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Four Fires - MP3 Edition
it was amazing
I believe that Four Fires by Bryce Courtenay is a phenomenal book all by itself. It is not, however, a book I probably would have gravitated to nor en ...more
Jan 04, 2011
Dec 30, 2010
House of Suns
it was ok
I am always on the lookout for new SF authors. I have read most if not all of Hamilton, Clarke, Vonnegut, Wells, Simmons, Asimov, and Herbert among ot ...more
May 13, 2012
Jun 01, 2012
it was amazing
As intimidating as he can be, I love Shakespeare and have since I first read Romeo and Juliet. While I have felt I never really understood all of his ...more
Nov 14, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
did not like it
I have read a number of books on native peoples and it’s always rewarding when they are somewhat balanced. For example, books by Joseph Marshal III co ...more
Sep 21, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
it was amazing
I just realized that my last three books had to do with memory: Remembrance of Things Past, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Moonwalking wit ...more
Aug 02, 2012
Aug 02, 2012
The Persimmon Tree
liked it
This is another one of those times when I agree with both the positive and negative reviews of a book. With a greater than 4 star rating, clearly the ...more
Jan 15, 2013
Jan 23, 2013
Children of God (The Sparrow, #2)
liked it
Confusing disconnect and mixed-feelings:

There were many parts in Children of God during which I found it hard to believe this was the same author as T
Dec 20, 2011
Dec 20, 2011
Perdido Street Station (Bas-Lag, #1)
really liked it
Wow, did I ever have a time with this one. It was a love-hate-love relationship. At first the book drew me in with the language. I am almost always ab ...more
Jan 22, 2012
Nov 08, 2011
The City & the City
it was ok
Reviews, Dishonesty and The Emperor’s New Clothes

From time to time, I have felt the urge to bump up a book’s rating for the wrong reasons. In fact, I
Jan 27, 2013
Dec 11, 2011
The Once and Future King
it was amazing
When I read reviewers write, “the best book I have ever read,” I thought yeah right! ‘must not have read many books. Well, I have read a fair bit myse ...more
Dec 13, 2012
Dec 05, 2012
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