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Perdido Street Station (Bas-Lag, #1)
3.96
really liked it
New Crobuzon certainly was an interesting place. The Namesake of the book, Perdido Street Station, is the city's transportation hub. It also houses th ...more
Oct 08, 2014
Sep 26, 2014
 
The Last American Vampire
3.97
it was amazing
I should it be known that I won an advanced reader copy of this book from a Goodreads First Read contest. I won one of the twenty-five copies offered ...more
Nov 16, 2014
Nov 05, 2014
 
Power Games (Operation Enduring Unity #1)
3.58
liked it
I have a policy and it’s called honesty. Richard Peters, the author, sent me a copy of this book to read and review and asked for feedback, whether it ...more
Feb 2014
Jan 30, 2014
 
A Memory of Light (Wheel of Time, #14)
4.50
it was amazing
Like a fine chocolate, I finally wrapped up this series.

I've saved my reviews of many of the books because it was getting redundant. Robert Jordan ov
...more
Aug 24, 2014
Jul 03, 2013
 
The Storyteller
4.26
liked it
it would have been a 4, but I don't like the ending that much. it was better than I expected.
Feb 16, 2015
Feb 14, 2015
 
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
4.45
it was amazing
While I was traveling back from Switzerland I had a chance to read the rest of A Game of Thrones, I really enjoyed it. I will have to wait to read the ...more
May 08, 2011
May 03, 2011
 
The Closers (Harry Bosch, #11)
4.08
liked it
The Closers follows Harry Bosch as he returns to the LAPD after a three year retirement. He's been placed into the Open-Unsolved, the cold case unit. ...more
Aug 18, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
 
The Broker
3.77
really liked it
The Broker, Joel Backman, is pardoned in the final hours of office by the outgoing President at the urging of the head of the CIA. Backman was jailed ...more
Sep 20, 2011
Sep 18, 2011
 
Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever
4.02
liked it
After visiting Washington D.C. and many of its historic sites including Ford's Theater, I decided that I'd like to learn more about the history of tha ...more
May 31, 2012
May 28, 2012
 
Chasing the Dime
3.96
liked it
Henry Pierce, a workaholic scientist trying to lead an emerging nanotechnology field, is trust into a world he doesn't understand after a tough breaku ...more
Aug 16, 2011
Aug 13, 2011
 
Echo Park (Harry Bosch, #12; Harry Bosch Universe, #14)
4.07
liked it
Detective Bosch is back in Connelly’s Echo Park, the twelfth book featuring Bosch. This story follows The Closers, which detailed Bosch’s return to th ...more
Aug 21, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
 
Next
3.48
it was ok
Next is a 2006 techno-thriller novel by Michael Crichton, the last to be published during his lifetime. Next takes place in the present world, where b ...more
Aug 23, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
 
Station Eleven
4.02
really liked it
What would you do if you survived a super flu with a 99% mortality rate? This novel follows the story of a few folks who did. The characters are all c ...more
Apr 08, 2016
Mar 31, 2016
 
The Fall of Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #2)
4.18
it was amazing
As much as I liked Hyperion, I think I liked The Fall of Hyperion more. The majority of the story was told from two perspectives, the CEO of the Hegem ...more
Mar 05, 2014
Mar 02, 2014
 
The Left Hand of God  (Left Hand Of God #1)
3.66
liked it
Thomas Cale is witness and subject to great brutality at the hand of the Redeemers, a group of fanatical monks who's raised him. This group lives in a ...more
Dec 08, 2011
Nov 29, 2011
 
Saga, Vol. 1 (Saga, #1)
4.25
it was amazing
I snickered when reading the first panels of Saga. It wasn't overtly funny, but it had a certain charm and grit that caught me. That held up through t ...more
Feb 08, 2014
Feb 08, 2014
 
Cloud Atlas
4.01
really liked it
I'm not going to try and detail the differences and similarities between the six similar yet different narratives that encompass the Cloud Atlas. Davi ...more
Oct 18, 2014
Oct 08, 2014
 
The Bird Eater
3.45
it was ok
I wanted shorter books to read while traveling to and from Niagara Falls where I was going to be running a marathon. This was the ideal time to actual ...more
Oct 24, 2014
Oct 20, 2014
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.11
really liked it
The book took a little bit of time to ramp up, but it finally did about half way through. Mikael Blomkvist was a bit of a slut, but over all I liked t ...more
Oct 11, 2011
Oct 09, 2011
 
Gun Machine
3.83
really liked it
It starts with a naked man in a building, who just happens to be breaking from reality and carrying a shotgun. Two New York City Detectives enter the ...more
Aug 07, 2013
Aug 04, 2013
 
Artful
3.47
liked it
Artful is the second Amazons First Reads books I tackled on my recent vacation. It's also published by 47North, Amazon's Sci-Fi imprint.

This tale pick
...more
Oct 25, 2014
Oct 24, 2014
 
Endymion (Hyperion, #3)
4.14
it was amazing
It’s been almost 300 years since the end of The Fall of Hyperion. The Hegemony has collapsed and the Catholic Church has come into power during the co ...more
Mar 20, 2014
Feb 28, 2014
 
Hornet Flight
3.83
liked it
World War II, England is against the wall; in 1941 they were all that was left to stand against Nazi Germany. Bombing runs were proving futile as more ...more
Aug 28, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
 
The Serpent's Tale (Mistress of the Art of Death, #2)
3.94
liked it
Adelia, the medieval pathologist, from Mistress of the Art of Death is drawn out of retirement by the King of England, Henry II. She is asked to inves ...more
Sep 07, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
 
Saga, Vol. 2 (Saga, #2)
4.56
it was amazing
I borrowed Saga Volume 1 from my local library. I decided to purchase copies of Volumes 1 and 2 while I was in a comic shop of sorts over the weekend. ...more
Mar 16, 2014
Mar 16, 2014
 
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
4.20
really liked it
So I read The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest back to back. They're one big story just split between two books, th ...more
Aug 25, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
 
The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #1)
3.63
liked it
One more Amazon First Read to write about, this one's also from Amazon's Science-Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror imprint 47North.

This story is the first
...more
Oct 27, 2014
Oct 25, 2014
 
Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind
3.84
liked it
It's the beginning of the year, so it felt right to try and refocus on running. I don't remember where I saw this, but I thought it looked interesting ...more
Jan 05, 2014
Dec 29, 2013
 
Angels of Vengeance (The Disappearance, #3)
3.75
really liked it
In this final book of the Without Warning trilogy, John Birmingham wraps up his post “Wave” apocalypse story with a bang. Birmingham follows three “An ...more
May 12, 2012
May 08, 2012
 
The Difference Engine
3.41
really liked it
The majority of the story takes place during 1855 in London. Various individuals, Sybil Gerard, Edward "Leviathan" Mallory, and Laurence Oliphant, are ...more
Sep 18, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
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