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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales
4.04
did not like it
This book is so dated as to be useless to the casual reader. While the cases it presents may still be interesting for those in the profession to analy ...more
Jul 28, 2012
Aug 10, 2012
 
Maradonia and the Seven Bridges (Book 1)
1.78
it was ok
The internet hype machine indicates that this is some of the worst writing ever printed in book form. Now that it's available as an ebook, I decided t ...more
Jul 30, 2012
Aug 10, 2012
 
Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth
3.80
it was ok
This book is packed with interesting and useful information. Unfortunately, the Arrogance and unnecessarily confrontational style of the author really ...more
Mar 24, 2012
Mar 24, 2012
 
Key to Havoc (ChroMagic, #1)
3.74
it was amazing
Just when I thought Piers Anthony had forever sunk into a relme of countless unoriginal (if still amusing) xanth novels at publisher behest, I came ac ...more
not set
Apr 03, 2012
 
Wizards of Science
3.38
liked it
This novel felt a lot like science fiction that might have been published in the 60's, after having first run in several parts in a magazine like Anal ...more
Apr 16, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
 
The Casual Vacancy
3.28
did not like it
Someone dies. A huge number of characters spend a bunch of time discussing it. By the time anything else happens, nobody cares. The writing is just no ...more
Oct 14, 2012
Oct 14, 2012
 
Of Hearts And Stars
3.97
it was ok
The potential for this to be a really good science fiction novel exists. Unfortunately, it's just potential. In order to achieve that, it would need:
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...more
May 30, 2013
May 30, 2013
 
Ponyville Confidential: The History and Culture of My Little Pony, 1981–2016
4.22
it was amazing
This book says many of the things I've ranted about myself over the last couple years, but says them more eloquently and with more research than I wou ...more
Mar 22, 2017
Mar 22, 2017
 
Invincible (The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, #2)
4.10
liked it
This is another book in the Black Jack series. It won't stand alone, so unless you're already up to date on these books, don't bother. If you are keep ...more
May 21, 2012
May 22, 2012
 
Calculating God
3.84
really liked it
This book made me think about a lot of things. In the field of science fiction, religion is most often something to be scorned and laughed at, mostly ...more
not set
Apr 03, 2012
 
The Birth of the Dread Remora
3.46
really liked it
I read this one entirely in one sitting! It's classic science fantasy action adventure, but with Victorian space merfolk, basically. If you enjoy book ...more
Apr 27, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
 
And the Devil Will Drag You Under
3.82
really liked it
I'm a sucker for framed tales, as well as for morrality in my fiction. This book contains plenty of both. It's thoughtful, yet easy to read, with an i ...more
not set
Apr 03, 2012
 
Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things
3.86
liked it
I don't struggle with this problem myself, and I don't really know anyone who does. I picked up this book mostly on a whim, hoping for a more compassi ...more
May 19, 2012
May 20, 2012
 
Beggars in Spain (Sleepless, #1)
3.93
liked it
I originally came across this title on an online list of the top 200 science fiction novels of all time. As with most lists of that sort, most of the ...more
not set
Apr 03, 2012
 
Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)
4.23
really liked it
This book is wonderful! It's one of the few modern books that has managed to make me really excited about current SF. Some have complained that this a ...more
not set
Apr 03, 2012
 
Dragonflight (Pern: Dragonriders of Pern, #1)
4.10
it was ok
This book was my introduction to pern. Honestly, it didn't do that good of a job; I doubt I will ever be back. The story wasn't captivating, the chara ...more
not set
Apr 03, 2012
 
Sheepfarmer's Daughter (The Deed of Paksenarrion, #1)
4.15
liked it
Paksenarrion is the typical strong warrier woman in this fantasy novel that tries really, really hard to be epoch. Unfortunately, it doesn't quite mak ...more
not set
Apr 03, 2012
 
The Ship Who Searched (Brainship, #3)
4.07
really liked it
I've noticed a strong pattern in all of the Anne McCaffrey books I've tried to read. If she wrote the book herself, I never like it. If, however, the ...more
not set
Apr 03, 2012
 
Codgerspace
3.50
liked it
This is not a particularly excelent book, but it's not a bad one, either. The plot gets off to an extremely slow start, sounding at first more like a ...more
not set
Apr 03, 2012
 
Wynter #1
3.60
really liked it
I read this via the edition at: http://comicsempower.com/wynter-issue...

That was produced for the blind, so I'm sure my experience is slightly differe
...more
Dec 19, 2015
Dec 19, 2015
 
Time Enough for Love
3.96
it was amazing
This is almost universally accepted as Heinlein's best book. A framed story similar to the style of Arabian nights, it manages to keep the overarching ...more
not set
Apr 03, 2012
 
Trading in Danger (Vatta's War, #1)
3.97
liked it
This review is going to be a demonstration of reviewer bias, I guess. When I reviewed _sheepfarmers daughter_, I wasn't particularly impressed because ...more
not set
Mar 17, 2012
 
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
3.90
liked it
I wish Goodreads let us give books half-stars; 3 stars feels like not enough, and 4 stars feels like way too many. So pretend that I gave this book 3. ...more
Jul 2012
Jul 04, 2012
 
Hero Worship
3.50
did not like it
I always feel bad giving small press books 1 star ratings. So let me make it absolutely clear that the poor rating was because this book is not at all ...more
Apr 28, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
 
Harry, a History: The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life Inside the Harry Potter Phenomenon
4.09
it was ok
I didn't like this book nearly as much as I was expecting to, and I'm having trouble articulating why. It is well-written, and well-read in the case o ...more
May 14, 2014
May 14, 2014
 
The Cat Who Walks Through Walls (The World As Myth)
3.70
really liked it
The first half of this book is just as good as anything Heinlein ever wrote. However, the second half leaves something to be desired. I mean, *really* ...more
not set
Apr 03, 2012
 
Space Trap
3.73
liked it
This was the first science fiction book I ever read by myself, in grade 3 or so. When I discovered it had recently been digitized, I just had to give ...more
Apr 23, 2012
Apr 23, 2012
 
The Help
4.45
liked it
When I initially purchased this audiobook, I didn't realize it used multiple readers for the various characters. For the most part, with one notable e ...more
Jun 06, 2012
Jun 06, 2012
 
Prepper's Communication Handbook: Lifesaving Strategies for Staying in Contact During and After a Disaster
4.00
did not like it
Too much information (and not the right kind of information) to be a useful quick-reference, and too little information to be a fully fledged guide to ...more
Mar 11, 2016
Mar 11, 2016
 
The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language
4.05
it was amazing
At first, I thought that this book would appeal mostly to language geeks, the kind of people who speak 11 languages, and are working on number 12. For ...more
May 25, 2012
May 25, 2012
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