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Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
really liked it
I know many readers seem to have an issue with the third and final book in this trilogy, as it's not the same as the first two books. That right there ...more
not set
Jul 10, 2012
 
The Remaining (The Remaining, #1)
4.08
it was ok
I really wanted to like this book. I thought the product description was fantastic. I even thought the setup was great. But then ... it just turned in ...more
not set
Mar 25, 2013
 
The Girl on the Glider
4.37
it was amazing
I know something's great when it inspires me to stop procrastinating and write. THE GIRL ON THE GLIDER did that for me. It's a different Brian Keene s ...more
not set
Jan 10, 2013
 
The Detachment (John Rain, #7)
4.05
really liked it
I have to admit, while I read all of the previous John Rain novels, I didn't care for them much. I liked them, but didn't love them. Oftentimes they j ...more
not set
Dec 04, 2012
 
Sh*t My Dad Says
3.98
really liked it
Of course I've heard of the world-famous Twitter feed, the book, and the failed TV show, but I must admit I had no interest in any of it. But, well, o ...more
not set
Jun 27, 2012
 
8 Pounds: Eight Tales of Crime, Horror, & Suspense
3.77
really liked it
I first became aware of Chris Holm through Best American Mystery Stories 2011, which reprinted his story "The Hitter." I was so impressed with that st ...more
not set
Jan 24, 2012
 
Christine Falls (Quirke, #1)
3.46
liked it
Timothy Dalton helped bump this book up from a 2.5 to a 3. One thing that annoyed me about this mystery is that, to the reader, there isn't much of a ...more
Jun 06, 2009
May 31, 2009
 
The Superlative Man
3.12
liked it
This is one of those times I wish I could give half stars, because I would readily give this book three and a half stars. I liked it a lot, just not e ...more
Jan 24, 2011
Jan 19, 2011
 
The Weather Stations
4.28
it was amazing
From the very first sentence I knew this was going to be a keeper, and Ryan Call did not disappoint. The prose is lyrical and haunting and and vivid a ...more
Jan 10, 2012
Jan 10, 2012
 
The Spot
3.49
really liked it
David Means is one of my favorite short story writers. He can take any story and make it different and unique. In THE SECRET GOLDFISH he displayed a w ...more
Jul 10, 2010
Jul 12, 2010
 
61 Hours (Jack Reacher, #14)
4.08
really liked it
This is a typical Jack Reacher novel except that, from the beginning, it counts down from 61 hours to something. What that something is, you don't fin ...more
Aug 15, 2011
Aug 01, 2011
 
The Book of Lies
3.58
liked it
If I could give this three and a half stars, I would. In terms of Da Vinci Code style mystery/thrillers, this has a great premise -- linking the world ...more
not set
Jan 20, 2009
 
Hunter (Dylan Hunter #1)
3.94
it was ok
I thought this had a strong start, and was expecting a completely different book based on the first few chapters. Then the story veered into a differe ...more
Mar 21, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
 
Little Brother
3.94
liked it
This is one of those instances when I wished Goodreads allowed half stars, because I'd gladly give this book three and a half stars. It's the very fir ...more
May 27, 2010
May 17, 2010
 
20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker
3.77
liked it
As is the case with pretty much any collection, I found some of the stories here to be very strong, others not so strong. The ones I really enjoyed we ...more
Jan 19, 2011
Jan 09, 2011
 
Cold Service (Spenser, #32)
3.87
it was ok
I can normally stomach Spenser and company, but this was pretty bad. It started out good -- Hawk planning to hunt down and kill the men who shot him - ...more
Mar 19, 2010
Mar 24, 2010
 
Fight Club
4.20
really liked it
Haven't seen the movie a dozen times, there wasn't really anything new to discover in the book, and at the beginning I just wanted it to be over. But ...more
not set
Jun 04, 2013
 
Nothing to Lose (Jack Reacher, #12)
3.90
it was ok
The narrator did a good job with this audio book, and the story was decent, some good action, but there was a point when Child used the storyline to s ...more
Jun 29, 2009
Jun 12, 2009
 
A Mercy
3.65
it was ok
Note to self: when choosing audio books in the future, do not pick those which require a lot of thought.

I like listening to audio books in the car. I
...more
not set
Dec 27, 2008
 
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned
4.12
liked it
I zipped right through this in one sitting. A lot of characters are introduced in a short amount of time. Wish more time could have been spent with so ...more
not set
Feb 07, 2009
 
Sharp Teeth
3.89
it was amazing
The thing I loved most about this book is that it's nothing like I ever read before, a horror thriller written in free verse. In fact, the style is wh ...more
Jun 14, 2010
Jun 08, 2010
 
Olive Kitteridge
3.78
really liked it
I was very pleasantly surprised by this collection. Yes, it won the Pulitzer, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything (see Tinkers). My only quibbl ...more
Aug 23, 2010
Aug 19, 2010
 
Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America
3.76
really liked it
I really enjoyed this for what it was, at least the beginning of the book, as a child of the 80s I grew up on Super Mario. But after 2000 I stopped pl ...more
not set
Jan 10, 2013
 
The Reconstructionist
3.06
really liked it
I'm not a fan of when readers give half-stars, but here I give this book 3.5 stars -- I'm between liking it and really liking it. Mostly, it starts ou ...more
May 27, 2012
May 16, 2012
 
Bad Business (Spenser, #31)
3.80
liked it
This turned out of be one of my favorite Spenser novels. Normally Parker's novels are just okay, but I liked this enough I wish I could give it three ...more
Mar 23, 2009
Mar 11, 2009
 
Blockade Billy
3.40
liked it
I liked this more than I thought I would. I thought it would be another THE COLORADO KID, but this one actually has an ending. The setup is basically ...more
May 09, 2010
May 08, 2010
 
The Scarecrow (Jack McEvoy, #2)
4.03
it was ok
I like Connelly, and I loved THE POET, but this was just dreadful. A decent story, I guess, but not a lot of overall mystery or even suspense. The cha ...more
Jul 15, 2009
Jul 06, 2009
 
Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned
3.85
really liked it
Wells Tower is without a doubt one of my new favorite short story writers. For some reason I find him a cross between T.C. Boyle and Charles D’Ambrosi ...more
Apr 11, 2009
Apr 06, 2009
 
Run
3.88
really liked it
This is an intense novel, with a sort of THE ROAD meets MAD MAX vibe going on. Basically, a majority of Americans just go crazy and start killing peop ...more
May 21, 2011
May 21, 2011
 
Watchmen
4.35
it was amazing
While I've read comics before (mostly back in middle school) this was my first graphic novel ... and it won't be my last. What amazed me most about WA ...more
Nov 20, 2008
Nov 04, 2008
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