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Space
3.90
I read this book to get out of my comfort zone but I think I'm ready to get back into it.

This is the first Michener I've ever read so I did not reall...more
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Aug 04, 2011
 
Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honour of Jack Vance
4.00
The book itself is very well crafted. The woodcut style illustrations and page boarders give it the feel of an old tome in the type no longer produced...more
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Aug 04, 2011
 
The Jack Vance Treasury
4.32
A nice collection of various Jack Vance works. One problem: Six Dying Earth stories. Three of them Cugel. These are the most well known of Vance's wor...more
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Aug 04, 2011
 
Blameless in Abaddon
3.95
Not as good as Towing Jehovah, much less open minded in its theology. The writing is still good and really brings out the emotion, however much more o...more
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Aug 04, 2011
 
Lord of Light
4.09
I don't know why it took me so long to read this one but I'm glad I did. Interesting look at religion.

Starts a bit slow but by the time you are finish...more
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Aug 04, 2011
 
Spook Country (Blue Ant, #2)
3.62
The individual sentences and paragraphs themselves are wonderfully written and help you stay with the book. This is quite necessary as the actual stor...more
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Aug 04, 2011
 
Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1)
4.16
This is very good. The story of seven diverse characters on a pilgrimage, each of whom tells of their personal reasons for going. Each character's sto...more
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Aug 04, 2011
 
The Man of Bronze (Doc Savage #1)
3.74
I don't understand why Doc Savage brings all his men with him, or why they follow him. He does everything, they do nothing, and they could probably ac...more
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Aug 04, 2011
 
Odyssey One (Into the Black) (Odyssey One, #1)
4.01
I really recommend giving this book a try. While there is nothing too innovative, the action really holds one's attention and the universe building se...more
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Snow Crash
3.98
Perhaps the best cyberpunk novel I've ever read. If you have any interest in that genre at all, read this book next. I don't know why this book isn't...more
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Aug 04, 2011
 
A Deepness in the Sky (Zones of Thought, #2)
4.30
Worth a read for the fleshed out multi star-system civilization and a good alien race. I don't know about all the awards it won but I guess that says...more
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Aug 04, 2011
 
Modern Classics of Science Fiction
4.10
Some poor editing in story selection and story order. Many stories are marginally science fiction at best. Often, stories very similar in style or sub...more
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Aug 04, 2011
 
True Names: and the Opening of the Cyberspace Frontier
4.01
The actual Vernor Vinge story is worth 5 stars. The volume as a whole is really brought down though but the 240 pages of prelude in the form of dated...more
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Aug 04, 2011
 
A Confederacy of Dunces
3.87
Well, this is really different for me. An adventure of absurdity. The various points of view and presentation styles are nice. At times, individual ch...more
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Aug 04, 2011
 
Lies, Inc.
3.23
The disjointed method of writing shows. There is more unnecessary confusion than the standard PDK novel, and that is saying something.



Of course, there...more
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Aug 04, 2011
 
Eye
3.64
This was really good. In all, better writing than any of his novels that I've read other than Dune. I think the short story format forces him to think...more
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Aug 04, 2011
 
Donnie Brasco
3.96
This isn't really my thing. The writing is quite poor and repetitive, which may be based on its real event sources. It does give some insight into how...more
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Aug 04, 2011
 
The Four Loves
4.14
This book gave me a much greater understanding of my own emotions and my reactions to other people's. Breaking what we call love into its aspects show...more
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Aug 04, 2011
 
Spacial Delivery (Dilbia, #1)
3.68
This sure is Gordon R Dickson. No risk to the main character, "Funky aliens" Everything turns out perfect in the end. Eh.



By the way, the publisher's...more
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Aug 04, 2011
 
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
4.55
The writing itself is good and the story is compelling. The problem is, the story is not complete. A first effort such as this should be able to stand...more
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Aug 04, 2011
 
Blaze
3.47
It shows that this book sat on a shelf for 30 years. I guess King needed to buy a new boat or something. The short story in the back is fine, but is h...more
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Aug 04, 2011
 
A Canticle for Leibowitz (St. Leibowitz, #1)
3.96
I read this because it was mentioned in another book I read recently. I didn't expect much but what a surprise. Oh to live in a world where the church...more
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Aug 04, 2011
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.40
The story may be derivative of Battle Royale and The Long Walk but the writing is very fast pased and riveting. I became more emotionally involved in...more
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Jan 03, 2012
 
Towing Jehovah
3.90
Better than I expected, surprisingly open minded and positive. I've been meaning to read it for at least 8 years since Mr. Morrow spoke in my Sci Fi c...more
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Aug 04, 2011
 
The Cosmic Puppets
3.44
Not the standard PKD novel, yet one of his best. A very proactive main character couples with an internally consistent story makes for the best PDK I'...more
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Aug 04, 2011
 
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
4.01
A very good collection in the vein of Ray Bradbury in that the stories transcend genre. I've only read two or three of the stories previously, so that...more
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Aug 04, 2011
 
The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction
4.14
It is good. Sometimes I have concerns about these "best ever" series. I know I've read better, and I have to assume that there is better that I haven'...more
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Aug 04, 2011
 
Red Mars (Mars Trilogy, #1)
3.80
This book doesn't do much for me. The characters are boring and shallow, the story is likewise shallow. Must have been a weak year for the nebulas.
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Aug 04, 2011
 
That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy, #3)
3.85
I am really glad I reread this. Frankly, I'm surprised I understood it at all when I was 11 or 12. Very thought provoking.
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Aug 04, 2011
 
Song of Susannah (The Dark Tower, #6)
3.97
At this point, you can really tell he was trying to just get the series finished. Still good, but a downturn.
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Aug 04, 2011
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