My Reading Log

Here's where I keep track of all the books I have been reading lately. This is mostly for my own personal benefit so that I don't forget what I have read.

2006
Title Author Rating Review
The Ionian Mission Patrick O'Brian 8/10 Listened to it as a book on tape. Good but lacked an over arching plot.
And Then There Were None Agatha Christie 10/10 Great page turner.
Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger 6/10 More of a character study of a completely unappealing character than a plot-driven novel. Not my thing.
The Shroud of the Twacker Chris Elliott 7/10 Loses steam about 150 pages into the book.
The Surgeon's Mate Patrick O'Brian 6/10
The Fortune of War Patrick O'Brian 9/10 Another Aubry/Maturin book. This one has both sea and espionage elements.
I Am Jackie Chan Jackie Chan 5/10 Mildly amusing but poorly written memoir.
Desolation Island Patrick O'Brian 9/10 The books keep getting better.
The Mauritius Command Patrick O'Brian 8/10 Much better than the last book in the series.
Black Hole Charles Burns 7/10 Decent and weird graphic novel. Lots on indy comic cliche.
H.M.S. Surprise Patrick O'Brian 6/10 Weakest of the first 3 Aubry Maturin books.
2005
Title Author Rating Review
Mysterious Stranger David Blaine 5/10 Some interesting magic history, a few neat tricks and lots of David Blaine's self-hating magic style-endurance artist crap.
Haunted Chuck Palahniuk 3/10 Starts out with some amusing short stories but never amounts to much. The main plot line is barely existent and the stories are... more
Zardoz John Boorman 4/10 Yeah that's right, a novelization of Zardoz. It's just as inexplicable as the movie.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince J. K. Rowling 10/10

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