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Spook Country (Blue Ant, #2)
3.62
I liked the notion that intelligence and marketing share a sort of inverse relationship because they both deal with secrets. I think perhaps it could ...more
Oct 25, 2010
Oct 22, 2010
 
Pattern Recognition (Blue Ant, #1)
3.85
The first Gibson book I've loved since the original trilogy. A spare, elegant study of the aesthetics of our time.
not set
Oct 22, 2010
 
The Origins of Totalitarianism
4.21
Of all the books I've ever read this is possibly the one that has been the most important to me. She manages to write as if she's tapping into some ra ...more
Jan 1998
Aug 13, 2007
 
The Road
3.94
This book would make me cry even if I weren't somebody who cries. I didn't understand what it'd done to me, wasn't even sure I, uh, approved? until I ...more
not set
Aug 08, 2007
 
The Moon Is Down
3.85
Obliviously interested in little but computers, I was first forced and then thrilled to read this 20 years ago, in order not to completely flunk high ...more
Jan 1987
Aug 08, 2007
 
The Algebraist
3.94
Few things by Iain M. Banks fail 5 stars, but I found this one to be a cut below his usual stellar level. It's still a great read.
Sep 2007
Oct 21, 2007
 
Travel Light
4.02
Wish I'd read this as a kid. It kept reminding me of Röde Orm (The Long Ships) even though the style is completely different.
Oct 2007
Oct 20, 2007
 
Consider Phlebas (Culture, #1)
3.83
Awesome scope, great ideas. Banks got even better later (e.g. Look to Windward), but this is still fantastic reading.
Sep 2007
Oct 21, 2007
 
One for Sorrow
3.78
Instantly loved this book. But for a bit of a mid-late lull, would've been a full 5 stars. Outstanding writing.
Nov 2007
Oct 21, 2007
 
The Adventures of Alyx
3.59
Karen and I named our domain, alyx.com, after this book. Enough said.
Jan 1993
Aug 08, 2007
 
Röde Orm
4.30
This does the thing it does better than anything I've ever read.
Jan 1985
Oct 20, 2007
 
Lord of the Flies
3.60
I never really saw the point.
not set
Aug 08, 2007
 
Look to Windward (Culture, #7)
4.09
As good as it gets.
Jan 2006
Oct 21, 2007
 
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
3.89
None
not set
May 22, 2014
 
Idoru (Bridge, #2)
3.74
None
not set
May 22, 2014
 
The Female Man
3.54
None
not set
Aug 08, 2007
 
Clay's Ark (Patternmaster, #3)
3.89
None
not set
May 22, 2014
 
Java in a Nutshell (In a Nutshell)
3.61
None
not set
May 22, 2014
 
Patternmaster (Patternmaster, #4)
4.03
None
not set
May 22, 2014
 
Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1)
4.16
None
not set
May 22, 2014
 
Snow Crash
3.98
None
not set
May 22, 2014
 
V for Vendetta
4.24
None
not set
Aug 08, 2007
 
Use of Weapons
4.17
None
not set
Oct 21, 2007
 
Astronomy Today, Volume 2: Stars and Galaxies [with MasteringAstronomy]
3.75
None
not set
May 22, 2014
 
Wuthering Heights
3.79
None
not set
Aug 08, 2007
 
The Bent Twig
3.85
None
not set
May 22, 2014
 
John Le Carré : Three Complete Novels -- Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy / The Honourable Schoolboy / Smiley's People
4.39
None
not set
May 22, 2014
 
The Turing Option
3.61
None
not set
May 22, 2014
 
Orthodoxy
4.26
None
not set
Oct 03, 2012
 
The Diamond Age
4.18
None
not set
May 22, 2014
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