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Ready Player One
4.31
it was amazing
I swear I don't think I've ever had this much FUN reading another book. The way I've been describing it to friends is imagine a sci-fi geek, a video g ...more
not set
Apr 10, 2012
 
Speaker for the Dead (Ender's Saga, #2)
4.04
really liked it
After reading and thoroughly loving "Ender's Game", I had really high expectations for its sequel, "Speaker for the Dead." Especially after I read tha ...more
Sep 2008
Jun 23, 2008
 
The Complete Stories, Vol 1
4.35
it was amazing
Seriously, how has it taken me this long to discover Isaac Asimov. I'd read "I, Robot" last summer and totally dug it. Then, thanks to StumbleUpon I d ...more
Mar 2011
Feb 18, 2011
 
His Dark Materials (His Dark Materials #1-3)
4.25
it was amazing
Quite seriously one of the best, most well written, awe-inspiring series I have read. It seamlessly weaves together such diverse concepts as quantum t ...more
Jan 2007
May 08, 2008
 
Starship Troopers
3.99
it was ok
Once again i find myself saying, "I just don't get it" in regards to a classic. Less a story or even a character study than a (I guess) glorification ...more
Jan 2013
Nov 10, 2009
 
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
4.20
it was ok
I once again find myself whining, "I just don't get it." Sure it had some funny moments of dry British wit which is always fun. But I just didn't get ...more
Oct 26, 2010
Oct 22, 2010
 
The Hobbit
4.25
it was ok
Don't know what to tell you. I found it boring.
Jan 2001
Nov 09, 2010
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
4.61
really liked it
Well I finally finished. I have very mixed feelings about this series. The first two books were cute and fun and introduced a good mixture of wonder a ...more
Apr 11, 2009
Mar 17, 2009
 
Neuromancer (Sprawl, #1)
3.88
it was ok
This one was a slog to get through. I decided to give Neuromancer a try after seeing that several friends had rated it highly and that it is apparentl ...more
Jun 14, 2008
May 25, 2008
 
Watchmen
4.35
really liked it
I feel like this will be more commentary on the movie than the book itself. Full disclosure, I saw the movie first and, having no prior experience wit ...more
Jun 2011
Jun 11, 2011
 
A Coming of Age
3.67
it was amazing
I can't even describe how wonderful this book is. In a post-earth world, children are endowed with telekinesis, a power they lose once they hit pubert ...more
Jan 1999
May 08, 2008
 
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
4.10
it was amazing
The plot and adventure deepens in this middle chapter of the "His Dark Materials" trilogy.

Making liberal use of the quantum mechanics and string theo
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not set
Nov 06, 2009
 
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2)
4.23
really liked it
Aside from making the mistake of spending nearly 200 pages foreshadowing some big revelation which turns out to be very underwhelming, this is another ...more
Apr 2011
Apr 18, 2011
 
Bitterwood (Dragon Age, #1)
3.57
really liked it
This book was my first foray into the world of pure fantasy since Lord of the Rings. So I have no idea how well this guy did sticking to or breaking f ...more
May 14, 2009
May 01, 2009
 
Childhood's End
4.09
liked it
The first section of this book detailing what the arrival of our Alien Overlords does to society is amazing and mesmerizing and absolutely real. Then. ...more
Jul 2012
Nov 10, 2009
 
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
4.23
really liked it
For those who are considering this book based on watching the movie, the first half is almost identical to the movie. Then Chris Columbus pretty much ...more
Jan 2010
Jun 12, 2010
 
Foundation (Foundation #1)
4.13
liked it
Definitely NOT my favorite Asimov book. In fact I'm kind of trying to figure out why this is his most popular. Perhaps the series gets better in subse ...more
Mar 2011
Feb 20, 2011
 
Jurassic Park (Parque Jurásico, #1)
3.97
really liked it
Hands down Crichton's best book. It has all the aspects of great Hollywood action with enough accessible science to give it some depth. I think it goe ...more
Jan 1993
May 08, 2008
 
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
3.94
it was amazing
Perhaps the most spellbinding book in the most spellbinding trilogy I've ever read. Of course this is the book and the series that ignited the Christi ...more
Nov 06, 2009
Oct 05, 2009
 
The Neverending Story
4.17
liked it
This book is pure magic and imagination. If you liked the movie, the story of Atreyu only deepens and feels more real in the book. You get more of a f ...more
Jan 2007
Jul 14, 2008
 
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
4.30
it was amazing
Like all great science fiction, the sci-fi elements of this book are only there to serve a more fundamental story. For "Ender's Game" the story is abo ...more
Jun 20, 2008
May 25, 2008
 
The Earthsea Trilogy
4.25
liked it
This wizard fantasy is way deeper and more evocative than anything JK Rowling ever came out with. The first book, "A Wizard of Earthsea" follows the s ...more
Jan 2006
Jul 23, 2008
 
Uglies (Uglies, #1)
3.86
really liked it
I've gotta admit, I was worried this book was going to come across as hackish and derivative based on the very first line: "The early summer sky was t ...more
Jan 2010
May 18, 2010
 
Feed
3.54
really liked it
First of all, this book has perhaps my favorite opening line of any book ever: "We went to the Moon to have fun, but the Moon turned out to completely ...more
Jan 2011
May 18, 2010
 
Shade's Children
3.90
liked it
For a book that is pretty much straight sci-fi / cyberpunk (which I'm normally not into) this one moved along pretty fast. In fact I plowed through th ...more
Jan 2010
Apr 28, 2010
 
Specials (Uglies, #3)
3.77
it was amazing
What an awesome end to an awesome and exciting dystopic trilogy. Westerfield not only avoids the mistakes that a lot of other speculative fiction writ ...more
Aug 2011
Sep 10, 2010
 
Brave New World
3.97
it was ok
I'm not quite sure how to feel about this one. I didn't feel compelled to keep reading each day, yet once I opened the book, I read fast without getti ...more
Apr 27, 2009
Jul 13, 2008
 
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, #1)
4.04
liked it
I enjoyed this one well enough. The story, for those who need it, is about a trio of children who are whisked away on an adventure by three strange wo ...more
Jan 2009
Dec 09, 2008
 
I, Robot (Robot #0.1)
4.17
it was amazing
What brilliant, insightful yet entertaining and (when you consider none of the stories were written any later than 1950) strangely prophetic read. In ...more
Jan 2010
Jul 16, 2010
 
Bloodsucking Fiends (A Love Story, #1)
3.93
really liked it
This book isn't going to push the vampire mythology in a new direction (clearly since it was published in 1995) but it doesn't need to. It does it's o ...more
Aug 2011
Jul 26, 2011
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