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Roadside Picnic
(this review pertains to the new edition/translation published May 1, 2012)
I have long been a fan of the movie Stalker from Andrei Tarkovsky, and had
Jun 27, 2012
Mar 23, 2008
Web Of The City
Although I have not finished reading the "extra" material (short story basis for the novel plus two other stories), I'm going to mark this complete fo ...more
May 14, 2013
May 01, 2013
The B-Team (The Human Division, #1)
This was my second Scalzi novel (the first being Redshirts), and I enjoyed this quite a bit. Reading the Old Man's War series first would be helpful f ...more
Jan 15, 2013
Jan 09, 2013
Night Broken (Mercy Thompson, #8)
While I enjoyed many elements of this book, it just felt like Patricia Briggs was trying to put too many things into it.

It has:
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Mar 28, 2014
Mar 15, 2014
First off, I enjoyed this book tremendously. The writing style was good and the satire was spot on. I laughed out loud three times in a row at the end ...more
Jun 21, 2012
Mar 09, 2012
The Incrementalists
I enjoyed this book. Certainly not my favorite work from Brust, but enjoyable and interesting. It is a bit heavy with jargon (both Poker and 'Incremen ...more
Oct 15, 2013
Sep 25, 2013
Walk the Plank (The Human Division, #2)
Ok short story. I was expecting something a bit longer, and something with characters from The B-Team. Hopefully #3 next week will improve.
Jan 22, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
Strange Brew
I've only read the Patricia Briggs story, but it was excellent. I'll probably read the Jim Butcher story when I get around to starting the Dresden ser ...more
Sep 24, 2009
Sep 15, 2009
Fearless (The Lost Fleet, #2)
Very enjoyable second book in the series. A lot of new things going on and some new challenges for 'Black Jack' Geary.
Aug 07, 2010
Jul 28, 2010
Timeless (Parasol Protectorate, #5)
Wow. I have definitely enjoyed the series.

As the final book in the series, it does gets off to a slow and somber start. As we go along, some interesti
Mar 20, 2012
Oct 08, 2011
The Desecrator
Enjoyable short story that fans will enjoy.
Oct 17, 2011
Oct 11, 2011
I enjoyed the way pieces of he puzzle were still falling into place until the very end.
Jul 12, 2013
Jun 27, 2013
Hard Magic (Grimnoir Chronicles, #1)
This is my favorite book read so far this year. It started a bit slow for me. but once it got going I found it to be exciting and thrilling. All throu ...more
Aug 2012
May 04, 2012
Discount Armageddon (InCryptid, #1)
This book was a lot of fun. I never felt like I was getting too much information at any time (though a little the other way), and the pacing was nice. ...more
Apr 23, 2012
Mar 09, 2012
Once Burned (Night Prince, #1)
I've enjoyed Vlad as a character since he first showed up, and I enjoyed getting to know more about him in this book. Like the other "world" books, th ...more
Jul 17, 2012
Jan 31, 2012
Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)
I thoroughly enjoyed this book (and looking forward to more of The Human Division with Harry!). With enjoyable military Sci-Fi plus some societal and ...more
Jan 21, 2013
Mar 22, 2008
Blackout (Newsflesh Trilogy, #3)
If I could give half stars, I would be tempted to give this book 3-1/2 stars instead of 4. It is a good book, and has some great stuff in it, but some ...more
Jun 04, 2012
Apr 09, 2012
Deadline (Newsflesh Trilogy, #2)
Wow. I usually skip "previews" of the next book, but I could not help myself this time. I think it actually works really well as an extended coda for ...more
Aug 06, 2011
May 12, 2011
Point (Josh Cumberland, #2)
Nice follow-up to Edge. Similar structure and pacing.
May 15, 2011
Apr 13, 2011
The Alchemist of Souls (Night's Masque, #1)
It took me a while to finish, but throughout the book I really loved and cared about Mal and Coby. I really needed to find out what was going to happe ...more
Jun 14, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
Just as enjoyable almost 20 years after I first read it. One thing I enjoy about this book is that it never mentions vampires, and there is no blood d ...more
Jan 11, 2013
Mar 23, 2008
The Golem and the Jinni
An amazing story of two "people" and the lives they touch. This is my favorite book of the year.
Sep 08, 2014
Jul 29, 2014
This book was awesome fun. Starts out feeling a little "Silent Hill", morphs into Scooby-Do, and has a satisfying ending.
Sep 25, 2014
Aug 11, 2014
Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)
I wanted to like this book, but I was so bored and uninterested in the writing and characters. Maybe it gets better, but I have so many other books to ...more
Jul 13, 2010
May 11, 2010
Inked (World of the Lupi, #4.7)
I've only read the Marjorie M. Liu story, but it was an enjoyable tale in her 'Hunter Kiss' series. Some interesting bits and pieces from the 'past'.
Apr 19, 2010
Feb 09, 2010
Monster Hunter International (MHI, #1)
I enjoyed the book, and I found the Audible version to be well voiced. But it just seemed like too much and too long for a first book in a series.
Jul 08, 2014
Apr 28, 2014
Touched by an Alien (Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #1)
An enjoyable book, and different from the usual stuff. I won't put the sequels on top of my list, but I'll probably read them at some point.
Jun 03, 2011
Apr 14, 2011
Machine Man
A lot of fun to read this in novel format after the wonderful experience of reading it day by day as a serial back in 2009.
Mar 05, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
Eternal Kiss of Darkness (Night Huntress World, #2)
I really like the Kira character, especially how she deals with Mencheres. An excellent book in the world of Cat and Bones.
Dec 29, 2010
Aug 01, 2010
Halting State
Hard to get used to the second-person narrative, the Scottish dialect/slang, as well as the tech and police slang.
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Jul 22, 2008
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