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Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)
3.84
did not like it
**spoiler alert** Allow me to summarize every Dan Brown novel ever:

An unsuspecting but intelligent protagonist is called up in the middle of the nigh
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May 18, 2013
May 17, 2013
 
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
4.39
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Imagine Harry Potter being replaced with a Harry Potter with combined talents of Ender Wiggins, Artemis Fowl and Yagami Light and pu ...more
Jan 04, 2012
not set
Dec 10, 2011
 
The Book of Pook
4.34
it was amazing
This is clearly the best book I have ever read.

How would I describe this book? This compilation of forum posts came from a PUA forum, so yes, I suppos
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Dec 29, 2011
Dec 29, 2011
 
Worm
4.64
it was amazing
You know how when your watching a great action adventure movie, you kinda want to get up during or right after the fight scenes and do some karate mov ...more
Dec 30, 2013
Dec 13, 2013
 
Three Worlds Collide
4.20
it was amazing
I wish Eliezer Yudkowsky was a full time writer. So many good ideas!

This novella was about humans encountering the alien race of Babyeaters - who are
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Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012
 
Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?
3.97
it was amazing
Wow.

Gaiman is God.

You know when you read something so good and so deep and so brilliant at the same time that it leaves you speechless? That you can't
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Jun 14, 2013
Jun 14, 2013
 
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
4.18
it was amazing
I have read a fair amount of literature about psychology, group dynamics and social influence - mostly from various little articles and blogs in the n ...more
Mar 14, 2012
Sep 14, 2011
 
Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm
3.94
liked it
It has been fascinating.

At first the stories made absolutely no sense to me. There were no morals. They would have a slow start, a nonsense of a middl
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Jul 29, 2012
Jul 22, 2012
 
Why I am Not a Muslim
3.89
it was amazing
Wow.

This was a long read, but not an uninteresting one, and that suits me just fine. It's one of the better books on skepticism I have read after Scep
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Jul 19, 2012
Jul 28, 2010
 
Fight Club
4.19
really liked it
I can not give a review on account of Rules 1 and 2.
Jan 13, 2011
Jan 13, 2011
 
Snow Crash
4.03
really liked it
This book right here.
I am not sure how to write about it, except that I do. It was difficult to get into, but when I did get into it, by god!

Look, it'
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May 16, 2012
Apr 04, 2012
 
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
3.86
liked it
The disillusioned detective whose girlfriend left him in financial ruin gets a case to solve of an apparent suicide of supermodel and is plunged into ...more
Jul 16, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
 
Rework
3.94
it was amazing
Rework is about working smarter, not harder. While nothing in the book is earth shattering, it tries to push you towards changing your business philos ...more
Apr 17, 2013
Apr 17, 2013
 
Cloud Atlas
4.02
liked it
This was... lengthy.
Feb 26, 2013
May 03, 2010
 
Preacher, Volume 9: Alamo
4.33
liked it
And everyone lived happily ever after.

Review of Volume 1 through 9:

The entire series is pretty damn chauvinistic and gory to the point of being silly.
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May 27, 2012
May 27, 2012
 
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
4.54
liked it
I am... disappointed.

It's a good book, but I didn't enjoy it as much as I hoped I would, given the glowing reviews.

For one, too many made up words wit
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Jan 09, 2013
Mar 06, 2010
 
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
3.92
it was ok
The entire book can be summarized into a single, if long, article. Didn't help that most of the stuff it was trying to get across I have already read ...more
Dec 19, 2011
Oct 24, 2011
 
The Things They Carried
4.13
it was amazing
Wow.

Just Wow.

You know how sometimes you listen to a music, not a song, but music, and it wells up inside you? How you sometimes shiver and how it some
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Dec 21, 2011
Oct 16, 2010
 
The Devil's Disciple
3.74
it was ok
This was my second Shaw play after Man and Superman, and honestly, I expected more. Maybe because Don Juan in Hell: From Man and Superman had so much ...more
Nov 12, 2011
Jan 23, 2010
 
Making History
3.95
liked it
It was a better read than I expected. Slow start, but I liked the switching narratives and the switching styles. A lot of time was built up on prevent ...more
Oct 04, 2012
Oct 04, 2012
 
Frankenstein
3.78
liked it
My review was destroyed by loadshedding ;_;

In short:
It is a powerful book. Written by a 19 year old, so expect it at places to be full of melodrama, e
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Aug 21, 2012
Aug 21, 2012
 
The Metamorphosis
3.80
liked it
Can't help but think how utilitarian some of our closest relationships are.
Feb 24, 2013
Feb 24, 2013
 
Darkness at Noon
4.03
it was ok
This was painful to read.

Which is a surprise since it comes highly recommended from almost every source, but I did not like the book one bit.

Mostly be
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Feb 29, 2012
Jan 31, 2011
 
Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, #2)
4.06
it was ok
I have been reading this and the first book as a part of a course. And I did not enjoy any of them one bit. The books are pure non-sense, and sure, th ...more
Aug 08, 2012
Jul 29, 2012
 
Dracula
3.99
really liked it
I am torn between 4 and 5 stars. I am very miser with my stars, and for the first time I wish there was a 4.5 rating.

For something written over a hund
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Aug 15, 2012
Aug 08, 2012
 
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty
3.27
did not like it
This isn't even a good BDSM story, much less an erotica.

Move along folks, nothing to see here.

P.S. is it still a better love story than Twilight? naaa
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Jul 23, 2012
Jul 22, 2012
 
The Martian Chronicles
4.14
really liked it
When I started reading this book, I didn't really have a very high expecations. I saw so many 4 and 5 star reviews, but I still wasn't expecting anyth ...more
Dec 26, 2011
Feb 05, 2011
 
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal
4.12
it was amazing
I can imagine my mom yelling EXACTLY like this.

Authentic. Brilliant. Funny as hell.

+5
Dec 23, 2014
Dec 25, 2014
 
The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups
4.34
really liked it
Easy read. Would recommend.
not set
Oct 30, 2018
 
Cat's Cradle
4.17
really liked it
Why, why, why do I feel like I missed something? Maybe there is a hidden message to all this, else, why will people like it so much? It's a good story ...more
Dec 12, 2011
Oct 16, 2010
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