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  Adams, Douglas Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy **** just remember 42
    Restuarant at the End of the Universe
* couldn't finish
    Dirk Gently's Holistic Dectective Agency  * great idea, bad implemntation
    The Long, Dark Tea Time of the Soul   * second try, last try
  Alten, Steve Meg *** (2003) very enjoyable
  Anderson, Kevin J. Jedi Search (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #1)
*** but too much assumption that the reader never had seen Star Wars
    Dark Apprentice (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #2)  *** better than the first
    Champions of the Force (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #3)  ***  
    Darksaber (Star Wars)   ****  
  Anthony, Piers A Spell for Chameleon  ***  
    Castle Roogna **   
    Source of Magic ***   
    Centaur Isle   **   
    On a Pale Horse (Incarnations of Immortality #1) ***  
    Bearing an Hourglass (Incarnations of Immortality #2) ***  
    With a Tangled Skein (Incarnations of Immortality #3) ***  
    Wielding a Red Sword (Incarnations of Immortality #4) ***  
    Being a Green Mother (Incarnations of Immortality #5) ***  
    For the Love of Evil (Incarnations of Immortality #6) * horrid, horrid book
    And Eternity (Incarnations of Immortality #7) * horrid, horrid book
  Asimov, Issac Caves of Steel  ****  
    Foundation ** not at all what I expected
  Atwood, Margret Bodily Harm ****  
    Surfacing ** are men ever good in her books?
  Barrie, J.M. Peter Pan ***  
  Baum, Frank L.

The Wizard of Oz

  Bear, Greg Blood Music
    Forge of God ****  
  Bellairs, John The House with a Clock in its Walls *** (2004) Not bad. Not great.
  Bradbury, Ray The Martian Chronicles   *  
    Something Wicked this Way Comes *  
  Bronte, Emily Wuthering Heights
  Brooks, Terry

Sword of Shannara

    Elfstones of Shannara
    Wishsong of Shannara
    Magic Kingdom for Sale--Sold!
    The Black Unicorn  **   
    Wizard At Large  **   
    Scions of Shannara (The Heritage of Shannara #1)  *****  
    Elf Queen of Shannara (The Heritage of Shannara #2)  *****   
    Druid of Shannara (The Heritage of Shannara #3)  *****   
    Talismans of Shannara (The Heritage of Shannara #4)  *****   
    First King of Shannara   ****  
    Isle Witch (The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara #1) ****   
    Antrax (The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara #2) ***  
    Morgwar (The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara #3) *** (2003) 
    Sometimes Magic Works ***** (2003) Interesting to see how Terry Brooks writes.
    Jarka Ruus (The High Druid of Shannara #1) *** (2003) 
    Running with the Demon *** (2004) Not bad. Better than Magic Kingdom universe though.
  Budrys, Algis

Rogue Moon

*** (2003) great characterization
  Burgess, Anthony A Clockwork Orange * ugh
  Burroughs, Edgar Rice  Princess of Mars
    Tarzan of the Apes  ****  
    Land that Time Forgot  ***  
    People that Time Forgot  **  
    Out of Time's Abyss   **  
  Byatt, A.S.  Possesion   ****  
  Cameron, Eleanor  The Wonderful Flight the the Mushroom Planet   *****  
    Stowaway to the Mushroom Planet   *****   
    Time and Mr. Bass   *****   
    Mr. Bass's Planetoid   *****   
  Card, Orson Scott  Ender's Game   *** Good, but not as good as people profess all the time.
    Speaker for the Dead   **  
  Carey, Diane  Battlestations! (Star Trek)   *  

Charnas, Suzy Mckee

The Vampire Tapestry   ***  
  Chaucer, Geoffrey Canterbury Tales
    Troilus and Criseyde **  
  Cherryh, C. J. Heavy Time ** (2003) Great writing, plot way to slow to develop.
  Child, Lincoln and Preston, Douglas Riptide ** Had potential.
  Christie, Agatha And then There Were None
    Death on the Nile **  
    Murder on the Orient Express **  
  Christopher, John When the Tripods Came
    The White Mountains ****  
    City of Gold and Lead ****  
    The Pool of Fire ****  
  Clancy, Tom Without Remorse **  
  Clarke, Arthur C. Childhood's End
     2001 ***   
     2010 *****   
    2061 ***  
    Rendezvous with Rama ***  
    Rama II ** The Shakespearean robots were cool.
    Garden of Rama *  
  Clavell, James


