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Caliphate
Tom Kratman
Reinterpreting Russia: An Annotated Bibliography of Books on Russia, the Soviet Union, and the Russian Federation, 1991-1996
Steve D. Boilard

Perdido Street Station

Perdido Street Station - China Miéville PUtting this back on the shelf. I just couldn't get into it after about half the book. It just drags on and on

I Am Ozzy

I Am Ozzy - Ozzy Osbourne, Chris Ayres Would have been a five if there were even more amazing content, but then again, this is Ozzy's brain dump. I'm surprised we got this many pages! Definitely a recommended read.

Foucault's Pendulum

Foucault's Pendulum - Umberto Eco, William Weaver Really good. I think I enjoyed it even more after reading the mindf&$k that was "The Illuminatus Trilogy" (which I really liked).

Ender in Exile

Ender in Exile - Orson Scott Card I would've given 3.5 stars, but it's not possible on Goodreads. A good "filler" for the story, but I disliked how Card is going to have to change future editions of the book.

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen - Christopher McDougall Extremely inspiring!

Consider Phlebas

Consider Phlebas - Iain M. Banks I'm not sure why I understand this to be considered a classic. I've held off on reading Banks for a number of years, and I don't really see myself going back after reading this novel. I found it dragging, wandering, and an overall meaningless conclusion with characters that didn't matter to the story.

Freedom (TM)

Freedomâ„¢ - Daniel Suarez Excellent. Fell off a bit from "Daemon", but still a great story with (I believe) some loose ends that may get resolved in "Darknet" coming out in 2011

Daemon

Daemon - Daniel Suarez A wonderful, detailed, page-turning techno-thriller. I was unable to put this down, and can't wait to get my hands on the sequel.

The Codex

The Codex - Douglas Preston Not too bad for an adventure-type novel. I guiltily enjoyed it and might look at some of Preston's other books.

Titan (NASA Trilogy, Book 2)

Titan  - Stephen Baxter A decent work by Mr. Baxter, but I had trouble connecting the on- and off-world stories to each other. Both stories could've been good novels on their own, but combining them didn't seem to work for me.

The Time Ships

The Time Ships - Stephen Baxter A worthy sequel to Wells' original

The Yiddish Policemen's Union

The Yiddish Policemen's Union - Michael Chabon I like the noir/detective aspect of this novel, but at times I felt that Chabon was reaching too far to get his point across. Other times it felt as though the story wasn't really moving forward but for the sake of introducing more character elements.