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The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
4.25
it was amazing
If you haven't read this book, then all I can tell you is to go out, get it, and read it. Now. Don't bother with the rest of this review, you'll thank ...more
Mar 04, 2006
Jan 31, 2008
 
One Hundred Years of Solitude
4.04
liked it
Revised 28 March 2012

Huh? Oh. Oh, man. Wow.

I just had the
weirdest dream.

There was this little town, right? And everybody had, like, the same two nam
...more
Mar 2006
Feb 08, 2008
 
The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1)
3.89
did not like it
I am not a violent man. In my lifetime, I have never been in a fight. I've never seriously threatened anyone with violence, never made anyone feel afr ...more
Jan 18, 2006
Feb 08, 2008
 
The Diamond Age: or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer
4.19
liked it
I get the feeling that Stephenson's writing process goes something like this:

Hey, I found a really cool idea here. I wonder what I can do about it....
...more
Sep 17, 2006
Feb 06, 2008
 
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)
4.52
really liked it
Since pretty much everyone I know has read these books, I figure reviewing them is pretty pointless. But with the new book coming out in a couple of w ...more
Jul 09, 2007
Jan 31, 2008
 
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
4.53
really liked it
Since pretty much everyone I know has read these books, I figure reviewing them is pretty pointless. But with the new book coming out in a couple of d ...more
Jul 19, 2007
Jan 31, 2008
 
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
4.26
it was amazing
If you've been following my reviews over the last few years, I don't see any reason why I should have to put a caution into this, but here it is: if y ...more
Oct 26, 2006
Jan 31, 2008
 
The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare
3.85
it was amazing
I lost my backpack thanks to this book.

It was years and years ago, probably my first winter in Japan, and I'd picked up this book at Maruzen. I had he
...more
Aug 29, 2008
Jan 31, 2008
 
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)
4.37
liked it
Since pretty much everyone I know has read these books, I figure reviewing them is pretty pointless. But with the new book coming out in a couple of w ...more
Jul 08, 2007
Jan 31, 2008
 
Small Gods (Discworld, #13)
4.27
it was amazing
This was the first Pratchett book I read, and I'm glad of it. While it has the humor and satire that is inherent in all of the Discworld books, it als ...more
Nov 26, 2008
Jan 31, 2008
 
The Stand
4.34
it was amazing
And so the Apocalypse Trifecta is complete, with my one, true favorite End of the World book. I have no idea how many times I've read it now - I know ...more
Jun 09, 2008
Jan 31, 2008
 
Dead Beat (The Dresden Files, #7)
4.43
really liked it
Book Twenty-five

Dead Beat by Jim Butcher

"Hell's Bells" count - 13

While I was on my long commute to work (not so bad, as it affords me more reading tim
...more
May 02, 2008
May 04, 2008
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
4.61
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I liked it. I really did. I laughed, I cheered, I said "Holy SHIT!" at least twice.... I even got a little choked up at some points. ...more
Jul 21, 2007
Feb 01, 2008
 
Weaveworld
4.13
it was amazing
Once, there was magic. There were sacred places and secret spots, and beings that held magnificent raptures. They were the Seerkind, and they were the ...more
Jun 20, 2007
Jan 31, 2008
 
Imajica
4.16
it was amazing
The world is not quite what we always thought it was. But this is a Clive Barker book, so that goes without saying.

The Imajica is the whole of creatio
...more
Aug 05, 2007
Jan 31, 2008
 
A Dirty Job (Grim Reaper, #1)
4.08
really liked it
What is that, you might ask? Well, in Moore's words:

"When Alpha Males set out to conquer neighboring tribes, to count coups and take heads, Beta Males
...more
Jun 02, 2006
Jan 31, 2008
 
Small Favor (The Dresden Files, #10)
4.43
really liked it
"Hell's Bells" count: 21

This is the tenth book in the series, and if Butcher's own plan can be trusted, it marks about the halfway point for the serie
...more
Jun 21, 2008
Jun 21, 2008
 
The Plague Dogs
3.83
it was amazing
I really enjoy Richard Adams. Part of it is his writing - he has an excellent style and a definite gift for description. When he talks about a place, ...more
Nov 20, 2006
Jan 31, 2008
 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
4.44
really liked it
Since pretty much everyone I know has read these books, I figure reviewing them is pretty pointless. But with the new book coming out in a couple of w ...more
Jul 04, 2007
Jan 31, 2008
 
Making Money (Discworld, #36; Moist Von Lipwig, #2)
4.23
really liked it
This is the follow-up to Going Postal, in which the former con-man Moist von Lipwig sets up the new Ankh-Morpork post office and thwarts the evil corp ...more
Feb 04, 2008
Feb 09, 2008
 
Across the Nightingale Floor (Tales of the Otori, #1)
4.05
liked it
This is a weird book for anyone who has more than a passing knowledge of Japan.

The author is a great fan of Japan, its culture and its history. That's
...more
Aug 28, 2007
Jan 31, 2008
 
Grave Peril (The Dresden Files, #3)
4.18
liked it
"Hell's Bells" count: 26

If you're reading this series in sequence (which you absolutely should be, or things will stop making sense very quickly), you
...more
Oct 22, 2007
Jan 31, 2008
 
Superman: Red Son
4.16
it was amazing
Every culture has its icons. Characters or figures that are recognizable by anybody who lives there, figures that are almost impossible not to know. A ...more
Jan 06, 2009
Jan 05, 2009
 
The Thief of Always
4.18
it was amazing
So, when I reviewed Coraline, I mentioned that, in terms of "Young-person-casts-off-illusions-and-outwits-a-vastly-more-powerful-otherworldly-entity-a ...more
Nov 14, 2006
Jan 31, 2008
 
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
4.46
liked it
Since pretty much everyone I know has read these books, I figure reviewing them is pretty pointless. But with the new book coming out in a couple of d ...more
Jul 17, 2007
Jan 31, 2008
 
Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, #6)
4.33
really liked it
Book Twenty-four
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Blood Rites by Jim Butcher

"Hell's Bells" count: 19 [1:]

As far as I know, The Dresden Files is an open-ended series that B
...more
Apr 30, 2008
May 04, 2008
 
Bored of the Rings: A Parody of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings
3.12
it was amazing
Ahhhh.... the sweet, sweet scent of true comedy.

The first time I read this, I nearly soiled myself laughing. As with all comedy, repetition kind of di
...more
Jan 24, 2006
Jan 31, 2008
 
Twilight Watch (Watch #3)
4.11
really liked it

I really wanted to finish this before 2008 ended, but travel, a hectic schedule and a new mini-PC conspired against me. Ah well, such is life.

This wor
...more
Jan 02, 2009
Jan 04, 2009
 
Lords and Ladies (Discworld, #14)
4.14
really liked it

Elves.

When you think of elves, what do you think of? The tall, fair-skinned beings of Tolkien's Middle Earth? The ebony warriors from Dungeons & D
...more
Nov 20, 2008
Jan 31, 2008
 
Cold Days (The Dresden Files, #14)
4.51
liked it
Hells Bells count: 35

Sometimes I wonder how much Jim Butcher had planned in advance. I mean, this is book number fourteen of a series that's been goin
...more
Dec 2012
Dec 01, 2012
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