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Never Let Me Go
3.81
really liked it
Always thought that this was some sort of angsty coming-of-age story set in blustery somewhere. The title too, did not help. I suppose advertising for ...more
Dec 2013
Dec 09, 2013
 
If on a Winter's Night a Traveller
4.07
really liked it
Usually, when we speak of books we speak of those that we identify with. Well, here is a book that does the uncanny and identifies with you. A postmod ...more
Dec 2011
Jan 10, 2012
 
Pyramids (Discworld, #7)
3.89
really liked it
Stop. Dear Mister Pratchett. I have a complaint. I have only recently discovered your books, and this one has caused me to laugh, well, not out loud, ...more
not set
Dec 30, 2014
 
The Bards of Bone Plain
3.93
really liked it
Coming back to Patricia McKillip's work again after a long break from fantasy reminds me of all the things that I miss about essays and university day ...more
Nov 2013
Nov 18, 2013
 
After Dark
3.68
really liked it
To me, Murakami is pretty much a fantasy writer. Maybe not in the conventional sense, but to read After Dark (or, in fact, any Murakami) is to be tran ...more
not set
Sep 11, 2013
 
The Strange Bird: A Borne Story
4.21
really liked it
This is how you write when you want to reinvent a done to death convention. You transform the prose with magic.
Mar 11, 2018
Mar 11, 2018
 
The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories
3.85
really liked it
Absolutely loved this for the sly humour. The Raven King has to be my favourite minor character and he gets his own story here!
not set
Sep 07, 2011
 
The Sense of an Ending
3.71
really liked it
A book that can better capture the sense of regret, change and remorse - just that little too late- would be hard to find.
Nov 16, 2011
Nov 11, 2011
 
The Gospel of Loki (Loki, #1)
3.70
really liked it
Largely entertaining writing. I personally like snarky voices, so I'm already partially sold on the source material already. It's an easy and fun read ...more
Apr 05, 2014
Feb 06, 2014
 
Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, #1)
3.75
liked it
Everything in good time - and 'the right book at exactly the right time'. Affectionate words indeed, for anyone who has experienced the uncanny feelin ...more
Oct 13, 2013
Oct 27, 2012
 
The Magician's Land (The Magicians, #3)
4.16
really liked it
Gripping read. But I don't know... it's occurred to me that the women in all three novels had really shitty things happening to them / made some reall ...more
Dec 16, 2014
Aug 08, 2014
 
Paprika
3.26
liked it
I'm just going to say what I'd said on FB - liked it enough despite its suspect misogynistic streak.
Aug 2013
Aug 10, 2013
 
A General Theory of Love
4.11
liked it
Interesting read that makes a convincing argument for the biology of emotion. Not too sure what I feel about the medicine part of it though and its de ...more
Aug 10, 2013
Jun 18, 2013
 
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
4.55
really liked it
None
not set
Sep 07, 2011
 
Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot (Cecelia and Kate, #1)
4.00
None
not set
Sep 20, 2014
 
The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke
4.40
None
not set
Nov 13, 2014
 
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
4.01
liked it
None
not set
Sep 06, 2012
 
Invisible Cities
4.19
None
not set
Oct 27, 2012
 
Fight Club
4.20
None
not set
Sep 06, 2012
 
The Old Man and the Sea
3.74
None
Dec 2013
Dec 10, 2013
 
Snow White and Rose Red
3.75
really liked it
None
not set
Jul 20, 2013
 
PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives (PostSecret)
3.99
None
not set
Feb 06, 2014
 
A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1)
3.99
really liked it
None
not set
Sep 06, 2012
 
Under the Skin
3.72
None
not set
Apr 05, 2014
 
If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho
4.38
None
not set
Nov 23, 2014
 
1984
4.16
really liked it
None
not set
Sep 07, 2011
 
Pygmalion
3.90
liked it
None
Jul 2017
Jan 07, 2018
 
The Color of Magic (Discworld, #1; Rincewind #1)
3.98
liked it
None
not set
Nov 19, 2011
 
The Story of Art: Pocket Edition
3.88
None
not set
Jan 30, 2014
 
The World Without Us
3.79
really liked it
None
not set
Sep 11, 2011
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