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6 Sick Hipsters
2.80
I have an old, well-worn daydream in which I win big bucks on a quiz show where all the questions are about 4ad records. This book features a scene wh ...more
Apr 12, 2008
Apr 09, 2008
 
Flashback
3.20
I am worried about Dan Simmons. I'm not a doctor, but he seems to have developed a brain tumor that's turning him into a tea party windbag. His last t ...more
not set
Sep 15, 2011
 
Very Mercenary
3.43
Outperforms Casablanca's debut novel in every important metric: there are more ninjas (1), more scooter-riding pompadoured lesbian assassins (like 4-i ...more
Feb 02, 2009
Feb 02, 2009
 
Baby Leg
4.13
A reasonably engaging quickie from an author I really like a lot. But everything about it -- the story itself and the physical book, which purports to ...more
Jul 22, 2011
Jul 23, 2011
 
Housekeeping
3.83
First read 15 years ago. As perfect now as I remember it being then. On my third reading, scheduled for 2025, its perfection will likely persist.
Jul 2010
Jul 02, 2010
 
In Watermelon Sugar
4.04
Reread last weekend for the nth time, to find it's still everything it was the last time, thank god.
Oct 23, 2010
Oct 25, 2010
 
Living Shadows: Stories: New and Preowned
3.67
I stall in reading many books out of absentmindedness or lassitude, but I can't remember the last time I gave up on a book from sheer frustration. In ...more
Jul 02, 2008
Jun 25, 2008
 
Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1)
3.98
50% Banks, 50% Dick, 50% Leguin, 150% awesome.
Jul 14, 2014
Jul 14, 2014
 
Chronic City
3.49
Five stars. Take that, Kakutani.
Oct 25, 2009
Oct 19, 2009
 
By Light Alone
3.26
Look: this book, like every other Adam Roberts book I've read, is bleak, bizarrely plotted, and crammed with unlikeable people. That might not be your ...more
Aug 02, 2013
Jul 09, 2013
 
Random Acts of Senseless Violence
4.03
Intensely chilling and deeply humane in equal measure. So funny that I picked this up after throwing down Simmons's Flashback, as this book is the mir ...more
Sep 16, 2011
Oct 25, 2010
 
The Flame Alphabet
2.88
10 stars. 10 dim, dead, surreal stars.
Feb 03, 2012
Jan 18, 2012
 
Atmospheric Disturbances
3.13
I didn't actually finish this, because I absentmindedly left it somewhere last week. I was just over halfway through. I know where I left it, and I co ...more
not set
Aug 28, 2008
 
The Solitudes (The Aegypt Cycle, #1)
3.86
There's a moment in this book when one of the main characters reacts to the book she is reading by involuntarily crying out "Oh, corny, corny!" That i ...more
Jan 29, 2008
Jan 19, 2008
 
Set This House in Order: A Romance of Souls
4.27
I give the first 400 pages of this book 5 or even 6 stars. Sadly the final 70 pages take a completely unexpected left turn down Dean Koontz Lane, and ...more
Feb 22, 2008
Feb 12, 2008
 
The Lemur
2.93
This book has a lot of stuff going for it: tight plotting, memorable characters, and the fact that it's exactly as long as the flight from Chicago to ...more
not set
Sep 10, 2008
 
Bad Monkeys
3.61
It's been a long time since I read a book in one sitting.
not set
Feb 25, 2008
 
20th Century Ghosts
3.95
So awesome.
Feb 15, 2008
Jan 30, 2008
 
Tenth of December
3.93
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Mar 23, 2013
 
Where Shall I Wander
3.83
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Mar 23, 2013
 
Super-Cannes
3.68
None
Apr 15, 2011
Mar 26, 2011
 
The Voice Imitator
3.95
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Jan 19, 2008
 
You Can't Win
4.39
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May 06, 2013
 
Erik Satie
3.79
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Feb 21, 2013
 
The Other
3.98
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Jun 11, 2013
 
Flicker
4.00
None
Jul 28, 2008
Jul 12, 2008
 
The Age of Wire and String
3.79
None
Sep 13, 2009
Aug 27, 2009
 
Things Will Never Be the Same: A Howard Waldrop Reader: Selected Short Fiction 1980-2005
4.09
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Apr 29, 2014
 
Viriconium
3.78
None
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Mar 12, 2012
 
Nova Swing
3.57
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Jun 30, 2012
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