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Clockwork Angels: The Novel
I was browsing the new audiobook shelf in the library when I saw this book. Curious, I picked it up to see what it was about. Based on a CD by Rush? R...more
Feb 27, 2013
Mar 01, 2013
Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone
I picked this book because the title caught my eye, and the blurb on the cover said “Shirley Jackson meets The X-Files in this riveting novel of super...more
Jan 08, 2013
Jan 05, 2013
Harbinger (Star Trek: Vanguard, #1)
This is the first book in the Vanguard series. Set in the early days of the original series at the very beginning of Kirk’s command of the USS Enterpr...more
Jun 06, 2011
May 31, 2011
Sten (Sten, #1)
I picked this up at a used book sale without any idea what it would be like, but figuring that it would be a quick pulpy read. Based on the blurb on t...more
Jan 20, 2013
Jan 15, 2013
The Lost World, with eBook
Fun classic pulp, with 4 not quite cliched protagonists. The plucky journalist wasn't the dumb kid I expected, and I cheered at the unexpected resolut...more
Jul 18, 2014
Jul 10, 2014
Actors Anonymous: A Novel
This is an interesting book, from a structural standpoint. There are multiple layers of narratives, that all *sort of* come together and interweave in...more
Jan 31, 2014
Jan 23, 2014
The Field of Swords: Book Three of the Emperor Series
I picked this up at the library completely randomly. I had no idea that it was book 3 in the series, just that it started with Caesar in Spain, and wo...more
Jan 20, 2013
Jan 14, 2013
Quarter Share: Golden Age of the Solar Clipper
18 year old Ishmael Horatio Wang’s mother, a professor on a corporate world, is killed in an accident. Ishmael is given 90 days to find employment or...more
Jun 07, 2011
Jun 07, 2011
The Leftovers
Disclaimer: Virginia O'Connell received a free copy of this book from the publisher via the Goodreads First Reads program. I got to read it after she...more
Aug 17, 2011
Aug 08, 2011
Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms
Ethan is a gaming geek and a fantasy freak. He had set aside geeky things for a long time, but has been called back, and he has to decide whether to a...more
Dec 06, 2010
Nov 28, 2010
Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #1)
Young Prince Jorg is the heir to one of the hundred thrones of the broken empire, and he is a monster. He looks like a pretty normal 14 year old boy,...more
Jul 31, 2013
Jul 18, 2013
Among Thieves: A Tale of the Kin
I almost didn’t make it past the first disk of the book. It starts with a kin (member of the underworld) literally over a barrel, and while Drothe’s h...more
Nov 09, 2012
Oct 26, 2012
Gulliver's Travels
I'm glad that I read this, but it was a bit of a slog by the second half. The story is divided into 4 parts. The first two are the ones that everyone...more
Mar 18, 2011
Feb 21, 2011
Casino Royale
Bond. James Bond.

It's classic line, isn't it? Now, I'm not a big fan of 007, or of the spy genre in general, but Casino Royale was both very well wri...more
Mar 16, 2012
Mar 14, 2012
Cugel's Saga
The third book of the Dying Earth saga continues to follow Cugel as he once again has to make his way back to revenge himself against the Laughing Mag...more
Jun 10, 2011
May 31, 2011
Star Wars: Death Troopers
More a one-man audio drama, than a straight reading, complete with music and sound effects, which was strange.

The set-up had a lot of potential; zombi...more
Sep 13, 2011
Sep 23, 2011
Leviathan Wakes (Expanse, #1)
Leviathan Wakes (or Leviathan Awakes, as the narrator calls it for some reason) is a solid work of sci-fi, providing interesting flawed characters thr...more
Jul 30, 2013
Jul 01, 2013
Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Dungeons & Dragons  - One Woman's Quest to Trade Self-Help for Elf-Help
The perfect book for any gamer! Well, maybe, maybe not. Shelly’s brand of D+D is probably not what gamers are used to at their tables. She is very muc...more
Feb 2012
Jan 06, 2012
The Prefect
Set in the far future the, story starts out as a murder mystery/police procedural and quickly adds elements of a thriller/spy novel. This was the firs...more
May 04, 2012
May 04, 2012
Paranoia A1 The Computer is your Friend
There are a couple of things you need to know upfront.

1. This collection of stories is based on a roleplaying game called Paranoia.
2. The game is base...more
May 10, 2012
May 03, 2012
Roughing It
Mark Twain’s Roughing It is a mostly (somewhat?) autobiographical travelogue. I listened to this as an audio book, and I have to say that the reader w...more
Jul 23, 2011
Jul 03, 2011
Goldfinger was my first Bond novel... I think I picked a rough book to start with. The villain is interesting, as is the overall plot, but some sectio...more
Mar 16, 2012
Feb 26, 2012
The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible
I’ve been wanting to read this book ever since I heard about it on NPR. I still haven’t read it, but listening to the author read it was a wonderful e...more
May 29, 2011
May 31, 2011
The Whiskey Rebels
Set shortly after the American Revolution, Washington is president, Hamilton has formed the Bank of the United States, and the nation is a fragile pla...more
Aug 19, 2010
Aug 19, 2010
Sabriel (Abhorsen, #1)
The cover of this book was what initially caught my attention when Virginia picked it up from the library. I’d never heard of it before, and the descr...more
Jul 03, 2011
Jun 14, 2011
Heat Wave (Nikki Heat, #1)
Richard Castle, best selling author of the Derrick Storm books has come out with a new series following NYC Detective Nikki Heat, and her journalist t...more
Jun 18, 2010
Aug 19, 2010
Emperor of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #3)
Where to begin...

It's too late to start at the beginning, and too soon to start at the end, yet here we are. The final page has been turned, the cover...more
Sep 10, 2013
Jul 18, 2013
The Windup Girl
The near future world of the Windup Girl is an unpleasant place. Granted this makes for an interesting setting, and the author manages that very well....more
Aug 04, 2011
Sep 28, 2010
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
Neil Gaiman is an amazing storyteller, and this collection of short stories highlights some of his most interesting work. Unfortunately it wasn’t all...more
Jun 17, 2011
Apr 28, 2011
Classic Ghost Stories
The collection of stories and authors:

The Judge's House by Bram Stoker - When a young scholar seeks out an old house for some solitary studying, he so...more
Oct 26, 2011
Oct 07, 2011
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