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Fighting to Survive  (As The World Dies, #2)
4.13
Know how to beat a crippling addiction to zombie books? Find the most poorly written series available and read until your eyes bleed. I think that thi ...more
May 10, 2012
May 10, 2012
 
The Maltese Falcon
3.94
How does one even begin to review a book enshrouded in so much history, both cinematic and literary, as The Maltese Falcon? At the beginning, natch! T ...more
Jan 11, 2009
Jan 08, 2009
 
The Honorary Consul
3.78
This was an exemplary read. Comedic indictments of the Latin ideal of machismo, kidnappers who are absolutely no good at kidnapping, the consistently ...more
Mar 19, 2008
Mar 12, 2008
 
Shōgun (Asian Saga, #3)
4.34
This fantastic book is exactly what historical fiction SHOULD be. It's sad that most efforts fail to live up to this standard. A rousing tale of a Dut ...more
not set
May 04, 2007
 
Legacies  (Repairman Jack, #2)
4.06
F. Paul Wilson's Macguyver Redux is back in the second book in his Repairman Jack series. (Note: it took every ounce of my self control to resist typi ...more
not set
Sep 06, 2009
 
The Serpent and the Rainbow
3.89
I have a deep and abiding fear of zombies. I spend more time thinking about what to do in the event of a zombie outbreak than is probably good for one ...more
Nov 16, 2007
Oct 19, 2007
 
The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Fighting the Big Motherfuckin' Sad
4.29
I found myself at the Portland Zine Symposium yesterday, talking with other very fervent, very impassioned, creators and wandering from table to table ...more
Jul 13, 2014
Jul 13, 2014
 
Vulcan's Hammer
3.47
There are few things better for me during the gloomy overcast months of winter than a good genre fiction bender. On those days when the sky seems espe ...more
Feb 21, 2010
Jan 21, 2010
 
Motherless Brooklyn
3.91
I have been on a bit of a mystery bender lately and I'm not quite sure what to make of that. Perhaps it's the return to the overcast North-West that s ...more
Feb 13, 2009
Feb 02, 2009
 
Outer Dark
3.88
It's been said that for writer's first novels, it is inevitable that they wear their influences on their sleeves. This is certainly the case with Corm ...more
Feb 18, 2011
Feb 19, 2011
 
Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us
3.81
I originally picked up this audiobook because the descriptions I had read of it made it sound as though it were the thematic follow-up to Malcolm Glad ...more
not set
Jul 20, 2009
 
Infinite Jest
4.33
Okay, I'm still reading this book and I probably will continue to read it for another few weeks. It is dense. There is just so much packed into each s ...more
Jun 22, 2008
May 19, 2008
 
Dr. Bloodmoney or How We Got Along after the Bomb
3.68
And so I've made it through the second of the Library of America's Five Novels of the 1960s & 70s none the worse for wear. Dr. Bloodmoney is a cla ...more
Jul 18, 2012
Jul 15, 2012
 
Amnesia Moon
3.49
Throughout the years Jonathan Lethem has made no secret of the high regard that he holds for Philip K. Dick. The MacArthur grant winner has edited and ...more
Jan 23, 2010
Jun 04, 2008
 
Dies the Fire (Emberverse, #1)
3.92
Masturbatory fantasy for older white men who feel smug in their own sense of superiority. In which real rugged man's men persevere at the fall of civi ...more
Jun 11, 2014
Jun 02, 2014
 
Grundish and Askew
3.76
Chaos, wanton destruction, irrational behavior in the face of the massed forces of The Man- it's always been a good bet that if a book has any of thes ...more
not set
Jan 11, 2010
 
2666
4.18
What an utterly beguiling book! I turned the last page of this hefty book nearly a week ago and I've been struggling to find the adequate words to des ...more
Sep 2011
Aug 13, 2011
 
Almost Transparent Blue
3.33
Those who know me are well aware that I have an almost visceral love of twisted literature. Books that are the literary equivalent of a car crash; hed ...more
Jun 20, 2009
Jun 17, 2009
 
The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time (The Gonzo Papers, #1)
4.06
Readers who only know of Hunter S. Thompson from his acid-washed hunt for the American Dream in one of this countries most deranged metropolitan waste ...more
Mar 17, 2012
Feb 26, 2012
 
A Room of One's Own
4.04
I find it incredibly difficult to discuss the works of authors that I adore. I’ve written nearly 300 reviews for this site over the years, yet on some ...more
Sep 03, 2013
Aug 28, 2013
 
A Safe Girl To Love
4.52
You'd think that with how much I read this would be old hat by now, but I always get a little bit anxious when a friend publishes something. What if i ...more
Jun 15, 2014
Jun 11, 2014
 
True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism-For Families, Friends, Coworkers, and Helping Professionals
3.68
When I met with my doctor the other week to pick up my prescription, she recommended a book to me that she said really helped her wife come to grips w ...more
May 19, 2013
May 02, 2013
 
Now Wait For Last Year
3.88
It's a strange feeling when you think you have an author pegged and then they go ahead and publish something straight out of left field. It's like Mic ...more
Jul 20, 2012
Jul 17, 2012
 
King Solomon's Mines (Allan Quatermain, #1)
3.78
I was really torn about how to rate this book. On the one hand, it was a fun and thrilling adventure tale, the likes of which have been setting fire t ...more
Sep 16, 2009
Jun 22, 2009
 
Flow My Tears the Policeman Said
3.94
Jason Taverner is on top of the world. He has it all- a house in the Swiss Alps, a beautiful girlfriend, an illustrious singing career, and a hit late ...more
Jul 24, 2012
Jul 21, 2012
 
Threats
3.03
I always find it worth remarking upon when a book I pick up completely at random complements whichever book I've just finished. So it was with Threats ...more
Dec 30, 2012
Dec 20, 2012
 
The Crossing
4.10
I'll admit it freely- I was unprepared for Cormac McCarthy. Sure, I've heard all the reviews: that he's bleak, despairing, has a dark and twisted worl ...more
Jan 28, 2011
Jan 10, 2011
 
The Bell Jar
3.95
**spoiler alert** I am so glad to have finally read this book. Plath's prose is so eloquent and beautiful that it almost makes me want to read some of ...more
Jul 02, 2008
May 08, 2007
 
Fatal Error (Repairman Jack, #14)
4.10
I should have known better than to segue from Mario Vargas Llosa into the cheap pablum of another Repairman Jack adventure. I should have realized tha ...more
Mar 08, 2011
Mar 13, 2011
 
Transmetropolitan, Vol. 3: Year of the Bastard (Transmetropolitan, #3)
4.39
If I were to ever have doubts as to the worthiness of comics as a medium for social critique or dissenting opinions, they would all be washed away by ...more
Jun 29, 2012
Jun 29, 2012
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