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Witness for the Prosecution
3.98
I just started this, but the first story was great, exactly what I look for in an Agatha Christie book.

Update: I'm finished now, and the rest of the s
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Sep 30, 2010
Sep 27, 2010
 
The Drowning Tree
3.81
When I finished "The Lake of Dead Languages" about a month ago, I couldn't wait to read more by Carol Goodman. I liked everything about it: the settin ...more
not set
Sep 10, 2009
 
Carol
3.93
it was amazing
An incredible book. This is the first book by Patricia Highsmith I've read, and I think I want to read everything she has ever written over the next y ...more
Sep 10, 2009
Sep 09, 2009
 
The Sopranos
3.94
it was amazing
One of those books that remind you why you read fiction, and by extension why you live. Definitely a new favourite. The characters are extremely lifel ...more
not set
Sep 09, 2009
 
The Dreaming Jewels
3.94
liked it
I liked this book, it was a quick, absorbing read. The story and the characters could have been more fleshed out; the plot was ultimately rather thin ...more
not set
Sep 10, 2009
 
Hideous Kinky
3.46
really liked it
Just bought this one second hand because it was very cheap and it had a nice picture of Kate Winslet. I was surprised by how much I liked it!
Mar 31, 2010
Mar 28, 2010
 
Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, #10)
3.88
did not like it
Same as ever: horrible, but no way that I'm going to give up this series. I'm annoyed to death every time I'm listening to these books, but in between ...more
Jun 02, 2010
May 28, 2010
 
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1)
3.98
it was ok
I haven't read many fantasy books yet, and I haven't like most of those I did read. The language is often very bombastic, and while that's fine in som ...more
Feb 19, 2010
Feb 17, 2010
 
The Walking Dead, Vol. 02: Miles Behind Us
4.25
did not like it
After having mixed feelings about the first volume, I decided to give The Walking Dead another chance. I'd heard so many good things about it, after a ...more
Dec 30, 2009
Dec 07, 2009
 
Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse, #5)
4.01
it was ok
I'm liking Sookie less and less, by now she's just as impossible to stand as her TV version. And the mysteries seem to get less and less important; in ...more
not set
Sep 10, 2009
 
The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower, #2)
4.23
really liked it
Just as I hoped: a thousand times better than the first volume. Much more entertaining (not to mention coherent), and much less irritating. The number ...more
Mar 05, 2010
Feb 24, 2010
 
Terugkeer naar Atlantis
3.33
really liked it
Als ik een Nederlandstalig boek lees, erger ik mij vaak aan het taalgebruik: veel schrijvers hebben een voorliefde voor uitgesproken literair taalgebr ...more
Dec 21, 2012
Dec 13, 2012
 
A Dog's Ransom
3.52
it was amazing
I keep fearing that Patricia Highsmith's going to fall of the pedestal I put her on, but it hasn't happened yet. To the contrary, this again turned ou ...more
Apr 19, 2012
Apr 14, 2012
 
Boy's Life
4.32
really liked it
I did have some issues with this story; it gets a bit too nostalgic and forgiving a couple of times, although it does manage to stay on the right side ...more
Jun 2011
May 17, 2011
 
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
4.44
really liked it
I enjoyed it quite a bit, but I still don't get why THIS is the most popular book ever - there are loads of children's book that are as good or better ...more
not set
Sep 09, 2009
 
Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #3)
3.97
it was amazing
Wow, every time I have my doubts that I'll be able to get into the next narrator's story as much as I did into the last one's, and every time I seem t ...more
May 03, 2011
Apr 25, 2011
 
Cakes And Ale, Or, The Skeleton In The Cupboard
3.76
It took me a week and a half to read through this very short novel, after a period of reading at least two books a week. Maybe that says more about my ...more
Apr 10, 2012
Apr 01, 2012
 
Small g: a Summer Idyll
3.35
it was amazing
I enjoyed this book very much. It's obviously not as strong stylistically as Patricia Highsmith's other books (those that I've read, so far, anyway) a ...more
Sep 14, 2010
Sep 09, 2010
 
Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse, #9)
4.01
it was ok
Yes! I finally finished the series (up to date) today, and I'm so relieved. Stupid of me to be so damn loyal all the time, to read the entire series j ...more
not set
Sep 10, 2009
 
The Fire
3.22
it was ok
**spoiler alert** A disappointment, I don't think I'll read any more books by Katherine Neville after this one.
Alright, "The Eight" was confusing, but
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Mar 06, 2010
Feb 19, 2010
 
From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse, #8)
4.01
did not like it
I wonder why I keep reading this series. I love the Southern setting and the idea of vampire kingdoms, and some of the characters and plots, but I'm g ...more
not set
Sep 10, 2009
 
Rose Madder
3.66
really liked it
Of course this isn't Stephen King's best work, I agree about that with almost everyone else (including himself). But I was still completely engrossed, ...more
Aug 24, 2011
Aug 11, 2011
 
The Eight (The Eight #1)
3.92
liked it
I don't play chess (hardly even know the rules), have never had any talent for maths or music, and never guess what's going on in any mystery. Any (or ...more
not set
Sep 10, 2009
 
Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #3)
4.03
it was ok
It took me a bit longer to listen to this one, I think I've overdosed a bit on these books. Still fun and entertaining, but having listened to the fir ...more
not set
Sep 10, 2009
 
Playing With The Grown Ups
3.24
really liked it
I liked Sophie Dahl when she was a model (that opium ad! the way she almost looks like Debbie Harry sometimes!), and I like that she's Roald Dahl's gr ...more
not set
Sep 10, 2009
 
The Illustrated Man
4.13
liked it
I was disappointed by this one, and not just a little. The October Country is one of my favourite books ever, and I also loved Something Wicked This W ...more
Aug 14, 2011
Aug 09, 2011
 
Daphne
3.28
liked it
I loved the few books by Daphne Du Maurier that I've read so far, and the few things I knew about the author's life (from the tv movie "Daphne", which ...more
not set
Sep 10, 2009
 
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
4.45
really liked it
My head hurts...But in a good way, I think. I've been curious about "real" fantasy for a long time, because it seemed like so much fun, something to g ...more
Jun 24, 2012
Jun 15, 2012
 
The Moth Diaries
3.48
it was ok
I was looking forward to reading this book, because I usually like stories where there is ambiguity between friendship, obsession and romantic attract ...more
Jan 10, 2010
Jan 07, 2010
 
The Magician King (The Magicians, #2)
3.90
really liked it
Very happy with this sequel; I liked it better than the first one, probably because the characters are much more easy to sympathize with this time aro ...more
Sep 09, 2011
Aug 25, 2011
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