The list author says: "I read a wide variety of books: from Classics to Science Fiction and Fantasy. By the end of the year, I can barely recall which books I've read. This is a list to remind me of what I've read and what I thought about each selection..."
"Unusual book that I normally wouldn't have been interested in. Wrong attitude! A collection of connected stories taking place in different times. Some chapters harrowing, some very funny but all tied together by a very unusual structure to the stories! Very Good Book! Highly recommended!"
"An old Sci-Fiction book I read long ago. I Wanted to read it again after hearing it mentioned in some classic SF award-winning anthologies. It does hold up as excellent post-apocalyptic Sci-Fi story. Great Book."
"The First James Rollins book I read, since I couldn't find "Altar of Eden" right away. Introduced me to the Rollins style of writing whereby each chapter ends with some sort of cliffhanger that has you turning pages to find out what happens next long into the night. Good Book."
"My second Rollins novel. I don't usually read thrillers but this one was recommended by Amazon for some reason. Good, solid page turner with suspense and even some sophisticated ideas to ponder. I think I preferred The Doomsday Key better though. Good Book."
"I don't often read biographies, but this one had some good recommendations. Glad I took the chance: Tab Hunter was a bright young star in the 50's and 60's with a reputation for being a pretty face with little to no brainpower. Very Good Book."
"Very Interesting book. Sort of a Sci-Fi/Horror hybrid. Not for the squeamish, as there are many gruesome details that occur to characters in the story. The Pace of the book is very quick with non-stop action. Great Book."
"Non-Fiction for a change. Interesting stories marred by a "60 Minutes" TV Special writing style in lots of places. The Survivor stories are fascinating but the authors' long winded reasoning and explanations are boring...OK book."
"History of recorded music from Edison to the present. Some interesting analogies to cosmology and other non-related topics. It goes into the deepest detail about the recording process and the search for the perfect sweet spot in technical recording. Good Book."
"The Second part of the "infected" storyline continues exactly where the first book left off. This is getting to be a very interesting series. The parasite-like aliens are evolving into something very hard to kill and also becoming smarter and more closely tied into the human hosts' own intelligence potential. Very Good Book. (The story suggests that a third novel is on the way!)"
"Good Book - Characters were interesting, story engrossing, but the ending came off as too pat. A young woman witnesses a meteoroid crash into an island in her home state of Maine. This sets in motion a series of increasingly bizarre events around the world. The story lines all converge and reveal what actually happened during that impact. Nice story, but I was disappointed in the ending."
"Great Book. Lots of interesting facts and connections about US history at this time. This book argues that the future would be very bright indeed. So many of our ideas about pop-culture, music and society have been upturned or renewed through the many innovative people mentioned in this book."
"Good Book. Koontz knows how to weave a tight thriller---however his main characters begin to verge on the implausible...too perfect to be real, they start out flawed but quickly become improbably noble and santimonious. Wish he had kept them slightly flawed."
"Good Book. I don't have much admiration for his writing style. He comes across as a little too impressed with himself in most cases. Oh well, interesting subjects for the most part. Read if you like stories of metal bands and snarky authors."
"Not a very good book. I found the latest chapter of Robert Langdon's life boring. He has somehow turned into a simpleton who can't seem to figure anything out. Skip this book if you remember when Langdon was an interesting character. Not recommended."
"Good Book! My 1st book by him--I'm glad I found this sitting on a shelf at my local Library! It details the tremendous work ethic and dedication required to achieve proficiency in any field of study: Music, Computers, Etc....Luck has little to do with success. Many factors drive some to excel in certain areas while the majority of us tend to fall somewhere below the most successful people."
"The final chapter of the Hunger Games Series. One of the best. I would rate the trilogy from best to least as: 1st, 3rd, 2nd. This one tied up all loose ends and resolved who Katniss wound up with. Great Book. Recommended."