Ryan H. - Reviews

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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Author: Dai Sijie, Ina Rilke (Translator)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 682
Review Date: 2/27/2007


An interesting story about life in communist china during Mao's reign.


The Broker
The Broker
Author: John Grisham
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 994
Review Date: 2/25/2007


An OK legal thriller.


Crossroads of Twilight (Wheel of Time, Book 10)
Crossroads of Twilight (Wheel of Time, Book 10)
Author: Robert Jordan
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/10/2007
Helpful Score: 2


I like the series but Jordan REALLY needs to edit himself more. I found myself speedreading entire chapters because little happens. Sakes alive I do not need intricate details of every characters clothes. At this point I have read a ton about them already and can imagine what Rand and company look like or think in general. If it doesnt advance the plot or enrich the reading experience cut it. I've heard 11 is better. I really look forward to the conclusion of all this. Can he wrap it up though in less than 1000 pages?


Cryptonomicon (Cryptonomicon, Bk 1)
Cryptonomicon (Cryptonomicon, Bk 1)
Author: Neal Stephenson
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/13/2007


A great - though long - read. Also the sudden end i have come to expect of Stephenson.


Kiln People (Kiln, Bk 1)
Kiln People (Kiln, Bk 1)
Author: David Brin
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/25/2007
Helpful Score: 1


I love David Brin. This is an interesting take on future where we solve not having enough time by making temporary copies of ourselves. Cool Sci-fi.


Shadow of a Dark Queen (Serpentwar, Bk 1)
Shadow of a Dark Queen (Serpentwar, Bk 1)
Author: Raymond E. Feist
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/27/2007


An enjoyable fantasy series.


Velocity
Velocity
Author: Dean Koontz
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 496
Review Date: 2/25/2007


An interesting take on the standard serial killer thriller.


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