***** Awesome book.
  Conrad, Joseph Nostromo **  
  Cook, Glen The Black Company ***  
  Cook, Hugh

Wizard War

  Cook, Paul Engines of Dawn ***  
  Coville, Bruce Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher ***  
  Crichton, Michael Andromeda Strain
    Jurassic Park ***  
    Lost World ***** Liked this book much more than the original.
    Rising Sun ***** Crichton's best.
    Airframe ****  
    Timeline ***  
    Sphere *** (2003) Ok, but not great.
  Crispin, A.C. The Paradise Snare (Star Wars)
    The Hutt Gambit (Star Wars) ****  
  David, Peter House of Cards (Star Trek: New Frontier #1)
    Into the Void (Star Trek: New Frontier #2) ***  
    The Two-Front War (Star Trek: New Frontier #3) ***  
    End Game (Star Trek: New Frontier #4) ***  
  De Lint, Charles Somplace to be Flying ***** (2003) I loved the Crow sisters. Great universe De Lint has created.
    Memory & Dream *** (2004) Not as good as Someplace to be Flying, but very good nonetheless.
    Trader *** (2004) Weakest of the books so far. Very good in the last half of the book.
    Seven Wild Sisters ***** (2004) Delightful book. DeLint at his best
    The Onion Girl **** (2004) Jilly's story.
    Buffalo Girls *** (2004) Not bad. Seven Wild is better.
  Dick, Phillip K. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
*** The true beginnings of cyberpunk. Gibson is just a grandchild.
    The Man in the High Castle ***  
  Dickens, Charles A Christmas Carol
    Oliver Twist *****  
    Bleak House *****  
    Great Expectations ****  
    Hard Times *** The first half of the book is the best.
    A Tale of Two Cities *** Completely unlike any other Dickens novel.
  Duane, Diane So You Want to be A Wizard? **** Much better than Mr. Potter.
  Eliot, George Middlemarch ****  
  Ellman, Richard Oscar Wilde **** Fascninating man.
  Evans, Lawrence-Watt The Misenchanted Sword *****  
  Farmer, Philip Jose To Your Scattered Bodies Go ** (2003)
  Feist, Raymond Magician: Apprentice
    Magician: Master ****  
    Silverthorn ***  
    A Darkness at Sethanon ****  
    Prince of the Blood **  
    Faerie Tale ***  
  Feist, Raymond and William Forstchen Legends of the Riftwar: Hounered Enemy ****  
  Forward, Robert L.


  Foster, Alan Dean Glory Lane
    Sentenced to Prizm ***  
    Tar-Aiym Krang (Pip and Flinx #1) **  
    Into the Out Of ****  
    Cachalot ****  
    Icerigger ****  
    Mission to Moulikin ***  
    The Deluge Drivers ***  
    Spellsinger (Spellsinger #1) **  
    Path of the Premumbtor (Spellsinger #2) **  
    Parallelites *** (2003)
    Interlopers **** (2003) 
    A Call to Arms (The Damned #1) *** (2003)
    Cyber Way *** (2004)
  Frost, Mark The List of 7
    6 Messiahs *****  

  Gardner, James Alan Expendable ** Could have been much better.
  Gemmel, David Winter Warriors
    Quest for Lost Heroes ****  
    In the Shadow of the Wolf ***  
    Legend *** (2004) Very good. Should have been 60 pages shorter.
  Giambastiani, Kurt R. A. The Year the Cloud Fell *** Not bad. I am interested to see how this series develops.
  Golding, William Lord of the Flies **  
  Gould Steven Blind Waves * Bad, bad, bad.
  Golden, Christopher Of Saints and Shadows
  Goldenstein, Lawrence and Nancy Used and Rare ** Ok, but really no point.
  Gordimer, Nadine Burger’s Daugter **  
  Green, Simon R. Guards of Haven **** A fantasy murder mystery. Quite refreshing.
  Grubb, Jeff The Gathering Dark (Magic: The Gathering Ice Age Cycle Book 1) **** (2004) The best of the Magic books so far.
  Hadelman, Joe Forever War ****  
  Hambly, Barbara Ishmael (Star Trek)
    Time of the Dark ****  Best of the series. Takea little too long to get going.
    Walls of Air ** Weakest of the series. Very boring at times. 
    Armies of Daylight ***  The battle for Darwath ends here.
    Mother of Winter *** Ok...I miss the Dark as the enemy though. 
  Hawthorne, Nathaniel

