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Safe Area Goražde: The War in Eastern Bosnia, 1992-1995
4.28
really liked it
Really bad things happened in Bosnia and dumb-asses like me read about it in a comic book. I shrink in shame.

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WEF GN
Apr 2008
Apr 09, 2008
 
The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever
4.02
liked it
I would not call myself an atheist, but a some of what is collected in this book rings true to me. However, like most atheist philosophy there is much ...more
Jan 2008
Dec 17, 2007
 
The Turn of the Screw
3.45
liked it
This book was excruciatingly verbose -- the story could have been told in 30 pages. Other than that, not a bad tale.
-m
Mar 2008
Mar 18, 2008
 
Grendel
3.69
it was amazing
Every once in a while a book comes along that is so beautifully written it shames me to think I should ever consider putting verse to paper. This is o ...more
May 2008
Aug 09, 2007
 
Programming Collective Intelligence: Building Smart Web 2.0 Applications
4.06
liked it
**spoiler alert** If it works, it's not AI.

Segaran's book is getting a lot of buzz right now and for good reason. It's a great survey of some common
...more
Feb 2008
Feb 17, 2008
 
Why I Am Not a Christian and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects
4.03
really liked it
How does one derive what this book is all about? The formula is actually very simple:

(( Richard Dawkins + Christopher Hitchens)/2) - Bluster = Bertr
...more
Apr 2008
Dec 12, 2007
 
Why Orwell Matters
3.92
liked it
Why does Orwell Matter? Because Christopher Hitchens says so!

No really, he practiced intellectual and journalistic honesty.

How quaint.

-m
May 26, 2008
May 19, 2008
 
Fight Club
4.20
really liked it
A generation of kids wish they had written this book in college.
-m
Jul 2008
Jul 01, 2008
 
The Bad Popes
3.70
liked it
This book gets a lot of flack for reading like a text book. I wish my text books had read like this. I was riveted. Why only 3 stars? Well, after the ...more
Apr 2008
Aug 21, 2007
 
The Ghosts of Virginia
3.95
liked it
This was a nice book with some interesting local flavor. Based solely on this book you would expect ghosts to be a common occurrance in the Commonweal ...more
Apr 2008
Mar 30, 2008
 
Heart of Darkness
3.42
it was amazing
Comparing HOD to my recent experience of reading The Turn of the Screw one need only consider the following:

The latter is a classic in supernatural fi
...more
Mar 2008
Aug 31, 2007
 
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
4.05
really liked it
I was luke-warm to the previous Ellison collection From the Land of Fear, but after reading IHNM&IMS, I finally see why this man (i|wa)s revered. ...more
Dec 11, 2008
Dec 04, 2008
 
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
4.01
liked it
Finally, another good zombie book. It has a nice angle to it and really, the "oral histories" contain so many aspects that whole books could be writte ...more
Jan 2008
Aug 21, 2007
 
Fungi From Yuggoth
3.78
it was ok
Eldritch rugose noisome squamous
Ichor cyclopean lugubrious
N’dai, n’gha ‘gha ‘ghaa, bugg-shoggog, y’hah
Gibbous eidolon Tsathoggua!
Leng?

-m
Jul 31, 2008
Jul 21, 2008
 
The Road
3.95
really liked it
4.5 stars really. This book could fit perfectly in Ballard's post-apocalyptic works, although his were never written this beautifully.
-m
Jun 2008
Mar 11, 2008
 
The Day of the Triffids
4.00
liked it
This book was written soon after WWII and laid the groundwork for countless post-apocalyptic garbage fiction.

-m
Aug 23, 2008
Aug 16, 2008
 
The Third Policeman
4.02
really liked it
I do not know this to be fact, but I would not be shocked if David Lynch loved this book.

-m
Jul 31, 2008
Aug 31, 2007
 
Childhood's End
4.09
liked it
Not bad. A bit disjointed. Pink Floyd wrote a song about it.

-m
Jun 2008
Aug 09, 2007
 
Are You My Mother? (Beginner Books B-18)
4.16
liked it
A beautiful story about one bird's quest to find his negligent mother.
-m
Aug 2007
Aug 30, 2007
 
Children of Dune (Dune Chronicles #3)
3.90
liked it
Expertly utilizes the worm-boy archetype.
-m
Jun 08, 2008
May 20, 2008
 
Go, Dog. Go!: Book of Things That Go
4.08
liked it
A fun book about filthy filthy dogs.
-m
Aug 2007
Aug 30, 2007
 
No Country for Old Men
4.13
liked it
**spoiler alert** Minor Spoilers Below

This is a book about Sheriff Bell. You may read it and instead gather that it is about Llewelyn Moss or perhaps
...more
Jan 2008
Jan 14, 2008
 
Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, #1)
3.85
it was ok
There are very few books that can motivate me to read every single word of text.
Regardless, tend to not take points off of a book if I find that I am
...more
May 13, 2008
Apr 10, 2008
 
Blake: Poems
4.04
liked it
An interesting thing happened during this reading. Once, a long time ago, a younger Fogus read this book and loved the "Songs of..." collections. Howe ...more
Jan 28, 2008
Jan 11, 2008
 
RESTful Web Services
3.86
really liked it
REST REST REST. Everyone is talking about RESTful webservices, and there is some merit to the discussion. This was a very well thought out book and pr ...more
Mar 2008
Feb 29, 2008
 
Night Shift
3.96
liked it
I recall reading this perhaps when I was 12, but I only took a general impression of it. A few notes based on my old-man's view:

- How the eff did the
...more
Sep 2008
Aug 25, 2008
 
My Inventions
4.02
really liked it
I think it's fair to say that it was *not* shocking whatsoever that Tesla was OCD, suffered from temporal hallucinations, and was a precocious child.
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...more
Dec 15, 2008
Dec 11, 2008
 
Algorithmic Information Theory
3.60
really liked it
Dec 19, 2008
Dec 19, 2008
 
A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)
4.54
it was amazing
Absolutely stunning. After 2000+ pages of the first two in the Song of Fire and Ice, GRRM manages to somehow top even those two great novels. This boo ...more
Feb 2008
Dec 10, 2007
 
The Color of Magic (Discworld, #1)
3.98
liked it
As I get older I find that the comedies of my youth no longer cause the side-splitting laughter they once did. Maybe it's a bout of old-fogeyism kicki ...more
May 2008
May 13, 2008
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