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My books...

Sci-fi, mysteries, & miscellaneous other things.

Currently reading

The Tale of Raw Head and Bloody Bones
Jack Wolf
Gideon's Angel
Clifford Beal
The Mirage
Matt Ruff
Ganymede (Clockwork Century 4)
Cherie Priest
Doc
Mary Doria Russell
The Tragedy of Arthur
Arthur Phillips
Neverness (Voyager Classics)
David Zindell
The Demon Princes, Volume One: The Star King, The Killing Machine, The Palace of Love
Jack Vance

Winter of the World: Book Two of the Century Trilogy

Winter of the World - Ken Follett Oh no, Oprah picked this book! It's been ages since I've read it, but I vaguely recall it was enjoyable. Never has stonemasonry & cathedral construction been so fascinating.

Fighting The Forces: What's At Stake In Buffy The Vampire Slayer?

Fighting the Forces: What's at Stake in Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Rhonda Wilcox, David Lavery Yes, I know reading Buffy is just uber-geeky, but I just couldn't help myself... As if. ;)

Paper Towns

Paper Towns - John Green Not sure what led me to read it (bookslut.com maybe?) but it was quite enjoyable. I can easily imagine it becoming a charming motion picture.

I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone

I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone - Stephanie Kuehnert Totally nails 90s rock cliches. And the dialogue, ouch. Not unpleasant though.

The Law of Nines

The Law of Nines - Terry Goodkind I was keenly reminded upon finishing this book that I should have remembered my vow to never read Terry Goodkind ever again.

The Lonely Polygamist: A Novel

The Lonely Polygamist - Brady Udall Delightful book about a repugnant sub-culture. Upon reflection, 3.5 stars.

Count to a Trillion

Count to a Trillion - John C. Wright Interesting book. Alas, but for the horrible dialogue, flat characters, and lugubrious expository bits, it would've been enjoyable.

The Fifty Year Sword

The Fifty Year Sword - Mark Z. Danielewski Very cool.

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - Robin Sloan I loved this book. Utterly charming.

Dark Currents: Agent of Hel

Dark Currents: Agent of Hel - Jacqueline Carey Not quite as textually dense as the Kushiel series, but quite enjoyable regardless.

Dodger

Dodger - Terry Pratchett Utterly charming.

Fifty Shames of Earl Grey: A Parody

Fifty Shames of Earl Grey - Andrew Shaffer, Fanny Merkin Best nom de plume ever? Hilarious book, really.

The Constantine Affliction (Pimm and Skye)

The Constantine Affliction - T. Aaron Payton Utterly charming.

Master and Commander (Vol. Book 1) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

Master and Commander (Aubrey/Maturin, #1) - Patrick O'Brian Really not sure what the fuss about this book/series is about. Ah, well.

Angelmaker (Vintage Contemporaries)

Angelmaker (Vintage Contemporaries) - Nick Harkaway Loved it!

Seven Princes (Books of the Shaper)

Seven Princes - John R. Fultz The sentences are certainly well constructed. Unfortunately, the narrative generated as a result is not.