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Smashing Book #5: Real-Life Responsive Web Design
4.14
it was amazing
Overview

Writing a book about fast-moving technology is a tricky prospect. If you discuss topics that are already well established, you risk the book b
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Aug 06, 2015
Jul 26, 2015
 
Our Endless Numbered Days
3.66
it was ok
When I write book reviews, one of the first things I do is think of their category. But it’s hard to do that with Our Endless Numbered Days, the debut ...more
Jun 02, 2016
Jun 10, 2016
 
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (Harold Fry, #1)
3.91
liked it
Chosen as an easy read for my summer holiday, on that level it didn't disappoint. Harold Fry is an everyman, a humble gentleman who has made mistakes ...more
Sep 16, 2015
Sep 24, 2015
 
The Humans
4.09
liked it
Professor Andrew Martin must die. At least, that’s what a race of aliens on the other side of the galaxy believe. This unnamed race worry deeply about ...more
not set
Feb 28, 2017
 
Us
3.68
really liked it
'Us' tells the story of Connie and Douglas, a fifty-something couple on the verge of marital breakdown. In an effort to save their marriage, Douglas g ...more
Sep 10, 2015
Sep 24, 2015
 
My Memories of a Future Life
3.90
it was amazing
Carol Lear is a gifted pianist, but her life in music seems to be over when hand injury stops her from playing. Distraught that she may never play aga ...more
Mar 24, 2016
May 03, 2016
 
The Miniaturist
3.59
liked it
1686, Amsterdam. Nella Oortman arrives from the country to the house of Johannes Brandt. Her arranged marriage to the wealthy merchant will secure her ...more
Mar 2015
Jul 14, 2015
 
Station Eleven
4.03
really liked it
The opening scene of Station Eleven describes the tragic end of Arthur Leander, a famous actor who dies on stage from a heart attack while performing ...more
Jul 21, 2015
Jul 14, 2015
 
Annihilation (Southern Reach, #1)
3.68
really liked it
Perhaps the biggest indication of the nature of this novel is that the four main characters are all unnamed. The psychologist, the anthropologist, the ...more
Sep 2015
Sep 24, 2015
 
Sleeping Giants (Themis Files, #1)
3.84
it was ok
When she was eleven years old, Rose Franklin fell into a big hole. Nothing remarkable about that — adventurous kids fall into holes all the time. But ...more
not set
Apr 11, 2017
 
The Martian
4.40
liked it
I read The Martian about a year after it had hit mainstream awareness, but before the announcement it would be made into a Hollywood film. I’m glad th ...more
Apr 20, 2015
Jul 14, 2015
 
There and Back Again: An Actor's Tale
3.89
it was ok
Reading There and Back Again will tell you far less about the Lord of the Rings films than you want and far more about Sean Astin than you need.

This b
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Oct 2006
Jun 07, 2016
 
Ready Player One
4.28
liked it
Ready Player One is a story on several levels: A classic adventure of good against evil; a story of young love; a cautionary tale about the progress o ...more
Sep 08, 2015
Sep 24, 2015
 
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
4.00
it was amazing
I’m not sure that any review can do justice to the dark beauty of this story. I love this modern fairy-tale so completely that it seems almost futile ...more
Jan 2015
not set
Jul 14, 2015
 
The Hunt
3.66
it was ok
It's about running. Every little detail in this book is about running. Don't be fooled by the 'thriller' label, it's as thrilling as running into a br ...more
not set
Sep 03, 2016
 
Borne
3.91
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not set
Jan 31, 2017
 
It
4.23
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not set
Jun 07, 2016
 
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
4.33
it was amazing
None
Nov 2000
Jul 14, 2015
 
1984
4.17
None
not set
Jun 07, 2016
 
The Color of Magic (Discworld, #1; Rincewind, #1)
3.99
None
not set
Jun 07, 2016
 
The White Mountains
3.94
None
Jan 1984
Jun 07, 2016
 
2001: A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey, #1)
4.14
None
not set
Jun 07, 2016
 
Revelation Space (Revelation Space, #1)
3.98
None
not set
Jun 06, 2016
 
The Weirdstone Of Brisingamen (Tales of Alderley, #1)
3.98
None
not set
Jun 07, 2016
 
Past Imperative (The Great Game, #1)
3.69
None
not set
Sep 27, 2018
 
The Lathe of Heaven
4.11
it was amazing
None
Feb 2015
Jul 14, 2015
 
The Immaculate
3.09
None
not set
Jun 07, 2016
 
Equal Rites (Discworld, #3; Witches, #1)
4.02
None
not set
Jun 07, 2016
 
The Dark Side of the Sun
3.57
None
not set
Jun 07, 2016
 
The Light Fantastic (Discworld, #2; Rincewind #2)
3.97
None
not set
Jun 07, 2016
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