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The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict: Fully Updated
4.26
did not like it
Lots of claims. And, I admit, lots of citations.
A lot of holes, though. Like, most of it.
McDowell claims the bible is exceptional, because it is writt
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Oct 20, 2013
 
Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes
4.45
did not like it
This books claims that evolution, atheism and so on, are logically inconsistent and self-contradictory, going as far as to say these "theories commit ...more
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Mar 09, 2015
 
Proxima
3.81
did not like it
This was supposed to be an epic book, spanning vast distances and about a century. This is spoiled by the author's inability to sustain more than a fe ...more
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Aug 09, 2015
 
The Black Company (The Chronicles of the Black Company, #1)
3.96
really liked it
The good:
The main characters aren't knights in shining armor, slaying hordes to save the world in Lord of the Rings style. They are mercenaries, follo
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Nov 30, 2009
 
Downbelow Station (The Company Wars #1)
3.90
it was ok
Downbelow Station has unusualy realistic space battles - which is great, but is not military SF and has very few battles. A pitty, since this was the ...more
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Nov 30, 2009
 
The Player of Games (Culture, #2)
4.26
it was ok
As a gamer preferring games of the mind and strategy, rather than reactions, I thought I would like the main character and story. I did not. The main ...more
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Feb 04, 2011
 
Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism
3.98
did not like it
The author tries to imitate the scientific method - forming a hypothesis (bad relationship with the father increases the chance for atheism), looking ...more
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Jan 15, 2014
 
The Risen Empire (Succession, #1)
3.88
it was amazing
I was expecting some over-the-top action 'warhammer'-style, and fearing some over-the-top bullshit 'Sten'-style. The eternal immortal God-Emperor conf ...more
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Aug 24, 2010
 
Missile Gap
3.76
it was amazing
Wow, just wow. I read it in one sitting. It's not very long, and I admit, it has some 'not as interesting as the rest' parts, but the style was clever ...more
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Dec 09, 2009
 
Преди да се родя и след смъртта ми
3.79
liked it
Авторът сякаш се е опитал да подражава на 'Автобиографията' на Бранислав Нушич, но се е целял в по-възрастни читатели. Още по-странно е че главният ге ...more
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Nov 29, 2009
 
Writing Degree Zero
3.88
did not like it
Written in a style heavy with complex, unneeded, heavy expressions and clumsy similes. Using words outside their normal definitions without providing ...more
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Nov 12, 2014
 
Приключения капитана Врунгеля
4.21
it was amazing
One of the funniest books I have ever read. The essence of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" packed in less than fifth of the volume and with add ...more
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Nov 28, 2009
 
The Cloud
3.83
did not like it
The idea is interesting. We receive signals from space. After we reply the signals stop and we find a cloud is approaching.
Everything else is a total
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Apr 19, 2010
 
Life of Pi
3.88
did not like it
“1) Life is a story. 2) You can choose your story. 3) A story with God is the better story.”
Yeah, sure, you can choose your story. If it makes you fee
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Oct 16, 2014
 
From the Earth to the Moon (Extraordinary Voyages, #4)
3.78
liked it
The book has a "can do" attitude, approaching engineering problems and solving them by throwing massive numbers - weights, sizes, speeds, distances. I ...more
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Oct 20, 2010
 
The Great Ordeal (Aspect-Emperor, #3)
4.09
liked it
I'm not sure how to rate this book.
It sometimes falls down to the drama of a soap opera. And there are even some cases the overly dramatic stuff can
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Aug 31, 2016
 
Moving Mars (Queen of Angels, #3)
3.82
did not like it
I love science fiction, I love colonization stories, I love Mars. I had doubts about the author, but hey, how bad can you mess up such a story?
Well, v
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Feb 07, 2015
 
Vicious (Villains, #1)
4.26
it was amazing
I prefer epic books, where the fate of the world rides with the story, while this one is about a personal conflict and revenge. With a few exceptions ...more
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Jul 23, 2015
 
The Einstein Enigma
3.86
did not like it
This book is about Thomas Noronha, a professor of history and an expert cryptographer and his fictional adventures, and at the same time about discuss ...more
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Jul 17, 2016
 
Starborne
3.32
it was ok
I was unshure whether to give it two or three stars. Maybe it deserves three and I reacted negatively because I read "Ship-Sister, Star-Sister" - the ...more
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Jan 16, 2011
 
The Left Hand of God (The Left Hand of God, #1)
3.65
liked it
The book started really promising, with the Sanctuary of the Redeemers described as terrifying and believable at the same time, turning children into ...more
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Jan 30, 2011
 
Galápagos
3.87
it was ok
They say a statue is made when a sculptor sees a statue in the air and then just fills the form with substance, and a writer sees the story itn the bl ...more
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Apr 07, 2010
 
Surfing Through Hyperspace: Understanding Higher Universes in Six Easy Lessons
3.66
liked it
Strange hybrid between a story and popular science. Has some interesting views on 4D, plus a history of the thoughts about 4D. How a 4D creature would ...more
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Dec 01, 2009
 
The Last Theorem
3.18
it was ok
I have a strong suspicion that in the long lives of the authors they accumulated a great deal of ideas, that never made it in a book. Well, it would b ...more
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Jun 08, 2010
 
Abaddon's Gate (The Expanse, #3)
4.19
really liked it
You know a book is good when you take your time to put it down just so you can say "Daym, that book is good!". It took me two days to read, days I had ...more
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Jan 19, 2014
 
Flashforward
3.60
it was ok
Major disappointment. The idea was great, but then the style was awful - the author kept telling instead of showing. The main character was quite unli ...more
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Dec 20, 2012
 
Roadside Picnic
4.21
it was amazing
Great book. Brimming with ideas, alternating between action, mystery, science fiction and makes a careful reader think about many of the things he tak ...more
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Nov 28, 2009
 
Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1)
3.97
liked it
This book has very epic ideas. AIs with many bodies, a well as an immortal ruler, a dyson sphere at the center of the empire, a powerful and strange a ...more
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Jun 22, 2015
 
The Long Earth (The Long Earth, #1)
3.74
it was ok
Another attempted epic book by Stephen Baxter. Neither he, nor Pratchett can sustain the number of characters to make it happen.
The vast world they bu
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Aug 09, 2015
 
Fevre Dream
3.85
liked it
The setting of the book - vampires on the Mississippi steamers, might be little more than a sum of cliches, but I really liked the style and atmospher ...more
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Jul 26, 2010
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