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The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star
4.12
it was amazing
I have to start out saying I was never a Motley Crue fan when they were huge. To the best of my memory, they only had two songs I can truly say I like ...more
Mar 2008
Apr 18, 2008
 
Rant
3.82
did not like it
Wow. How can I possibly describe this book?

Mediocre? Unfocused? Half-assed?

I am a big fan of Palahniuk. I love Fight Club, Invisible Monsters, Surviv
...more
Jun 2007
Apr 24, 2008
 
No Regrets: A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir
3.78
really liked it
Part One:

A friend loaned this and Gene Simmons' book and I read them during a brief hospital stay. I enjoyed Ace's book more simply due to the fact t
...more
Jul 10, 2012
Jul 03, 2012
 
Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock
3.82
really liked it
This was a pretty good read. I've been a Sammy fan since Standing Hampton came out. I saw him on a midwest tour when I was in 8th Grade and he put on ...more
Jul 24, 2011
Jul 24, 2011
 
Owner's Share (Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, #6)
4.36
it was amazing
Over the past week I have been totally sucked into the adventures of Ishmael Horatio Wang. I picked up the first three on sale as a group from amazon ...more
Jan 03, 2016
Dec 30, 2015
 
KISS and Make-up
3.74
really liked it
Part 2:

As I said I read this and 'No Regrets' by Ace Frehley consecutively recently. Gene's book was not as enjoyable as Ace's but for the obvious rea
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not set
Jul 03, 2012
 
The Damned Highway
3.65
it was amazing
Hunter Thompson meets Cthulhu. The only question I have is why hasn't this happened before? It makes perfect sense. This book was as mind-blowing as a ...more
Feb 24, 2012
Feb 25, 2012
 
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
4.01
it was amazing
This book was amazing. I loved it!

I have never been a huge fan of zombie movies and I had no idea that there was such a thing as zombie-lit (sorry ab
...more
Jan 08, 2008
Apr 18, 2008
 
The Prefect (Prefect Dreyfus Emergency, #1)
4.15
really liked it
This was another great tale from Reynolds' 'Revelation Space' universe. It was also a nifty little mystery that tied together some of the loose ends f ...more
May 20, 2010
Dec 23, 2008
 
Dante's Equation
3.68
it was amazing
Dante's Equation, by Jane Jensen, is a wonderful little sci-fi thriller. The first third and last third of the book are a Ludlum-esque thriller involv ...more
Oct 12, 2006
Apr 25, 2008
 
The White House Mess
3.60
it was amazing
'The Washington Mess' by Christopher Buckley is hilarious. I found myself giggling, chuckling, and several times outright laughing as I read it. If yo ...more
Apr 18, 2008
Apr 18, 2008
 
Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy, #1)
4.15
really liked it
I had my doubts at first but this turned into a very good read. The characters were interesting and the plot flowed well. The magic was kept...well... ...more
Nov 24, 2011
Oct 22, 2011
 
The Romanov Prophecy
3.90
liked it
Well, this was a nice piece of speculative fiction. Berry definitely did his research, on the Romanovs at least. I think telling us who the bad guy is ...more
Jun 08, 2008
Jun 09, 2008
 
If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of A B Movie Actor
3.99
it was amazing
For those of you who don't know: Bruce Campbell rules!!

Need proof? Read this book. It's not a pathetic memoir of a life gone wrong. It's a celebration
...more
Apr 09, 2007
Apr 25, 2008
 
Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs, #1)
4.10
it was amazing
Richard K. Morgan has provided his readers with something that has been missing since the original release of Blade Runner and Split Second: A sympath ...more
Oct 12, 2006
Apr 25, 2008
 
The Summoner (Chronicles of the Necromancer, #1)
3.72
liked it
This book was mildly irritating.

The author developed the characters well, but the plot is straight out of "How to write fantasy novels for dummies."
...more
May 24, 2008
May 12, 2008
 
Haunted
3.59
liked it
ok...I cannot recommend this book for anyone with a weak stomach. It gets very graphic. I became physically ill reading chapter two. Apparently that i ...more
Jul 07, 2006
Apr 25, 2008
 
The Templar Legacy (Cotton Malone, #1)
3.81
liked it
I admire Berry's research abilities.
I just don't like that he gives everything away in the first chapter of both of the books I have read. There are
...more
Dec 18, 2009
May 21, 2010
 
Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits
3.65
The first 20 or so pages of this book are about how Tom Waits doesn't want anyone writing his biography. I will honor the man's wishes and not read th ...more
Apr 19, 2010
May 21, 2010
 
Broken Angels (Takeshi Kovacs, #2)
4.00
it was amazing
Broken Angels is his second effort and returns us to the world of Takeshi Kovacs about 30 years later (subjective time). This time involved in a plane ...more
Oct 15, 2006
Apr 25, 2008
 
Luna Marine (The Heritage Trilogy, #2)
3.93
it was amazing
First: More great marines-in-space stuff.

Second: While these books are not world-shaking, consciousness raising, pseudo-intellectual claptrap, they d
...more
Apr 14, 2008
May 12, 2008
 
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
4.19
really liked it
I've seen parts of this movie on many, many separate occasions over the years. Not really liking Jack Nicholson, I've never been able to sit through t ...more
Aug 17, 2016
Dec 10, 2011
 
The Praxis (Dread Empire's Fall, #1)
3.80
it was amazing
This book gets off to an amazingly slow start. The first 200 plus pages were a chore to get through, but the last 100 or so made it worth it.
After re
...more
Jan 15, 2008
Apr 25, 2008
 
Tarnished Knight (The Lost Stars, #1)
4.01
really liked it
It was good background for the Lost Fleet series.
Jan 10, 2013
Dec 31, 2012
 
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
3.87
liked it
I think Steve Martin is one of the funniest men alive. That being said, this autobiographical journey through his stand-up years is sadly lacking in h ...more
Apr 15, 2008
Apr 18, 2008
 
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)
4.30
it was amazing
A wonderful tale of friendship, thievery, and devotion.

After two very disappointing selections from the library, this little gem was a glorious find.
...more
Jun 06, 2008
Jun 02, 2008
 
Assassin's Quest (Farseer Trilogy, #3)
4.18
liked it
It took me forever to finish this trilogy. I am usually a very fast reader. And while I found the characters engaging and interesting the books just s ...more
Jan 17, 2012
Oct 22, 2011
 
Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict
3.99
it was amazing
This is possibly the best rock bio/autobiography I have ever read. Not only is it a blow by blow of Alice's career it's told from the only perspective ...more
not set
Apr 27, 2011
 
The Hades Factor (Covert-One, #1)
3.86
it was ok
I really wish this whole post-Ludlum thing hadn't happened. The few novels I've read since his death follow his formula perfectly, but none of them ha ...more
not set
Aug 12, 2009
 
Necropath (Bengal Station, #1)
3.57
did not like it
I felt like I was missing some crucial background information as this book started. As I read further in, The main character was thoroughly unlikeable ...more
Oct 22, 2008
Dec 23, 2008
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