The Scarlet Letter

    The Blithedale Romance ***  
  Heinlein, Robert Number of the Beast
* Why is Heinlein so higly regarded?
    Friday * I ask again...why is he liked by so many people? 
    Podkayne of Mars ** Ok...his juvies are his best work. 
    Starship Troopers * Ugh...horrid, horrid book. Movie is much better (sadly). 
  Hendee, Barb and J.C. Dhampir *** (2003) Ok vampire book with some new twists. Don't kow if I will read the sequel or not.
  Henry, Sue Deadfall ****  Great mystery. Couldn't put it down.
  Herbert, Frank Dune
****  A great book and wonderful world building. Too bad the rest of the series doesn't live up to this book's standard.
    Dune Messiah *  Couldn't finish.
  Hubbard, L. Ron Invader's Plan **** Surprisingly good.
    Black Genesis **  
    Enemy Within **  
    An Alien Affair **  
  Hulme, Kari

The Bone People

**** Wonderful novel.
  James, Henry Portrait of a Lady
* Ugh.
  Jordan, Robert
Eye of the World **  
    The Great Hunt **  
    The Dragon Reborn **  
  Keyes, J. Gregory Newton's Cannon (Age of Unreason)
***** (2003) Great. Loved this book to death.
    A Calculus of Angels (Age of Unreason) **** (2003) Not as good as the first, but close.
    Empire of Unreason (Age of Unreason) ** (2003) Sadly, not very good.
  King, J. Robert Invasion (Magic: The Gathering Invasion Cycle Book 1) *** (2004) Pretty good cosidering its based on a CCG
    Planeshift (Magic: The Gathering Invasion Cycle Book II) *** (2004) Good followup to the first. Non-stop action
    Apocalypse (Magic: The Gathering Invasion Cycle Book III) *** (2004) Overall, a good series of books.
  King, Stephen Salem's Lot ***** King's best by far.
    Danse Macbre ***** Nonfiction.
    It **** One of King's best.
    The Gunslinger (1982 Edition) *** Can't wait to see how it all ends.
    Tommyknockers * Couldn't finish.
    Needful Things * Couldn't finish.
    "The Langoliers" *** (2003) Ok. Like most King, should have been a little shorter.
    The Gunslinger: Revised Edition (The Dark Tower, Book I) **** (2004) I have no recollection of reading this book. Pretty good though.
    The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower, Book II) *** (2004) Good. The series is moving forward.
    The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon ***** (2004) King's best.
    The Wastelands (The Dark Tower, Book III) *** (2005)
    Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower, Book IV) *** (2005)
  Knowles, John A Separate Peace
  Kurtz, Katherine Camber of Culdi ** Never felt like a fantasy world. Too real.
  Lassieur, A. L.

The Unicorn (Clan War Scroll #3)

** (2003)
  Laymon, Richard The Traveling Vampire Show *** (2003) Great characterization. A little too much sex and very little horror.
  Lebow, Jess The Secrets of Magic Anthology (Magic: The Gathering) **** (2004) Some of very good stories in here. Some real bad ones as well
  Lee, Harper To Kill a Mockingbird **  
  Lewis, C.S. The Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe **** I love the family of beavers.
  Maclean, Alastair Night without End
**** Snow! What else do you need?
    Breakheart Pass ** Could have been better.
    River of Death ** Nazi gold!
  Martin, George R.R. Fevre Dream
    Game of Thrones **** Politcal fantasy at its best.
  McDermott, Will The Moons of Mirrordin (Magic: The Gathering Mirrodin Cycle Book I) *** (2004) Not too bad.
  McDevitt, Jack Ancient Shores
*** (2003) Great till the end.
    Moonfall *** (2003) Great disaster novel that leaves you wanting more.
    Eternity Road *** (2003) Ok, would like to have seen more ruins.
    Engines of God *** (2004) First 200 pages was awesome! After that it was all downhill.
  McKinney, Jack Genesis ****  
    Battlecry ***  
    Force of Arms    
    Southern Cross    
    Metal Fire    
    The Final Nightmare    
    Invid Invasion    
    Symphony of Light    
  Milton, John Paradise Lost    
  Monhan, Brent

Book of Common Dread

  Montgomery, L. M. Emily of New Moon ***  
  Moore, Thomas Utopia ***  

  Niven, Larry Ringworld *** Pretty good.
    The Ringworld Engineers * Could have been great.
    The Intergral Trees ** Great concept, but Niven doesn't completley pull it off.
  Nix, Gath Sabriel **** (2003) Unique YA book. A well constructed universe.
    Mr. Monday (Keys to the Kingdom #1) *** (2004) Another good one from Mr. Nix.
    Grim Tuesday (Keys to the Kingdom #2) *** (2004) Good followup to Mr. Monday
    Lirael *** (2004) Another good one. Does not end though. Need to read Abhorsen for conclusion.

