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The Dark Tide (Ty Hauck, #1)
3.65
The editing (and as a result the dialogue) in this novel is atrocious. There is simply no need to repeat characters names in every spoken line in a no ...more
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Jan 05, 2012
 
Woken Furies
4.09
I was utterly taken by Altered Carbon, Morgans first Takeshi Kovacs book - his second, Broken Angels, however was not great and felt like both the cha ...more
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Jan 05, 2012
 
The Business of Dying
3.93
I picked this up after reading Relentless - a book which didn't promise much but delivered beyond expectation.

The Business Of Dying is Kernick's first

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Apr 24, 2008
Jan 05, 2012
 
The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead
3.86
This book should be amazing. Its about Zombies. Its a survival guide for the end of the world. Surely, it shouldn't fail?!

Unfortunately it just doesn'

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Jan 05, 2012
 
Mister B. Gone
3.32
Looking at my tags you'd probably be confused. History? Printing Technology? What Barker has always done best is take the macabre twist of his and wra ...more
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Jan 05, 2012
 
Power Play
3.90
I read Paranoia and thought it was amazing - the detail which added to the story, the story itself and the flawed characters all made for an exciting ...more
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Jan 05, 2012
 
Heartsick (Gretchen Lowell #1)
3.92
I'll admit I was a little apprehensive before I read this book. Whilst I liked Silence Of The Lambs, I couldn't really see the serial killer inside, s ...more
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Jan 05, 2012
 
We All Live in a Perry Groves World: My Story: The Heartwarming and Hilarious Account of Life as an Arsenal Legend
3.49
Perry Groves is an Arsenal legend. He's not the clubs greatest scorer (not even close) and didn't manage a massive number of appearences either. Howev ...more
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Jan 05, 2012
 
The Seven Days of Peter Crumb
3.42
Peter Crumb is not a good man. The 7 days of Peter Crumb is not a good book. I am unimpressed. The whole book, its like written, of course it is, in t ...more
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Jan 05, 2012
 
Heart-Shaped Box
3.81
I'll admit that when I picked this book up I had no idea that Joe Hill was the son of someone famous, and to be honest it matters not one jot. It make ...more
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Jan 05, 2012
 
In the Evil Day
3.57
You get a book, a book that releases a tumultuous torrent of words. That's what I thought. The book, it as these vague allusions. Are they plot points ...more
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Jan 05, 2012
 
Mad Dog: The Rise and Fall of Johnny Adair and 'C Company'
3.33
This book often doesn't know if it's a biography, moral compass or historical text. Conflicting sources are often quoted side by side leaving you to m ...more
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Jan 05, 2012
 
The Intruders
3.62
This book is teaming with ideas. Like a few recent thrillers, it doesn't try too hard to give you all the answers or explain away things that aren't r ...more
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Jan 05, 2012
 
Junky
3.84
Junky is a dangerous book - it doesn't glorify drugs, it doesn't glorify the existence of those that take them, but it does dispel a few myths.

Told fr

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Jan 05, 2012
 
Live Fire (Dan Shepherd, #6)
4.19
Live Fire is an odd book - it's a gangster thriller, about ordinary decent criminals, sure. But it doesn't cast them as superstars, there's no backhan ...more
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Jan 05, 2012
 
The Wasp Factory
3.87
This is one of the best modern horror novels I've read in some time - given that this is a debut, its all the more stunning for its realisation of iso ...more
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Jan 05, 2012
 
The Time Traveler's Wife
3.93
It took me ages to get around to reading this book. Put simply it's a romance between two people, one who happens to travel backwards and forwards in ...more
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Jan 05, 2012
 
Ritual (Jack Caffery, #3)
3.72
There isn't much to say about this book other than it's excellent. A brilliant story, brilliant writing and an engaging ensemble of characters, this i ...more
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Jan 05, 2012
 
Innocence
3.66
Unlike most of the criticisms here, may main disappointment with Innocence was the way Koontz kept things back so obtusely in the text to add to the g ...more
Feb 2014
Jan 26, 2014
 
Maximum Impact
3.84
Jack Henderson wrote a book, about one of the most iconic terrorist attacks in history, and bastardised it into fiction whilst shoe-horning liberal do ...more
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Jan 05, 2012
 
A Quiet Belief in Angels
3.81
A beautiful book which spans 77 years across America, from the dust-bowl, across 7 states, and in the later stages New York.

I've not read such an eng

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Jan 05, 2012
 
Broken Angels (Takeshi Kovacs, #2)
3.99
There's two things wrong with Sci Fi. Ridiculous oneupmanship permeates the genre, with each new author and each new book daring to create bigger bett ...more
May 25, 2008
Jan 05, 2012
 
Altered Carbon
4.10
I used to read sci-fi all the time. And then something somewhere slipped - my sense of adventure, my technological interest (its hard when you work in ...more
Apr 18, 2008
Jan 05, 2012
 
The Abduction
3.95
This book markets itself as a sensitive portrayal of a little girls abduction from a wealthy family.... the fear and the shock as the assumed ransom d ...more
Apr 03, 2008
Jan 05, 2012
 
Beyond Black
3.38
Beyond Black is odd. Its very bleak, and at times depressingly dark and nasty. But it's not the ghosts that plague Al in her dreams and every waking m ...more
Dec 26, 2008
Jan 05, 2012
 
Blaze
3.53
Writing as Bachman, I guessed this was going to be a fairly straight ahead thriller - though to be honest I can't often distinguish between the two pa ...more
Mar 23, 2008
Jan 05, 2012
 
Paranoia
3.75
Well written and fast paced, every page demands to be turned. Straddling the "Crichton" line nicely, the science is real without being overly complica ...more
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Jan 05, 2012
 
The Darkest Evening Of The Year
3.70
Not one of Koontz's best - and not for the first time i read through the entire book only to feel slightly cheated by the neatness of a one chapter en ...more
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Jan 05, 2012
 
The Fall (The Strain Trilogy, #2)
3.78
Being the second novel in a trilogy, I expected great things (the first book was brilliant). Instead The Fall only provides more of the same, whilst d ...more
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Jan 05, 2012
 
Breathless
3.41
Dean Koontz has never had an issue with writing smooth flowing page turners - Breathless is certainly no different. Easy to read, slickly executed, Br ...more
Apr 25, 2008
Jan 05, 2012
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