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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
4.43
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: A Master Li Novel
4.11
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)
4.04
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)
4.36
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)
3.78
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
 
The Time of Contempt (The Witcher, #2)
4.35
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
 
Revelation Space (Revelation Space, #1)
3.96
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
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
3.62
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 Atrocity Archives (Laundry Files, #1)
3.98
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 lejano país de los estanques
3.65
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
 
Girl Genius, Vol. 5: Agatha Heterodyne and the Clockwork Princess (Girl Genius #5)
4.44
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
 
Girl Genius, Vol. 2: Agatha Heterodyne and the Airship City (Girl Genius #2)
4.33
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
 
Girl Genius, Vol. 3: Agatha Heterodyne and the Monster Engine (Girl Genius #3)
4.43
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
 
Girl Genius, Vol. 1: Agatha Heterodyne and the Beetleburg Clank (Girl Genius #1)
4.16
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
 
Girl Genius, Vol. 4: Agatha Heterodyne and the Circus of Dreams
4.42
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
 
Girl Genius, Vol. 6: Agatha Heterodyne and the Golden Trilobite (Girl Genius #6)
4.41
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)
4.09
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)
3.99
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)
3.92
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
4.00
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)
4.14
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 Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastard, #3)
4.21
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
 
The Fuller Memorandum (Laundry Files, #3)
4.16
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)
3.59
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
 
1Q84 (1Q84, #1-2)
4.05
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 Bat (Harry Hole, #1)
3.52
The book itself is not bad, but the suffering the main character goes through, that is wrenching. Almost sadistic, at times, which makes it harder tha ...more
Feb 06, 2015
Jan 26, 2015
 
Before They Are Hanged (The First Law, #2)
4.25
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
 
The Fractal Prince
4.02
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.

Th
...more
Apr 13, 2013
Mar 03, 2013
 
La Compagnie des glaces (La Compagnie des glaces, #1)
3.55
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
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