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Molly Ivins: A Rebel Life
3.68
liked it
I picked this up because I was a great fan of Molly. As a biography, it's not the greatest, but I do think the authors did a reasonable job of telling ...more
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Sep 14, 2014
 
JPod
3.70
liked it
If you're at all a geek and/or have worked around a software development environment, this is a great story of the kinds of craziness that develop. Hi ...more
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Feb 27, 2015
 
The Plane That Wasn't There: Why We Haven't Found Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
3.61
really liked it
Well written analysis of the MH370 mystery. The author does a great job of explaining some of the technology and math involved in the use of satellite ...more
not set
Feb 27, 2015
 
The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain
3.71
really liked it
More wonderful Bryson-ness; a bit older, a bit crankier but still a keen observer of the human condition, scenery, and historical oddities. I'd rate i ...more
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Jul 23, 2017
 
The Difference Engine
3.40
liked it
Gibson in a very different setting. I found this an engaging story with a lot of excellent descriptive passages, but in the end it just sort of fizzle ...more
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Oct 22, 2017
 
Michael Tolliver Lives (Tales of the City, #7)
3.89
really liked it
This is a very different book from the earlier Tales of the City series, although it is about the same people and situations and history. It is writte ...more
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Jun 22, 2017
 
John Dies at the End (John Dies at the End, #1)
3.91
liked it
Well described as a cross between Terry Pratchett and Steven King. I found this both funny and entertaining, but a little drawn out. But I liked it en ...more
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Jul 29, 2017
 
The Martian
4.39
really liked it
This story comes through better here than in the movie, although I enjoyed both. Knowing the ending did not reduce my enjoyment of this book at all.
not set
May 19, 2016
 
Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy, #1)
3.86
really liked it
The author paints a very complete and interesting future, with a somewhat different take on the zombie apocalypse than most. I found it a very enterta ...more
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Jul 02, 2017
 
Agent to the Stars
3.91
really liked it
Pretty great book when you consider it was Scalzi's "practice" novel. As always, lots of fun and great character development. This one felt to me like ...more
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May 19, 2016
 
Zombie, Indiana (Zombie, #3)
3.53
liked it
A fun, light read for fans of zombie apocalypse stories. The plot won't blow you away, but the characters are fun.
Mar 2016
Apr 01, 2016
 
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
3.93
really liked it
Some fascinating history and details of the fine points of space travel. A must-read for space geeks :)
not set
Apr 01, 2016
 
Blackwood Farm (The Vampire Chronicles, #9)
3.85
really liked it
I thought this series went downhill pretty fast, but this one struck me as a fresh break and a good read.
not set
Jul 10, 2013
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.34
really liked it
I thought the movie was OK (B+ to A-) but I really enjoyed the book more.
not set
Jan 04, 2016
 
Guards! Guards! (Discworld, #8)
4.32
really liked it
P. Terry never lets us down. Not his best effort, but right up there.
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Jan 04, 2016
 
Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream
3.58
really liked it
Great book for the die-hard Neil fan (me). Probably less so for the casual reader, although he does have interesting insights into the industry and th ...more
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Dec 30, 2012
 
Deadline (Newsflesh Trilogy, #2)
4.10
really liked it
Every bit as good as the first book in the series. New characters, new twists, and a broader view of the universe Grant is describing. I found it enga ...more
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Aug 04, 2017
 
Insane City
3.70
really liked it
This is a quick fun book and is very appropriately titled! I struggled at the beginning because I found the characters a bit too over-the-top, but the ...more
Oct 22, 2017
Sep 14, 2014
 
Spook Country (Blue Ant, #2)
3.67
really liked it
Fast moving and a little less difficult to unravel than some of his other books. I'd recommend this as a great first Gibson read for anyone unfamiliar ...more
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Nov 06, 2014
 
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
4.00
liked it
Great, entertaining read. I enjoy Tony's style and attitude. As a bonus I learned some things about cooking and about dining out.
not set
Jan 04, 2016
 
Sure of You (Tales of the City, #6)
4.01
liked it
I did not find this one as compelling as some of the others in the series, but it was still a good enjoyable read.
not set
Jun 22, 2017
 
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
4.26
it was amazing
I found this book both hilariously funny and an interesting perspective on life in the time of Jesus.
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Feb 27, 2015
 
What's It All About
4.01
really liked it
Well written, entertaining read and peek into the "lifestyles of the rich and famous".
May 2013
Oct 07, 2011
 
Redshirts
3.84
it was amazing
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Sep 14, 2014
 
Making Money (Discworld, #36; Moist Von Lipwig, #2)
4.23
really liked it
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Oct 07, 2011
 
Pet Sematary
3.92
liked it
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Oct 11, 2011
 
1984
4.14
really liked it
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Sep 28, 2014
 
Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America
4.01
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Sep 16, 2014
 
The Color of Magic (Discworld, #1; Rincewind #1)
3.98
really liked it
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Oct 07, 2011
 
Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World
3.93
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Sep 07, 2014
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