Karl E. - Reviews

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American Gods: A Novel
American Gods: A Novel
Author: Neil Gaiman
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/18/2007


Extremely good story. Very imaginative.


Review Date: 11/27/2007
Helpful Score: 2


A large book of short articles, this book is good for when you have a few minutes that you have to wait on something and nothing to occupy your mind. Very interesting.


Anthem
Anthem
Author: Ayn Rand
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/5/2007
Helpful Score: 1


It's amazing how short the classics actually are in some cases. I flew through this book. It was a very emotional ride, set in a nightmare future that's all to possible...


The Bean Trees
The Bean Trees
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/5/2007


Ms. Kingsolver has a talent for writing hauntingly surreal and beautiful descriptions of the world around her. Very inspiring to me.

I would certainly recommend The Bean Trees as well as it's sequel Pigs in Heaven.


A Dirty Job
A Dirty Job
Author: Christopher Moore
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/27/2010


This book is a lot of fun. I originally listened to it as an audiobook at work and got several funny looks from ppl when I was laughing out loud.


Dragon on a Pedestal (Xanth, Bk 7)
Dragon on a Pedestal (Xanth, Bk 7)
Author: Piers Anthony
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/12/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Mind you, It's been better than a decade since I read this book, but it's not bad. Book 7 of the Xanth series, before the series became a clearing house for readers to pawn off puns on the author. Not bad, but not exactly a classic either.


Neuromancer
Neuromancer
Author: William Gibson
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/18/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Everything cyberpunk is based off of this on some level. A very good story.


Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping
Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping
Author: Judith Levine
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/29/2007
Helpful Score: 7


Very interesting. Told in a diary format. We all think we know how much we could save if we tried this experiment, but that's not really the focus of the book. A lot of interesting observations on modern life and consumerism. I was born in 1978 and it really fascinated me to hear from someone who lived through that time period in their twenty-something years.

Parts of this book kind of made me mad. Not at the author, but more from learning what life was like before crippling debt set in on everyone...


Out of Phaze (Apprentice Adept, Bk 4)
Out of Phaze (Apprentice Adept, Bk 4)
Author: Piers Anthony
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/12/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Book 4 of the Apprentice Adept series. Again, it's been over a decade since I read it, but I have to admit in retrospect it's one of the better series I read from this author.


Review Date: 10/18/2007


A fun ride. I'm glad I got it on here. The author comes off as a little naive about the world around her, but I guess that's the premise of the book, so what do I know?


Pride of Baghdad
Pride of Baghdad
Author: Brian K. Vaughan, Niko Henrichon
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/29/2007


Beautiful story. But then, I can't help but recommend just about anything I've read by Vaughn...


Sandman, Vol 1: Preludes and Nocturnes
Sandman, Vol 1: Preludes and Nocturnes
Author: Neil Gaiman
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/18/2007
Helpful Score: 2


Always love Sandman. I personally think the series doesn't pick up till the second volume, but it's still very, very good. Also very graphic...


Strangers In Paradise: High School! (Strangers in Paradise (Graphic Novels))
Review Date: 6/29/2007


Strangers in Paradise is always good. Even if you're not into "Superhero" comics, it's hard to say no to this series once you give it a shot.


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