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Les Misérables
4.14
it was amazing
My favorite book.

I came to this book through a fairly twisted path. My brother was a huge fan of the musical. I enjoyed it and wanted to read the boo
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Sep 05, 2007
 
Pride and Prejudice
4.25
it was amazing
Short enough to read in an afternoon and enjoyable enough that I frequently do. This isn't my favorite book, but it comes close.

There are enough adap
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Aug 31, 2007
 
Island in the Sea of Time (Nantucket, #1)
4.02
liked it
Despite having the same rating and similar a premise, I actually liked this book more than 1632 by Eric Flint.

I liked the fact that Nantucket stayed
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Jan 29, 2008
 
Mees, kes teadis ussisõnu
4.17
really liked it
A long time ago in Estonia, people lived in the forest and spoke the language of snakes. Snakish allowed them to not only speak with snakes, but comma ...more
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Dec 13, 2016
 
The Casual Vacancy
3.28
liked it
I'm not going to waste our time talking about Harry Potter and how this does or doesn't compare. I'm not going to give a detailed summary of the book. ...more
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Mar 18, 2013
 
A Deepness in the Sky (Zones of Thought, #2)
4.32
really liked it
If you want plot points, look elsewhere.

In brief, I enjoyed this book a great deal. Three distinct cultures, conspiracies, revenge, and surprises; al
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Jul 10, 2012
 
The Man Who Spoke Snakish
4.17
really liked it
A long time ago in Estonia, people lived in the forest and spoke the language of snakes. Snakish allowed them to not only speak with snakes, but comma ...more
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Dec 13, 2016
 
The Lions of Lucerne (Scot Harvath, #1)
4.04
it was ok
The politics of the author aren't as blatant as many books of the genre (John Ringo, anyone?), but I'm not sure that it makes the book better. The thr ...more
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Aug 17, 2012
 
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
3.90
it was ok
This isn't the book I was hoping for. I probably would have rated this book higher had the title not misled me. I was led to beleive that this book co ...more
Apr 11, 2013
Apr 12, 2013
 
The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks
3.95
liked it
This really is a book about obsession. The author is obsessed with Great White Sharks. Infatuated, really. She is so preoccupied with seeing Great Whi ...more
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Aug 13, 2012
 
Genesis
2.96
liked it
This is probably a 2.5 rather than a 3, but I rounded up.

The description of the book listed above is pretty terrible. It's more of a story about what
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Jan 18, 2013
 
Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth, #1)
4.13
it was ok
Far and away the best of the Sword of Truth series. And with a rating of two, that's saying something. This review covers the series, rather than just ...more
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Oct 08, 2007
 
The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
4.43
liked it
This is around a 3.58 stars out of 5.

Interesting and unique world building. Decent character development. Intriguing plot line. All in all, a credita
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Feb 06, 2008
 
Grimspace (Sirantha Jax, #1)
3.74
liked it
Not a great book, but not a bad one either. Mostly, it just lacks depth. The antagonist is barely present, events happen for no apparent reason. New l ...more
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Jun 04, 2009
 
On the Oceans of Eternity (Nantucket, #3)
4.01
it was ok
Having just finished the series, I'm a little disappointed. The book wraps up all of the plot arcs while still leaving wiggle room for more books, if ...more
Jan 30, 2008
Jan 31, 2008
 
A Tale of Two Cities
3.82
it was amazing
I have a hard time reading Dickens. His prose never really spoke to me. I've read most of his works, but it was slow going through most of them.

A Tal
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Aug 31, 2007
 
Elantris (Elantris, #1)
4.17
liked it
An entertaining book and creditable debut novel. The premise is fun and the setting interesting.

The characterisations seem somewhat flat. Not cardboa
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Feb 05, 2008
 
Against the Tide of Years (Nantucket, #2)
4.02
liked it
Still a fun little series. The scope of the book is broader than the first one, as is the influence of the Americans in the world. Since the book isn' ...more
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Jan 29, 2008
 
Lion of Senet (Second Sons, #1)
4.03
really liked it
Battles have been fought and kingdoms forged. Great men performing great deeds. This isn't their story. It is the story of their children and how they ...more
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Sep 08, 2007
 
Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)
4.02
liked it
Like many series, the first book is not the best. It is, however, extremely enjoyable. Reading the Dresden Files felt like reading the Anita Blake ser ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 16, 2008
 
Dead Beat (The Dresden Files, #7)
4.43
really liked it
I have to admit, the fourth star in this review is for low immoral reasons. Any book that creates a zombie T-Rex from the skeletal remains of Sue in t ...more
Jan 2000
Jan 16, 2008
 
Illegal Aliens
4.17
really liked it
Not a great book, but wonderfully entertaining. A book with a terrific sense of humor. Really, there isn't much more to say about it than that.

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Feb 12, 2008
 
The Ugly Little Boy
3.86
liked it
Yet another short story -> novel conversion. The short story was quite good on its own. I confess to not really caring for the lengthier version.
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Sep 24, 2007
 
On a Pale Horse (Incarnations of Immortality, #1)
4.14
liked it
I had originally rated this book 4 stars. Looking at the other books I had rated a 4, I realized that this belonged among the 3s instead.
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Aug 31, 2007
 
The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories
4.06
it was ok
A decent book. Like many of Asimov's stories expanded to novel length, it loses something in the lengthening.
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Sep 24, 2007
 
Death: The High Cost of Living
4.19
really liked it
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Oct 08, 2007
 
Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern (Pern: Dragonriders of Pern, #4)
3.97
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Oct 08, 2007
 
A Fine and Private Place
4.00
really liked it
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Apr 29, 2014
 
Shadow of the Giant (Ender's Shadow, #4)
3.99
it was ok
None
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Sep 02, 2007
 
The Memory of Earth (Homecoming, #1)
3.57
it was ok
None
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Aug 31, 2007
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