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A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6)
4.43
liked it
This book is only for people who enjoy the characters and the America they inhabit. It is a series of incidents following familiar themes of kidnappin ...more
Aug 2007
Sep 01, 2007
 
The Gate
3.85
liked it
Mr Bizot is definitely passionate about Cambodia, in fact he seems the epitome of the volatile, emotional Frenchman. His love for the country and its ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 31, 2007
 
The Claw of the Conciliator (The Book of the New Sun, #2)
3.98
it was ok
Well, this volume starts out by abandoning all the characters introduced to spend time with the last character introduced at the very end of the first ...more
Jun 2007
Jun 27, 2007
 
Forever in Your Embrace
3.87
did not like it
This is the most atrocious of all the Woodiwiss books I have read. It was, frankly, terrible and I must detail all the offenses. Our protagonist is a ...more
not set
May 15, 2008
 
The Shadow of the Torturer (The Book of the New Sun #1)
3.79
it was ok
A strangely unemotional narrator who seems to sleepwalk through events, Severian is by training meant to be unemotional. His love for his captive, The ...more
Jun 2007
Jun 23, 2007
 
Bite (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #8.5; Sookie Stackhouse, #5.1; Undead, #2.5; Mageverse, #1.5)
3.76
it was ok
This book is about vampires and sex - it's definitely not an example of good short story structure.
The first story is an Anita Blake story, something
...more
Jun 2007
Jun 24, 2007
 
All Together Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #7)
4.05
liked it
For those who can't stand it any longer, Sookie and Quinn finally have some quality time in the beginning. Then her life goes back into the usual chao ...more
not set
May 22, 2008
 
Forest Mage (Soldier Son, #2)
3.37
liked it
Robin Hobb excells in writing characters that are tragically human. Time and time again her characters deny their destiny, struggle against fate, make ...more
Jun 2007
Jun 07, 2007
 
The Times We Had: Life with William Randolph Hearst
3.43
it was ok
This book was based on a series of recordings that Marion Davies made over the years. First off, she is not a reliable narrator. She continually plays ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 07, 2008
 
Melting Stones (Circle Reforged, #2)
3.83
did not like it
Wow, what is wrong with this book? I normally love all of Pierce's work but this one was a tremendous letdown. I know the Circle of Magic series is wr ...more
not set
May 27, 2009
 
Showcase Presents: Batgirl, Vol. 1
3.76
really liked it
This cover has an atrocious splash page in which Batgirl is standing in the foreground working on putting on her lipstick with her Batcompact while th ...more
Nov 2007
Aug 04, 2007
 
The Boys, Volume 1: The Name of the Game
3.99
liked it
Utterly crass and unapologetic, this is Garth Ennis's best black humor superhero book yet. You may have read his previous work in this vein, The Pro a ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 11, 2007
 
The Fire's Stone
3.99
really liked it
This was really an extraordinary fantasy novel. It takes all the basics: a warrior prince, a wizard princess, and a well-born thief and has them go on ...more
not set
Jan 23, 2011
 
Scales of Gold (The House of Niccolo, #4)
4.46
really liked it
This volume finds yet another hard-headed determined female in pursuit of Niccolo but Niccolo is definitely playing hard to get by embarking on a high ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 05, 2008
 
Emily and the Dark Angel (Lovers and Ladies, #4)
3.73
did not like it
I really liked Jo Beverley's contributing story to "Irresistable Forces" so I thought I'd track down some of her other work which apparently completel ...more
not set
May 04, 2009
 
The Will of the Empress (Circle Reforged, #1)
4.16
liked it
Obviously going into this book afresh without any prior history of the characters is troublesome. For those who have read prior volumes, you will be t ...more
not set
May 25, 2009
 
In Hazard
3.55
it was ok
I was inspired to seek out this volume after reading the collected columns of Alec Guinness regarding his "retired" life. He said he enjoyed it highly ...more
not set
May 15, 2008
 
Earth Song (Medieval Song, #3)
3.91
it was ok
An atypical romance despite the typical plot. Philippa runs away from home due to a misunderstanding and ends up the prisoner of the rough and mercuri ...more
not set
May 06, 2010
 
Knight of the Demon Queen (Winterlands, #3)
3.51
liked it
The story begins with the characters broken from the last book and searching for ways to recover from events. But it gets worse. If you are seeking a ...more
Feb 2008
Feb 24, 2008
 
Pawn in Frankincense (The Lymond Chronicles, #4)
4.62
really liked it
This book introduces Phillippa, girl adventurer, determined to make up for her past bad behavior by finding Lymond's lost child. However, she is joine ...more
not set
Feb 08, 2010
 
Good as Lily
3.60
it was ok
Good as Lily is about a girl not named Lily. Lily is in fact dead, and the story revolves around her sister Grace who, on her birthday, discovers thre ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 20, 2007
 
The Emancipator's Wife
3.83
liked it
An amazing book in which the author attempts to craft reasoning to the madness of Mrs Mary Todd Lincoln and creates an astoundingly balanced and sympa ...more
not set
May 15, 2008
 
Chasing the Devil's Tail (Storyville, #1)
3.71
it was ok
Despite the huge amount of research done to carefully enmesh so much time specific historical detail of not only real people and events but also place ...more
not set
Sep 30, 2008
 
Cruddy
4.14
did not like it
A book that made me feel physically ill. Every description of every person, place or thing in this book is purposefully described in the most repulsiv ...more
not set
Apr 19, 2009
 
Fledgling
3.89
really liked it
Octavia Butler returns to familiar ground, this reads as a mix of Wild Seed and the Xenogenesis concept of Ooloi with a new version of vampires. It is ...more
not set
Apr 12, 2009
 
Dark Carnival (Serenity Falls, #3)
3.79
it was ok
At this point I came to the conclusion that I don't like horror. In this volume we follow a hero around who can't manage to save anyone but seems to d ...more
Nov 2007
Dec 10, 2007
 
Making History
3.96
liked it
Mr Fry's literary style has always been clever, with his characters overflowing with dry comments and witticisms. This novel is hard to place, definit ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 15, 2007
 
River of Time: A Memoir of Vietnam
4.13
liked it
This book is haunted. This book is not so much a biography as a pouring out of love and guilt and sadness. On every page the author recounts a treasur ...more
not set
Jul 01, 2009
 
I Left My Arse in San Francisco (K Chronicles, #5)
4.48
really liked it
If you can track this book down - buy it! Or check out www.kchronicles.com and no, just because I have a k name doesn't mean I have anything to do wit ...more
Feb 2008
Mar 02, 2008
 
The Seven Crystal Balls (Tintin, #13)
4.18
really liked it
I don't know about you but the mummy is this first volume remains one of the creepiest monsters put on paper in my memory. This volume of Tintin is pa ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 06, 2007
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