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Deeply Odd (Odd Thomas, #6)
3.95
It almost pains me to do so, but I have to rate an Odd Thomas novel below four stars.

Here's the reason: Dean Koontz is lousing up one of my favorite c
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Jun 10, 2013
Jun 01, 2013
 
Just Between Us
4.22
Luke Chesser gets his own book. I have to admit, I wasn't quite sure what to think about that when I found out that J.H. Trumble was getting set to pu ...more
Dec 27, 2013
Jun 28, 2013
 
The Race for Second
4.01
For a debut novel, this book is quite well done. I think what I connected with the most was the situation that Ethan, the main character, finds himsel ...more
May 10, 2014
May 01, 2014
 
Remember My Name
4.53
Disclaimer: I was one of the early reviewers of this novel. However, I'm not one to mince words about books. With that, my review.

Remember My Name is
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Feb 11, 2015
Feb 11, 2015
 
Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #1)
3.87
On one of the days that I was reading this book on my Metrorail commute, an out-of-town kid riding the train with his family asked me, "What are you r ...more
Aug 18, 2014
Mar 09, 2014
 
Something Like Autumn (Something Like #3)
4.63
Despite knowing how this book was ultimately going to end, and despite the reservations I had about the main character going into the novel, I wanted ...more
Jul 28, 2013
Jun 02, 2013
 
Something Like Summer (Seasons, #1)
4.20
Ben, Ben, Ben. OK, it's not a particularly intellectual way to start a book review, but I think people who have read and enjoyed this book would tell ...more
Apr 09, 2012
Dec 30, 2011
 
Something Like Spring (Seasons, #4)
4.58
One of the signs that you've stumbled across a skilled writer is that you find yourself feeling genuine affection for the characters that he or she ha ...more
Feb 14, 2014
Jan 06, 2014
 
11/22/63
4.25
Not too long ago, it appeared that Stephen King was finished with writing. Following a harrowing traffic accident, he seemed ready to hang up his hat. ...more
Jan 26, 2012
Jan 06, 2012
 
Revival
3.77
Something happened.

Two simple words. They don't seem all that remarkable, do they? But after you read Revival, they'll take on a meaning and an atmosp
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Jan 20, 2015
Mar 09, 2014
 
Something Like Lightning
4.35
He did it. Somehow, through the magic of the written word, Jay Bell led me to like Kelly Phillips, one of the characters I disliked the most in Someth ...more
Oct 25, 2014
Sep 04, 2014
 
The Ruins
3.44
Consider this a 2.5-star rating.

I'm not exactly sure what to even say about The Ruins, but I'll give it a try.

For me, the reason this book didn't fall
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Jan 25, 2009
Jan 19, 2009
 
Justice for All: Earl Warren and the Nation He Made
4.12
Incredibly comprehensive and highly readable, this book provides the reader with a full, insightful biographical history of one of the greatest Chief ...more
Apr 22, 2008
Jan 07, 2008
 
Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion
4.05
A bit dry but ultimately readable, Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion offers important insights into the life, philosophy, and Supreme Court decisions ...more
Jan 25, 2011
Jan 12, 2011
 
The Eliminationists: How Hate Talk Radicalized the American Right
3.92
The Eliminationists is an important examination of the state of American political discourse and right-wing ideologies in this country in the early 21 ...more
Jan 06, 2010
Jan 02, 2010
 
Something Like Winter (Something Like #2)
4.44
Tim Wyman is an ass.

That was my first reaction to one of the main characters in Jay Bell's Something Like Summer , the novel that preceded Something
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Jan 19, 2013
Dec 07, 2012
 
Don't Let Me Go
4.18
Meet Nate. He's sometimes impulsive, he's kind of immature (but who isn't at age 17?), he's musically talented, and he's an ex-jock. Oh, and one more ...more
Jun 13, 2013
Apr 13, 2012
 
In Silent Graves
3.86
This is probably one of the most lyrical, moving novels in the genre of horror, though more accurately, it's probably dark fantasy.

This is the story o
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not set
Oct 27, 2007
 
Summer of Night
3.99
Similar in intensity and enjoyability, as well as roughly in plot, to Stephen King's IT, Summer of Night is over 600 pages of delightful, entertaining ...more
not set
Oct 22, 2007
 
The Snow Garden
3.76
Of his three works of dark fiction thus far, The Snow Garden is Christopher Rice's best. Full of twists and turns, this mystery is gripping and addict ...more
not set
Oct 20, 2007
 
The Passage (The Passage, #1)
4.01
I wasn't expecting amazing things from this book, but I came away far more impressed than I thought I would be.

Unlike some, I actually enjoyed many of
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Jul 18, 2010
Jul 02, 2010
 
With or Without You
3.90
Overall, I really enjoyed this book, even though it's technically for "young adults." The story was fast-paced and engaging, and the main character (E ...more
Oct 20, 2012
Sep 08, 2012
 
Full Dark, No Stars
4.00
I've been a Stephen King fan since I was 13 years old and happened to pick up a copy of The Dark Half on a whim one rainy summer afternoon. I polish ...more
Mar 04, 2011
Feb 26, 2011
 
Rounding Third
3.98
One indicator of a fine novel is a set of characters that readers can connect with. Walter Meyer certainly succeeded in creating characters like that ...more
Feb 14, 2013
Apr 13, 2012
 
Robin and Ruby
3.26
I loved Soehnlein's first novel, The World of Normal Boys , and I was enthralled with the characters, especially Robin and his sister, Ruby. I've had ...more
Jan 06, 2012
Dec 02, 2011
 
If I Told You So
3.80
Oh, I'm torn about If I Told You So, so much so that if I could give it 3.5 stars, I would.

On the plus side, we have Sean Jackson, the main character,
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May 20, 2014
Dec 21, 2013
 
Greely's Cove
3.71
Anyone who loves horror should put this book on his or her "must-read" list! Haunting, chilling, and just downright scary, Greely's Cove will keep you ...more
Dec 2007
Nov 22, 2007
 
Spectre
3.62
Though it starts off with a bang, Spectre almost stalls out for a while, spending just a touch too much time on mundane aspects of the main protagonis ...more
Sep 2009
Sep 05, 2009
 
It
4.11
This one is also in my Top 5 favorite Stephen King books of all time. A classic, the book spawned an ABC miniseries when I was 14 years old that scare ...more
not set
Oct 20, 2007
 
77 Shadow Street (Pendleton, #1)
3.27
I've known for a while that Dean Koontz is a card-carrying member of the black-helicopter conspiracy-nut crowd. Related themes have emerged in several ...more
Jul 17, 2014
Feb 06, 2012
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