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The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations that Transform the World
4.10
really liked it
I wanted to love this book. It was very thought-provoking. Indeed, parts of it are genuinely brilliant and caused me to rethink some of my previously ...more
Apr 14, 2016
Mar 05, 2016
 
War with the Newts
4.17
it was amazing
One of the best works of fiction in any genre, in any language. (Yes, it's that good.) Capek takes on humanity itself and leaves no one standing. The ...more
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Mar 26, 2018
 
The Glass Key
3.96
really liked it
Reading Dashiell Hammett is a lot like listening to the Beatles; you've heard them before even if you've never heard them before. Edgar Allen Poe inve ...more
not set
Apr 18, 2017
 
Evolution: The History of an Idea
4.14
it was amazing
Peter Bowler is an Irish historian of science who is known for his studies of evolution as an "-ism". This is undoubtedly his magnum opus and is one o ...more
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Apr 04, 2013
 
A Star in the Void (Halcyone Space #5)
4.42
it was amazing
A fitting conclusion to the series!

A rollicking spy story all the way through, vray. There is quite the ballet of character movements as the plot pull
...more
not set
Jul 01, 2018
 
Morality: An Introduction to Ethics
3.59
really liked it
This is an excellent undergraduate-level introduction to moral thought for two reasons.

One, it is short. At 97 pages, this book can be covered in les
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Apr 04, 2013
 
The Daughter of Time (Inspector Alan Grant #5)
3.94
it was amazing
The entire book -- I can tell you without giving anything away -- takes place in one room of a hospital. Of course, when you start the book, you don't ...more
not set
Feb 16, 2018
 
Too Like the Lightning (Terra Ignota, #1)
3.82
it was ok
Books like this make me despair.

I'm sitting here wondering who this review is for -- me or you. If it's for me, I have a good deal to get off my chest
...more
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Feb 16, 2018
 
Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned
4.16
really liked it
Fans of Mr. Mosley's "Easy" Rawlins novels might be disappointed that there's no mystery to solve, but that doesn't take away from the true strengths ...more
not set
Apr 04, 2017
 
The Stars My Destination
4.12
liked it
"The Stars My Destination," second in my five-book formal tour of the history of science fiction, is a work of extremes, which makes it hard to say an ...more
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Apr 09, 2018
 
The Last Detective (A Detective Peter Diamond Mystery)
3.74
did not like it
It's difficult to review this book since the publisher omitted the second-to-last page, replacing it with the title card for the preview of the next b ...more
not set
Feb 16, 2018
 
Black and Blue
4.08
it was ok
I realize this is Rankin's breakaway book and it's supposed to be a modern classic of the genre, but I couldn't finish it. I haven't read anything in ...more
Jun 05, 2017
Apr 18, 2017
 
KRAZY!: The Delirious World of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art
3.41
really liked it
The show upon which the book is based has come and gone, but this collection remains and has everything you want in an art book: lots of big, colorful ...more
Jun 04, 2014
Jun 04, 2014
 
The Road to Serfdom
4.18
liked it
As all the previous reviewers of this book have noted, this is an historic and notable work. But as Hayek himself clearly says in the introduction (an ...more
not set
Apr 04, 2013
 
The Magicians (The Magicians #1)
3.50
did not like it
Everything that needs to be said has been said here already. All I will add is that this book is the 50 Shades to Harry Potter's Twilight, with all th ...more
not set
Feb 16, 2018
 
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
4.37
it was amazing
Timeless

I have nothing more to add than what has been said already. Read it. Or don't. But the question it poses touches you all the same.
May 16, 2018
May 16, 2018
 
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
4.00
really liked it
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Mar 28, 2013
 
The Far Side Gallery
4.44
it was amazing
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Mar 28, 2013
 
Wall and Piece
3.84
it was amazing
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Mar 28, 2013
 
Judgment Under Uncertainty
4.12
really liked it
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May 20, 2014
 
Hellblazer: Original Sins
4.11
liked it
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Mar 28, 2013
 
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
4.38
it was amazing
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Mar 28, 2013
 
Small Is the New Big: and 183 Other Riffs, Rants, and Remarkable Business Ideas
3.87
really liked it
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May 20, 2014
 
1984
4.17
liked it
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Mar 28, 2013
 
The Dhammapada
4.29
liked it
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Mar 28, 2013
 
When China Ruled the Seas: The Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433
3.71
liked it
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May 20, 2014
 
Beasts! Book One
4.28
really liked it
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May 20, 2014
 
The Great Gatsby
3.91
liked it
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Mar 28, 2013
 
The View from Nowhere
3.98
it was amazing
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Apr 04, 2013
 
A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories
4.08
liked it
None
not set
Mar 28, 2013
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