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The Westing Game
4.03
it was ok
This was the December pick for a book club I'm in and I think that had I read it when I was the target age, I probably would have enjoyed it more. I d ...more
Dec 08, 2008
Dec 01, 2008
 
Winterbirth (The Godless World, #1)
3.35
did not like it
This book was a severe disappointment to me. I went in with eager anticipation from the blurb and reading some online reviews. What I got was cliche a ...more
not set
Dec 30, 2008
 
A Dance to the Music of Time: 1st Movement (A Dance to the Music of Time, #1-3)
3.94
really liked it
This is the first three novels of Anthony Powell's twelve novel cycle that follows Nicholas Jenkins as his various friends and acquaintances drift in ...more
not set
Dec 01, 2008
 
The Android's Dream
3.97
really liked it
What starts out as a broad farce involving gastrointestinal threats to interplanetary harmony quickly evolves into a fast paced adventure that had me ...more
Dec 11, 2008
Dec 01, 2008
 
The Crow Road
4.07
it was amazing
'It was the day my grandmother exploded. I sat in the crematorium, listening to my Uncle Hamish quietly snoring in harmony to Bach's Mass in B Minor, ...more
Mar 2011
Apr 05, 2011
 
The Age of Innocence
3.93
liked it
Edith Wharton documents with skillful precision the leisure class of 1870's New York. This tale of frustrated adultery drew me in when depicting the i ...more
Jan 18, 2011
Jan 04, 2011
 
Drood
3.48
liked it
Simmons crafts a reasonably engaging tale that explores the time surrounding Dickens' writing of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Simmons has done an impre ...more
not set
Jan 04, 2011
 
The Darkness That Comes Before (The Prince of Nothing, #1)
3.78
really liked it
This book is geared towards fans of darker, grittier fantasy such as Martin or Erikson. After a bit of a slow start, I found myself becoming captivate ...more
Dec 28, 2008
Dec 01, 2008
 
Mage-Guard of Hamor (Saga of Recluce, #15)
4.15
really liked it
I really enjoy Modesitt's books and this was no exception. It is part of the Recluce Series which I think now stretches over 20 or so books (which can ...more
Feb 11, 2009
Jan 12, 2009
 
The Windup Girl
3.74
really liked it
It's no surprise that this novel won both the Hugo and Nebula awards. Bacigalupi creates a whole universe in the cramped city streets of a near-future ...more
Jan 2011
Jan 23, 2011
 
Waiting
3.49
liked it
The story of a man who spends 18 years of his life attempting to get a divorce from his arranged wife set against the backdrop of the Cultural Revolut ...more
not set
Apr 05, 2011
 
Arms-Commander (The Saga of Recluce, #16)
4.09
liked it
The latest volume in the Recluce saga takes place after the events of The Fall of Angels and The Chaos Balance. Not the best jumping on point for new ...more
Jan 12, 2011
Jan 09, 2011
 
The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
4.43
really liked it
This book caught my eye on the shelves as it promised a different take on the fantasy genre, a promise it has fulfilled. Sanderson wanted to turn the ...more
Dec 07, 2008
Dec 01, 2008
 
The Ghost Brigades (Old Man's War, #2)
4.09
liked it
This is a sequel to Old Man's War and Scalzi investigates the nature of the Ghost Brigades, genetically engineered soldiers made from the DNA of volun ...more
not set
Jan 12, 2009
 
The City & the City
3.91
really liked it
Mieville introduces the fantastic elements of this novel slowly, starting out with a fairly straightforward noir mystery that grows in complexity. By ...more
Jan 10, 2011
Jan 04, 2011
 
The Anubis Gates
3.94
really liked it
Mix time travel, 19th century English poets, hirsute murderers and add a dash of magic and Egyptian imagery and you'll have a heaping helping of The A ...more
not set
Dec 08, 2008
 
Demons
4.26
really liked it
This book is not for those who like quick, straightforward plot progressions. Dostoevsky spends the first 300 pages introducing characters and giving ...more
not set
Dec 28, 2008
 
In Cold Blood
4.06
liked it
Capote is certainly a skilled writer, and he kept me interested in this story of the Clutter murder and the men who committed it. I'm glad that he spe ...more
Dec 28, 2008
Dec 08, 2008
 
Boys Will Be Boys: The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty
4.03
liked it
Football fans that either love or hate the Dallas Cowboys will find fuel for the fire in this book. It traces the road to the championships of the nin ...more
not set
Feb 11, 2009
 
The Remains of the Day
4.11
really liked it
A wistful melancholy pervades this tale of a butler traveling to pursue the faint hope of a once denied romance as he reflects on the choices he has m ...more
Feb 22, 2011
Jan 19, 2011
 
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
3.85
really liked it
Hilary Mantel does an admirable job of presenting a sympathetic view of Thomas Cromwell during Anne Boleyn's rise to power and the establishment of th ...more
Apr 05, 2011
Feb 16, 2011
 
Midnight Tides (Malazan Book of the Fallen, #5)
4.35
really liked it
Erikson throws a whole new wrinkle into the series as he introduces a whole new continent into the mix. This book also has a great deal more humor tha ...more
Feb 2011
Jan 04, 2011
 
The Bonehunters (Malazan Book of the Fallen, #6)
4.42
really liked it
The chronicles of Malazan continue in the sixth book of the series. The consequences of Sha'ik's rebellion are dealt with in one of the most harrowing ...more
Mar 2011
Feb 28, 2011
 
Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34
3.95
really liked it
Burrough provides a well researched look into the tumultuous years of 1933-1934 and the birth of the FBI versus the infamous gangsters of the era. Dig ...more
Feb 14, 2011
Jan 09, 2011
 
Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)
4.23
really liked it
If you like Heinlein, you will love this book.
not set
Dec 01, 2008
 
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1)
4.18
liked it
None
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Jun 05, 2017
 
Quantum Psychology: How Brain Software Programs You & Your World
4.22
it was amazing
None
not set
Dec 01, 2008
 
Nature's God (Historical Illuminatus Chronicles, #3)
4.07
really liked it
None
not set
Dec 01, 2008
 
Coincidance: A Head Test
3.86
it was amazing
None
not set
Dec 01, 2008
 
Ubik
4.10
liked it
None
not set
Dec 01, 2008
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