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Demon Lord of Karanda (The Malloreon, #3)
4.06
liked it
The Malloreon feels like a pretty tired reiteration of The Belgariad. Of course, it is explicitly so and is up front in stating that it is intentional ...more
not set
Jan 01, 2011
 
Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
4.01
it was ok
An extremely interesting book, and I gained a new respect for the accomplishment of Genghis Khan and his Mongol empire. I must say that up front, beca ...more
Mar 15, 2018
Mar 18, 2018
 
The Fourth Turning: What the Cycles of History Tell Us about America's Next Rendezvous with Destiny
3.97
did not like it
This is a thought-provoking, intriguing, and utterly unconvincing book written in a style that set my teeth on edge and made me take five times as lon ...more
Mar 16, 2018
Mar 18, 2018
 
Mere Christianity
4.31
liked it
Over the course of many a fruitless religious debate, one book that my ‘opponents’ have often urged me to read is Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. I h ...more
Jun 11, 2009
Apr 13, 2017
 
The Oxford History of Medieval Europe
3.66
liked it
Although the book is a nice overview, it suffers from being altogether too short. The history of all of mediæval Europe, from Byzantium to Portugal, I ...more
Apr 25, 2017
Apr 14, 2017
 
935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity
3.82


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not set
Apr 13, 2017
 
Canterbury Tales
3.49
I really like this edition (ISBN 0-460-11307-0), for two reasons: First, it contains the original language and spelling, though harmonised (that is, w ...more
not set
Feb 25, 2011
 
Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic
3.60
really liked it
Based on a computer game written by Douglas Adams; Adams didn’t actually write the book, but that background makes me want to list him as co-author. ( ...more
not set
Apr 13, 2017
 
The Hobbit
4.25
it was amazing
I first read The Hobbit when I was nine. I read it for the second time when I was nine, and I think a third time. Since then, I’ve read it another thi ...more
not set
Jan 01, 2011
 
Sense and Goodness Without God: A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism
4.01
really liked it
The bibliography of this book (chapter by chapter) is astonishing and reads not a little like a wish list.
not set
Apr 13, 2017
 
The Colour of Magic (Discworld, #1)
3.98
I own a signed copy of this! (Though it’s a different edition from the one I have read
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Apr 13, 2017
 
The Conan Chronicles: Volume 1: The People of the Black Circle (The Conan Chronicles, #1)
4.15
it was ok
I’m not sure how Robert E. Howard’s Conan stories ever gained such lasting popularity. They are glaringly racist, blatantly sexist, and poorly written ...more
not set
Jan 01, 2011
 
The White Plague
3.71
it was amazing
Dune is a very good book, but I have long felt that Frank Herbert deserves more accolades for The White Plague. I haven’t read it in a while, and memo ...more
not set
Jan 01, 2011
 
King of the Murgos (The Malloreon, #2)
4.11
liked it
The Malloreon feels like a pretty tired reiteration of The Belgariad. Of course, it is explicitly so and is up front in stating that it is intentional ...more
not set
Jan 01, 2011
 
Guardians of the West (The Malloreon, #1)
4.10
liked it
The Malloreon feels like a pretty tired reiteration of The Belgariad. Of course, it is explicitly so and is up front in stating that it is intentional ...more
not set
Jan 01, 2011
 
Sorceress of Darshiva (The Malloreon, #4)
4.10
liked it
The Malloreon feels like a pretty tired reiteration of The Belgariad. Of course, it is explicitly so and is up front in stating that it is intentional ...more
not set
Jan 01, 2011
 
The Seeress of Kell (The Malloreon #5)
4.13
liked it
The Malloreon feels like a pretty tired reiteration of The Belgariad. Of course, it is explicitly so and is up front in stating that it is intentional ...more
not set
Jan 01, 2011
 
The Annotated Hobbit
4.25
it was amazing
This book contains parts of the older Hobbit, before Tolkien ever wrote The Lord of the Rings. If you’re a Tolkien fan like me, you have surely wanted ...more
not set
Feb 25, 2011
 
The Hidden City (The Tamuli, #3)
3.98
liked it
Just as The Malloreon was a reiteration of The Belgariad, so The Tamuli feels like a repeat of The Elenium. It lacks even more quality compared to its ...more
not set
Jan 01, 2011
 
The Shining Ones (The Tamuli, #2)
3.95
liked it
Just as The Malloreon was a reiteration of The Belgariad, so The Tamuli feels like a repeat of The Elenium. It lacks even more quality compared to its ...more
not set
Jan 01, 2011
 
Domes of Fire (The Tamuli, #1)
3.99
liked it
Just as The Malloreon was a reiteration of The Belgariad, so The Tamuli feels like a repeat of The Elenium. It lacks even more quality compared to its ...more
not set
Jan 01, 2011
 
Ootah's Lucky Day
4.00
When I was quite little, this was my favourite book. The copy I still own was a present on my fifth birthday (in 1987), by which point I had already r ...more
not set
Jan 01, 2011
 
Stalky & Co. (Rudyard Kipling Collection)
3.94
My Swedish copy (‘Fiffikus & Co.’) is an 1899 print in good condition, though I’m pretty sure the cover is not the original.
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Apr 13, 2017
 
Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software
4.16
This is the famous Gang-of-Four book. If you’re a programmer, surely you’ve read it?
not set
Feb 25, 2011
 
Legends 1 (Volume 1, Volume 2of2)
3.82
Collection of short stories.
not set
Apr 13, 2017
 
The Catcher in the Rye
3.80
it was ok
None
not set
Apr 13, 2017
 
Code Complete
4.28
really liked it
None
not set
Apr 13, 2017
 
The History of Middle Earth: Part One
4.52
None
not set
Feb 25, 2011
 
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories
4.13
None
not set
Apr 19, 2017
 
The Early History of God: Yahweh and the Other Deities in Ancient Israel (The Biblical Resource Series)
4.05
None
Nov 08, 2017
Nov 02, 2017
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