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vN

If you pick it up (and I recommend you do), expect to find a world thick with meaning and humour, elegantly packaged in an eminently readable adventure.


vN

It's disturbing and sometimes upsetting — but the ending is a giant insane weird thrill that makes the whole thing pay off.


Robopocalypse: A Novel

Robopocalypse is a techno-thriller whose title pretty much highlights what to expect.


Exogene

McCarthy’s Subterrene War is proving to be smart and not quite like much of the Military SF that preceded it in the right ways just as it echoes many of the themes, following those same predecessors in spirit.


King of Thorns

Still, I enjoyed it a great deal and f the finale, Emperor of Thorns can reach the same levels of excellence, craftsmanship, and imaginative storytelling as either of its predecessor, than I for one will be an extremely happy reader.


Sharps

From all this, it probably sounds like I didn’t like Sharps, but it’s really more of a case of it didn’t amaze me or live up to my expectations.


Scourge of the Betrayer

Scourge of the Betrayer is an okay book and there’s certainly some engaging writing, humor, and dialogue.


Manhattan In Reverse: And Other Stories

Manhattan in Reverse is diverse, entertaining, thought-provoking and, at only 272 pages, a great way to get acquainted with Peter F. Hamilton.


Firelight

I had to rate this one a B because of the world-building problems, but I heartily look forward to the next in the series.


The Broken Kingdoms

I can’t say what it was exactly, but I felt a pull towards more books by this author since I read The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms earlier this year.


Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street

Mr. Barofsky, now a senior fellow at New York University School of Law, does a good job of describing the complex financial products at the core of the crisis. And he does open windows into how Washington works, though not always those he intended.


Some Kind of Fairy Tale: A Novel

Joyce has written a brilliant book that will make you think about the meaning of fairytales in a new way.


Destiny
Kirkus Reviews : DESTINY (July 31, 2012)

The fourth entry in this pure-gothic series continues to hit all the clichés of the genre as hard as possible.


Wife 22: A Novel

"Wife 22" might have been an epic failure in the hands of a lesser author. But Gideon's skill and style reveal her to be a first-time novelist with a promising fiction future.


Wife 22: A Novel

In the crowded pool of novels about midlife crises, “Wife 22” has the buoyancy of water wings.


The Fate of the Species: Why the Human Race May Cause Its Own Extinction and How We Can Stop It

The book is a quick, fascinating read, built specifically for discriminating laymen who want to learn about current state-of-the-art adventures in biology, climatology, and biochemistry and how these adventures threaten our existence.


Heading Out to Wonderful

Heading Out to Wonderful is as sad and mournful as the mountain songs of Virginia. But it’s also a beautifully told story of human failings and yearnings, and redemption sought but never quite attained.


Albert of Adelaide: A Novel

Let us call it a Good Novel, well worth your time and money, and let us conclude with another of literature's most alluring words - unforgettable.


Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies

Employing a wry wit and a keen eye for detail, he delivers an ultimately winning tale fraught with European intrigue and subtle wartime heroics.