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Dust (Silo, #3)
it was ok
**spoiler alert** My biggest issue with this volume was the crass emotional manipulation going on in the story. It's one thing to create a situation a ...more
Nov 18, 2013
Nov 15, 2013
InterWorld (InterWorld, #1)
it was ok
I’m always a bit shocked when a Neil Gaiman book manages to make a public release without me knowing about it. I wonder if I’m paying close enough att ...more
Dec 30, 2007
Apr 09, 2009
Fables, Vol. 22: Farewell
did not like it
I remember when Sandman ended. It was a sad day for me, and I think Neil Gaiman recognized that it would be a sad day for a lot people. He let the sto ...more
Jul 30, 2015
Jul 30, 2015
Anno Dracula (Anno Dracula, #1)
really liked it
With a lot of books, the premise is enough to sell me on the idea of reading them. Anno Dracula is one of those books. The novel is set in 1888, where ...more
Jan 11, 2015
Feb 23, 2010
Blockade Billy
it was ok
So, if you read the back of this book, you get a pretty good sense of what you’re getting into. This is a collection of two long short stories, one th ...more
May 30, 2010
Jun 03, 2010
Harrow County, Vol. 6: Hedge Magic
liked it
I've been digging Harrow County quite a bit. The characters, the atmosphere, and the creepiness of the series has hit all of my interest levels, and I ...more
Nov 07, 2017
Nov 07, 2017
did not like it
Homeland was a book I hadn't really planned to read as part of my "finish up my unfinished series" project for the year. I enjoyed Little Brother, but ...more
Jul 03, 2014
Jul 01, 2014
Empire's End (Star Wars: Aftermath, #3)
it was ok
Before starting this book, I intended to refresh myself on what came before by reading the plot summaries on the Wookieepedia. This was a mistake. I b ...more
Feb 26, 2017
Feb 21, 2017
Peter and the Secret of Rundoon (Peter and the Starcatchers, #3)
it was ok
If you’ve read the previous two books in the Peter Pan prequel trilogy, then you ought to take the time to read through this last book in the series. ...more
Mar 23, 2009
Apr 13, 2009
really liked it
The good thing about this story (aside from it being a new Rothfuss story) is that it's not about Kvothe. It's about Bast, and if you want to know mor ...more
Jul 14, 2014
Dec 22, 2014
Son of Rosemary: The Sequel to Rosemary's Baby
did not like it
**spoiler alert** This book may very well be the worst book I've ever read, not just because it goes for the "Everything you've read has been a dream" ...more
Jan 1998
Feb 18, 2010
Purple and Black
it was amazing
Man. This guy. This guy. How on earth did I not know about K.J. Parker until late last year? The dude's been writing under this name since 1998! Surel ...more
Jan 27, 2017
Jan 26, 2017
The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl
really liked it
If, from the title of this book, you think it’s a graphic novel, you’re very close. The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl is a book about a woman who w ...more
Jun 14, 2006
Feb 24, 2010
Split Infinity  (Apprentice Adept #1)
liked it
When I was 13, I read a lot of Piers Anthony, and when I say “a lot,” I mean a lot. The guy was pretty much all I read, from the Xanth series to the I ...more
Apr 28, 2012
Feb 18, 2010
liked it
This is a story about the cycle of violence, told through the voice of a stormtrooper. It's not exactly subtle, and it's much darker than the usual St ...more
not set
Jul 20, 2017
The Girl with All the Gifts
really liked it
I was thrilled to find out that M.R. Carey is the same person as Mike Carey, who has written, among other things, The Unwritten, one of my favorite co ...more
Sep 21, 2017
Sep 20, 2017
Norse Mythology
liked it
I like Neil Gaiman. A lot. I have a tattoo of Death on my arm, and I got to show it to him at a convention in 1995 that I attended pretty much just so ...more
Apr 23, 2017
Apr 22, 2017
Juxtaposition (Apprentice Adept #3)
liked it
When I was 13, I read a lot of Piers Anthony, and when I say “a lot,” I mean a lot. The guy was pretty much all I read, from the Xanth series to the I ...more
May 07, 2012
Feb 18, 2010
The Elementals
it was amazing
When I think of Gothic fiction, I think of damp castles, in darkness, maybe located in a moor, with storms wailing outside, the howling of the wind an ...more
Oct 21, 2015
Oct 18, 2015
The Man Whom the Trees Loved
really liked it
The Willows was a story that kept popping up in my Goodreads recommendations, and a few weeks ago, I finally downloaded it as a free e-book. I had ini ...more
Nov 2013
Nov 01, 2013
The Two of Swords: Part Sixteen
really liked it
The Two of Swords has returned, and it returns in style! This chapter focuses on Telamon and Oida, and also introduces us to Saevus, a slaver. Parker ...more
Sep 05, 2017
Sep 05, 2017
Aftermath (Star Wars: Aftermath #1)
did not like it
I'm sure there were other people out there who, like me, left The Force Awakens and wanted to know more about what happened between the end of Return ...more
Dec 22, 2015
Dec 19, 2015
The Marvels
really liked it
Brian Selznick is a fantastic writer. The Invention of Hugo Cabret was so good, and Wonderstruck even better, that I bought a copy of The Marvels arou ...more
Apr 10, 2017
Apr 09, 2017
Three Parts Dead (Craft Sequence, #1)
really liked it
The Craft Sequence has been on my radar for a while, but up until a few weeks ago, it hadn't been a contender for reading outside of my normal schedul ...more
Feb 18, 2017
Feb 14, 2017
The Emperor's Soul
it was amazing
I don't need anyone else to tell me Sanderson is a good writer. Mistborn didn't impress me as much as I expected (though it improved once it moved pas ...more
Feb 02, 2017
Jan 31, 2017
A House at the Bottom of a Lake
really liked it
I haven't read Bird Box. Yet. It's on my list, based on good reviews, and the fact that it's horror, but I haven't made my way to it. A House at the B ...more
Jan 23, 2017
Jan 20, 2017
Bone: Coda
really liked it
I could tell you a whole lot about the origins of Bone and how it went from a struggling self-published title to a phenomenon, but if I did, I'd spoil ...more
Sep 2016
Sep 01, 2016
All These Worlds (Bobiverse, #3)
liked it
From the first book in the Bobiverse, I had some qualms about the whole premise. I hadn't planned on reading anything past that book, but the ending h ...more
Aug 10, 2017
Aug 09, 2017
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)
really liked it
This book has an extraordinary start. It presents the main character and his relationship with his grandfather, paints a broad overview of their lives ...more
Sep 18, 2011
Sep 17, 2011
Into the Out Of
liked it
This book was one of the first I ever received through the Science Fiction Book Club. That would have been around 1987, and I probably read the book i ...more
Feb 04, 2016
Jan 31, 2016
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