  Paretsky, Sarah Indemity Only ***  
    Killing Orders ***  
  Pellegrino, Charles and Zebrowski, George Dyson Sphere (Star Trek: The Next Generation #50) ** (2004) Could have been a lot better.
  Perry, S. D. Section 31: Cloak (Star Trek) ** Ok. Very little about Section 31.
  Perry, Steven Earth Hive (Aliens) *** Fun, mindless read. Horrid editing.
    Nightmare Asylum (Aliens) *** Fun, mindless read. Horrid editing.
  Powers, Tim On Stranger Tides * (2004) Pirates. Could have been great. Slow moving book. Couldn't finish. To dang slow.
  Quentin, Brad The Demon of the Deep (The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest #1) ** (2004) Not bad. Not great.

  Reed, Robert Marrow *** (2003) Not bad...not at all what I expected.
  Reynolds, Alistair Redemption Ark *** (2004) Slow start. Great ideas; could have 200 pages or so trimmed from it.
  Rice, Anne Interview with the Vampire
    The Vampire Lestat **** Her best.
  Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire *** (2004) Not bad. She has a style that I cannot describe. Maybe it's more tell than show.
  Salvatore, R. A. The Crystal Shard (Forgotten Realms)
**** Great DnD yarn.
    Vector Prime (Star Wars: New Jedi Order) *** Poor Chewie.
  Sheffield, Charles The Proteus Operation
    Starfire *** (2003) Enjoyable. Bogs down at the end. 100 less pages would have helped this one.
  Shelley, Mary Frankenstein ***  
  Silverberg, Robert Time of the Great Freeze *** (2004) Not bad. Fun, light read.
  Soesbee, Ree The Crane (Clan War Scroll #2) *** (2003) 
  Somtow, S.P. Vampire Junction **** A Jungian vampire!!
  Stackpole, Michael A. Dark Tide: Onslaught (Star Wars: New Jedi Order) *** Not bad, not great.
  Stasheff, Christopher Her Magesty's Wizard **** Very good. I hope the sequels are as good.
  Stephenson, Neal Snow Crash
* Couldn't finish it.
    The Diamond Age * Neal, get over yourself. Couldn't finish it.
  Stine, G. Harry Warbots *'s sad that a tree had to give its life for this book.
  Stoker, Bram Dracula ***** A masterpiece!
  Sullivan, Stephen D. The Scorpion (Clan War Scroll #1)
*** (2003) 
  Tolstoy, Nickoli Anna Karenenia *  
  Turtledove, Harry Days of Infamy *** (2005) Not bad. Curious to see how it ends.
    In Presence of Mine Enemies *** (2005) Not bad. A little slow and unclimatic.
  Twain, Mark The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ****  
  Tyers, Kathy Truce at Bakura (Star Wars) ** Yawn. My least favorite Star Wars novel.
  Vachss, Andrew H. Batman: The Ultimate Evil **  
  Viehl, S.L. Stardoc *** (2004) Fun read. White is better medical.
  Vinge, Joan D. The Snow Queen **** (2004) Great world building.
  Voltaire Candide ** Ok. I should try and read it again now that I am older.
  Weber, David

On Balisk Station (Honor Harrington)

    The Honor of the Queen(Honor Harrington) ***  
    The Short Victorious War (Honor Harrington) ** (2004) Not the best in the series
    Field of Dishonor (Honor Harrington) *** (2004) Not bad, not too military. More soap.
  White, James Hospital Station ****  
  Woolf, Virginia

To the Lighthouse

  Willis, Connie Doomsday Book
    Remake **** My fifteen seconds of fame.
    Unchartered Territory ** By far, my least favorite Connie Willis book.
    Bellewether ****** Great! one of the very few books that made me laugh.
  Wilson, Robert Charles Bios **** (2004) Great short read. I want more about the world of Isis.

  Zhan, Timothy Heir to the Empire (Star Wars) **** Great lead off to the Star Wars book phenenom
    Dark Force Rising (Star Wars) ***  
    The Last Command (Star Wars) ***