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The Core (The Demon Cycle, #5)
it was ok
A decent ending to the series, though not particularly satisfying if you were looking for a good explanation or answers to some of the mysteries invol ...more
Oct 02, 2017
Sep 26, 2015
Quantum (Captain Chase #1)
did not like it
The story, while 'OK', is unfortunately marred by one of the most insufferable characters I've encountered in a book. The protagonist is the very epit ...more
Sep 03, 2019
Sep 03, 2019
Rhythm of War (The Stormlight Archive, #4)
Through my secret network of spies, I have found out what the title of this book will be, as well as the year it's going to be released in.

Hindsight i
not set
Apr 19, 2015
The Names of the Dead
it was ok
An 'OK' book in every aspect; the characters are OK, the plot devices are OK, the story is OK, but I wouldn't call it good. There are just far too man ...more
Feb 02, 2020
Jan 30, 2020
The Killing Moon (Dreamblood, #1)
did not like it
This is one of those times when XKCD is relevant.


I felt this book had a great concept, but it's ruined by the details and execution of plot. An
Jan 02, 2013
Nov 27, 2012
不安の種 1 (Fuan no Tane, #1)
did not like it
It's a creepy manga that's done well enough to give you the creeps. It is, however, extremely formulaic.

Person is doing something.
Person notices som
not set
Apr 24, 2013
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)
did not like it
This series was doing so well. The first book has our protagonist struggling through life, always just managing to get by whatever circumstances have ...more
Oct 17, 2012
Oct 09, 2012
A Shadow in Summer (Long Price Quartet, #1)
did not like it
This is a book about posing with bits of a story of some sort mixed in.

Each character spends a lot of time communicating by posing. Unfortunately whil
Apr 21, 2016
Apr 24, 2012
The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastard, #3)
it was ok
Previous books have always been about the big game, details of its implementations and all the subterfuge, twists and turns; combined with the dry wit ...more
Oct 25, 2013
May 04, 2013
A Memory of Light (The Wheel of Time, #14)
it was ok
It's a shame that the hype around the end of this series is detracting from objective reviews. In fact, there were dozens of reviews months before the ...more
Jan 17, 2013
Jan 13, 2013
Sabriel (Abhorsen,  #1)
did not like it
Generic fantasy plot. So generic, I found myself staring at the kindle progress bar on every other page turn. It tries to pack many popular fantasy pl ...more
Apr 04, 2013
Apr 24, 2012
And the Mountains Echoed
liked it
This story revolves around the lives of several people connected to another by virtue of having come into contact at different points in their lives. ...more
May 24, 2013
May 09, 2013
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1)
did not like it
**spoiler alert** A crew of diverse happy happy species wander the galaxy in their happy happy ship, taking comfort in their diversity and quirkiness ...more
Aug 07, 2016
Jul 27, 2016
Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor, #1)
did not like it
Cookie cutter characters in a generic young-adult fantasy setting. Forced rivalries between walking clichés and way, way too much exposition. I really ...more
Sep 19, 2017
Sep 17, 2017
it was amazing
One of the best manga I've ever read, by the same author of Liar Game, another favorite.

The manga's first 80-ish chapters aren't translated. I'd recom
Apr 08, 2013
Apr 04, 2013
ノーゲーム・ノーライフ 8 ゲーマーたちは布石を継いでいくそうです (No Game No Life Light Novels, #8)
it was ok
After reading the confusing mess that was volume 7, I thought things may clarify themselves in volume 8. Although it's a little less confusing, it's s ...more
Apr 16, 2019
Dec 26, 2018
Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan
really liked it
Warning: may cause onions to spontaneously chop themselves in your vicinity.

Also for some reason, I kept imagining the piano music as Gymnopodie, as
Jun 2012
May 31, 2012
Neuromancer (Sprawl, #1)
it was ok
After reading the book, I decided to look at the reviews. I have learned the following:

1. A lot of people had to read it several times to "get" it. If
Feb 27, 2012
Feb 15, 2012
The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge, #1)
liked it
This story revolves around a set of characters in the Kingsbridge/Shiring area and their stories with and against each other. The concept and historic ...more
Mar 16, 2013
Mar 09, 2013
Beren and Lúthien
liked it
It's more of a collection of snippets and passages around the story of Beren/Luthien than it being one continuous story. The author goes on to show ho ...more
Jun 03, 2017
Jun 01, 2017
The Shadow of What Was Lost (The Licanius Trilogy, #1)
it was ok

I struggled with the story here - a set of actually very interesting and likable characters in a somewhat disjointed and mysterious storyline. The mys
Apr 27, 2016
Apr 12, 2016
The Heroes (First Law World, #5)
did not like it
Did you know that this book takes place in the world of Logen Ninefingers? In case you didn't, it is pounded into your head about 53 times just in cas ...more
Mar 21, 2013
Apr 24, 2012
The Emperor's Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, #1)
it was ok
**spoiler alert** The story peaks at the prologue.

Too many of the characters are 'badass' and shown as distant/aloof/too-cool-to-talk-like-a-normal-p
Feb 07, 2016
Aug 12, 2015
鬼燈の島-ホオズキノシマ- 1巻
liked it
Good mystery/psychological storyline, stays consistent throughout. I'm surprised this isn't a well known manga. Definitely enjoyable if you liked 20th ...more
Jan 20, 2013
Jan 19, 2013
The Queen's Poisoner (Kingfountain, #1)
liked it

Nice, easy read with likeable characters. Recommended.

The world building is done at a gradual pace, and the 'magic' isn't overwhelming or over-the-top
Jun 2016
Jun 01, 2016
A Column of Fire (Kingsbridge, #3)
liked it
It's always been great to read about this little part of England with its people, their squabbles and the way the threats and evildoers tend to hang o ...more
Sep 24, 2017
Sep 23, 2017
Rage (Teodor Szacki, #3)
liked it

Labeled as a crime/thriller, it has elements I don't see often in other of the same category. It has refreshing doses of humor in between the dark sub
Jul 03, 2016
Jul 02, 2016
Tower Lord (Raven's Shadow, #2)
did not like it
Going from one of the best books I've read in a while to one of the biggest let-downs in a sequel, I can at last experience the very same intensity of ...more
May 24, 2017
May 22, 2017
Daughter of Sand and Stone
liked it
Being somewhat familiar with Zenobia's references (having lived in the area and read of her), this was definitely a good take the events surrounding h ...more
Nov 08, 2015
Nov 07, 2015
名探偵コナン 1 [Meitantei Conan 1]
liked it
While the premise of the overall manga is good, it's turned into an infinite loop without progressing the storyline much. It's reached some 600+ chapt ...more
Mar 09, 2013
Mar 05, 2013
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