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Bottle of Lies : Ranbaxy and the Dark Side of Indian Pharma
4.43
it was amazing
Read this on a whim. Highly impressed with the research that must have gone into this, and deeply troubled by the findings and implications.

In a nutsh
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Oct 2020
Sep 27, 2020
 
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
4.39
it was amazing
Finally finished this. I think I'll have to do another read somewhere down the line to see if I actually learned anything out of this.

Cognitive psycho
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Oct 22, 2017
Mar 19, 2013
 
The Martian
4.40
it was amazing
I read SciFi. Lots of it. However, unlike most people I started this with zero expectations. I have had a copy of it for almost 2.5 weeks, but didn't ...more
Jan 18, 2015
Dec 31, 2014
 
The 3 Mistakes of My Life
3.03
it was ok
//I reviewed this book on my very old website, and this is copied from there.

Even after all my friends told me not to, I decided against them and boug
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Oct 12, 2008
Feb 10, 2014
 
Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture
4.28
it was amazing
An amazing account of the two Johns. I was obviously more bent towards Carmack, him being a programmer, but this book beautifully highlights the ups a ...more
Oct 27, 2013
Oct 21, 2013
 
Steve Jobs
4.14
really liked it

I remember a quote from a suspense thriller called Paranoia, which went something like, "Success demands paranoia.". I've often changed the word para
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Sep 30, 2012
Feb 07, 2012
 
The Original
3.85
really liked it
There are some interesting ideas in the book, and I liked it overall. It was fun to listen to two of my favorite authors together, in a way. There wer ...more
Dec 15, 2020
Dec 15, 2020
 
Ghost in the Shell (Ghost in the Shell, #1)
4.17
liked it
3.5 stars.

3 stars for the actual book, and adding a half star for the "Author's Notes" at the end.

While it has some great ideas, the story itself is v
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Sep 20, 2020
Sep 05, 2020
 
Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive, #2)
4.74
it was amazing
## Original review (2014)

Way of Kings is one of my favorite fantasy books, one which I've read multiple times in skimming. This means, that the burden
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Aug 10, 2020
Mar 09, 2014
Oct 27, 2013
 
Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive, #3)
4.58
it was amazing
Re-read review (2020)

I'd read the first one-third of this book as it was published at Tor.com. I even wrote a script that would compile and provide me
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Aug 31, 2020
Dec 04, 2017
Sep 25, 2017
 
White Sand
4.17
really liked it
**spoiler alert** This review contains **SPOILERS**. Read at your own risk.

So, you can ask Brandon for a copy and he'll mail it to you.

Good things abo
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Apr 18, 2015
Dec 18, 2014
 
Rhythm of War (Stormlight Archive, #4)
4.65
really liked it
3.5 stars, rounded up to 4. Overall: I liked the book, but I found it the weakest in the series so far. The frame structure of the series (flashback c ...more
Nov 27, 2020
Aug 31, 2020
 
Hyperion
4.23
really liked it
Wow, this took time (I started this in summer 2019, as my first purchase on Audible India). In case you haven't read about it - the story is written a ...more
Sep 15, 2020
Feb 09, 2017
 
The New Oil- Aadhaar’s mixing of public risk and private profit by ARIA THAKER
4.75
it was amazing
Read this

A lot of new things in this report - lots of insider quotes, and how UIDAI did nothing despite 15% failure rate in biometric auth.
May 20, 2018
May 20, 2018
 
Dawnshard (The Stormlight Archive, #3.5)
4.57
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Loved it. Spoilers are for all cosmere in this review.

1. Rysn is at the Third Heightening! (Or maybe fourth?)
2. Chiri-Chiri will bec
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Nov 08, 2020
Nov 07, 2020
 
The Last Wish (The Witcher, #0.5)
4.12
really liked it
3.5 stars.

I've played a bit of Witcher 3, watched a friend play a bit more, and then saw the TV Show (season 1). 80% of the content for season 1 comes
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Jun 07, 2020
May 29, 2020
 
All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1)
4.15
really liked it
Fun read. Murderbot clearly needs a therapist, but I like the idea of looking at AI constructs from a almost-human perspective, while using the differ ...more
Jun 08, 2020
Apr 28, 2020
 
Cibola Burn (The Expanse, #4)
4.18
it was ok
The longest it took me to finish a Expanse novel so far. Meanders a lot, and doesn't get to the point till the very end. The ending was surprisingly w ...more
Aug 12, 2018
Sep 25, 2017
 
The Autumn Republic (Powder Mage, #3)
4.37
it was amazing
Fine ending to a fine trilogy. Tamas is one of the best fictitious generals (Field Marshal!) I've ever had the pleasure of reading. ...more
Dec 26, 2016
Jan 02, 2017
 
The Lions of Al-Rassan
4.29
it was amazing
Can you grieve for something that never existed? Is it possible to lament the loss of an entire culture if it wasn't ever real?

The answer, is yes, as
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Feb 06, 2021
Mar 30, 2015
Mar 30, 2015
 
Promise of Blood (Powder Mage, #1)
4.10
really liked it
Read it on Sanderson's recommendation, pretty nice for a debut novel. The writing felt far more crisp and better paced compared to other first books I ...more
Oct 31, 2016
Oct 28, 2016
 
Nemesis Games (The Expanse, #5)
4.41
it was amazing
Launches back into the "space opera" setting nicely. The idea behind the crew of the Rocinante (view spoiler) ...more
Sep 06, 2018
Aug 27, 2018
 
The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
4.61
it was amazing
Spoilers for all of Cosmere.

I'd read this first in 2012, and then followed along the Way of Kings reread for a while. This was a fresh-reread after q
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Jul 30, 2020
Dec 28, 2012
Oct 02, 2014
 
Legend (The Drenai Saga, #1)
4.27
it was amazing
Definitely a very solid book, although I didn't like the magic plot devices introduced towards the end of the book. They do make some sense in the boo ...more
Jan 16, 2015
Jan 01, 2015
 
The Fated Sky (Lady Astronaut, #2)
4.32
it was amazing
Finished a book in a single sitting (minus a plane landing) after a long time. By the end of it, you are so much more appreciative of how hard writing ...more
Aug 26, 2018
Aug 09, 2018
 
Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel (Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novels, #1)
3.75
it was amazing
I saw the film. It was horrible. Read this to cancel out the film. THERE IS NO MOVIE.

The graphic novel is every bit as amazing as I remembered the bo
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Jun 13, 2020
Jun 13, 2020
 
The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #1)
4.06
really liked it
This is a good SF book, however having read The Goblin Emperor, which was inched for the Hugo this year by The Three-Body Problem, I can't agree. Whil ...more
Oct 11, 2015
Sep 29, 2015
 
Dark One Vol. 1
3.78
liked it
A lot of it doesn't make complete sense, and the (view spoiler) is a bit weird.

Think I'll do a r
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Jun 30, 2020
not set
Jul 02, 2020
 
Rendezvous with Rama (Rama, #1)
4.10
liked it
I think hard SF is harder to write. It's easy to fall in the trap of cardboard characters and too much science. This book has far too many mysteries a ...more
Oct 05, 2015
Sep 19, 2013
 
Dauntless (The Lost Fleet, #1)
3.96
liked it
Good: Military SF - I don't read much of that. Distances are in light-travel-times.

Bad: Warfare itself, while a core part of the book - is given a sha
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Feb 22, 2021
Feb 22, 2021
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