Joel F. (joelf) - Reviews

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Carrion Comfort
Carrion Comfort
Author: Dan Simmons
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/21/2006
Helpful Score: 2


Masterful horror by a great writer. This will turn around what you think of as a vampire novel.


Clade
Clade
Author: Mark Budz
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/1/2007


Very cool book -- biopunk in the vein of Paul di Filippo's Ribofunk or Wil McCarthy's Bloom. The book ends kind of abruptly, good thing there's a sequel. Nice to see some non caucasian protagonists, with reasonable projection of what street gang life could be like in 50 years.


Cooking Under Wraps/Recipes and Step-By-Step Techniques: The Art of Wrapping Hors D'Oeuvres, Main Courese, and Desserts
Review Date: 12/26/2008


Everything we've made from this book has been outstanding. I won't part with mine, pick a copy up. B'steeyah, lamb manti, empanadas... they're all great.


High Justice
High Justice
Author: Jerry Pournelle
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 10/14/2006


First book in Pournelle's Future History that "Mote in God's Eye" is part of


Jhereg (Vlad Taltos, No 1)
Jhereg (Vlad Taltos, No 1)
Author: Steven Brust
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/14/2006


Noir fantasy -- first of eventually 19 books, great stuff, but I've got two of 'em.


The Machu Picchu Guidebook: A Self-Guided Tour
Review Date: 3/9/2018


An absolute must for travelers to Machu Picchu. Unlike many other countries' famous ruins, there are very few interpretive signs throughout the park. With this, you can probably avoid paying for a tour guide. Note that the order of the tour is a little out of date - they have changed many paths to one-way, meaning that if you want to visit a few of the places on the tour, you need to make a second circuit.


MindExpanse Baby: Discovering Colors
MindExpanse Baby: Discovering Colors
Author: Nancy Heleno
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 5/4/2007


Somewhat dry, academic book on brain development.


Naked Came the Robot
Naked Came the Robot
Author: Barry B. Longyear
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/22/2006


A wonderfully silly book. Marxist robots, getting drunk on lubricant, and a human hopefully trying to cope... sounds like Futurama? You bet. Somebody's owed some royalties.


The Riddle of the Wren
The Riddle of the Wren
Author: Charles de Lint
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/2/2006
Helpful Score: 2


Outstanding fantasy story -- you'll find it a little trite in places, but there's enough twists on the standard fantasy tropes to make it a delight.


The Source (Necroscope, Bk 3)
The Source (Necroscope, Bk 3)
Author: Brian Lumley
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/21/2006
Helpful Score: 1


This third book in the Necroscope series takes the horror to a new level -- that of the Vampire's own world of darkness. If you like over-the-top horror with vampires that aren't depressed with their own existence, this is the book for you.


Star Treasure
Star Treasure
Author: Keith Laumer
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 10/14/2006


Classic Berkeley edition


Troublemakers : Stories by Harlan Ellison
Troublemakers : Stories by Harlan Ellison
Author: Harlan Ellison
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/2/2006


Some of Ellison's best work, plus some autobiographical info. It may not scare a teen straight, but it'll definitnely let them see the wild, dangerous side of the world


Ubik (Bantam science fiction)
Ubik (Bantam science fiction)
Author: Philip K Dick
Book Type: Unknown Binding
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/14/2006


PK Dick's seminal book, which for some reason I have three copies of in different editions


Valis
Valis
Author: Philip K. Dick
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 10/14/2006


Another seminal work by PK Dick


Weaveworld
Weaveworld
Author: Clive Barker
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/2/2006


Probably one of the more readable books by Barker, it avoids some of his usualy gore and "power comes from pain" themes and provides a terrific fantasy tale.


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