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Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)
liked it
This book was decent, although not incredible. The beginning felt a little bit off and there were some character interactions that really did not make ...more
Sep 2008
Jul 18, 2008
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
it was amazing
Just finished rereading this. Really a tremendous start to a series. My memory is that the books get very confusing with so many characters and names ...more
Apr 26, 2013
Jan 25, 2008
Interlude in Death (In Death, #12.5)
liked it
A novella in the In Death series, Interlude in Death suffers a bit from the shortened length, not really allowing for any real depth to the story. Any ...more
Nov 06, 2011
May 14, 2011
The Ritual Bath (Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus, #1)
liked it
This was a decent story, more about trying to live a traditional religious life in modern times than about the mystery itself. Interesting characters ...more
Mar 27, 2009
Dec 23, 2008
The Man That Was Used Up
it was ok
A satirical short story about a man trying to find out more about a famous war general, it's almost ahead of its time with respect to the final concep ...more
Jun 15, 2010
Jun 14, 2010
Sacred and Profane (Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus, #2)
it was ok
I'm really not sure if these books work for me. The story keeps flipping back and forth between Pete's relationship with Rina and a murder investigati ...more
Jul 24, 2010
Mar 27, 2009
The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, #3)
really liked it
A pretty good conclusion to the trilogy. The Hero of Ages didn't quite have the unexpected excitement of the first book, but was less plodding than th ...more
Aug 27, 2009
Mar 09, 2009
A Predicament
it was ok
A direct follow-up to "How to Write a Blackwood Article", this short story displays, yet again, the failure of Poe's humor to translate well to modern ...more
Oct 28, 2011
Jun 23, 2010
Glory in Death (In Death, #2)
liked it
The second Eve Dallas story, this was a good, but not great mystery. I knew "who done it" fairly early on in the book, so found no drama or surprise a ...more
Apr 09, 2009
Dec 25, 2008
Conspiracy in Death (In Death, #8)
liked it
These books tend to all be more-or-less the same, which means they are consistently fine, but rarely any better. This book is no different. Robb does ...more
Dec 12, 2010
Jun 26, 2010
Brothers in Arms (Vorkosigan Saga, #5)
really liked it
Although another solid book about Miles Vorkosigan. It's a good story about a reasonably interesting character, advances some overall plot threads and ...more
Aug 14, 2011
Jul 05, 2009
Night Watch (Watch #1)
really liked it
A very interesting modern urban fantasy, it details the battle between light and dark on the streets of Moscow, but where the lines are unclear and ev ...more
Jul 19, 2009
Apr 24, 2009
V for Vendetta
it was ok
An England of the near future, post nuclear-war, run by a dictatorship which is a mix of "1984" and Nazi Germany. A single crusader/terrorist, codenam ...more
Sep 04, 2009
Jul 08, 2008
The Gypsy Morph (Genesis of Shannara, #3)
liked it
The conclusion of the Genesis of Shannara trilogy, I found this book to be somewhat mixed. In one sense, I felt it was a satisfying conclusion to the ...more
May 20, 2009
Sep 24, 2008
Fallen Flowers
it was ok
A novella set in the Women's Murder Club universe which was included with a video game of the same name, the writing and plotting are only fair. These ...more
Aug 04, 2011
Jun 27, 2011
Broken Angels (Takeshi Kovacs, #2)
liked it
I didn't care for this as much as Altered Carbon. Broken Angels retains the fascinating mental downloading concept that makes for such an interesting ...more
Dec 20, 2011
Aug 14, 2009
Shadow's Edge (Night Angel, #2)
liked it
A solid middle book for a trilogy, the plot moves along nicely, has some degree of closure while still leaving a lot of threads open for the final boo ...more
Apr 10, 2010
Dec 24, 2009
Betrayal in Death (In Death, #12)
liked it
A little twist in this book that differs from most of the series so far is they know who the killer is from the very beginning and much of the story i ...more
Oct 20, 2011
May 14, 2011
Spin (Spin, #1)
it was amazing
Spin is a remarkably good story. I went into virtually blind, having never heard of the author and knowing only it had won a Hugo award a few years ag ...more
Mar 22, 2010
Jul 20, 2008
really liked it
Another excellent outing in the saga of Vlad Taltos, this book takes place (for the most part) toward the early end of his chronology. As with so many ...more
Oct 21, 2008
Jul 26, 2008
Equal Rites (Discworld, #3; Witches #1)
liked it
The third Discworld book, is an independent story, with little connection to the first two books other than the setting. It's a story of women's right ...more
Dec 29, 2008
Jul 13, 2008
The City & the City
it was amazing
Although well written, I've found some of Miéville's earlier, renowned works (Perdido Street Station and The Scar) to be extremely frustrating reads. ...more
Dec 27, 2012
Sep 05, 2010
Twilight Watch (Watch #3)
really liked it
The third book of the series, it has the same three-story structure as the first two, but in this case the three stories are much more tightly connect ...more
Jan 12, 2010
Nov 04, 2009
Changeless (Parasol Protectorate, #2)
really liked it
The second book of the series, Changeless continues the sly humor of the first book in which one posits the concept that werewolves and vampires are i ...more
Dec 07, 2010
Jan 24, 2010
After the Coup (Old Man's War, #4.5)
liked it
A cute short story about a human military technician who gets caught up in having to demonstrate a show of fighting skill against an alien. Light Scal ...more
Feb 07, 2011
Feb 08, 2011
Artemis Fowl
liked it
When I first started reading this it really didn't grip me and it took awhile to warm up to it. I think the issue is that from the beginning I thought ...more
Jul 21, 2008
Jul 08, 2008
Death du Jour (Temperance Brennan, #2)
it was ok
This book, the second by Kathy Reichs, was a mixed bag. I think the writing was better than in her first book, but the plot depended on a series of co ...more
Jan 14, 2009
Dec 13, 2008
Purgatory (Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith, #5)
it was ok
The fifth of the short story sequence, this story jumps 1000 years into the future to give a glimpse of how the Sith colony has evolved over time. As ...more
Apr 03, 2011
Mar 01, 2011
First Among Sequels (Thursday Next, #5)
really liked it
As with the other books in the series, First Among Sequels is very funny, but suffers from meandering description where many chapters are essentially ...more
Jul 18, 2012
Oct 08, 2011
Field of Dishonor (Honor Harrington, #4)
liked it
A bit of a different focus than the firs three books, Field of Dishonor is more focused on politics than naval battle. Picking up immediately after th ...more
Dec 17, 2010
Jul 30, 2010
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