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2010 Reads > SFU: Two Word Review(s?) no spoiler

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Eric Gardner | 113 comments I got this book and read it this morning.

Here's my two word review: nonsense mishmash


Patrick (halfadd3r) Sci-Fi Emo?

I did enjoy the read though.


John | 43 comments ephemerally loquacious

I did enjoy the book, that is to say I read it, absorbed it, derived some amount of joy from it, visually garnered it's long-winded, excessive, repetitive language into my being as I imagine the author, originator, creator intended.


Mickey Asteriou (shortfatguy) My two? "Kaufman / Adams" (...as in Charlie and Douglas).


message 5: by Veronica, Supreme Sword (new) - rated it 3 stars

Veronica Belmont (veronicabelmont) | 1721 comments Mod
Deep Thoughts.


Sandi (sandikal) | 1212 comments Too Expensive.

It's available in hardback only and the Nook edition is $14.40. If B&N brings the ebook down to $9.99, I will probably get it. I do know I can get it from Sony for $9.99, but I prefer not to sideload.


Brad Theado | 217 comments 9.99 would still be too much.

My two words Fast Read.


terpkristin | 4211 comments Sleep Aid.
Daddy Issues.
Human Condition.

My full review will be coming this evening unless I fall asleep before I write it. It'll be on my GR page for the book/my progress on it.


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Jason | 14 comments Neo-Vonnegut HitchHiker


message 10: by Josh (new) - rated it 4 stars

Josh (firequake) | 30 comments Absurdly Comical! (very good)


message 11: by Don (new) - rated it 1 star

Don (walsfeo) | 37 comments Library Checkout.

(I get mine via ILL tomorrow)


message 12: by Tina (new) - rated it 2 stars

Tina (javabird) | 722 comments Library download :)


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Stephen Piegan | 9 comments Fleeting experience.


message 14: by Kate (new) - rated it 3 stars

Kate O'Hanlon (kateohanlon) | 778 comments Oddly Unsatisfying.


Matthew (nightveil) Sad Failure.

(There were so many things that could have been done, so many things that were hinted at that weren't paid off.)


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Meh? Meh.


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Brent Quigley (mrquiggles) | 6 comments Consciousness River

Lem's Apprentice


Nate Frary | 19 comments Engagingly funny


Alotor | 18 comments Too strange (as in Memoirs found in a bathtub)


William Chinda (willchinda) | 15 comments Occassionally brilliant
Mind f***


message 21: by Tom, Supreme Laser (new) - rated it 3 stars

Tom Merritt (tommerritt) | 1158 comments Mod
Slow realization


Gregory (gfitzgeraldmd) | 42 comments temporal funtime


Scott (smrathburn) | 44 comments awaiting comprehension


Alfredo | 62 comments mega boring


message 25: by Bill (new) - rated it 3 stars

Bill Nobes | 3 comments Creepily Poignant


Jenny (Reading Envy) (readingenvy) | 2898 comments terpkristin wrote: "Sleep Aid.
Daddy Issues.
Human Condition.

My full review will be coming this evening unless I fall asleep before I write it. It'll be on my GR page for the book/my progress on it."

Haha, I thought Daddy Issues before you said it, really the book is more about that than time travel.


Sandi (sandikal) | 1212 comments Christmas Present.

My daughter found this in the bookstore and said it looked perfect for me, so it was under my tree Christmas morning.


Scott (scottwinks) | 4 comments Who Cares.

I found the characters to be less than engaging.


message 29: by Jlawrence, S&L Moderator (new) - rated it 3 stars

Jlawrence | 964 comments Mod
Indie Film.


message 30: by Brew (new) - rated it 3 stars

Brew | 44 comments Oddly Titled.


message 31: by Eric (new) - rated it 2 stars

Eric | 7 comments Therapy session.

McSweeney's reject.

LiveJournal instead.


message 32: by Will (new) - rated it 1 star

Will (whami) pretentious drivel


Gordon McLeod (mcleodg) | 347 comments Recursive depth.


Martin (mafrid) | 50 comments Will (whami) wrote: "pretentious drivel"

Hey, that's what I wanted to say.
Then is 'Douglas/Coupland hash-up' two or three words?


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Eric wrote: "LiveJournal instead."

I laughed far too hard and far too long at this


Martin (mafrid) | 50 comments Veronica wrote: "Deep Thoughts."

Something went at the back of my mind while hearing this on the podcast.
Another reference to The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.


Robert Wilson (rmw66) | 6 comments Left unsatisfied.


message 38: by Ken (new) - rated it 1 star

Ken (KGratten) | 34 comments Absolutely horrible


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Knoxharrington | 1 comments Self-consciously literary.

I bet the phrase "science fiction for people who don't like science fiction" has been used in more than one review of this book.


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