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Quest Beyond the Stars (Captain Future, #9)
3.24
did not like it
This was one of the biggest sci-fi let-downs I've ever read. It was mildly entertaining,
but beyond that I had so many issues with the plot (and lack o
...more
Sep 10, 2016
Feb 08, 2012
 
Hunted Past Reason
3.10
it was ok
Although it was well written - easy to read, fast paced, and engaging - I found that I couldn't believe many of the plot twists. Spoiler: The main cha ...more
not set
Aug 07, 2011
 
A Million Little Bricks: The Unofficial Illustrated History of the LEGO Phenomenon
3.20
it was ok
I've been into Legos since I was three or four, so I couldn't resist picking up this book and checking it out. I loved the background story of the Leg ...more
Apr 09, 2014
Nov 06, 2013
 
The Time Potter's Wheel
3.80
liked it
Well written, fun topic, and exciting action!
My favorite part of reading this was the current feel of scientific theories playing in the background. T
...more
Jul 12, 2014
Jun 21, 2014
 
My Lucky Life in and Out of Show Business
3.85
liked it
I heard the audio version of this book, which was really great because Dick Van Dyke read it himself. I thoroughly enjoyed the stories and recollectio ...more
not set
Nov 26, 2015
 
The Metamorphosis
3.78
liked it
Very interesting story. I know this is one studied in schools (don't remember if I did or not) but I found myself analyzing it, trying to find the "hi ...more
not set
Mar 03, 2017
Mar 03, 2017
 
Unprovoked Murder: Insanity Or Demon Possession?
3.38
liked it
I thought this would be a cool book - but I was disappointed. Overall it sounded like a high schooler's paper (maybe a B+ or A-)...there was a signifi ...more
not set
Aug 07, 2011
 
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow
4.04
liked it
There were two stories in this collection that stood out to me. "The Laocoon Complex" and "The Eight Mistresses" were fun to read, and I thought, ver ...more
not set
Jul 05, 2013
 
The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery that Holds the Secret of America's Future
3.92
liked it
If you like books like The Da Vinci Code, or the Left Behind series, then this one is right up your alley. This book is entertaining, and enlightening ...more
Apr 02, 2014
Mar 31, 2014
 
How to Sell More than 75% of Your Freelance Writing
3.14
it was ok
The process described in this book probably worked years ago...and it might work now - but only for people who are willing to turn writing into a job, ...more
Nov 14, 2014
Nov 12, 2014
 
The Mysterious Island
4.08
it was ok
I really expected more from Jules Verne. When all was said and done I felt a little better - but getting through this book was painful. Before you re ...more
Feb 28, 2017
Feb 26, 2017
 
The Replacement
3.56
liked it
A dark and quirky story, with some new ideas I have not (to my recollection) heard of before. The main character's "secret" is not so much a secret a ...more
Dec 05, 2012
Nov 29, 2012
 
Shadowland
3.90
liked it
More fantasy, than horror, this creepy look into a magician's world is an adventure for two kids that find themselves bound to a dark, menacing house ...more
not set
May 14, 2012
 
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
4.01
liked it
I had heard this was nothing like the movie - (view spoiler) ...more
Sep 23, 2017
Sep 23, 2017
Sep 11, 2017
 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
4.45
liked it
I've seen all the movie, and have been meaning to get around to the books for some time now. I'm listening to them on audio and I really appreciate th ...more
Oct 17, 2017
Oct 17, 2017
Oct 03, 2017
 
The Holographic Universe
4.17
liked it
The first few chapters were excellent, but the book quickly focuses on 'all of the things science cant currently explain' and simply states..."but if ...more
not set
Aug 24, 2012
 
Close My Eyes
3.80
really liked it
I'm surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. After the first few chapters I had a dozen ideas about how it was going to end up (all of them bad) and ...more
Mar 16, 2017
Feb 26, 2017
 
The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower, #3)
4.24
liked it
The Waste Lands was a really good book because:

1) It kept my interest throughout (not really any boring parts)

2) I love all the characters from the pa
...more
not set
Aug 07, 2011
 
BoneMan's Daughters
3.76
liked it
Good writing, right up to the last chapter. Even the ending was ok...not great, but not as bad as it could have been. There was one way-too-big coinci ...more
Apr 10, 2015
Mar 29, 2015
 
Joyland
3.90
really liked it
Joyland was a great read for me because in the past few years I have frequented a few theme parks/amusement parks, mostly because my brother used to w ...more
Aug 2014
Jul 03, 2014
 
The Last Theorem
3.17
liked it
While this book had many points that were interesting and gripped my imagination and curiosity, there were also several points that seemed like they j ...more
Jun 14, 2014
May 11, 2014
 
Moby-Dick
3.47
liked it
Well written, but all in all there's not much story here. Most of the chapters are about Whales and Whaling. The physical properties of a whale, even ...more
not set
Aug 07, 2011
 
The Shape of Space
4.31
really liked it
This was a very interesting book. It's a textbook, but it's not written like most textbooks. You don't have to understand everything to find it enjoya ...more
not set
Aug 07, 2011
 
The Fifty Year Sword
3.58
it was amazing
MZD is one of my favorite authors. The imagery in this story/poem was fantastic - a real sign of his work. The power behind the pictures, the mastery ...more
not set
Feb 04, 2015
 
11/22/63
4.29
really liked it
This was a well paced thriller with many common Stephen King twists. The characters were life-like, and the story flowed very well. It was fun to read ...more
Apr 27, 2013
Aug 24, 2012
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
liked it
After finishing the trilogy, I'd I have to say the first book is still my favorite. While I really like the development of the villains in this instal ...more
Sep 03, 2015
May 14, 2012
 
Duma Key
3.93
really liked it
There's no doubt that King knows how to tell a story, and for me as a writer and artist I can clearly see the link between drawing/painting and writin ...more
Sep 11, 2014
Aug 07, 2011
 
The Wind Through the Keyhole
4.15
really liked it
The Dark Tower Series is one of my favorites, and this short inbetween-er is a fantastic addition to the ongoing story. Wizard and Glass was the last ...more
May 11, 2014
Aug 24, 2012
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.30
it was ok
The main fault I found with this book is that it failed (in my mind) to be it's own story.
It's too much of a bridge, and I kept wishing it would just
...more
Mar 11, 2015
May 14, 2012
 
This Present Darkness (Darkness, #1)
4.24
really liked it
This book was a lot of fun to read. The angels and demons are depicted quite different from most of the stereotypes, and considering when this book wa ...more
Jul 13, 2015
Mar 27, 2015
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