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A few years ago I was lent a book called "Blankets" which I read on the 5 hour trip back from New York City on a Sunday. Now to say the 600 pages just ...more
Jan 31, 2003
Jan 02, 2008
The Castle of Otranto

I was given this book to read with the preface, "I was not a fan, but I have a feeling you'd like this." And all of a sudden I was in
Sep 15, 2005
Jan 02, 2008
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Pay your debts. Collect what is owed to you. Maintain your reputation and that of your family... In 2075, on the underground penal colonies scattered ...more
Jun 26, 2000
Feb 06, 2012
Podkayne of Mars
Not your average Robert A. Heinlein book!

Really, how often do you hear that?! Robert Heinlein was one of the most influential and controversial autho
Jul 14, 1998
Jan 14, 2012
Grey Lensman (The Lensman Series, #4)
I'm sure this had happened to everyone, you learn about something new to you and start seeing it everywhere.

It's like when you watched Monty Python a
May 08, 2010
Mar 15, 2010
The Map of Time (Trilogía Victoriana, #1)
This book holds a secret! A secret that not all would understand or accept... a secret hidden even from those who peruse the description on the back o ...more
Sep 25, 2013
Oct 08, 2013
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
With the recent popularity of Ender’s Game some readers have been surprised to discover this book to be thoroughly ensconced in the Young Adult genre, ...more
Aug 23, 2013
Aug 23, 2013
Mister X: The Definitive Collection, Vol. 1
Mister X.... what can one say about this mysterious figure??? According to some sources he is THE most recognizable graphic expression in the world.

Aug 10, 2004
Jan 04, 2008
Galactic Patrol (The Lensman Series, #3)
Imagine you are Humphrey Bogart in the 1948 film, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre... But instead of prospecting for gold, you are prospecting for boo ...more
Mar 15, 2010
Feb 18, 2010
The Man in the High Castle
The momentum of this book builds to freight train like speeds until running the reader over with it's tight thought-provoking ending. I would recomme ...more
Jan 30, 2013
Jan 11, 2013
The Bad Samaritan (Charlie Peace, #4)
The story of how this book made it into my collection is not even amusing at best, but still I would like to share it w/ you before I begin with my re ...more
Jun 05, 2008
Mar 09, 2009
The Absolute Sandman, Vol. 1
Sandman changed what I read!

Okay, I had heard about Sandman... seen the goth girls wearing ankhs (if you read Sandman you'll know why they wear them).
Jan 07, 2000
Jan 02, 2008
Asimov's Guide to the Bible: The Old and New Testaments (2 Vol.)
Isaac Asimov was one of the most prolific writers of his time. Having written, or edited, more than 500 books and an estimated 9,000 published letters ...more
May 20, 1998
Jan 02, 2008
The Old Man and the Sea
Shortly after I watched Spencer Tracy portray The Old Man in the 1958 film version (of which he was nominated for an Oscar) I picked up this book.

I ha
Jul 17, 2001
May 06, 2014
The Giver (The Giver Quartet, #1)
Oct 29, 2014
Dec 01, 2014
Cat of Many Tails
Struggled with 2 or 3 stars on this. True I read it some time ago, but as I haven't read much Queen though as I very much enjoyed the television serie ...more
Aug 30, 1991
Apr 04, 2014
Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again
This books was one of the worst stories (let alone Batman stories) I've ever had the displeasure to read and possibly the worst thing to be published ...more
Feb 16, 2013
Feb 25, 2013
All Clear (Oxford Time Travel, #4)
When I began Blackout, the previous novel in this two-part story which makes up books 3 and 4 of the Oxford Time Travel Series, I had little understan ...more
Apr 06, 2014
Mar 16, 2014
Blackout (Oxford Time Travel, #3)
Once again Hugo and Nebula Award winning writer Connie Willis takes us to the textured and well researched past through the eyes of her future histori ...more
Mar 25, 2014
Mar 14, 2014
The Time Traveler's Wife
I read this book in tandem with a friend and we talked as the book went on, sadly they could not finish the book because, as they put it - "This might ...more
May 13, 2014
Mar 09, 2009
Bleak House
What can one reader add to the lengthy articles, criticism and praise often given a book commonly referred to as Charles Dickens' magnum opus?! What o ...more
Jun 22, 2013
Jun 12, 2013
A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition
I have no great love for Hemingway's works, that being said this could be one of the most honestly beautiful stories I've ever read.

I think it helps
Sep 25, 2010
Sep 09, 2010
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
Dan Brown couldn't write his way out of a paper bag... this book could have been written by Christopher Paolini it was so terrible.

Before I continue s
Nov 30, 2003
Jan 02, 2008
And Then There Were None
A great story can last the test of time and changing social prejudice.

My love of 1945 film version played a large part in my decision to read this bo
Jun 21, 2011
Jun 03, 2011
The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books,  #1)
I opened this book with the hope that it might be an interesting read. I closed this book feeling that I had been given a wonderful gift, a gift of pr ...more
Jan 02, 2013
Jan 02, 2008
Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)
This was the first Hercule Poirot mystery I've read, although I have watched more then one film and television version of his mysteries and have alway ...more
Jul 10, 1999
Jan 02, 2008
The Shadow in the North (Sally Lockhart, #2)
Once again Pullman captures the fire and wit of real people on the verge of greatness, in the grips of fear, and in the throes of desperate obsession ...more
Dec 25, 2010
Aug 03, 2010
Across Realtime
I would like to start this review with a comment on the edition I purchased which, at the time, was out-of-print.

Across Realtime is a collection of a
Sep 10, 2007
Jan 02, 2008
Space Cadet
It's the year 2075 and Matt Dodson has just graduated, now it's either college or the Space Patrol... and for this stargazer it's an easy choice.

Jun 15, 1995
Jan 02, 2008
Chasm City (Revelation Space)

This is the fourth Alastair Reynolds book I've read, it is also hands-down the best!

Come, have a few pisco sours and meet a combat veteran who uses o
Jul 07, 2013
Jun 22, 2013
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