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What I've Read, in 2004

Roger Francis Cook
 
Pattern Recognition
Pattern Recognition
"So Good!  Gibson has just got such a cool way of writting"
Only Forward
Only Forward
"Keeps on changing.  Surreal in a real way."
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
"A book that is good because it is badly written."
A Scanner Darkly (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
A Scanner Darkly (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
"With PKD how do you decide if his books are good, or amazing.  This is Good"
I Am Legend (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
I Am Legend (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
"I was a little bit dissapointed.  Being told that you are going to heaven and arriving in Disney World."
David Boring
David Boring
"Igmar Bergman, meets Alfred Hitchcock, meets Charlie Kaufman, meets John Waters meets Stephen King.  Need I say More?"
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas
"Gives your a nice warm feeling, but gets a little too sentimental at times."
The Divine Invasion
The Divine Invasion
"Has some great moments, and some great characters, but probably goes on the "good" pile."
Neuromancer
Neuromancer
"Good, but I did get lost with it quite alot.  Pattern Recogniton was better in my opinion."
The Pleasure of my Company
The Pleasure of my Company
"Brilliant.  I have just finished it and it has made me make this list.  Really good.  First Steve Martin book for me, but probably not my last."
Slaughterhouse 5, or The Children's Crusade - A Duty-dance with Death
Slaughterhouse 5, or The Children's Crusade - A Duty-dance with Death
"Very unique.  Drifts around alot, which makes it what it is.  War novel, sci-fi novel, autobiography, choose one?"
The Ruby in the Smoke (Point)
The Ruby in the Smoke (Point)
"The first Philip Pullman book I have read.  It was O.K, but I just felt like it could have been better.  I read it to prepare me for reading the mamoth Dark Materials books."
Ender's Game (Ender Saga)
Ender's Game (Ender Saga)
"It's enjoyable rubbish.  The story is so-so, and it isn't particuarly clever, but it is a real page turner. The sequal seems to be everything this book isn't."
The Filth
The Filth
"I'm a big Grant morrison Fan, but this didn't do it for me.  Most of Morrison's stuff is weird, but it is enjoyably weird.  This is just weird weird."
The Coma
The Coma
"So-So.  But it's a quick read."
Survivor
Survivor
"Very Palahniuk.  Interesting, Chaotic, and messed up."
Neverwhere
Neverwhere
"A guided tour through London while in a state somewhere between waking and dreaming."
Spares
Spares
"Engrossing.  Intense.  Off the Wall.  Funny.  Just a really good read,"