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Exit to Eden

Title: Exit to Eden
Rating: 3
Author: Anne Rice (as Ann Rampling)
ISBN:
Pages:
Format: Audible audiobook
Started: 2013-06-04
Finished: 2013-06-07

Being a fan of the X-Files, I picked it up because it is read by Gillian Anderson. To my surprise, it turned out to be quite the saucy tale. I expected something a little more along the lines of Interview with a Vampire, but it was actually very different!

The Source

Title: The Source
Rating: 1
Author: Art Bell & Brad Steiger
ISBN: 1-879706-50-4
Pages: 267
Format: hardcover
Started: 2013-06-03
Finished: 2013-06-03

A bunch of new-age, ufologist, pre-millenial prophecy hogwash. It seemed like an interesting title at a used book sale, so I picked it up. Man am I glad I only spent a $1.50 on it!

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!


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