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Bossypants
3.95
liked it
Three and a half stars. I think Tina Fey is awesome. I think this is a slight but solid book. Her authorial voice sounds exactly like her speaking in ...more
May 27, 2011
Apr 13, 2011
 
Flashforward
3.60
it was ok
There are so many ways I could pay tribute to this book (audiobook), which was an awful piece of writing, but an entertaining way to spend ten hours i ...more
Dec 29, 2009
Nov 23, 2009
 
Parable of the Sower (Earthseed, #1)
4.14
really liked it
I read this book in its entirety on the bus from New York back to Baltimore. It's a strange thing reading a dystopian novel on public transportation. ...more
Dec 18, 2011
Dec 18, 2011
 
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
3.67
liked it
Five stars for subject matter, three for execution.

I'm always happy to read histories that focus on women, typically left out of war narratives. Add
...more
May 29, 2013
Mar 29, 2013
 
The Orphan Master's Son
4.07
it was amazing
This is a hideously beautiful, harrowing work of imagination. It's hard to tell which atrocities come from the mind of the writer and which are real. ...more
Mar 07, 2012
Jan 19, 2012
 
The Magician King (The Magicians #2)
3.91
really liked it
When I finished The Magicians I found myself confused. Was Grossman satirizing the genre or contributing to it? I decided that he had set out to do th ...more
Sep 06, 2011
Jan 04, 2011
 
The Best of All Possible Worlds
3.61
really liked it
This was a lovely, subtle piece of science fiction, of a sort I don't see enough of. It's reminiscent of The Left Hand of Darkness and Ammonite: anthr ...more
Mar 11, 2013
Dec 11, 2012
 
Station Eleven
4.02
it was amazing
I remember finishing The Road and weeping at my desk. For months I couldn't shake the feeling that I had somehow corrupted myself with that vision of ...more
Dec 13, 2014
Nov 25, 2014
 
Habibi
4.04
liked it
This is a difficult book to rate. If I were rating on the artwork alone, I would give it four or five stars. Thompson's penwork is outstanding. He has ...more
Feb 18, 2012
Oct 10, 2011
 
Dreamsnake
3.85
it was amazing
While this book gets docked a point or two for the cheesy 70s cover and the title, it deserves a place among the classics of the genre. I first read t ...more
May 18, 2011
May 18, 2011
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