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The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower, #2)
really liked it
A big improvement over the Gunslinger. King does an excellent job transcending the epic journey saga with this second volume, mostly because of the tw ...more
Jan 24, 2014
Jan 13, 2014
Wolves of the Calla (The Dark Tower #5)
it was amazing
Short review for this one, but it was my absolute favorite of the series so far. Maybe not furthering the overall arc of the journey to the dark tower ...more
Mar 24, 2014
Mar 10, 2014
The Golem and the Jinni (The Golem and the Jinni, #1)
really liked it
Someone called another book I had read a 'modern fable,' which was patently wrong, but this book right here is well-deserving of that title, especiall ...more
Jun 15, 2015
Jun 24, 2014
The Graveyard Book
it was amazing
I loved this book.

Seriously, I had put it off for so long as my trepidation to dive into Mr. Gaiman's recent celebrated work tended towards a fear of
Jun 20, 2013
Jun 17, 2013
Song of Susannah (The Dark Tower, #6)
really liked it
Not much to say as this was short in length, similar to the first novel, "The Gunslinger." Mr. King continues with the wonderful cliffhangers, but doe ...more
Apr 2014
Mar 26, 2014
The Magicians (The Magicians #1)
liked it
**spoiler alert** I thought I would enjoy this book more than I did. Sure, it was a page-turner that I couldn't put down, but something felt... off? I ...more
Apr 24, 2015
Feb 11, 2014
The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories
it was amazing
I really had no idea what to expect from this collection of short stories when I cracked the spine, and I was extremely, pleasantly surprised at what ...more
Jul 27, 2012
Jul 27, 2012
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)
liked it
The weakest of all the books thus far. The crow metaphor runs rampant in the book, almost to a fault. The familiar characters are mostly absent and Ma ...more
Feb 09, 2012
Jan 26, 2012
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
it was amazing
This book. I loved this book so much and I'm not even sure if it's because it was such a quick read. At a reed-thin 180pp, this book reads much larger ...more
Jul 26, 2013
Apr 15, 2013
A Clash of Kings  (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
really liked it
Geez, these books are like paper meth. I have lost sleep while reading this over the week and have almost missed my train stops by how absorbed I am i ...more
Jan 16, 2012
Jan 03, 2012
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
really liked it
A return to form from the previous book, and an agonizing wait between this one and the next release. GRRM has to be KILLING everyone with all the cli ...more
Feb 20, 2012
Feb 14, 2012
The Shadow of the Torturer (The Book of the New Sun, #1)
really liked it
My first exposure to Gene Wolfe, this book is no joke. Dense fantasy is something you don't find much of, even Game of Thrones reads light in prose, b ...more
Oct 18, 2013
Oct 01, 2013
A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)
it was amazing
I could not put this one down. At all. I think George RR Martin really made this world go from a breathing, living thing to something you can actually ...more
Jan 26, 2012
Jan 16, 2012
A Memory of Light (Wheel of Time, #14)
liked it
There's not much to say here. The gargantuan series wraps it up and although I devoured it with the same enthusiasm as I have every other book in this ...more
Apr 20, 2013
Jan 08, 2013
The Silmarillion (Middle-Earth Universe)
really liked it
I would have given this book five stars if it wasn't such a slog for a good 100 pages. The last two-thirds, however, are incredible. The Hobbit, The L ...more
Jan 15, 2013
Dec 20, 2012
The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights
liked it
It's Steinbeck by way of Malory. Mr. Steinbeck doesn't bring much new to the Arthurian legend as this is a standard retelling of the early 'Frenssh' w ...more
Jul 29, 2015
Oct 21, 2014
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
it was amazing
Amazing, amazing. This book kept me up at night reading page after page of medieval political intrigue, how much more can I say when that subject alon ...more
Dec 30, 2011
Dec 14, 2011
Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower, #4)
liked it
I think I'm going to save all my reviews for this series when I'm finally finished. This one, while fascinating in spots, kind of went long... long... ...more
Mar 06, 2014
Feb 26, 2014
Last Argument of Kings (The First Law, #3)
really liked it
Abercrombie doesn't disappoint with a novel every bit as gritty and brutal as the last two in the series. Every single character is an anti-hero, but ...more
Dec 21, 2017
Mar 05, 2015
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
really liked it
Oct 06, 2015
Oct 05, 2015
The Color of Magic (Discworld, #1; Rincewind #1)
really liked it
Very unexpected, this book. A friend of mine described it as a "Hitchiker's Guide" for the fantasy set and he's exactly correct. This book is an irrev ...more
Oct 09, 2012
May 17, 2012
The Dark Tower (The Dark Tower, #7)
really liked it
I'm'a let you finish this review, but Roland had one of the greatest 7 book series of all time.
Apr 17, 2014
Apr 01, 2014
A Face Like Glass
really liked it
Finishes so strong, I had to up my score. The beginning was a little rough, with some unexpected bones shown in the writing process, but it slowly rev ...more
Aug 08, 2017
May 14, 2017
Chronicles of the Black Company (The Chronicles of the Black Company, #1-3)
really liked it
Three volumes of some pretty darn good fantasy wrapped into one 700+ page package. It starts and ends in a place you wouldn't expect.
Nov 18, 2015
Nov 03, 2015
The Blade Itself (The First Law, #1)
it was amazing
One of the best fantasy books I've read. Mature without being gratuitous, developed without feeling overwrought, and imaginative without feeling redun ...more
Mar 06, 2015
Jan 16, 2014
Sword & Citadel (The Book of the New Sun #3-4)
really liked it
Gene Wolfe just blew my mind.
Aug 18, 2015
Aug 03, 2015
The Queen of Attolia (The Queen's Thief, #2)
really liked it
Took a long break from reading at the end of the year, but made it through this one with no problem to start the year. Like the first book, it was gre ...more
Jan 06, 2016
May 29, 2015
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1)
liked it
There was some mild fantasy genre camping trope fatigue going on with this one, but King's world-building and language saved it. Especially with the e ...more
Jan 10, 2014
Oct 24, 2013
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
it was amazing
Crazy good all-around. I loved the voice of this book, Susanna Clarke does a great job establishing her world through her voice and especially establi ...more
Aug 30, 2012
May 16, 2012
The Thief (The Queen's Thief, #1)
really liked it
Fantastic. Never talked down to the audience, lots of fun surprises, and some of the more thoughtful characterization I've read in quite some time.
May 28, 2015
Mar 31, 2015
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