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Obedience

Title: Obedience
Rating: 4
Author: Will Lavender
ISBN: 978-0-307-39610-5
Pages: 287
Format: hardcover
Started: 2013-06-02
Finished: 2013-06-02

A mystery set in a private college, it follows the actions and thoughts of three students as they attend classes for Logic and Reasoning 204, taught in a very unusual fashion by a quite mysterious Professor Williams. I found it very intriguing, with a totally unexpected plot twist ending.

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

Title: World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
Rating: 3
Author: Max Brooks
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3741-1
Pages: 342
Format: paperback
Started: 2013-05
Finished: 2013-06-01

Having seen trailers for the movie, I saw this book and figured it was the basis for the movie. Although it may be (I guess I won't know unless I go see the movie), I usually enjoy books more than movies based on them. So I picked it up. I'm not really into the whole zombie thing, but I imagine that if I was I might have enjoyed it more. As it is, it was mildly entertaining, but no great shakes.

Freedom

Title: Freedom
Rating: 5
Author: Daniel Suarez
ISBN: 978-0-525-95157-5
Pages: 402
Format: paperback
Started: 2013-05
Finished: 2013-05

The sequel to Daemon. Although not quite so believable as the first book, it's still and excellent read. Again, I recommend it to anyone interested in computers and sci-fi!

Mistress of the Art of Death

Title: Mistress of the Art of Death
Rating: 4
Author: Ariana Franklin
ISBN: 978-0-14-314188-4
CDs: 11
Format: audiobook on CD
Started: 2013-04
Finished: 2013-05

A mystery set in medieval Cambridge, involving a serial murderer of children, and the hunt to find him by a Jewish detective, a woman forensic doctor (I kid you not!), and her Moorish eunuch guardian. All in all, it makes for some entertaining listening, somewhat fantastic, but entertaining.

Loop

Title: Loop
Rating: 3
Author: Koji Suzuki
ISBN: 978-1-93-223425-1
Pages: 283
Format: paperback
Started: 2013-04
Finished: 2013-04

It's the third of a trilogy, but it is a good read by itself, the previous two are not needed for it to make sense. I enjoyed the “story within a story” aspect of it, but the ending was somewhat flat.


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