Monthly Archives: December 2014

Gun with Occasional Music

Gun with Occasional Music By Jonathan Lethem 3/7 stars This book was pretty thoroughly “meh” for me. It spanned a couple of genres and didn’t do any of them particularly well. First and foremost, this was a murder mystery. I … Continue reading

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The Night Circus

The Night Circus By Erin Morgenstern 5/7 stars [mild spoilers] This is the third time I have read The Night Circus. The first time I read it, I loved it. The second time, all I could see were the plot … Continue reading

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What If?

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions By Randall Monroe 7/7 stars I loved this book. It is funny and engaging (and even somewhat informative). Monroe is quite talented at extrapolating answers to completely over the top questions. … Continue reading

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Encoded

Encoded By Thomas McDaniel 5/7 stars I had a lot of fun reading this book. It was interesting and fairly unpredictable with quite a number of plot turns. Since I did not know where the plot was going to end … Continue reading

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Alif The Unseen

Alif the Unseen By G. Willow Wilson 3/7 stars Most of the fantasy that I come across is fairly western in viewpoint. This is regardless of world-building, time frame or relative technology. Broad swords are more common than scimitars and … Continue reading

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Perdido Street Station

Perdido Street Station By China Mieville 5/7 stars I enjoyed this book for the most part, but it felt a little frenetic to me. At the outset of the book I was plunged into the middle of the world Mieville … Continue reading

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