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it took me a month to get through this book. amazing, considering my usual speed with the written word, but quite true. this behemoth refused to be de...more
May 2008
Mar 29, 2008
Use of Weapons (Culture, #3)
4.5 stars, only because it gets a little slow in the middle, but otherwise easily one of the best books i've read in a good while.

AH. i finally get it...more
Mar 30, 2013
Mar 11, 2013
Joe Hill's 'Horns' is marketed as a horror novel, which will turn away people that get antsy around genre fiction, and that's a damn shame. it's a fab...more
Jul 16, 2014
Feb 26, 2011
the overly-pithily titled 'vicious' takes equal parts 'flatliners' and 'xmen' and a shaky-cam found-footage movie about phenomena just outside the nor...more
Apr 2014
Mar 29, 2014
Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1)
a solid 3.5 stars.

this book is getting heaps of praise, and will most definitely end up on a whole bunch of awards lists, very deservedly so. it's an...more
Jan 12, 2014
Dec 26, 2013
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
somewhen in the future, north america has become a collection of districts ruled over absolutely by the central capitol. as permanent penance for the...more
Aug 06, 2010
Apr 17, 2009
The Art of Racing in the Rain
4.5 stars

you need to be in the right frame of mind to read this book. as the narrator, a dog named Enzo who believes he's about done with the dog's li...more
Oct 31, 2010
Nov 01, 2010
Fahrenheit 451
once upon a time in the future, feeling too much is bad, intellectualism is right out, and reading any one of the near-infinite list of banned books i...more
Aug 10, 2010
Aug 07, 2010
Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling, #1)
by now, we're all familiar with the world of vampire-and-were romance (maybe too familiar at this point, where so many of those worlds seem to be pret...more
Jun 11, 2010
Jun 10, 2010
The Lions Of Al Rassan
Kay obviously and lovingly researches history in depth before sitting down to write a book - for those unfamiliar with him, his thing is writing vast...more
Jan 04, 2011
Jan 03, 2011
Miéville has an impossible-to-not-notice style to his writing: supply lines aren't simply cut, oh no, instead, the colons that shat goods into the cit...more
Oct 11, 2013
Oct 03, 2013
China Mountain Zhang
if the plot had been half as interesting as the characters were, or the world they inhabit is, this book would have been fantastic. as it is, only so-...more
Jun 29, 2008
Jun 27, 2008
Red-Headed Stepchild (Sabina Kane, #1)
trained from adolescence to be an assassin for the ruling vampire clan, half-vampire, half-mage Sabina has been brought up to be unquestioningly loyal...more
Jul 19, 2013
Jul 20, 2011
Tangled Webs (The Black Jewels, #6)
Bishop tells us right up front in this book that "the big battle has been won, the big tale has been told," and that this is just a day-in-the-life-of...more
not set
May 04, 2008
Volsky's book is quite a bit top-heavy. it's a technical demerit, but the book holds you at a distance; i like it, but i'm not in love with it, so tec...more
Jan 2008
Dec 30, 2007
At the Mouth of the River of Bees: Stories
not every tale in here is 5-star flawless, but so many of them are 6- or 8-star amazing, you have to round up. there's a real trick to catching the wh...more
Dec 25, 2013
Dec 02, 2012
Fuzzy Nation
3.5 stars

a fast-paced, breezy story about exactly what the blurb says it's about: a surveyor unearths a rich cache of sunstones, his megaccorp employe...more
May 21, 2011
May 17, 2011
Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)
3.5 stars.

every bit as ridiculously fun as the cover blurb promises, 'grave mercy' is the tale of a young woman convent-educated to be a skilled assas...more
Jul 29, 2012
Dec 22, 2012
Glory in Death
review of the first two books, because the first alone feels more like a sketch than a full story arc. and, no, it's more a 3 star than a 4 if I think...more
Jan 31, 2011
Jan 31, 2011
Born of Night (The League, #1)
a super bad-ass military assassin decides that all the robo-killing stuff is bad, and so forms a crack team of black ops avengers; they fly their ship...more
Nov 05, 2010
Nov 05, 2010
Everything Is Illuminated
the fist few chapters of 'everything is illuminated' are sprinkled with a comfortably earthy humor, and a lack of Important Srs Bznss that's rather re...more
Apr 07, 2013
Apr 07, 2013
The Privilege of the Sword
3.5 stars, even.

the plot synopsis up there is pretty straight on: a crazy nobleman calls up his country cousin to attend him in the bright lights of t...more
Apr 25, 2010
Apr 25, 2010
In the Night Garden (The Orphan's Tales, #1)
a son of a sultan sneaks out of the palace at night to listen to a more-than-half wild creature tell him wonderous tales. she's an orphan of unknown p...more
May 20, 2009
Jul 07, 2009
Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1)
Cat is a half-vampire, a product of an assault on her mom 22 years ago by some anonymous undead sleazebag. her mom's overwhelming hatred for vampires...more
May 2011
Apr 30, 2011
Where the Hell is Matt? The Story Behind the Internet Dancing Sensation
Matt is a guy that was all over your email inbox a couple of years ago - the video that your pal sent you where some average joe is doing a silly whit...more
Jul 10, 2011
Jul 10, 2011
over the course of several days, a 70s feminist black woman is inexplicably yanked back into the past to repeatedly rescue a white ancestor from his o...more
Dec 30, 2010
Dec 30, 2010
The Door Into Summer
ah, Heinlein: when he's not completely off the fucking deep end into icky-sex territory(1), he's such a fun writer. I think a lot of times, the kookoo...more
Aug 19, 2011
Aug 18, 2011
Memory (Vorkosigan Saga, #10)
in which Miles turns 30, has to put away childish things, and has a moment of inner clarity:

"Some prices are just too high, no matter how much you may
Aug 20, 2012
Aug 20, 2012
Silently and Very Fast
once upon a time, my family all went to go see a traveling exhibit of smithsonian museum artifacts. the hugeness of the convention center was carved i...more
Jul 17, 2012
Jul 16, 2012
Masque of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death, #1)
one of the oddest repeating themes in the current trend of YA dystopian/post-apocalyptic lit is for the heroine to be an ordinary teenager, wandering...more
Sep 23, 2012
Sep 21, 2012
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