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Ghost Ocean
3.30
really liked it
This might be one of the best-written urban fantasy novels I've read recently. It's approach to the urban fantasy setting, and without giving away any ...more
Jul 05, 2009
Jul 07, 2009
 
Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)
4.23
liked it
I enjoyed this book, which actually surprised me a bit. Typically with sci-fi I tend to prefer heavier fare, but Scalzi's light touch with his prose w ...more
Oct 17, 2009
Oct 19, 2009
 
Drakon Book I: The Sieve
3.82
it was ok
I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

So, I don’t know what to say here, guys. I may not have finished this if I hadn’
...more
Jun 05, 2017
Jun 06, 2017
 
Let the Right One In
4.07
really liked it
I was really impressed by this book. It's a dark and disturbing tale that is beautifully written. The characters are complex, and the novel manages to ...more
Apr 05, 2009
Apr 05, 2009
 
The Third Claw of God (Andrea Cort #2)
3.89
liked it
A decent follow-up to the first book in the series, although not quite as strong. I can't put my finger on it, but while I read the books and enjoy th ...more
Feb 28, 2009
Feb 28, 2009
 
Daemon (Daemon, #1)
4.17
really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. At the very beginning of the book, I felt like some of the characterization was a little forced, or possibly just done in ...more
Jun 06, 2009
Jun 06, 2009
 
Total Oblivion, More or Less
3.04
it was ok
I had mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand, I appreciate the absurdity of DeNiro's imagined post-apocalyptic United States, and he takes a ...more
Dec 23, 2009
Jan 07, 2010
 
Scenting the Dark and Other Stories
3.50
it was ok
I was disappointed by this book. I had heard the author on a few episodes of Writing Excuses and had been impressed with what she had to say, particul ...more
Jan 06, 2010
Jan 07, 2010
 
Little Brother
3.94
did not like it
I get that this book is being treated well because it is so topical, and I love the kinds of thinking it's presenting.

That being said, the book fails
...more
May 08, 2008
May 08, 2008
 
Maplecroft (The Borden Dispatches, #1)
3.59
it was amazing
Lizzie Borden battling Lovecraftian horrors. Do you need a better pitch than that?
Jan 2015
Jan 01, 2015
 
City of Dark Magic (City of Dark Magic, #1)
3.47
it was ok
I was really torn on this book, because I truly wanted to like it. You read the description and it has just the right kind of weirdness that should ha ...more
Jun 21, 2015
Jun 24, 2015
 
The Jennifer Morgue (Laundry Files, #2)
4.03
really liked it
I've tried to read Stross in the past, and this is the first one I've finished. Others I've started and then gotten distracted from, and after complet ...more
Feb 2009
Feb 01, 2009
 
The Night Ocean
3.34
liked it
This is a book where my opinion of it has changed the longer I've been away from it. It's a strange book, and honestly its structure was nearly its un ...more
Jun 17, 2017
Jun 22, 2017
 
The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, #3)
4.46
really liked it
I was quite pleased with this final book in the Mistborn trilogy. Sanderson manages to pull together all the threads and conclude the novel in an extr ...more
Mar 08, 2009
Mar 10, 2009
 
The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
4.43
it was amazing
I was really impressed by this book. The characters are vividly drawn, and the story is wonderful. The world-building that Sanderson has done is excep ...more
Mar 03, 2009
Mar 03, 2009
 
The Invisibles, Vol. 3: Entropy in the U.K.
4.23
liked it
The plot accelerates quite a bit in this volume, and the metaphysical portions of the story come into greater focus. I almost expected some sort of Ph ...more
Mar 2009
Mar 01, 2009
 
The Invisibles, Vol. 1: Say You Want a Revolution
3.95
liked it
An interesting work, filled with dark and mystical themes. It's a little hard to get into, there's a unique rhythm to the narrative that the reader ne ...more
Feb 28, 2009
Mar 01, 2009
 
The Magicians (The Magicians #1)
3.48
really liked it
Lev Grossman has written a very clever book, one that plays with the tropes of fantasy without falling into the trap of reiterating them. It's fun mat ...more
Nov 29, 2009
Dec 03, 2009
 
Sandman Slim (Sandman Slim, #1)
3.93
liked it
Reposted from my site:

What do you get when you combine the genres of hard-boiled detective noir, spaghetti-western and urban fantasy set in L.A.? You

...more
Mar 18, 2010
Mar 19, 2010
 
Warbreaker (Warbreaker, #1)
4.22
liked it
I enjoyed Warbreaker, but not as much as I had hoped to. Sanderson sets a high standard for his work with the Mistborn trilogy, which this novel does ...more
Jul 29, 2009
Aug 11, 2009
 
Among Others
3.68
really liked it
While I was reading this book, my wife asked me what I thought of it so far. I told her I didn't know yet, which was true. This is the sort of book th ...more
not set
Jan 01, 2013
 
The Child Thief
4.10
really liked it
I admit that I approached this book with trepidation. In the past, I have encountered a number of attempts to retell the Peter Pan story, most of them ...more
Oct 12, 2009
Oct 19, 2009
 
Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)
3.50
really liked it
This was my first experience with Priest's work, and it was a pleasure. I found it to be a brilliantly imagined steampunk novel set during an extended ...more
Oct 15, 2009
Oct 19, 2009
 
The Blade Itself (The First Law, #1)
4.14
really liked it
An outstanding debut novel and start to a trilogy. Abercrombie does a wonderful job of introducing all of the complex characters and manages to make t ...more
Jun 14, 2009
Jun 14, 2009
 
Memories of the Future - Volume 1
4.13
really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I laughed so much while reading Memories of the Future, more than I have for any other book in recent memory.

The episode r
...more
Oct 21, 2009
Oct 22, 2009
 
Last Argument of Kings (The First Law, #3)
4.26
it was amazing
An excellent conclusion to the trilogy, that left me yearning for more, which I'm sure will come someday, as this world is too rich to be abandoned at ...more
Jun 27, 2009
Jul 04, 2009
 
Saturn's Children (Freyaverse #1)
3.56
liked it
Charles Stross' work can be really hit or miss for me. This book was enjoyable, but seemed almost rushed. I don't mean rushed in terms of pacing, but ...more
May 31, 2009
Jun 05, 2009
 
Gun Machine
3.83
really liked it
I really loved this book. It's a police procedural (which is a genre I don't usually enjoy), but laced with the kind of intricate thought, dark wit, a ...more
Jan 03, 2013
Jan 02, 2013
 
Sunken Treasure: Wil Wheaton's Hot Cocoa Box Sampler
4.12
really liked it
I quite enjoyed this chapbook collection of essays from Wil Wheaton, the uber-geek. His style is very personal and approachable, and I quite enjoy the ...more
Feb 28, 2009
Feb 28, 2009
 
War for the Oaks
4.03
liked it
I discovered this book after attending Odyssey Con where Emma Bull was one of the Guests of Honor. It's an enjoyable book, and holds the position of b ...more
May 09, 2009
May 09, 2009
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