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Armada
3.52
it was ok
Summary: Like Getting Waterboarded by Something You Love

Wow, this book was a complete letdown in almost every conceivable way. I really loved Cline's
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Jul 20, 2015
Jul 21, 2015
 
Ringworld (Ringworld, #1)
3.96
did not like it
This book was genuinely atrocious. For something that I've always heard described as a 'masterpiece of science fiction', I was horribly, horribly ...more
Jul 05, 2015
Jul 05, 2015
 
Letter to a Christian Nation: Counter Point
2.45
did not like it
I read this book immediately after finishing Harris' "Letter to Christian Nation", as I wanted to hear the rebuttal from the opposing side.

Frankly, I
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Dec 08, 2013
Dec 08, 2013
 
The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights
3.89
did not like it
I've always wanted to read the King Arthur tales, and this appeared to be the "real original" set of stories, passed down hundreds of years ago and ...more
Apr 10, 2014
Jun 16, 2014
 
The God Delusion
3.90
liked it
I was really disappointed with this book. In general, I really like Dawkins, and agree with most of his views. I thought reading this book would be ...more
Oct 21, 2013
Dec 03, 2013
 
Our Endless Numbered Days
3.66
it was ok
Full disclosure: I didn't finish the book.

Book doesn't seem to actually have any plot, and I didn't enjoy any part of it. Gave it up after a few
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Oct 22, 2015
Oct 22, 2015
 
American Gods (American Gods, #1)
4.11
it was ok
Rating this is difficult for me, honestly. It's a novel concept, with intriguing characters, writing, and plot. But I don't think I ever really ...more
Jan 04, 2016
Jun 09, 2015
 
The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators
4.04
it was ok
I read this one on the recommendation of a co-worker. I was fairly disappointed.

The book seems to go to great lengths to justify itself, but still
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Apr 12, 2017
Apr 17, 2017
 
The Paper Magician
3.65
it was ok
I picked this up for free as a Kindle Select book of August because I had heard good things about it.

Honestly, I'm really confused about who the
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Sep 02, 2014
Sep 03, 2014
 
Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1)
4.27
it was amazing
I really, really enjoyed this book. The idea of the OASIS isn't necessarily new (Nueromancer, Snowcrash, The Matrix, etc.,), but the style of the ...more
Dec 11, 2014
Dec 24, 2013
 
Angelmaker
3.94
liked it
I finished this book while traveling over the holidays. It was a whole lot of 'okay'. I would say that the book is a kind of a steam-punk pulp ...more
Dec 27, 2013
Dec 08, 2013
 
Lock In (Lock In, #1)
3.89
liked it
This book was enjoyable, but nothing super amazing. I'm actually somewhat surprised that it is in the running for best sci-fi book of the year. Some ...more
Nov 22, 2014
Nov 17, 2014
 
Watchmen
4.36
really liked it
I finally read "Watchmen"! It was actually the first graphic novel I've ever read.

I enjoyed it quite a bit, and was surprised at the depth of the
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Mar 09, 2014
Sep 07, 2013
 
Starship Troopers
4.01
really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. When the movie "Starship Troopers" came out, I remembered someone telling me that the movie was nothing like the book, and ...more
Jun 27, 2014
Oct 12, 2013
 
I, Robot (Robot, #0.1)
4.19
really liked it
So, first of all, this book is nothing like the movie. And I don't mean that they butchered the book and the movie isn't as good and etc., but rather ...more
Mar 13, 2015
Jun 09, 2015
 
The Dawkins Delusion? Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine
3.35
did not like it
I read this after reading Dawkins' "The God Delusion", and wanted to read the counter-argument. This book is actually really well written, and easy to ...more
Nov 12, 2013
Dec 03, 2013
 
The Rook (The Checquy Files, #1)
4.12
liked it
Great concept, story, and characters. It falls short a bit on the dynamics of storytelling (book slows down massively about half-way through), and ...more
Sep 30, 2013
Oct 05, 2013
 
Off to Be the Wizard (Magic 2.0, #1)
3.99
it was ok
Ugh. This book was very disappointing. The concept of it was cool, and that is what drew me in, but the plot and the characters are just... ...more
Dec 2014
Jan 01, 2015
 
Physics of the Impossible
4.08
really liked it
This is a way cool book. Kaku talks about what "Sci-Fi" technology might actually be feasible. It is a really interested way to learn some neat ...more
Dec 2013
Dec 03, 2013
 
The Picture of Dorian Gray
4.07
it was amazing
One of the best books I have read in recent memory. It's worth reading the book just for Lord Henry's dialogue alone, but the rest of the book is also ...more
Jul 09, 2014
Jun 29, 2014
 
Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day
3.74
it was ok
I bought this because I heard the author read one of the stories on NPR, and really enjoyed it. There were a few stories that I really liked, but most ...more
Sep 08, 2013
Sep 07, 2013
 
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
3.83
liked it
Franklin's autobiography is more or less two completely different books. He started it fairly early in his life, took a hiatus from writing it for 50 ...more
May 28, 2015
Jun 09, 2015
 
Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1)
4.23
liked it
Eh, it was okay, but not great. The story world is really interesting, and the characters are people you really want to get to know better, but the ...more
Sep 21, 2012
Sep 22, 2013
 
Letter to a Christian Nation
4.02
it was amazing
I loved this book. Sam Harris is such an eloquent and clear writer. This is an excellent companion book to "God is Not Great", and I highly recommend ...more
Dec 05, 2013
Dec 03, 2013
 
The Invisible Man
3.64
it was ok
To be honest, I was somewhat disappointed with this book (really, it's more a novella). There just didn't seem to be much depth in the characters of ...more
Feb 10, 2015
Jun 09, 2015
 
The Illustrated Man
4.14
liked it
This was an interesting collection of short stories. Some of them were good, some of them were okay, and a few were pretty boring. "The Illustrated ...more
Aug 24, 2014
Feb 09, 2014
 
The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age
4.32
really liked it
This book is 50% about cyberwarfare, and 50% about David Sanger's ego. Thankfully, the parts about cyberwarfare are actually really good.
Dec 2018
Nov 25, 2018
 
A Fire Upon the Deep (Zones of Thought, #1)
4.14
liked it
It was okay, I guess. Many of the concepts were fantastic, but not well fleshed out. The writing was mediocre, including a number of inconsistencies ...more
Sep 21, 2014
Sep 07, 2013
 
Fight
3.83
it was amazing
Great debut novel by Chelsea Scott!
Nov 22, 2014
Oct 30, 2014
 
Why Does E=mc²? (And Why Should We Care?)
4.03
it was amazing
Really enjoyed this one. I've started & re-started it about a dozen times - each time a get a little further I want to go back and re-read ...more
Apr 17, 2017
Jan 11, 2015
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