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Where the West Ends
3.79
liked it
The first story had me worried as I thought the book was going to be the author doing deliberately "crazy" things for the sake of a book. After that t ...more
May 28, 2015
May 27, 2015
 
Baby Love
4.50
it was amazing
This book is fantastic. What strange-arse thing is your infant doing... look up index, find page, read that it's normal. Move on.
not set
Oct 17, 2017
 
Foundation (Foundation #1)
4.15
really liked it
A hundred something years of Foundation history and not a single woman is involved. Yes, the book was written in the 50's before women existed and as ...more
Aug 21, 2015
Aug 23, 2015
 
Freedom (Dane Maddock Origins #1)
4.02
it was ok
To much external knowledge driving the plot forward. Luckily I just happened to know of the ancient tunnels under the building where the thing we want ...more
Sep 30, 2016
Sep 27, 2016
 
Cryptonomicon
4.25
really liked it
I loved most of this book. Wonderful, funny and with vivid descriptions of mathematics, cryptography and social engineering. It was a long journey and ...more
Feb 05, 2016
Feb 05, 2016
 
Wuthering Heights
3.84
liked it
Mr Lockwood is an unnecessary framing device in an already long book. The final third is a good, depressing read. It's a shame I can't view it as hist ...more
not set
Jul 14, 2015
 
Snow Crash
4.03
liked it
It's a bond story with dastardly villains. I got right into the start of it but was getting bored by about two-thirds of the way through.
not set
Mar 06, 2016
 
Anathem
4.18
it was amazing
One of the best books I've read in a while. It kept me engaged and didn't disappoint as it brought it all together.
not set
Jun 04, 2016
 
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
4.21
liked it
**spoiler alert** Great setting. I stopped reading when I realised it was psychic Mary-Sue defeats homosexual evil
Jun 18, 2014
Jun 22, 2014
 
Inversions (Culture, #6)
3.91
it was ok
I prefer culture books set in space, so this wasn't a great read for me.
Oct 20, 2014
Oct 20, 2014
 
The Scarlet Pimpernel
4.07
it was ok
Gets a bit too sexist, classist and racist in places. Batman was better.
Mar 16, 2015
Mar 16, 2015
 
Journey to the Center of the Earth (Extraordinary Voyages, #3)
3.85
liked it
I would like to read the same story from the perspective of Hans.
not set
Mar 02, 2015
 
The Chimes
3.15
really liked it
150 years later and sentiments have not changed.
not set
Jun 22, 2016
 
The State of the Art (Culture, #4)
3.85
liked it
I'm glad I read this last in the series. It was a nice way to round it all off.
Dec 03, 2014
Nov 26, 2014
 
The Heart of the Matter
3.99
it was amazing
Wow.
Mar 10, 2015
Mar 10, 2015
 
The Martian
4.40
really liked it
wrapped up pretty quick in the end. Was an easy read and it made the feeling of being trapped in mars easier than actually would be. enjoyable and amu ...more
Feb 16, 2015
Jan 30, 2015
 
Second Foundation (Foundation #3)
4.24
it was amazing
Amazing. One of the best books I've read in years. The first story was better than the first but the second one does come home strong.
Sep 10, 2015
Aug 27, 2015
 
Railsea
3.89
it was amazing
Rollicking.
Aug 18, 2016
Aug 13, 2016
 
Cannery Row
4.03
it was amazing
loved it. Such genuine warmth to the characters
Jul 13, 2014
Jul 04, 2014
 
Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1)
4.29
really liked it
An eccentric billionaire makes a marginalised youth saturate himself in dubious 80's culture. Despite the book occasionally degenerating into a list o ...more
Aug 02, 2016
Jul 13, 2016
 
The Windup Girl
3.75
really liked it
One of my favourite settings: early-industrial colonialism with a futuristic twist! I really enjoyed reading the book, but it suffered from a lack of ...more
Aug 10, 2015
Jul 14, 2015
 
The Idiot
4.19
did not like it
Every character is an idiot in at least one way. I liked the first part but I felt it deteriorated into long winded blathering by the entire cast. I m ...more
Jun 20, 2014
Mar 29, 2014
 
A Prayer for Owen Meany
4.23
it was amazing
Outstanding.
Jul 26, 2014
Jul 04, 2014
 
Foundation's Edge (Foundation #4)
4.10
liked it
Not as strong as prior books.
Oct 13, 2015
Sep 10, 2015
 
I Want My Hat Back
4.39
it was amazing
None
not set
Jul 24, 2017
 
The Pearl
3.44
liked it
None
not set
Mar 29, 2014
 
Storm of Steel
4.09
None
not set
May 15, 2014
 
A Canticle for Leibowitz (St. Leibowitz, #1)
3.98
None
not set
Nov 04, 2016
 
What to Expect When You're Expecting
3.76
really liked it
None
not set
Oct 17, 2017
 
Talon of the Silver Hawk (Conclave of Shadows, #1)
4.02
liked it
None
not set
Mar 29, 2014
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