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The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age
4.19
it was amazing
Originally I was just thrilled to find a SF book by an author actually in Poland. But, after I read the book, I was amazed. Still one of the funniest ...more
May 22, 1978
Jun 27, 2011
 
The Many-Colored Land (Saga of the Pliocene Exile, #1)
4.07
it was amazing
Wow! What a concept! When a time wormhole is discovered to 6,000,000 BC, bored adventurers looking for excitement and having nothing on earth let to e ...more
Aug 19, 1993
Jun 23, 2011
 
Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1)
3.87
it was amazing
At first I thought, 'what a rip-off!'. Someone gave me a cheap paperback wanna-be from the Dollar Store, instead of ponying up to buy the real: 'The D ...more
Jan 2006
Jun 15, 2011
 
Foundation (Foundation, #1)
4.14
it was amazing
I found this novel stunning. That the scheme of one man could eventually, just by knowing how large groups of people think and react, control the whol ...more
Jan 1987
Jun 15, 2011
 
Foundation and Empire (Foundation, #2)
4.21
it was amazing
Unlike most second books of a series, I was still loving the story as much as the original in 'Foundation and Empire'.

Loved that idea that someone mig
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Mar 20, 1987
Jul 17, 2011
 
I, Robot (Robot, #0.1)
4.18
liked it
The collection of Isaac Asimov's earliest published robot stories.

All of the stories were interesting with a variety of robot issues being delved into
...more
Aug 15, 2003
Jul 12, 2011
 
Interesting Times (Discworld, #17; Rincewind #5)
4.17
really liked it
I thought I would take another stab at reading a Terry Pratchett novel. While I've never been enamoured with the few novels I've read in the DiscWorld ...more
Oct 14, 2008
Jun 26, 2011
 
The Black Cloud
3.86
liked it
I found my used 35 cent paperback, drawn on, but still readable in a used bookstore. I had never heard of this book before but like to try obscure SF ...more
Oct 25, 2008
Jul 17, 2011
 
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
4.17
liked it
At first I was bit disappointed at this 'classic' novel. And in the middle it seemed I was only reading two pages a night. The most interesting aspect ...more
Dec 31, 2010
Jan 11, 2011
 
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
4.55
liked it
After the letdown of 'Order of the Phoenix', I was happy to realize that I was really enjoying the writing and mystery of this edition detailing Year ...more
Jul 31, 2005
Jul 18, 2011
 
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
4.23
it was amazing
I thought this 'The Girl Who...' series looked intersting and I was able to get a good deal on this Mid-size paperback edition. Thinking it was the fi ...more
Jun 14, 2011
Jun 02, 2011
 
Great Expectations
3.76
liked it
Oh, to have great expectations placed upon you. Poor Pip!

Caught up in an early ratrace of sorts Pip is destined for high society by an unknown benefac
...more
Dec 15, 2003
Jul 12, 2011
 
The Graveyard Book
4.12
really liked it
I had the wonderful opportunity to see a lecture and Q/A session from Neil Gaiman (already my favorite author) through our library system. He really l ...more
Oct 22, 2009
Jul 17, 2011
 
And Then There Were None
4.24
it was amazing
One of my all-time favorite mysteries!

If you like trying to figure out who the killer is before the writer reveals him/her... Try this one!

Ten people
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Feb 21, 1977
Jul 02, 2011
 
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
4.20
it was amazing
A SF classic. Wide sweeping epic tale in which Frank Herbert incorporates: economy, world goverments, transportation, repression, politics, family fue ...more
Jan 1980
Jun 14, 2011
 
Animal Farm
3.89
it was amazing
I had already read and loved '1984', and had heard a lot about this book too, so it was on my list.

I thought this was a great story. Using the plot of
...more
Sep 15, 2003
Jul 12, 2011
 
Dracula
3.98
liked it
I was surprised to how 'wordy' and detailed the original story of Dracula by Bram Stoker was.

As I recall someone in our class said, "Stoker's deep!".
...more
Sep 29, 1983
Jul 02, 2011
 
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
4.30
it was amazing
As good as advertised. or Better!

Ender, chosen from millions of hopeful boys, goes to Battle School, becoming Earth's only hope of victory. Battle Sch
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Jan 2004
Jun 15, 2011
 
The Hobbit
4.25
it was amazing
Classic fantasy tale by JRR Tolkien and precursor to the more serious tone of Lord of the Rings.

Poor little hobbit Bilbo Baggins, dragged into action
...more
Dec 05, 1983
Jun 14, 2011
 
Second Foundation (Foundation, #3)
4.24
really liked it
Still a great series. Incredibly, the possibility of a Mule trying to bring down the Foundation was thought of at its inception, so a secret second fo ...more
Jul 05, 1987
Jul 17, 2011
 
Good Omens
4.25
it was ok
With the writing tag team of Terry Practhet and my favorite Neil Gaiman, how could you possibly go wrong?

Yet, while I found the book humorous in many
...more
May 15, 2003
Jul 11, 2011
 
Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, #6)
4.33
really liked it
After this book the publishing company did away with the numbering system which I disagree with. I enjoy reading the series in order. Relationships ch ...more
Jun 18, 2008
Jun 29, 2011
 
Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1)
4.22
really liked it
During the Borders bookstore demise, I perused the SF aisle looking for interesting books not yet sold out, and found 'Hyperion'. This book had always ...more
Nov 14, 2012
Aug 29, 2011
 
Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files (The Dresden Files, #12.5)
4.24
it was ok
From the beginning of the Dresden series, starting with 'Storm Front', my favorite aspect of the storylines have been when strangers come to his offic ...more
Oct 12, 2012
Mar 23, 2013
 
Brisingr (The Inheritance Cycle, #3)
4.04
it was ok
Brisingr was this year's novel for the annual reading race with my nephew. He really enjoys this series. I was not enamored by this latest edition how ...more
May 15, 2011
Jun 12, 2011
 
Neverwhere
4.18
it was amazing
An interesting story by one of my favorite authors, Neil Gaiman. I have been a fan, since my comic book reading days, and had discovered the Sandman s ...more
Dec 10, 2008
Jun 23, 2011
 
A Farewell to Arms
3.79
liked it
A story about love and war. Or the senselessness of war… and love. As at the end the main character Lieutenant Fred Henry loses both.

As yet another wr
...more
Jul 03, 2011
Jun 05, 2011
 
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
3.82
it was amazing
Having read Larson's Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History previously, I knew that this was going to be a well research ...more
Aug 03, 2011
Jun 14, 2011
 
Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000
3.50
really liked it
This one had been on my list for quite a while. It appeared to be a modern classic of SF and I had heard a lot of good things about it.

While at the s
...more
Jan 15, 2003
Jul 11, 2011
 
Eye for Eye/The Tunesmith (Science Fiction Double, #27)
3.74
really liked it
I bought this book (used) because the first story was written by Orson Scott Card, who's writing I've enjoyed since reading Ender's Game. It's a twin ...more
Oct 31, 2008
Jun 26, 2011
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