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The Wolf
it was ok
I'm not sure how this book made it into my father's collection of sci-fi novels. It isn't really science fiction, I guess it was trying for the sub-ge ...more
Dec 13, 2010
Dec 11, 2010
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
it was ok
So after seeing the trailers I decided I'd read this book, but as always it seems like Sci-fi authors can't finish their stories. Ender's Game was ori ...more
Oct 30, 2013
Oct 31, 2013
The Beast
it was ok
This book is disappointing, I can't recommend it. It is very difficult to follow, the main character keeps getting knocked out and wakes up with amnes ...more
Dec 21, 2012
Dec 01, 2012
Three Sisters
it was ok
I finished this book. I read it on a couple of plane rides. There are more than three sisters, but three sisters are focused on. I have read better Ch ...more
not set
Sep 26, 2016
The World of Null-A
really liked it
I read this last night in basically two sittings. My sleep cycle has gotten all screwed up. It is a thinking person's Sci-Fi novel, a lot of like a de ...more
Nov 26, 2010
Nov 26, 2010
Spook Country (Blue Ant, #2)
liked it
I didn't know it was #2 anything. It is the third William Gibson novel I've read. Idoru is my favourite. The three protagonists perspective works I gu ...more
Jan 24, 2012
Jan 17, 2012
The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom
liked it
It took me a while to finish it. I brought it to China with me from Canada but was too busy studying to read it until I went on vacation to Yangshuo. ...more
Sep 14, 2015
Sep 13, 2015
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
liked it
It's alright too similar to other books about moon colonies though. Suppose it depends which you read first. The language (loonie?) was confusing at f ...more
Nov 29, 2010
Nov 28, 2010
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
liked it
Like the previous book I read it to has had a movie made which differs some from the original story. I liked this book and movie better than "Hannibal ...more
not set
Jun 20, 2012
The Sisters Brothers
liked it
I enjoyed this book. It is atmospheric, funny in parts. It reminds me of the film "Dead Man". If you liked that film you'll like this book, if you lik ...more
Jan 16, 2013
Dec 27, 2012
The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #1)
liked it
I went out and got this book after it won the award it won't become a major Hollywood blockbuster. The heroes and villains are Chinese physicists a lo ...more
not set
Oct 27, 2015
Learn cocos2d 2 Game Development for iOS
liked it
This book and the code distributed with it are more and more out of date. I'm not really a developer anymore but I think in future I will read compute ...more
Oct 28, 2014
Oct 28, 2014
Web Analytics 2.0: The Art of Online Accountability & Science of Customer Centricity [With CDROM]
liked it
This book is a little too long. I think if it took a narrower focus, it would have been easier to read. It started to drag, maybe folks who are less e ...more
Aug 16, 2014
Aug 01, 2014
Beginning IOS Game Development
liked it
Not a bad introduction to a topic a lot of people want to know more about. I wonder if it would more difficult to digest if you didn't have a backgrou ...more
Mar 24, 2013
Jan 15, 2013
really liked it
This a decent book that is easy to read, therefor you have no excuse not to read it if you own your own business or are thinking about starting one.
Jan 31, 2012
Jan 27, 2012
The Forest of Peldain
it was ok
It isn't a difficult book to read, but it is of a style now passé. No grand aim or vision, though there is room for a sequel. If you want to read man ...more
not set
Jan 24, 2012
The Pitchfork 500: Our Guide to the Greatest Songs From Punk to the Present
it was ok
Mostly songs I don't care about written about by people full of themselves.
Jul 2013
Jul 01, 2013
How The Scots Invented Canada
liked it

Not bad. I think he would have been better served to pick 10 or 12 Scottish Canadians and devote a chapter to each. As it is some figures get 3 or 4
Aug 28, 2012
Feb 09, 2012
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
liked it
The problem with this book is it is too simple, too common sense, there is no get rich quick scheme and too many parables that have become cliches. Th ...more
Jul 02, 2017
Jun 04, 2017
Snow Falling on Cedars
I remember reading this book while living in Japan and perhaps my copy didn't make it home with me, but seeing it on a shelf in a used bookstore in Ea ...more
not set
Jun 23, 2013
The Naked Sun (Robot #2)
it was ok
Readable, but dated.
Feb 17, 2012
Feb 02, 2012
Northern Girls
liked it
Sex in the City in Shenzhen except based on my superficial i.e. I have never watched the TV show I think the "Norther Girls" experience more downs tha ...more
Jan 19, 2016
Oct 27, 2015
Scotland: The Autobiography 2,000 Years of Scottish History By Those Who Saw It Happen
it was ok
It took me a long time to finish this book. I don't think having it being in so many voices on so many topics is advantageous. It is also too long. If ...more
Jan 22, 2015
Jan 26, 2013
The Sugar Frosted Nutsack
liked it

Sep 21, 2012
Aug 28, 2012
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
really liked it
I preferred his previous book. The final third drags and some of the societies examined are more interesting than others. I also fear the people who t ...more
Jan 16, 2012
Jun 01, 2011
liked it
I liked the earlier portions of the book on the lives of the ancient Cynics best and I of course wish more of their original writings survived as well ...more
Dec 07, 2011
Sep 16, 2011
liked it
Not as good as Fight Club, hardly worth all the fuss and vitriol. My Favourite thing about the book is the cover design.
Jul 21, 2014
Apr 18, 2014
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
really liked it
An interesting book, but I wouldn't say it changed my life.
Sep 22, 2011
Sep 11, 2010
Destination Void (The Pandora Sequence, #0.5)
not set
Sep 11, 2010
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
it was ok
not set
Sep 11, 2010
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