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Europe in Autumn
3.72
really liked it
When I first read a synopsis of this book, a bit over one year ago, I felt it was disconnected from current European reality. Now, it feels somehow pr ...more
Jul 13, 2016
Apr 23, 2016
 
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
4.44
it was amazing
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 Story of the Stone (The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox, #2)
4.13
really liked it
In this book Barry Hughart continues the exploration of Chinese history and myth that he started in Bridge of Birds. Unlike that first book, the Story ...more
Feb 09, 2009
Dec 22, 2008
 
The Jennifer Morgue (Laundry Files, #2)
4.03
really liked it
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 (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, #3)
4.39
really liked it
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
 
Neptune's Brood (Freyaverse #2)
3.83
it was ok
As it is usual with Charles Stross, the future extrapolation feels accurate and convincing, and he has seriously thought about the economy of slower t ...more
Dec 2014
Jan 26, 2015
 
Revelation Space
3.96
really liked it
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)
4.55
really liked it
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
 
El alquimista impaciente
3.67
liked it
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
 
The Ace of Skulls (Tales of the Ketty Jay, #4)
4.43
it was ok
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
 
The Atrocity Archives (Laundry Files, #1)
3.96
really liked it
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
 
Agatha H. and the Voice of the Castle
4.31
liked it
I was looking forward to this book, as the Castle Heterodyne portion of the webcomic was a bit muddy and confusing, and Tarvek is one of my favorite c ...more
Sep 13, 2015
Feb 13, 2015
 
On the Steel Breeze (Poseidon's Children, #2)
4.02
it was ok
"In the steel breeze" is the second book in "Poseidon's Children" series. It builds up on the first, but with much less optimism, even if the future w ...more
Feb 06, 2016
Sep 09, 2015
 
The Time of Contempt (The Witcher, #4)
4.32
it was ok
It is a common fact that the middle book in a trilogy has the lower quality. You lack the feeling of discovery and also the sense of purpose of a conc ...more
Feb 17, 2015
Feb 13, 2015
 
First & Only - Gaunt's Ghost : A Warhammer 40,000 Novel
4.23
it was ok
The start of a series set in the game Warhammer 40k universe, the novel tries to develop some complexity and depth in the black and white, or actually ...more
Jun 26, 2014
Apr 24, 2014
 
El lejano país de los estanques (Bevilacqua y Chamorro, #1)
3.62
liked it
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 Causal Angel (Jean le Flambeur, #3)
4.21
liked it
The third book in Jean Le Flambeur series, it is unable to keep the extremely high level of the second one. It is still good, however.

Once again we ar
...more
Apr 23, 2016
Apr 20, 2016
 
Wind/Pinball: Two Novels
3.55
really liked it
This book is for Murakami readers. Though they are his first novels, they are too alien, and too disperse to be a good introduction to his writing. It ...more
May 28, 2016
May 30, 2016
 
Agatha Heterodyne and the Beetleburg Clank (Girl Genius, #1)
4.13
really liked it
For many years I have followed Girl Genius Webcomic as one of my daily rituals. I have been following the Foglio's quirky humour and idiosyncratic dra ...more
Jan 2014
Feb 13, 2015
 
Agatha Heterodyne and the Airship City (Girl Genius, #2)
4.32
really liked it
For many years I have followed Girl Genius Webcomic as one of my daily rituals. I have been following the Foglio's quirky humour and idiosyncratic dra ...more
Jan 2014
Feb 13, 2015
 
Agatha Heterodyne and the Monster Engine (Girl Genius, #3)
4.42
really liked it
For many years I have followed Girl Genius Webcomic as one of my daily rituals. I have been following the Foglio's quirky humour and idiosyncratic dra ...more
Jan 2014
Feb 13, 2015
 
Agatha Heterodyne and the Clockwork Princess (Girl Genius, #5)
4.42
really liked it
For many years I have followed Girl Genius Webcomic as one of my daily rituals. I have been following the Foglio's quirky humour and idiosyncratic dra ...more
Jan 2014
Feb 13, 2015
 
The Hydrogen Sonata (Culture #10)
4.14
liked it
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)
4.01
it was ok
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 Slow Regard of Silent Things (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2.5)
3.91
really liked it
As the author indicates, this book is not for everyone. But if you have read his Kvothe books, and liked them, wanted to know more about Auri, and you ...more
Feb 22, 2015
Feb 13, 2015
 
Agatha H. and the Airship City
4.01
really liked it
First of all, the four stars consider you have read the Webcomic Girl Genius, otherwise the rating will be lower. That is because this is more of a co ...more
Jan 06, 2015
Feb 13, 2015
 
The Apocalypse Codex (Laundry Files, #4)
4.15
liked it
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
 
Ancillary Sword (Imperial Radch #2)
4.03
liked it
Ancillary Sword is less ambitious than the first book of the series. There is less action, less of the universe, with most of the action in one space ...more
May 09, 2016
Apr 20, 2016
 
The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastard, #3)
4.23
liked it
Third book in the Locke Lamora series, this one is more ambitious than the previous ones, and we can see as the author is growing with the series. Yet ...more
Feb 09, 2015
Jan 26, 2015
 
Dancing with Bears
3.66
liked it
Michael Swanwick's "Dancing with Bears" is a full novel featuring two future con men, Darger and Serplus in a post-apocalyptic/singularity earth, on a ...more
Apr 29, 2016
May 03, 2016
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