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Pet Sematary
Holy crap, re-reading this book is like watching a car crash about to take place in super slow motion: You know what's coming, you know how it can be ...more
Nov 19, 2008
Dec 07, 2007
Lies My Teacher Told Me : Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
What I learned from this textbook:

1. That it is not weird that I hated history/social studies in high school, but now find it interesting.

2. That text
Mar 07, 2008
Dec 26, 2007
The Talisman (The Talisman #1)
By far, one of the greatest Stephen King (and I guess Peter Straub) books ever. I remember liking it a lot when I first read it, but on a second readi ...more
Dec 19, 2008
Dec 07, 2007
Strong Enough?: Thoughts from Thirty Years of Barbell Training
Absolutely brilliant, crucial reading for anyone involved, or even just merely curious about, fitness. A collection of Coach Rip's essays, mostly pull ...more
Jan 11, 2010
Jan 11, 2010
Green Arrow: Quiver
I read it because Kevin Smith wrote it. The man is clearly a total comic fanboy, but his homage to a character killed off years ago is surprisingly ri ...more
Nov 18, 2008
Nov 14, 2008
The Children of Húrin
Having read most of Christopher Tolkien's other editions of his father's work, I was eager to read this prose rendering of the Narn i Chin Hurin, whic ...more
Apr 28, 2008
Jan 03, 2008
A History of Pi
In the first few pages, the author describes this book as being 'light on the math.' Well, you could have fooled me! Clearly, it is a book about math, ...more
Aug 20, 2008
Jul 22, 2008
The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God
Carl Sagan was one of the best at taking an exceptionally complex issue, often fraught with emotional and intuitional baggage, and rendering it into l ...more
Jun 12, 2008
Jun 09, 2008
Angels & Demons: Special Illustrated Edition (Robert Langdon, #1)
Just read this a second time, this time the illustrated edition. Holy crap I had no idea that Rome was so beautiful. In Brown's credit, he describes e ...more
Oct 25, 2009
Dec 07, 2007
Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born
Not done yet, but holy crap. Is there any field of medicine more gripped by fads than obstetrics? Frankly, we're lucky western medicine hasn't wiped u ...more
Apr 09, 2008
Feb 29, 2008
The Physics of Christmas: From the Aerodynamics of Reindeer to the Thermodynamics of Turkey
Normally, the goal of a "The Science of..." book is to entertain and educate. There was lots of education, but not necessarily a lot of entertainment. ...more
not set
Dec 18, 2007
Cycle of the Werewolf
I admit it. I don't get this book. It's too short, very undeveloped, and basically feels like a quick afterthought. That said, the opening two chapter ...more
Nov 25, 2008
Dec 07, 2007
With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa
An absolute MUST-READ for anyone is who pro-war for anything more than the last possible resort. Sledge's writing gave me chills, and made me question ...more
Mar 26, 2009
Mar 23, 2009
The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time
Boy, if you thought the artwork on the book covers was bad, this book will make you think again. Absolutely awful. The book is written from the point ...more
Jul 06, 2010
Jun 03, 2010
The Rescue of Streetcar 304: A Navy Pilot's Forty Hours on the Run in Laos
A thoroughly harrowing read. Well written, especially in terms of the author's "after-the-fact" investigations. Fields does a great job of describing ...more
Jul 20, 2010
Jul 22, 2010
The Forgotten Soldier
By far the most unsettling account of WWII I have EVER read. The degradation on the front between Germany and Russia was definitely the closest to hel ...more
Feb 2010
Jan 18, 2010
New Fix-It-Yourself Manual
Own a home? You oughta own this book. seriously, it'll come in handy. A LOT.
Jan 2009
May 14, 2010
Modus Novus
The most terrifying book ever published.
Jan 1995
Dec 07, 2007
Batman: Bloodstorm
Man, this was effed up. Loved it!
not set
Aug 20, 2010
The Shroud of the Thwacker
Humorous. Way better at the beginning when he's just using his amazing sense of humor to set the stage. The references and humor are top le ...more
Aug 10, 2009
Aug 12, 2009
Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training
An absolute MUST-READ book for anyone looking to incorporate barbell work into their workouts. Takes some vicious (and well-earned) jabs at the curren ...more
Aug 10, 2009
Sep 09, 2009
Emergency Childbirth: A Manual
Its stunning how much of what is in this book (originally published in 1951) is echoed in the philosophy of the natural, home-birth movement: it's a n ...more
not set
Mar 19, 2008
100 Discoveries
In a way, this book was kind of irritating. While the concept is cool (take the 100 greatest scientific discoveries/inventions, and discuss both the p ...more
Nov 20, 2009
Jul 09, 2009
American Shogun: General MacArthur, Emperor Hirohito and the Drama of Modern Japan
Admittedly a somewhat dry read, given the number of people and events the book covers (basically, the lives, careers, deaths, and lasting affects of M ...more
May 05, 2008
Dec 14, 2007
The Shining (The Shining, #1)
Tried reading this one twice...failed both times. This time, let's try it as an 'adult' with a child of my own!

All right, so i finally finished what i
Oct 15, 2008
Oct 07, 2008
Hunters Of Dune (Dune Chronicles, #7)
Personally, I was less than thrilled with the two prequel trilogies. Compared to something like Tolkien's world, where the distant past was made up of ...more
Jan 18, 2009
Jan 16, 2009
Sandworms of Dune (Dune Chronicles, #8)
I give it 4 stars, but that may be as a Frank Herbert fan who's just really happy to see the series finally finish up. True to Brian Herbert and Kevin ...more
Feb 19, 2009
Dec 07, 2007
America's Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975 (Fourth Edition)
**spoiler alert** A slow and somewhat dry read, this book follows the geo-political turmoil of the post-WWII/early Cold War years that lead somewhat i ...more
Mar 12, 2009
Jan 06, 2009
The Stand
This book was better than I remembered, but the ending was also worse than I remembered. Not that it was bad conceptually, it just seemed that (in cla ...more
Oct 28, 2008
Dec 07, 2007
Ascension Factor
Though not nearly as well known as the Dune series, Herbert's trilogy with Bill Ransom is at least as potent, if not even more so. Whereas the Dune st ...more
Feb 10, 2009
Dec 07, 2007
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