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Visions of God

Title: Visions of God
Author: Karen Armstrong
ISBN: 0-553-35199-0
Pages: 228
Format: paperback
Started: ~2013-11
Finished: ~2013-11

[Short opinion coming soon…]

Trust No One

Title: Trust No One
Author: Gregg Hurwitz
ISBN: 978-0-312-53489-9
Pages: 341
Format: hardcover
Started: ~2013-11
Finished: ~2013-11

[Short opinion coming soon…]

The Faculty Club

Title: The Faculty Club
Author: Danny Tobey
ISBN: 978-1-4423-0608-0
Pages: 7 CDs
Format: Audiobook on CDROM
Started: ~2013-11
Finished: ~2013-11

[Short opinion coming soon…]

Dark Prophecy

Title: Dark Prophecy
Author: Anthony E. Zuiker
ISBN: 978-0-525-95185-8
Pages: 389
Format: hardcover
Started: ~2013-11
Finished: ~2013-11

[Short opinion coming soon…]

Year Zero

Title: Year Zero
Rating: 4
Author: Rob Reid
ISBN: 978-0-345-53448-4
Pages: 292
Format: ebook
Started: 2013-10-14
Finished: 2013-10-21

I happened to read about a 99-cent sale of this ebook on ArsTechnica.com. At that price, even if it was a flop it wouldn't be a serious loss. Turns out, it was more that worth it. Year Zero reminds me of the “Hitchhiker's Guide” books in terms of style. It pokes fun at copyright, lawyers, and the music industry, by not only imagining “what if aliens pirated the entirety of earth's recorded music?”, but by going one step further and asking “what if they wanted to come clean and pay for the fines?”. Even if I hadn't read it, and just glanced through it, I would definitely have bought this had I picked it up in a bookstore!


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NOTE: I use a 0 to 5 system to rate what I've read. A book or article that has no rating at all is either waiting to be finished, or I've not had the chance to rate it yet.
 0 = I disliked the book, and do not recommend it at all.
 1 = The book was just tolerable enough to finish.
 2 = The book was okay but nothing to write home about.
 3 = The book was fair enough to read at least once.
 4 = The book was enjoyable and definitely worth reading.
 5 = I thoroughly enjoyed the book or it had a lasting impact.

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