Cathy I. (cathy1220) - Reviews

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The Blue Star (Jim Glass, Bk 2)
The Blue Star (Jim Glass, Bk 2)
Author: Tony Earley
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/1/2013


This is a wonderful book, one of the best I've read in a long while. It's a sequel to his earlier novel, "Jim the Boy" and is even better than the first, which is saying a lot.


The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Author: Junot Diaz
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 383
Review Date: 10/30/2013


I didn't think it was as good as the hype.


Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas
Author: David Mitchell
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 171
Review Date: 8/2/2012


One of my favorite books ever. Can't wait to see the movie.


The Lacuna
The Lacuna
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 132
Review Date: 8/18/2012


I liked this book very much. Kingsolver is a terrific writer whose characters always seem very real to me. The xenophobia of the '50's feels all too true with obvious parallels to today's political climate.


The Night Circus
The Night Circus
Author: Erin Morgenstern
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 51
Review Date: 10/16/2014


Beautifully written, highly imaginative.


Old Man's War (Old Man's War, Bk 1)
Old Man's War (Old Man's War, Bk 1)
Author: John Scalzi
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/24/2013


Great book with a really interesting concept. Fast read.


We Need New Names: A Novel
We Need New Names: A Novel
Author: NoViolet Bulawayo
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/20/2016


I loved this book. Both sections, the first one in Africa and the 2nd in America, are beautifully written.


The Windup Girl
The Windup Girl
Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/7/2017


Really interesting world setting. The ideas about energy creation in an apocalyptic future were amazing. However, the book is not exactly a page turner because none of the characters are fully realized and frankly, not easy to care for. However for sheer inventiveness, I would recommend it.


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