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Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight
4.08
really liked it
An entertaining look at Batman and his most famous villains from a psychological perspective, which I've always thought needed a proper account.

This
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Nov 24, 2013
Nov 21, 2013
 
The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
3.94
liked it
The ideas presented in this book are fascinating, despite now being over 10 years old. In some ways that helps the author's case since many of his pre ...more
Jul 14, 2016
Jun 15, 2016
 
The Red Knight (The Traitor Son Cycle, #1)
4.11
liked it
The Red Knight is a very long, very action-packed fantasy novel in a pseudo medieval setting. The pace never lets up after the first couple of chapter ...more
not set
Jan 18, 2016
 
CyberStorm
3.78
it was amazing
I don't rate many books 5 stars. Cyberstorm is absolutely worth it.

The author was kind enough to send me an early review copy, but I decided to buy th
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Mar 16, 2013
Mar 15, 2013
 
The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
4.65
really liked it
At over 1000 pages The Way of Kings is clearly not for everyone. Not just because of its length, but the uniqueness of the world constructed by the au ...more
May 27, 2016
May 24, 2016
 
Nomad (Nomad, #1)
3.80
really liked it
Matthew Mather seems to be hitting his stride with his apocalyptic novels. Cyberstorm was a clever story of society breaking down without technology, ...more
Sep 12, 2015
Aug 31, 2015
 
Second Shift: Order (Shift, #2)
4.27
really liked it
Second Shift is another excellent continuation of the Silo series. Hugh Howey is a fantastic writer, drawing the reader in to his world from the first ...more
Nov 22, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
 
The Pagan Lord (The Saxon Stories, #7)
4.36
really liked it
9/10 Another action packed romp from Bernard Cornwell, it's up there with his best Sharpe stories. I read it in just one weekend, and stayed up late t ...more
Nov 12, 2014
Nov 10, 2014
 
1984
4.18
really liked it
I'm as surprised as anyone to realise that I had not actually read '1984' before I wrote my own book, considering their themes are so similar.
That's w
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Dec 06, 2015
Nov 21, 2015
 
Noah's Ark
3.32
really liked it
Excellent SciFi

UPDATE: The author has since revised the edition of this book, fixing the punctuation, clunky sentences and improving the narrative ove
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Feb 15, 2013
Feb 11, 2013
 
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (The Tales of Dunk and Egg, #1-3)
4.21
really liked it
It's a refreshing change of pace to read a story set in the world of Ice and Fire from only one character's perspective. George RR Martin is an excell ...more
Dec 28, 2015
Dec 27, 2015
 
The Complete Atopia Chronicles (Atopia Chronicles, #1-6, Atopia, #1)
3.53
really liked it
Atopia Chronicles is a collection of 6 short stories that progressively inter-connect as the plot thickens. Some stories are stronger than others, whe ...more
not set
Nov 18, 2012
 
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Extraordinary Voyages, #6)
3.89
liked it
I'd love to rate this higher, the story is gripping at times and the writing is masterful.

However, as I'm sure many have noticed, the characters are
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Feb 08, 2014
Feb 02, 2014
 
Dust (Silo, #3)
4.26
it was amazing
I pity the hapless reader who stumbles into "Dust" without first reading the "Wool" and "Shift" books. Not only because they'd be missing out on some ...more
Oct 2013
Aug 18, 2013
 
The Stand
4.34
really liked it
Epic. I had no preconceived notions about this book other than from the handful of others I've already read by Stephen King. So my review is fairly ep ...more
Jan 2014
Oct 02, 2013
 
Childhood's End
4.11
it was amazing
I can remember my high school English teacher's favourite word was "transcendent", which is exactly how I would sum up this book (as pretentious as th ...more
Aug 17, 2013
Apr 24, 2013
 
Abaddon's Gate (Expanse, #3)
4.24
liked it
The "Slow Zone" is where most of the action takes place in Abaddon's Gate, which is very appropriate. This book was a slog to read.

There was a charac
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May 23, 2014
Feb 06, 2013
 
Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive, #2)
4.76
really liked it
I really want to rate this 9/10 but it falls just short for many of the same reasons I stated in my review of The Way of Kings. This is very much a di ...more
Jul 14, 2016
Jun 15, 2016
 
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
4.33
it was amazing
Required reading for aspiring and veteran authors alike. King fuses part autobiography and part creative writing lesson into one dense yet easy to dig ...more
May 17, 2013
May 15, 2013
 
A Shadow Passed Over the Son (The Go-Kids, #1)
3.52
really liked it
I enjoyed this book the same way I enjoyed the first Harry Potter book. Though it's aimed at a much younger audience than me, it's chock full of the s ...more
May 19, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
 
Swarm (Star Force, #1)
3.77
really liked it
An action packed sci fi romp. Part "The Last Starfighter", part "War of the Worlds" and a hint of the XCOM games too.
Some of the dialogue and situati
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Nov 25, 2012
Nov 22, 2012
 
The Yellow Birds
3.75
really liked it
A very melancholic recount of a solider's tour in Iraq, making it difficult to enjoy without feeling sad.
The writing was strong and creative, though
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Mar 2013
Feb 19, 2013
 
Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)
4.24
really liked it
A refreshing twist on the Starship Troopers/Ender's Game formula, where the elderly are offered a new life as space marines when they hit 75.
The main
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Jun 29, 2013
Apr 25, 2013
 
Warriors of the Storm (The Saxon Stories, #9)
4.40
really liked it
Another rip-roaring read in the Uhtred of Bebbanburg series, I blasted through this one in next to no time and can't wait for the next!
not set
Dec 22, 2015
 
Black List (Scot Harvath #12)
4.22
it was ok
A fascinating concept of governmental control gone awry. It started off so well I thought it was going to be comparable to Jason Bourne.
Unfortunately
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Feb 11, 2013
Jan 08, 2013
 
King of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #2)
4.20
liked it
None
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Nov 18, 2012
 
Prey
3.75
really liked it
None
not set
Apr 24, 2013
 
Genghis: Birth of an Empire (Conqueror, #1)
4.37
really liked it
None
not set
Dec 09, 2012
 
Zorro
3.76
really liked it
None
not set
Apr 24, 2013
 
Timeline
3.85
liked it
None
Jul 26, 2013
Apr 24, 2013
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