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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
3.80
it was amazing

I have quite some things to say and so little time in which to say these. And now we have the great year of Proust...it may be some time before these
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Dec 26, 2012
Sep 20, 2012
 
Textermination
3.87
it was amazing
are standing in front of the bass top, around its sides, and leaning against the wall behind it, a muttley crewe of pee and pull. Summer clumped conve ...more
Jun 17, 2013
Jun 17, 2013
 
The Fountains of Neptune
4.18
it was amazing

With certain reviews floating around Goodreads and the jacket cover description, I was reluctant to slip between the covers of this book – it is not o
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Jun 15, 2013
Jun 15, 2013
 
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
4.05
it was amazing
Some of us are still gallivanting around the cave, some of us are chained to the floor examining shadows. And some of us exist inside the consciousnes ...more
Jan 09, 2011
Jan 08, 2011
 
Fire in the Sea
3.60
it was amazing

Interview with Myke Bartlett: Part 1!

Oh! Just need to catch my breath. WOW. Btw, those are 10 stars, not five.

A book has to work very hard to countera
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Sep 07, 2012
Sep 06, 2012
 
The Prestige
3.87
really liked it
I saw the movie on the plane (where else) and was frantic to surf the 'net to find out more about it when we landed. I wanted to understand more about ...more
Jul 10, 2012
Jul 21, 2012
 
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
4.34
it was amazing
This book is an analogy for how we justify enjoying our good fortune obtained though the enforced suffering of others. Whether it is within the circle ...more
not set
Sep 22, 2012
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.57
did not like it
This series defied the imagination to suspend disbelief. I reached the last page by dint of strenuous effort and a supply of air-sickness bags, fully ...more
Jan 2010
Oct 11, 2010
 
Tigana
4.12
it was ok
Ahh.

(That was meant to be a pain-filled gasp.)

I lost interest. Yes, I have attention-deficit syndrome. I'm also a dreadful pragmatist insisting on inf
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Aug 2012
Jul 20, 2012
 
Emilie and the Hollow World (Emilie, #1)
3.72
liked it

Serendipity, what a strange thing.

Jeffery and Trudie recently reviewed an Angry Robots book Dead Harvest, an imprint of which is Strange Chemistry. Af
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Feb 06, 2013
Feb 06, 2013
 
What Pooh Might Have Said to Dante and Other Futile Speculations
4.16
really liked it

Goodreads, and GRers themselves, fundamentally inspire the reading of books and the writing of reviews and the interactions that occur as a result of
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not set
Dec 02, 2012
 
Kushiel's Dart (Phèdre's Trilogy, #1)
4.04
it was ok
This novel is one of those which could come carrying a warning label: "flammatory material", or a back cover blurb including: "no liability accepted f ...more
not set
Oct 12, 2010
 
The Egg Said Nothing
3.85
it was amazing
A small piece of background is probably useful before plunging into the review 'proper'.

Caris (I've moved from Mr O'Malley to the more familiar term a
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Dec 2010
Dec 02, 2010
 
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
4.23
it was ok
I read the e-version and it had some glaring typo and grammar mistakes....but that isn't enough to put me off a book if it's fast paced and contains a ...more
Oct 26, 2010
Oct 28, 2010
 
A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1)
3.99
it was amazing
I woke up this morning with the most shiveringly awful sense of having committed GR harakiri 腹切り. It was a dream in which I metamorphosed into, horror ...more
not set
Oct 12, 2010
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
4.61
really liked it
I'm a fan of the Harry Potter series, let me say that at the outset.

Those perspicacious and persevering review police among you will note I changed my
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Jul 2007
Oct 11, 2010
 
Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1)
3.82
it was ok

Drat! Two books in one week where the star system leaves me severely miffed. It's not just two but neither does it deserve three.

Hmm.

I'll admit, I did
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Jan 23, 2013
Jan 22, 2013
 
Forest of Dreams: The Laylines Trilogy
3.43
liked it
History and I have a rather sporadic relationship. Ancient Greeks (mythology as well) for a semester in high school, some WWI/WWII in another high-sch ...more
Jan 2005
Nov 29, 2010
 
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
4.06
it was ok
Northern Lights started out this series with a lot of promise. Unfortunately the anti-religion message became so strong the story took a back seat. Al ...more
Mar 2010
Jan 08, 2011
 
The Once and Future King
4.08
it was amazing
Don't even think about questioning the memories I have of my childish infatuation with this book.
not set
Nov 23, 2012
 
Acts of the Apostles (Mind Over Matter Series)
3.80
liked it
This is a long novel, with plenty of twists and turns. The intricate nature of the plot and some of the subject material of this book resemble The Bou ...more
Oct 2010
Nov 03, 2010
 
Bitter Seeds (The Milkweed Triptych, #1)
3.74
*****Edit*****
I'm even more of a slack skimmer than I thought. If I'd read more of the download, I'd never have added it at all :(. See the first two
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not set
Dec 15, 2010
 
The Jungle Book
3.94
Although Mowgli's adventures are the most well-known of the stories comprising The Jungle Book, Kipling's tales of Kotick the seal, Rikki Tikki Tavi a ...more
not set
Nov 12, 2010
 
The Chronicles of Narnia (Chronicles of Narnia, #1-7)
4.24
A classic, breath-taking series about a hidden world, good versus evil, strange characters and growing up. Probably best enjoyed as a child, because a ...more
not set
Oct 21, 2010
 
The Dark Is Rising (The Dark is Rising, #2)
4.07
This was a first-fantasy-foray for me. The Arthurian legend is woven into a modern setting in Great Britain, complete with Merlin and the battle betwe ...more
not set
Oct 30, 2010
 
The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate
4.25
it was amazing
Tatiana recommended this and I'm grateful she did.

Succinct and easy writing style with a couple of intertwined ideas that cement the central theme of
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Aug 21, 2012
Aug 20, 2012
 
The Little Mermaid
4.02
Sometime before my tenth birthday I read this book for the first time. I hated it. And I read it again. And again. I still hate it. And the Disney ver ...more
not set
Aug 02, 2012
 
White Gold Wielder (The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, #3)
4.01
I struggled with the black mood of this series, although I found the world building and characters kept me involved.
not set
Oct 21, 2010
 
Disney Pirates of the Caribbean - Collector's Edition
3.94
The story of the three Walt Disney movies, The Curse of the Black Pearl, Dead Man's Chest, At World's End - great for reading to kids after they've se ...more
Jan 2010
Nov 24, 2010
 
The Wounded Land (The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, #1)
3.96
liked it
I struggled with the black mood of this series, although I found the world building and characters kept me involved.
not set
Oct 21, 2010
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