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Alien Sex: 19 Tales by the Masters of Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy
3.49
really liked it
This book isn't erotic for a moment.
What it is, is believable and unsettling--sex is a weird thing, after all, even when it's with a member of your ow
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Feb 07, 2008
 
Only Forward
4.28
it was amazing
This book stuck with me for a long time.
Set in a future so far ahead as to occasionally be unrecognizable, this is nonetheless a very visceral story a
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not set
Feb 07, 2008
 
Secret Society Girl (Secret Society Girl, #1)
3.70
liked it
Surprisingly intelligent and nonromantic, for a teenage chick novel. I opened it when I was shelving at the BN where I worked, and ended up devouring ...more
not set
Feb 28, 2008
 
Wolf Who Rules (Elfhome, #2)
4.19
it was ok
I love Wen Spencer's stuff. I really do. Her Ukiah Oregon books make me happy, and I reread Tinker until it fell apart. She's intelligent, and she has ...more
not set
Feb 07, 2008
 
Pet Shop of Horrors, Volume 10 (Pet Shop of Horrors, #10)
4.39
it was amazing
This entire series is tragic and beautiful.
Mostly a story of loss, of things just barely slipping away, but ultimately a story of hope as well, and th
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not set
Feb 07, 2008
 
Alichino (Alichino, #3)
3.81
it was ok
As posed and lifeless as a series of Lutz dolls. Still quite, quite gorgeous, but there's no movement whatsoever in the panels, which gives the sensat ...more
not set
Mar 01, 2008
 
The Anvil of the World (Lord Ermenwyr, #1)
3.88
it was amazing
The funniest, most intelligent fantasy I've read in ages! I'd love to meet Lord Ermenwyr sometime.
(This is also an absolutely excellent book to read
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Feb 07, 2008
 
Paradise Kiss, Vol. 1 (Paradise Kiss, #1)
4.11
it was amazing
This is an excellent series. Too many shojo manga suggest that you're going to go to high school, find the man you'll be with forever, and that'll be ...more
not set
Feb 07, 2008
 
Revolutionary Girl Utena, Vol. 1: To Till
3.82
really liked it
Pretty. Mostly fluff, like most shojo, but lyrically metaphorical, and the titular character is strong and fierce.
not set
Feb 07, 2008
 
Tokyo Babylon, Vol. 7
4.26
really liked it
I'm not usually a fan of Clamp, because they're histrionic and overdramatic--but this series, for all its drama, was handled with a deft touch. I part ...more
not set
Feb 07, 2008
 
Delirium's Mistress (Flat Earth, #4)
4.22
it was amazing
A more satisfying end to a glorious series than I had believed possible. It took me years to find this book, and I read it until the front cover fell ...more
not set
Feb 07, 2008
 
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
4.29
it was ok
I have such mixed feelings about this book.
On the one hand, I loved it during high school. I really empathized with the intelligent, abused main chara
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Feb 07, 2008
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
4.61
it was ok
Maybe it's just that I wanted Draco and Snape to run off into the distance together.
Maybe it's that I tired of seeing intelligent people snared by an
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not set
Feb 28, 2008
 
Strangers In Paradise, Pocket Book 5
4.37
it was amazing
This series is really compelling. What starts out as a (fairly)run-of-the-mill coming-of-age tale takes an abrupt and sinister turn with the entrance ...more
not set
Feb 28, 2008
 
Mushishi, Vol. 1
4.28
really liked it
Slower than many of its counterparts in the genre, and following no set path, this series is the story of a man who studies monsters in the oldest sen ...more
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May 20, 2008
 
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
4.29
it was amazing
Sherlock Holmes doesn't really need reviewing, because there's not an English-speaking person who doesn't know his name. But I will say that I clearly ...more
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Feb 28, 2008
 
Finder: Dream Sequence
4.29
it was amazing
As the title would suggest, this is dreamlike and strange. Finder is the only one of its kind, as a series. Nothing else in the comics market comes cl ...more
not set
Feb 07, 2008
 
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)
4.04
it was amazing
Hard to believe, now, that this book has been so hotly contested by schools and such. A story of a girl's hunt for her father, across space and time, ...more
not set
Feb 28, 2008
 
The Stone Fey
3.35
really liked it
Strange and sad. McKinley often writes stories about women loving men that they can't have, whether it's mortality or species that gets in the way, an ...more
not set
Feb 07, 2008
 
Gunslinger Girl, Vol. 1
3.85
really liked it
A tragedy in the original sense of the word. A story of devotion to the death, regardless of the fact that it's to someone who hardly deserves it, and ...more
not set
Feb 07, 2008
 
The Water Mirror (Dark Reflections, #1)
3.82
it was amazing
The most original youth fantasy novel I've read in several years, probably due to the fact that it's translated from the German and thus not a Potter- ...more
not set
Feb 28, 2008
 
To Say Nothing of the Dog (Oxford Time Travel, #2)
4.13
really liked it
So much fun!
If you've never read Jerome K. Jerome's Victorian novel "Three Men in a Boat, or: To Say Nothing of the Dog," I highly recommend that you
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Feb 28, 2008
 
Black Juice
3.73
it was amazing
This one gets wrapped around your spine and creeps when you're not expecting it. Fantastical and unsettling. My favourite piece in the anthology was t ...more
not set
Feb 07, 2008
 
Sabriel (Abhorsen, #1)
4.17
it was amazing
Quite a lovely book. Interesting to see necromancy portrayed as being as necessary as funerary services, rather than simply something evil; also, I qu ...more
Jan 2002
Feb 28, 2008
 
Shadows Over Baker Street
4.08
liked it
Obviously a set-piece for Neil Gaiman's "A Study in Emerald," but nonetheless a lot of fun. Most of the stories can be taken or left, but the concept ...more
not set
Feb 07, 2008
 
Faeries
3.89
it was amazing
A pretty classic. Much of what you see in the movies these days about the fey is at least influenced by this book, which gathers a lot of the old lege ...more
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Feb 28, 2008
 
Finder: Mystery Date
4.20
it was amazing
What do you do when you're in love with a pair of your professors? What do you do when the only one of the two who'll reciprocate is a twenty-foot fea ...more
not set
Feb 07, 2008
 
Lord Foul's Bane (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, #1)
3.71
liked it
I threw this book across the room.
I *never* do that.
I was seventeen when I read it, so it probably deserves a second try. While I can acknowledge that
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Mar 01, 2008
 
The Baron in the Trees
4.06
really liked it
I was dreamy for the entire rest of the day after I read this. A story of a boy who decides he's not coming down from the tree he climbed--and never a ...more
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Feb 07, 2008
 
What You Make It: A Book Of Short Stories
4.09
really liked it
Occasionally twisted, always mindcatching, Michael Marshall Smith had a lot of fun with this one. Stories set in a dark alter-Disneyland(when murderer ...more
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Feb 07, 2008
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