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Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #1)
3.87
it was amazing
A well-written treatise on how to be an anti-hero, I mean a real son of a bitch. The kind of guy who would rob you, burn down your house, and kick you ...more
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Sep 08, 2016
 
King of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #2)
4.20
it was amazing
Jorg is even more of an asshole in this one, but then he's a bit older and wiser. Okay, maybe not wiser, but certainly much more of a dick.

His backsto
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Nov 15, 2016
 
The Magus
4.05
it was amazing
This book is incredible. It is a mind fuck in the extreme. Once you've read it, the book will haunt you forever.
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Mar 19, 2009
 
True Evil
4.06
it was amazing
I bought this on impulse one day at Powell's. It had been over ten years since I last reads a Greg Iles book, Black Cross I think, and I really enjoye ...more
not set
Oct 27, 2008
 
Rollback
3.75
it was amazing
This book is up for the Best Novel Hugo this year and it deserves it, although I'll reserve final judgment on that until I've read the other four in t ...more
not set
Apr 08, 2008
 
Emperor of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #3)
4.27
really liked it
I choose to blame the season for the length of time it took me to finish this book. I've been busy with holiday tasks and family visits during my free ...more
Dec 21, 2016
Dec 14, 2016
 
Blacksad (Blacksad, #1-3)
4.34
it was amazing
I love well written, well-crafted comics. I love the complete sensory experience of reading one, the physicality of holding the book gingerly so as to ...more
Mar 24, 2017
Apr 02, 2017
 
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
4.12
really liked it
The First Agreement, Be Impeccable with your Word, really resonated with me. The rest of the Agreements back up the first. It's hard, really hard to a ...more
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Oct 11, 2017
 
The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
4.64
it was amazing
Holy shit! This book is good. Read it. Now. Read it so I can respect you in the morning. Read it because you loved The Name of the Wind and The Lies o ...more
Jan 24, 2015
Mar 27, 2012
 
Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone
3.29
really liked it
This...is interesting. Well worth a read. Just know that the characters are all absolutely bat shit crazy fucked up. Not in an over-the-top, howling a ...more
not set
Oct 03, 2014
 
The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, #3)
4.46
really liked it
Brandon Sanderson is a son of a bitch. I say that not to berate or belittle the man, but to praise him for his high level of skill in misdirection. Al ...more
Feb 02, 2014
Jan 07, 2014
 
The Lions of Al-Rassan
4.27
liked it
Beautifully written, but I just could not get any traction on this one. Slow read for me because I would get caught up in an incredible scene, full of ...more
not set
Apr 18, 2016
 
Nemesis Games (Expanse, #5)
4.37
it was amazing
This one is a return to the hard space action and plot twists of the first three novels after that little vacation in Cibola Burn. We get to know the ...more
not set
Oct 10, 2014
 
The Swords of Corum
4.07
really liked it
I expected a level of pulp with these and, with the pulp, a certain amount of sameness in the plots. I got that, certainly, but what I didn't expect w ...more
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May 27, 2015
 
Lemons Never Lie (Alan Grofield #4)
3.88
really liked it
This was a quick, enjoyable read. I was expecting a good meat and potatoes noir but was pleasantly surprised by Westlake's mastery of craft. Count me ...more
Dec 27, 2016
Dec 24, 2016
 
Last Argument of Kings (The First Law, #3)
4.27
it was amazing
A strong finish to the trilogy. The Blade Itself is a strong first book, Before They Are Hanged was good, but dragged a bit towards the last quarter. ...more
not set
Nov 17, 2013
 
A Dark Matter
2.96
liked it
Peter Straub is one of two modern writers who are so good that it is a physical pleasure to read his books. There is a scene in every one of his books ...more
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Apr 15, 2010
 
Elantris
4.17
really liked it
I liked this one. It had a few rough spots and inconsistencies. Definitely a first novel, but a very well done first novel.

It's got a beat and you can
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not set
Oct 31, 2015
 
The Wind Through the Keyhole (The Dark Tower #8)
4.15
it was amazing
It's a wonderful thing when Mr. King writes his Dark Tower stories. In my not so humble opinion, they are his best work and I grabbed this novel the m ...more
not set
Jul 02, 2012
 
The Bone Tree
4.18
really liked it
Good. I enjoyed it. Iles can write himself out of a paper bag with style.

Long. Many characters to follow, but not George R.R. Martin number of charact
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Jun 01, 2016
 
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)
4.30
it was amazing
This one is just a shit ton of fun. All I wanted to do was stay put and read it and I felt resentful that life and my family had other plans for my ti ...more
Sep 04, 2014
Aug 26, 2014
 
Ensign Flandry (Flandry, #1)
3.90
it was amazing
Ensign Flandry The Saga of Dominic Flandry 1 by Poul Anderson

I'm not sure how this one slipped through the cracks for me. I've read a fair bit of Anderson in my youth. Most notably his Time Patrol stories and h
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Jan 10, 2010
 
Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America
3.55
it was amazing
This book had an impact on me. It elicited feelings from a deeper place than usual. The only other books to do that recently were Stephen King's Dark ...more
not set
Oct 25, 2010
 
Dauntless (The Lost Fleet, #1)
3.94
liked it
A very good example of middle of the road space opera. Not fancy and high end like Hamilton's The Night's Dawn trilogy or overly dense like Weber's Ho ...more
Jun 20, 2012
Jun 18, 2012
 
Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastard, #2)
4.24
really liked it
Really liked this one. I liked that Lynch completely changed the setting and the major players. It keeps the underlying theme of the protagonists and ...more
not set
Sep 05, 2014
 
Spock Must Die! (Star Trek Adventures, #1)
3.42
it was amazing
Published immediately after the show's cancellation, the resolution guarantees it will never fit within the Star Trek cannon developed in subsequent s ...more
not set
Oct 12, 2009
 
The Catcher in the Rye
3.79
it was ok
Gah! I wanted to bitchslap the brat 30 pages in. I so wanted to like this book since I've read and loved everything else Salinger wrote.
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Mar 27, 2008
 
A Song Called Youth
4.21
really liked it
This was a good one.

Back in my youth (no pun intended), I devoured Gibson's novels and so considered myself an ardent fan of the genre. And yet, I mus
...more
not set
Jan 03, 2013
 
Grifter's Game (Hard Case Crime #1)
3.64
it was amazing
Taut and crisp, Grifter's Game grabs you tight from the first page and doesn't let go until the dark and twisted last.

Written early in Lawrence Block'
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Mar 14, 2012
 
The Haunting of Hill House
3.89
it was amazing
This one had a nice Gothic flavor to it. An ethereal weirdness, if you will. The haunting that happens in the book is very implicit. No ghosts are see ...more
not set
Apr 09, 2012
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