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Personal

Personal - Lee Child I feel like my days with Jack Reacher are over. Personal is a nice book, but Reacher doesn't appeal to me anymore.

Ostfriesenmoor

Ostfriesenmoor - Klaus-Peter Wolf Did not like the writing at all. The characters were all horrible and made, what could have been an interesting case, unbearable.

All You Need Is Kill

All You Need Is Kill - Hiroshi Sakurazaka Military scifi that was badly written and had awful characters. The only redeeming quality is that it was still possible to create an entertaining movie from this mess of a book.

Hollow World

Hollow World - Michael J Sullivan I was hoping that I'd like this book, but it was not meant to be. It started out well enough, but the story moved into a direction I just didn't like.

Sphere

Sphere - Michael Crichton I did not care for this book. Really bad science and a weak story. That the book is better than the movie is only telling thing about the movie.

Magician (Riftwar Saga)

Magician (Riftwar Saga) - Raymond E. Feist A quick-paced, entertaining read.

The Rose and the Thorn

The Rose and the Thorn - Michael J. Sullivan I enjoyed this very much.

The Crown Tower

The Crown Tower - Michael J. Sullivan Entertaining, but felt a bit forced.

A Quest of Heroes

A Quest of Heroes - Morgan Rice I found this book for free on Play Books. After three chapters I decided not to venture any further. The writing is rather easy on the reader, a bit too easy for my tastes. It kind of reads like fanfiction. The writing skills on display here are sub-par and obviously no editor ever worked on this.

I, the Jury

I, the Jury - Mickey Spillane I thought I would enjoy some pulp crime stories from the master himself. It turns out that Mike Hammer is just too over the top and not likeable at all.

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened - Allie Brosh Nice book.

A Spy by Nature: A Novel (Alec Milius)

A Spy by Nature: A Novel (Alec Milius) - Charles Cumming Very detailed, slow moving book. Only towards the end did it catch me by surprise and reeled me in. The writing style certainly is a matter of taste.

Vendetta: The Giant Novel

Vendetta: The Giant Novel - Peter David I read this book the first time twenty years ago and had very fond memories. Sadly, they did not survive the second read. It seems my teenage taste was quite different.

Lady S.

Lady S. - Jean Van Hamme, Philippe Aymond I very much liked the classic visual style. It's what I grew up with. The story is OK and I would describe it as pretty standard.

The Survivors

The Survivors - Léo Finishing the story arc by tying it all together. It was a nice ride, but I'm also fine with it being over.

The Creature

The Creature - Léo Started to kind of ignore the characters. Neither the visual style of the characters, nor their behavior are really likeable. But I still like the overall story.