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Blood Song (Raven's Shadow, #1)
4.47
it was amazing
Having been through more fantasy and science fiction series than any functioning adult should be comfortable admitting, I am leery of writing anything ...more
Sep 09, 2012
Sep 08, 2012
 
Grey Knights: The Omnibus (Grey Knights, #1-3)
4.09
really liked it
You know how sometimes, what you really want is some Kentucky Fried Chicken, but someone (naming no names, but this would be your children) want to st ...more
Mar 2013
Sep 14, 2013
 
Summa Theologica, 5 Vols
4.08
it was amazing
As with most works of this length and breadth, you're better off reading it in the original Latin, even if it means you have to (and I confess I had t ...more
Oct 07, 1996
Mar 08, 2008
 
Triumph: The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church
4.07
really liked it
Ok, ok. So it's an unabashed polemic. Crocker's a convert and is clearly having fun with his writing here, so the centuries-long tussle over, say, the ...more
not set
Feb 03, 2008
 
Redshirts
3.84
really liked it
Except for the end, this is a fantastic book.

I cannot figure out how to say "Scalzi boofed it at the end, oh so badly" in any greater detail without
...more
Feb 09, 2015
Jun 15, 2015
 
Empire of the East (Empire of the East, #1-3)
3.92
it was amazing
This is a book I found profoundly painful when I tried reading it twenty years ago, immersed in the first of the Books of Swords. Having started again ...more
Nov 23, 2012
Nov 26, 2012
 
Malowany człowiek. Księga I (Demoniczny Cykl, #1.1)
4.31
really liked it
I read this in the non-Hungarian version, a fact I mention because I accidentally clicked on the Hungarian version because it had the cover to which I ...more
Apr 05, 2012
May 05, 2012
 
The Black Prism (Lightbringer, #1)
4.24
really liked it
Good, solid, engaging fiction. I thought myself mildly detached from the characters until I realized I'd come to hate one of the protagonists and I ga ...more
Sep 15, 2012
Sep 08, 2012
 
Prayers for the Assassin
3.75
it was amazing
A great book, basically Harry Turtledove-meets-Robert Ludlum, though a much better-written book than anything Ludlum ever wrote. Probably the single t ...more
not set
Dec 26, 2008
 
The Bourne Ultimatum (Jason Bourne, #3)
4.04
did not like it
When deciding on how to pass one's time in reading, one has two choices: Will one enjoy or that time, or will one punish oneself for having the temeri ...more
Jan 2006
Mar 08, 2008
 
Gravity's Rainbow
4.03
really liked it
I well and truly hate everything J.D. Salinger has ever written; based on the received wisdom, I should think even less of Pynchon. For some reason, I ...more
May 1996
Feb 03, 2008
 
The Children of Húrin
3.94
it was amazing
It's not the most even work ever, and in some sense, if you've read the larger work of which it's a part, you've already read it -- but it's truly glo ...more
Mar 08, 2008
Feb 03, 2008
 
Confessions
3.89
it was amazing
Before I read the Summa, this was probably the most powerful theological rumination I'd ever read -- or maybe the right word is "experienced." Augusti ...more
Apr 04, 1995
Mar 08, 2008
 
Anna Karenina
4.02
really liked it
Anna Karenina always struck me as the best character portrait Tolstoy managed, and, unlike his most famous work, you appreciate it while you read it r ...more
Aug 1997
Feb 03, 2008
 
The Road
3.95
it was amazing
A haunting story of perseverance in the face of an Original Sin that has driven the whole world into nearly intrinsic disorder. Beautiful and heartbre ...more
not set
Sep 05, 2008
Nov 16, 2008
 
No Country for Old Men
4.13
really liked it
A beautiful book, a bit discordant, that's a case study in sin and its effects.
Sep 03, 2008
not set
Nov 16, 2008
 
Anathem
4.18
it was amazing
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May 05, 2012
 
John Donne - The Major Works: Including Songs and Sonnets and Sermons
4.27
it was amazing
None
not set
Mar 08, 2008
 
The Complete English Poems
4.14
it was amazing
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not set
Mar 08, 2008
 
A Matter of Interpretation: Federal Courts and the Law
3.80
it was amazing
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not set
Oct 24, 2007
 
No Man Is an Island
4.24
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Feb 03, 2008
 
The Fate Of The Phoenix (Star Trek Adventures, #11)
3.32
liked it
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Oct 24, 2007
 
How Much for Just the Planet? (Star Trek: Worlds Apart, #2)
3.65
it was amazing
None
not set
Mar 08, 2008
 
Double, Double
3.47
it was amazing
None
not set
Oct 24, 2007
 
Strangers from the Sky
3.92
really liked it
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not set
Dec 01, 2010
 
Baudolino
3.71
None
not set
May 30, 2017
 
A Canticle for Leibowitz
3.97
it was amazing
None
not set
May 29, 2017
 
The Correspondence of Shelby Foote and Walker Percy
4.14
really liked it
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not set
Jun 15, 2015
 
The Major Works
3.63
really liked it
None
not set
Oct 24, 2007
 
Prince of Lies (Forgotten Realms: Avatar, #4)
3.86
it was amazing
None
not set
Mar 08, 2008
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