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Aristoi
3.99
I thought I would enjoy this book - but there were just too many things working against it.

I find it impossible to sympathize with the protagonists, t
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Mar 10, 2012
 
Orlando Furioso
3.95
Let me preface this review by saying that while I enjoyed Orlando Furioso, it is a bad book. A very bad book. In fact, it reads like someone's D&D ...more
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May 31, 2011
 
The Last Temptation
3.53
For those of you who know me as "Cooper," this book was actually my first exposure to Alice Cooper (aside from Wayne's World, when he was just some ro ...more
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May 31, 2011
 
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
3.46
I read this book in three sittings - not because I "couldn't put it down," but because I knew that if I did put it down, I'd never pick it back up.

It'
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Sep 26, 2012
 
Perdido Street Station (Bas-Lag, #1)
3.95
I was unimpressed. For all the world-building going on, the setting seemed pretty sedate but the plot was fantastic enough that the story didn't speak ...more
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May 31, 2011
 
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (Oz, #4)
3.76
Every so often I foget that Frank Baum, while terribly creative, did not have much of a sense of narrative. This is basically a "there and back again" ...more
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Dec 20, 2011
 
The Aeneid
3.78
It seemed like Virgil spent the entire book saying "look, look, aren't I better than Homer and Aeneas better than Odysseus?" Unfortunately, neither Vi ...more
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May 31, 2011
 
Shadow Man
3.83
If you liked This Alien Shore, Windup Girl, or Left Hand of Darkness you will probably derive some pleasure from Melissa Scott's Shadow Man.

Likewise,
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Aug 21, 2012
Aug 23, 2012
 
Villains by Necessity
4.23
This story had a cool concept, but lackluster execution. The Night Watch series does a much better job of playing with the moral ambiguities between " ...more
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May 31, 2011
 
The Windup Girl
3.74
This book was enjoyable enough, but it didn't break any ground that hadn't been previously been tilled an cultured by When Gravity Fails or the Newsfl ...more
Jul 13, 2012
Jul 14, 2012
 
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years, #1)
3.49
After reading the first section of this novel, I can honestly say that I'm unimpressed. I feel like it can be summed up in two sentences.

1) Spoiled ri
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Jul 14, 2012
Jan 08, 2012
 
The Sandman, Vol. 7: Brief Lives  (The Sandman #7)
4.56
Far and away my favorite arc from within the Sandman universe.
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May 31, 2011
 
The Diary of a Young Girl
4.07
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May 31, 2011
 
The Privilege of the Sword (Riverside, #2)
3.85
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May 27, 2013
 
Flag in Exile (Honor Harrington, #5)
4.20
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Jun 01, 2011
 
War of Honor (Honor Harrington, #10)
4.09
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Jun 01, 2011
 
Honor Among Enemies (Honor Harrington, #6)
4.22
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Jun 01, 2011
 
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics, #1)
3.89
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May 31, 2011
 
I'm Afraid You've Got Dragons
3.88
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Jan 10, 2012
 
Seven Plays: Buried Child / Curse of the Starving Class / The Tooth of Crime / La Turista / Tongues / Savage Love / True West
4.17
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Dec 20, 2011
 
Neverwhere
4.16
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May 31, 2011
 
The Fabulous Riverboat (Riverworld, #2)
3.85
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Jun 01, 2011
 
Oath of Gold (The Deed of Paksenarrion, #3)
4.25
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Jun 01, 2011
 
Passage
3.66
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May 31, 2011
 
The Sandman, Vol. 4: Season of Mists (The Sandman #4)
4.54
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May 31, 2011
 
Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein
4.27
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May 31, 2011
 
The Giving Tree
4.38
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May 31, 2011
 
The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Vol. 1 (Chrestomanci, #1-2)
4.21
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May 31, 2011
 
The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Vol. 2 (Chrestomanci #3-4)
4.17
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May 31, 2011
 
This Alien Shore
4.01
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May 31, 2011
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