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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
This is not Epic Fantasy, but it is truly an epic opening to a great series. With the HBO series and Dance with Dragons hopefully coming out this summ...more
Dec 1997
Apr 29, 2009
The Jennifer Morgue (Laundry Files, #2)
This a very well rounded book. It does not get a higher score because it is so limited by the cliches it is spoofing that is impossible to see how it...more
Mar 17, 2008
Mar 13, 2008
Memories of Ice (Malazan Book of the Fallen, #3)
This is the third book in the Malazan Book of the Fallen series, and it follows closely behind the first, with some overlap with the second. Though it...more
Dec 27, 2013
Dec 21, 2013
Revelation Space (Revelation Space, #1)
When you reread favorites, sometimes you find the book does not move you as much. It is usually your own fault, as you are no longer the same person t...more
Jan 2003
Apr 28, 2008
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
Although I am quite a fan of "realistic" fantasy, more accurately called gritty, as epitomized by Glen Cook or George RR Martin, I certainly was missi...more
Feb 09, 2010
Dec 23, 2009
The Atrocity Archives (Laundry Files, #1)
This is a book for a quite narrow reader subset, those who like HP Lovecraft style while keeping a sense of humour.

If Lovecraft or Cthulhu say nothing...more
Jan 2006
Feb 25, 2008
El alquimista impaciente
This is the second book in the "Bevilacqua y Chamorro" series, that follow two Guardias Civiles (Spain's military law enforcement corps, responsible f...more
Jul 03, 2013
Jul 06, 2013
El lejano país de los estanques
This is the first book in the Bevilacqua and Chamorro series, though I read it second.

As such, most of what I wrote for the first review, for El alqui...more
Jul 05, 2013
Jul 06, 2013
The Hydrogen Sonata (Culture, #10)
Just before reading this book I learnt about Banks' illness and that this may well be the last Culture book. As a series I like a lot, that made it di...more
Apr 04, 2013
Apr 03, 2013
Athyra (Vlad Taltos, #6)
I missed Athyra the first time it came out, and the paperback annoyingly was not printed again. So this reading is a bit hampered by knowing, more or...more
Aug 12, 2009
Jul 27, 2009
The Apocalypse Codex
This is the fourth book in The Laundry series, where Stross mixes humour and Lovecraft horrors.

Unfortunately the humour is getting repetitive, and the...more
Nov 10, 2012
Nov 08, 2012
The Fuller Memorandum (Laundry Files, #3)
This is the third book in the Laundry series, where Stross mixes Lovecraftian horror with bureaucracy and British spy tales. It keeps the main charact...more
Sep 26, 2010
Sep 20, 2010
Heart of Veridon (The Burn Cycle, #1)
This is a book I cannot review objectively, as I know the author and his work before he wrote the book. Also I tend to score much lower than the typic...more
Aug 06, 2009
Jul 31, 2009
Before They Are Hanged (The First Law, #2)
This series continues to both amuse and underwhelm me. Good details and believable grit mixed up with a few phony characters and such a classic fantas...more
Mar 05, 2013
Mar 02, 2013
1Q84 (1Q84, #1-2)
I am not waiting till I read book 3 to write the review, mainly because I intend to wait a bit, not the whole year Japanese readers had to wait, but a...more
Dec 13, 2011
Nov 16, 2011
The Fractal Prince
This is the second book in Jean Le Flambeur series, and you will miss a lot of things (and a great book) if you do not read The Quantum Thief first.

Apr 13, 2013
Mar 03, 2013
La Compagnie des glaces (La Compagnie des glaces, #1)
When I found out this series was over 60 books long and well considered in France, I knew I had to try it. Unfortunately, although it has a very diffe...more
Dec 21, 2013
Dec 21, 2013
The Minority Council (Matthew Swift, #4)
This series, Matthew Swift misadventures, has become a kind of guilty pleasure. They are increasingly similar in structure, but then Griffin dresses i...more
Jul 21, 2013
Aug 05, 2013
Equations of Life (Samuil Petrovitch, #1)
Lately I have read an excess of London books, but this one, even having the city (the Metrozone) as an additional character, dares to change it, break...more
Jan 19, 2012
Jan 12, 2012
The Tyranny of the Night (Instrumentalities of the Night, #1)
This book annoyed me a lot. It still annoys me when I think about it. It is well written, specially the soldiering bits, which is not surprising consi...more
Dec 21, 2008
Dec 01, 2008
The Voyage of the Sable Keech (Spatterjay, #2)
First of all you must know this book is a sequel to The Skinner, a good book in my opinion.

In this case the sequel does not live up to the first book...more
Jan 2007
Apr 28, 2008
A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)
The third book in A Song of Fire and Ice, it sports a better narrative than the previous two books, and yet gets a lower score. The story itself suffe...more
not set
Apr 29, 2009
1Q84: Book 3
The ending after volume 2 was quite right. Many questions remained, but they were questions that probably would be more satisfying if answered by the...more
Feb 15, 2012
Nov 16, 2011
La chica que soñaba con una cerilla y un bidón de gasolina (Millennium, #2)
If the first book of Millenium was a crime novel, with some unconventional twists, this one, even if there are crimes on it. As well, it does not real...more
Jun 23, 2009
Jun 26, 2009
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
Like other reviewers, this is a book I have tried to take slowly, both because of its complexity and because it is likely we will get the next one in...more
Jul 29, 2011
Jun 25, 2011
Line War (Agent Cormac, #5)
The first two Cormac books, although linked, stand on their own. The other three, however, are tightly connected, forming a whole set. Thankfully the...more
Feb 13, 2010
Dec 23, 2009
Deadhouse Gates (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, #2)
The second book of "The Malazan Book of the Fallen" comes quite close behind the first, and shares several characters with that book. Erikson lets eac...more
Oct 13, 2012
Sep 28, 2011
Five Hundred Years After (Khaavren Romances, #2)
Brust continues the Three Musketeers pastiche in this book, a sequel that absolutely requires that you read the preceding book in the series.

A bit lik...more
Jan 1999
Jul 27, 2009
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)
At first I was worried, because the first book of the series, The Name of the Wind, though excellent, suffered from a bit of bloat by the end. Handlin...more
Apr 14, 2012
Nov 07, 2011
The Ace Of Skulls (Tales of the Ketty Jay, #4)
This is the fourth and probably the last book in the Jetty Kay series. As such it has a bittersweet feeling that sets it apart from the previous ones....more
Jan 21, 2014
Jan 14, 2014
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