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Stranger in a Strange Land
3.88
I seem to be hit-or-miss with Heinlein. I have read and enjoyed Starship Troopers and The Glory Road; however I couldn't finish Job: A Comedy of Justi ...more
Oct 13, 2008
Sep 10, 2008
 
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
4.43

This book was all about trade-offs. On the one hand, Martin introduces a fair amount of complex political intrigue and (what seemed like) realism in h
...more
Jan 1998
Jan 05, 2008
 
The Road
3.94
I read this purely on the fact that is was the selection of the month for the club. To be honest, it is not something that I would have picked up myse ...more
Mar 2009
Dec 29, 2008
 
The Anubis Gates
4.00
This book was billed as a classic 'Steam Punk' story that helped define the genre ... the only problem here was that there was NO steam [tech:] and th ...more
Dec 29, 2008
Oct 22, 2008
 
His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire #1)
4.04
It would have been hard for me to hate this story as I am a sucker for Dragons. I am also a former tall-ship sailor, so the initial 19th century naval ...more
Mar 26, 2009
Dec 29, 2008
 
Snow Crash
3.99
Narrated by Jonathan Davis

I really enjoyed the quality of the narration; Mr. Davis does an excellent job rendering the voices of the various character
...more
Aug 11, 2008
Aug 06, 2008
 
Cloak of Magic (Shaihen Heritage, #1)
3.83
The Cloak of Magic is an entertaining story set in a world of where ‘paradise’ is swept up into the power struggles of a decadent empire against a sur ...more
Jan 24, 2009
Dec 31, 2008
 
Watchmen
4.32
This was another book club selection that I would not have picked up on my own; mostly because I am not much of a graphic novel type. However, in this ...more
Mar 2009
Jan 25, 2009
 
The Book of Lilith
3.97
This story is a fantastical retelling of the mythic origins of man (and woman) told from a moderately feminist point of view with a fair amount of eas ...more
May 22, 2008
May 21, 2008
 
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
4.06
I saw Bladerunner when it came out and knowing that it was based upon this story, and not really enjoying the movie much, I didn't pick up the book un ...more
Jul 05, 2008
Jul 05, 2008
 
Neverwhere
4.16
I read the book, then watched the BBC series and I must say that I liked the series a little better. It seems that this story really does better with ...more
Apr 2008
Feb 12, 2008
 
The Veil of a Thousand Tears (The Pearl Saga, #2)
3.79
This is a book I should never have started; since I didn't really like the first one of the series either (except that the last part of the first book ...more
Mar 15, 2009
Jan 05, 2008
 
The Psalter
3.67
An interesting read. The author obviously put in a significant amount of research to ensure characters and events were at least nominally historical ( ...more
not set
Feb 16, 2014
 
The Crown Conspiracy (The Riyria Revelations, #1)
4.09
This book comes across as a highly formulaic effort for a basic fantasy story. If you have been around the block once or twice, you will recognized mu ...more
Apr 2009
Nov 14, 2008
 
Olympus Prime: Return of the Titans
3.33
This is a fun story which nominally recasts the clash between the original Titans and the new Olympian pantheon in Greek mythology as a struggle betwe ...more
Oct 06, 2008
Oct 04, 2008
 
Spherical Tomi
3.97
Available as a Free Podiobook.
Sub-Genre is Cyber Punk.

The book presented an imaginative future where bodies and consciousness are freely interchangeab
...more
Aug 04, 2008
Jul 30, 2008
 
The Colour of Magic (Discworld, #1)
3.94
This is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ... only for Fantasy. The two main, hapless characters lurch from scene to scene (or storyline to storyli ...more
Jul 21, 2008
Jul 09, 2008
 
Slow Boat to Purgatory
4.14
Ok ... so I am a sucker for the highlander trope in my fiction (sue me). I really enjoyed this book. It had enough historical minutiae to appease my f ...more
Mar 04, 2014
Mar 03, 2014
 
A Night in the Lonesome October
4.22
Selected as the Theme of the Month for the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club, I really didn't think that I would like this book much and was mentally prepared ...more
Sep 29, 2008
Sep 10, 2008
 
Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)
4.02
I read this over the weekend expecting a quick, pulp fiction read; surprisingly it was not. I found it to be a very good mystery book with a gritty pr ...more
Aug 25, 2008
Aug 20, 2008
 
Arctic Drift (Dirk Pitt, #20)
3.86
Ok ... i owe an explanation for the poor rating on this book. I have been reading Cussler/Pitt novels for decades. I generally find them to be enterta ...more
May 30, 2013
May 29, 2013
 
Origin Scroll (Targa Trilogy, Book 1)
3.51
This was the narrated podiobook version.

Narration Quality: Fair. The author narrated his own book and gives a relatively flat performance that exagger
...more
Feb 25, 2013
Feb 25, 2013
 
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1)
4.00
This review has been a LONG time coming. The book was really hard to peg correctly. On one hand, it reads like an American Western … on the other hand ...more
Nov 05, 2008
Nov 04, 2008
 
Slaughterhouse-Five
4.03
Okay ... I am not a big fan of the fractured narrative style (jumping back and forth through time). That said … Vonnegut pulls it off better then most ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 04, 2008
 
The Sovereign Reigns, or Does He?
3.20
I really wanted to like this book; I requested an ebook copy from the author for review. It just didn't quite live up to my expectations.

It was a bold
...more
Aug 26, 2008
Jun 28, 2008
 
Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera, #1)
4.11
Review Summary: Disappointing

I listened to half the series as an audiobook. Add one star for the audiobook as this was very well done (and you can aff
...more
May 2012
Feb 04, 2011
 
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
3.57
I am a big fan of the House of Mouse, so the title really intrigued me; what's not to like about the Magic Kingdom? In truth , the story centered arou ...more
Jul 20, 2008
Jul 28, 2008
 
Hard Winter at Broken Arrow Crossing
4.07
Not even close to Louis L'Amour or Zane Grey's caliber. Poor historical research and one dimensional characters that do not develop mar what could hav ...more
May 06, 2013
May 06, 2013
 
The Complete Infidel's Guide to the Koran
3.73
An interesting glimpse into radical Islam. I doubt relations are as hopeless as presented here; however, I can see how difficult finding a solution mi ...more
Jul 20, 2013
Jul 28, 2013
 
Wired (Wired, #1)
3.61
Very interesting and well researched story, despite a tilt at religion that comes across as more unsophisticated than it should, be given the presumed ...more
Jul 28, 2013
Jul 28, 2013
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