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Janet rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi
The Ghost Brigades (Old Man's War, #2)
by John Scalzi (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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Really 3.5 stars. It is a good follow up to Old Man's War. I liked the exploration of what makes an individual personality or consciousness. We got to know the aliens better, too. The brutality was sometimes over the top for me but it did fit the plo...more
Janet rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett
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Some of Pratchett's humor peeks through at times, but I frequently found my mind wandering. Iron Girder, the steam engine, could have become a fascinating character and I could see the potential for Discworld amazingness in the plot. It remained pote...more
Janet rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Old Man's War by John Scalzi
Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)
by John Scalzi (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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As I get older this book's premise gets more and more appealing - a brand new body to replace the old one, with lots of nifty features and stunning good looks. I especially like the green photosynthesizing skin. There are also battles and aliens and...more
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Janet rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
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I finally got around to reading this classic anti-war sci fi novel. The first half focused on the experience of war, and I didn't like it much. I already know war is stupid and futile and destructive. The second half was much more interesting. Our ma...more
"Perhaps the series starting withDead Witch Walking? She has a gargoyle in later books, she can talk to ghosts, has romances with many men, and is alwa...more "
Janet rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Violinist's Thumb by Sam Kean
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I got lost in a few places, but learned a lot anyway. The description of the fly room was hilarious.
"That sounds like The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley. It's a great book, as is the sequel The Hero and the Crown "
Janet rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith
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It feels a bit dated but it is still a great read. My favorite line is when Mrs. Dearly spots her old classmate Cruella De Vil on the street and comments that "she was expelled for drinking ink."
Janet rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Nutmeg of Consolation by Patrick O'Brian
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