The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
4.55
really liked it
Read all 800+ pages today in a single sitting. I used to do that more when I was younger. Not sure I realized how much I needed some blessed escape. F ...more
not set
Apr 05, 2008
 
Ghostwritten
4.06
liked it
Boston, December 12th, 2004

If you liked Cloud Atlas, pick up ghostwritten. And give it until page 38.

Shades of Murakami and Borges (both of whom brief
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not set
Sep 14, 2007
 
The Time Traveler's Wife
3.95
really liked it
"So what have you been reading lately?", she asks. I should have known the question was coming, M and I always talk books, its what we do. Still it ca ...more
Dec 04, 2008
Jul 10, 2008
 
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
4.01
it was amazing
A break-neck, intellectual joy ride very much in the spirit of “Guns, Germs, and Steel” (and significantly more fun then “Collapse”), I found it enthr ...more
not set
Aug 09, 2007
 
Gentlemen of the Road
3.42
liked it
Read the books for the afterwords. The book is amusing, but slight. Chabon's meditations in the afterwords on the nature of adventure, identity, and t ...more
not set
Dec 17, 2007
 
Coders at Work: Reflections on the Craft of Programming
3.93
really liked it
Starts very strong. I found it a fascinating and useful tool for some meditation I'm doing right now on dogma and heresies in programming/programmer c ...more
not set
Feb 03, 2010
 
His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, #1)
4.05
did not like it
I’d say HMD reads like a bad pastiche of Patrick O’Brien and Anne McCaffrey but that would be understaing the case. Rather it reads like what might re ...more
not set
Aug 09, 2007
 
Assembling California
4.17
really liked it
Lyrical, humane, roving. McPhee wanders all over the map, literally and figuratively—pages on Protopangaea enplaced next to notes on ancient Cyprus, a ...more
not set
Aug 09, 2007
 
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)
4.30
really liked it
Cons, city building ala China Mieville, New Weird's newest gem. All the good stuff. But avoid the sequel.
Oct 12, 2008
Oct 12, 2008
 
Counting Heads (Counting Heads, #1)
3.77
it was ok
Far future, mind fuck (thats a good things) gives way to a plodding story.
not set
Aug 09, 2007
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