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Discount Armageddon (Incryptid, #1)
3.84
did not like it
Imagine you are a trained and experienced fighter being attacked by snake men. You know that if you lose, the scaly creatures are unlikely to be merci ...more
Mar 26, 2012
Mar 26, 2012
 
The Alchemist of Souls (Night's Masque, #1)
3.48
really liked it
This is a combination fantasy and alternate history. The setting is Elizabethan England, but in addition to American Indians, the New World is the res ...more
May 28, 2012
May 28, 2012
 
Steal This Book
3.60
did not like it
Steal This Book is a self-righteous manual about theft, vandalism, exploitation of the charitable, and even murder. When I read this book out of curio ...more
Dec 2005
Feb 04, 2010
 
Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century: Volume 1 (1907-1948): Learning Curve
4.14
it was amazing
I've read three other, much shorter, biographies of Heinlein. Two were hatchet jobs, and the third misinterpreted the man and his work. To my knowledg ...more
Aug 31, 2010
Aug 27, 2010
 
Greek Religion
4.19
it was ok
Greek Religion by Walter Burkert is not a book I can recommend to the casual reader. Assuming he doesn't have to read it for school, the potential rea ...more
Nov 07, 2009
Nov 07, 2009
 
The Cypher (Guardians Inc. #1)
3.85
it was ok
I picked this novel up for free on Amazon. On the good side, the book has some interesting ideas, including a somewhat different take on elemental bei ...more
Jan 2013
Jan 01, 2013
 
The Long Way Down (Daniel Faust, #1)
3.93
liked it
This is entertaining with a protagonist who is pleasant to follow.

There is a scene where one of the villains acts like an idiot. He is established as
...more
Feb 11, 2017
Feb 11, 2017
 
Personality: What Makes You the Way You Are
3.84
really liked it
I've now read three books about the Five Factor (a.k.a. Big Five) Personality Model. This one is by far the least dry and most readable.

I also like th
...more
Apr 18, 2013
Apr 18, 2013
 
Crimes Against Magic (Hellequin Chronicles, #1)
4.00
did not like it
The characters all behave like imbeciles.
Jan 08, 2013
Jan 08, 2013
 
Pride and Prejudice
4.24
liked it
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is better than I expected. I can't say that it has leaped into the ranks of my favorite novels. I found most of the ...more
Oct 24, 2009
Oct 24, 2009
 
Dirty Magic (Prospero's War, #1)
3.72
did not like it
This is bad.

A ploy that is important to the plot never would have worked. The author tries to sell it; nevertheless, the criminal in question would si
...more
Nov 24, 2014
Nov 24, 2014
 
Fretboard Logic SE - Special Edition The Reasoning Behind the Guitar's Unique Tuning + Chords Scales and Arpeggios Complete (Volumes I and II Combined) (Fretboard Logic Guitar Method Ser)
4.18
it was amazing
I've since reached the age where I probably have more years behind me than ahead of me. Enduring my "middle years," I have accumulated some regrets, a ...more
Jan 28, 2011
Jan 28, 2011
 
The Jesus Dynasty: The Hidden History of Jesus, His Royal Family, and the Birth of Christianity
3.87
it was amazing
I have been looking for a book like this one for over twenty years, an account free of religious doctrine of the historical Jesus and the earliest day ...more
Jun 19, 2011
Jun 19, 2011
 
33 Questions About American History You're Not Supposed to Ask
3.97
it was ok
33 Questions About American History You're Not Supposed to Ask by Thomas E. Woods Jr. is OK for what it is. I was looking for a book of historical mis ...more
Nov 13, 2009
Nov 12, 2009
 
The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left
4.44
liked it
The author is preaching to the choir. He knows that he is preaching to the choir. He's intentionally preaching to the choir. I'm not really the choir. ...more
Aug 16, 2017
Aug 16, 2017
 
Kabbalah: A Very Short Introduction
3.62
it was ok
I wanted an introduction to the kabbalah that was written by an authoritative non-crank. This book served that purpose.

The author mostly confines his
...more
Aug 05, 2012
Aug 05, 2012
 
The Fabulous Clipjoint
3.84
it was amazing
I recently read the classic mystery, winner of the Edgar award for best first novel, The Fabulous Clipjoint by Fredric Brown. The writing is superb. T ...more
Jul 28, 2010
Jul 28, 2010
 
The Burning City
3.42
really liked it
This fantasy novel is set in the same universe as Niven's The Magic Goes Away, but as many readers have noted, Niven and Pournelle together write cons ...more
Jun 22, 2011
Jun 22, 2011
 
Propaganda
3.87
liked it
Edward Bernays was one of the founders of modern public relations and the namer of the art. He forthrightly called this book about the profession Prop ...more
Sep 17, 2017
Sep 16, 2017
 
Just Dial a Number
3.25
it was ok
I had to read this way back in junior high. I remember thinking it was heavy handed.
not set
Apr 20, 2009
 
The Way of the Shaman
4.04
it was ok
I found The Way of the Shaman by Michael Harner on Amazon. I don't remember how I found it, but I do know that I didn't go looking for it in particula ...more
Dec 08, 2009
Dec 08, 2009
 
Very Hard Choices
3.72
liked it
I'm having trouble thinking of a way to describe this book without giving away too much of the storyline. One thing I can say, despite the title, I do ...more
Sep 16, 2009
Sep 16, 2009
 
A Kiss Before the Apocalypse (Remy Chandler, #1)
3.58
did not like it
For a novel that's given the trappings of a fantasy detective mystery, the main character is strangely ineffectual and passive. The big clue that crac ...more
Sep 28, 2011
Sep 28, 2011
 
Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville #1)
3.66
it was ok
First off, this isn't a bad book. I would give it two-and-a-half stars if I were able. It does have some weaknesses. The biggest problem is that the c ...more
Feb 22, 2011
Feb 22, 2011
 
The Enchantment Emporium (Gale Women, #1)
3.78
it was ok
Female witches in fiction, folklore, and reconstructed religion and lifestyle fantasy often follow three archetypes: the sexy young witch, the earth m ...more
Sep 08, 2014
Sep 08, 2014
 
The Great Heresies
4.30
liked it
You can learn stuff from Hilaire Belloc, but beware. He is Roman Catholic first and historian a distant second. In The Great Heresies, furthermore, he ...more
Aug 2017
Aug 01, 2017
 
By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission
4.14
really liked it
The first section of this book is a potent summary of how much of its essential liberty the United States has lost. I more or less knew most of what i ...more
Dec 09, 2015
Dec 09, 2015
 
Popular Crime: Reflections on the Celebration of Violence
3.71
liked it
This book is partly about popular crime, partly about press coverage of crime, and partly about books about popular crime. Bill James is a good writer ...more
Jun 28, 2016
Jun 28, 2016
 
What is Hypnosis? Studies in Conditioning
3.43
liked it
This is a short book that asserts hypnosis is a type of conditioning a la Pavlov.
Feb 10, 2016
Feb 10, 2016
 
The Secret Commonwealth Of Elves, Fauns And Fairies
3.88
really liked it
Hardcore fantasy readers might find The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairies by Robert Kirk and Andrew Lang to be interesting reading. Lang ...more
Jul 2008
Jun 26, 2010
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