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Egg_salad has commented on (7) products.

Leviathan Wakes (Expanse Series #1) by James S.A. Corey
Leviathan Wakes (Expanse Series #1)

Egg_salad, January 2, 2013

Good hard scifi / horror story. I generally enjoy stories that explain what happens with new scientific discoveries, and this book / the series promises to focus on these story elements. Characters were well drawn as well. It was interesting to have what seemed like a 40s noir like character in a hard sci fi book.
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Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Ship Breaker

Egg_salad, August 4, 2012

I was recommended this book at a store as an easy summer read, as opposed to Bacigalupi's more dense "The Windup Girl." It definitely was a fast paced, easy summer read, and I enjoyed it. Maybe as a result of this, I did feel the characters were a little one dimensional, and the plot, especially near the end, was a bit contrived. Still, it was as advertised, and I can't really ding the book too hard for being a bit on the light side when that's I asked for.
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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Ready Player One

Egg_salad, January 1, 2012

Not deep, but great fun!
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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Ready Player One

Egg_salad, September 11, 2011

I picked up this book on Saturday and finished reading by Sunday afternoon. A thoroughly enjoyable, immersive book. The concept is a truly original way to incorporate all sorts of 80s geekdom into a book and make it relevant. If you are at all a fan of the geek pantheon from the 1980's should read this book now.
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Surface Detail by Iain M Banks
Surface Detail

Egg_salad, June 15, 2011

Action packed and riveting, a great space opera novel from Banks's Culture series. Most of the Culture novels are pretty good as stand alone reads, and this one is no exception. The downside of them being standalone reads is you don't get the character continuity you would get in a traditional series, but the Culture (the galaxy spanning pan human protagonist for most of these books) is almost like an independent character in itself. If you haven't read a Culture novel before, this is as good as any of them to give it a try.
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