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Strangers on a Train
3.80
liked it
Patricia Highsmith's first novel, in which she manages to bring to the table all of the painstaking characterisation and psychological minutae of her ...more
Jan 2009
Feb 09, 2009
 
22
Batman: The Killing Joke
4.37
liked it
Where did the Joker manage to find a group of evil sideshow freaks who were willing to hang-out in an abandoned carnival with him, attempting to tortu ...more
Jan 12, 2014
Jan 12, 2014
 
25
Moonraker (James Bond, #3)
3.72
liked it
Fleming's writing, pacing and characterisation improve dramatically with this book. There are still a few moments that strain credulity even within th ...more
Mar 23, 2014
Mar 15, 2014
 
55
Empire of the Sun (Empire of the Sun, #1)
3.98
really liked it
Ballard has a weird habit of blurring the line between himself and the protagonist that makes his books a little complicated to read. In the case of E ...more
Dec 19, 2017
Dec 19, 2017
 
41
Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3)
3.74
really liked it
I think the oddness of this book may be a result of the success of the first two. By the end of the nineties, you couldn't move for dark, quirky thril ...more
Nov 04, 2016
Nov 03, 2016
 
11
Pieces of Modesty (Modesty Blaise, #6)
4.02
liked it
Another solid entry in the Modesty Blaise series, this time it's a collection of short stories. Given that O'Donnell seems to have been better at char ...more
May 20, 2009
May 24, 2009
 
52
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)
4.11
really liked it
If I had started reading these books prior to the release of A Dance with Dragons, I can imagine I would have found A Feast for Crows incredibly frust ...more
Sep 16, 2017
Sep 08, 2017
 
47
Kingsman: The Secret Service
3.60
liked it
My perception of Mark Millar so far is that he has great premises and great plots, but he gets too caught up in right-wing revenge fantasy macho bulls ...more
Feb 06, 2017
Feb 06, 2017
 
37
The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare
3.85
it was amazing
A very amusing book.
Jan 10, 2016
Jan 11, 2016
 
18
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
4.05
really liked it
I've only read three le Carre novels, and while I've enjoyed them all immensely I'm starting to think he may be the single most depressing writer in E ...more
Feb 2013
Jan 11, 2013
 
23
Casino Royale (James Bond, #1)
3.74
liked it
Casino Royale is unevenly paced and at times rather crudely written, and even though the premise is great there isn't really much of a plot. At the sa ...more
Mar 08, 2014
Mar 06, 2014
 
54
The Thin Man
3.97
liked it
The best written and most engaging of his books that I've read, but a bit weak as an actual murder mystery. Very funny, though, and quite inline with ...more
Dec 13, 2017
Dec 12, 2017
 
42
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
4.23
really liked it
The good bits are really good. The parts where the author repeats the same information word for word, time after time, are less good. This book is 90℅ ...more
Nov 08, 2016
Nov 08, 2016
 
19
The Beast Must Die (Nigel Strangeways, #4)
3.83
really liked it
The structure of this book is marvellous. The first part consists of the lead suspect's diary up to the day before he plans to commit his murderous ac ...more
Sep 15, 2013
Feb 09, 2009
 
35
Out of Sight
3.93
liked it
A pretty fun read. Quite slight, though, and a lot of what went on was pretty preposterous. It also seemed as though the book was written with an eye ...more
Aug 13, 2015
Jul 09, 2015
 
12
I, Lucifer (Modesty Blaise, #3)
4.06
OK so there's a guy, and he's maybe psychic, and a bunch of unscrupulous psychiatrists-cum-crimelords are keeping him drugged to convince him that he' ...more
not set
May 24, 2009
 
4
Brighton Rock
3.72
really liked it
Greene could never manage a coherent ending. He makes-up for it by providing an especially chilling one.
Aug 18, 2010
Feb 09, 2009
 
28
Dr. No
3.72
really liked it
None
Apr 11, 2014
Apr 05, 2014
 
16
The Spy Who Came In from the Cold
4.07
it was amazing
None
Jul 31, 2011
Jul 30, 2011
 
14
The Black Book
3.90
None
Jan 07, 2010
Jan 06, 2010
 
17
Lupin III, Vol. 1
3.60
liked it
None
Jan 28, 2013
Jan 29, 2013
 
13
Eleven
3.86
liked it
None
not set
Jan 06, 2010
 
21
Swords Against Death (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser #2)
4.06
liked it
None
Sep 29, 2013
Feb 11, 2009
 
24
Live and Let Die (James Bond, #2)
3.63
liked it
None
Mar 15, 2014
Mar 10, 2014
 
20
The Mind Killers (Killmaster #57)
3.40
None
not set
Feb 09, 2009
 
26
Diamonds Are Forever (James Bond, #4)
3.60
liked it
None
Mar 27, 2014
Mar 25, 2014
 
27
From Russia With Love (James Bond, #5)
3.89
liked it
None
Apr 04, 2014
Apr 03, 2014
 
15
In Cold Blood
4.06
it was amazing
None
Jan 31, 2010
Feb 03, 2010
 
29
Goldfinger (James Bond, #7)
3.81
really liked it
None
Apr 19, 2014
Apr 20, 2014
 
30
Sliver
3.17
liked it
None
Jun 09, 2014
Jun 13, 2014
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