale stories, with a nudge-nudge, wink-wink to modern sensibilities. For instance, when you hold the philosophe ...more
Feb 12, 2014
Feb 12, 2014
 
The Well of Lost Plots (Thursday Next #3)
4.09
I've read three of these in succession, and will take a break before I read the next.

This book is quite good, and if you wanted to compare it to other
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Sep 21, 2013
Sep 21, 2013
 
Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings
3.72
I like Christopher Moore. This book, a loopy adventure in whale watching, is a sciency screwball comedy.

Moore reminds me of Thorne Smith, a writer in
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Aug 10, 2012
Aug 10, 2012
 
Jitterbug Perfume
4.23
I'm not familiar with Mr Robbins or his body of work. My wife brought this home because someone recommended it to her, but I got to it first.

It's not
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Aug 22, 2012
Aug 23, 2012
 
The Fourth Bear (Nursery Crime, #2)
4.06
I enjoy these books. The wordplay, the breakdown of the fourth wall, the alternate reality, the obscure nursery rhyme characters made real and working ...more
Jan 20, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
 
Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d'Art
3.75
Do you want to know what this book is about? Then read the other reviews.

Like a few other reviewers here, I had a harder time with this book. It does
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Nov 25, 2012
Nov 25, 2012
 
Bite Me (A Love Story, #3)
3.83
What's not to like about another episode in the vampire series with Jody and Tommy? Except for the relentless bubblegum-goth Abby, who takes over too ...more
Jul 30, 2012
Jul 30, 2012
 
The Song of the Quarkbeast (The Chronicles of Kazam, #2)
4.00
This is another solid effort from Fforde. This YA book (the heroine is a teenage orphan girl, after all) continues the adventure with Fforde's usual p ...more
Oct 19, 2014
Oct 19, 2014
 
The Big Over Easy (Nursery Crime, #1)
3.91
The more I read Fforde, the more I like him. He's got the same sort of wit that he displays so well in the Thursday Next books, but with a nursery rhy ...more
Dec 17, 2013
Dec 17, 2013
 
Alice in Zombieland
3.27
I've been a big fan of the whole zombie mashup genre. But where Pride and Prejudice and Zombies broke new ground, this, while cleverly done, is just n ...more
Feb 28, 2012
Feb 29, 2012
 
First Among Sequels (Thursday Next, #5)
3.99
This is, as far as I can tell, a recursive meta-novel. Thursday meets her fictional counterparts in her previous books (including one so bad that it w ...more
Dec 28, 2013
Dec 28, 2013
 
Stardust
4.04
This was a charming little tale, but given all the gushing that others have done over Gaiman, I expected more.

It was well-written, it followed the ge
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Oct 28, 2014
Oct 29, 2014
 
Something Rotten (Thursday Next, #4)
4.14
Let's see...Hamlet, full-contact croquet, neanderthals, uneradicated Landen, evil fictional characters in the real world...yes, this book has it all. ...more
Oct 29, 2013
Oct 30, 2013
 
The Boy Who Lost Fairyland (Fairyland, #4)
4.15
After being a little disappointed with the last book, this one, with new characters and a new story, gives much-needed life into the series.

A troll b
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Apr 14, 2015
Apr 18, 2015
 
The Legend of the King (The Squire's Tales, #10)
4.22
The conclusion of The Squire's Tales, and the conclusion of Arthur and his Round Table. You know how it ends.

Because this is the last in this series,
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Apr 2012
Apr 01, 2012
 
The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two (Fairyland, #3)
4.00
What I like about this book: Word play, imagination, familiar characters, and the way the author shows the pain of growing up.

What I didn't like: The
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Mar 26, 2015
Mar 29, 2015
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