Kirkus Best Books of 2011
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1 The Night Circus
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 261,714 ratings
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2 11/22/63
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 165,657 ratings
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3 State of Wonder
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 94,782 ratings
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4 The Art of Fielding
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 62,210 ratings
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5 The Sense of an Ending
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 75,563 ratings
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6 1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3)
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 76,933 ratings
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7 The Family Fang
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 14,945 ratings
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8 The Marriage Plot
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3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 74,688 ratings
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9 The Paris Wife
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 125,567 ratings
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10 The Snowman (Harry Hole, #7)
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 31,752 ratings
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11 The Magician King (The Magi...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 25,250 ratings
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12 The Call
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 1,668 ratings
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13 Faith
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 8,999 ratings
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14 The Hum and the Shiver (Tuf...
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 1,361 ratings
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15 The Leftovers
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3.36 of 5 stars 3.36 avg rating — 22,601 ratings
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16 The Troubled Man (Wallander...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 7,166 ratings
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17 The Submission
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 8,704 ratings
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18 The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 8,435 ratings
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19 The Woodcutter
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 2,425 ratings
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20 The Complaints
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 5,706 ratings
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21 Ladies and Gentlemen
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 384 ratings
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22 The Infernals (Samuel Johns...
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 1,763 ratings
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23 Open City
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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 5,867 ratings
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24 Lucifer's Tears (Inspector ...
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 1,069 ratings
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25 A Moment in the Sun
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 486 ratings
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25 Trackers
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 796 ratings
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27 Now You See Me (Lacey Flint...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 4,671 ratings
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27 Turn of Mind
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 9,164 ratings
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29 We the Animals
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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 7,901 ratings
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30 We Others: New and Selected...
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 401 ratings
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31 Annabel
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 5,865 ratings
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32 Bright and Distant Shores
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 233 ratings
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33 Bloodmoney: A Novel of Espi...
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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 1,136 ratings
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34 Close Your Eyes
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3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 1,970 ratings
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34 A Cupboard Full of Coats
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 1,039 ratings
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34 Galore
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 2,507 ratings
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37 Drawing Conclusions (Commis...
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 2,557 ratings
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38 Other People's Money
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3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 494 ratings
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39 Last Man in Tower
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3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 3,535 ratings
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40 Snuff (Discworld, #39)
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 21,768 ratings
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41 Trophy: A Novel
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 36 ratings
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42 American Masculine
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 108 ratings
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43 Back Of Beyond (Cody Hoyt, #1)
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 2,601 ratings
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44 This Burns My Heart
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 957 ratings
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45 The Forgotten Waltz
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3.11 of 5 stars 3.11 avg rating — 3,204 ratings
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46 Dead Dogs and Englishmen
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3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 81 ratings
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47 The Empty Family
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 1,101 ratings
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48 Eyes Wide Open
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 1,927 ratings
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48 In This Light: New and Sele...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 52 ratings
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50 Misterioso (A-gruppen, #1)
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 1,432 ratings
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51 Moondogs
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 268 ratings
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52 Guilt by Association (Rache...
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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 1,386 ratings
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53 The Gentleman's Hour (Boone...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 1,047 ratings
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54 Orientation: And Other Stories
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 699 ratings
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55 The Grief of Others
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3.31 of 5 stars 3.31 avg rating — 1,892 ratings
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56 The Outlaw Album: Stories
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 1,179 ratings
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57 The Informant (Butcher's Bo...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 997 ratings
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58 The Quantum Thief
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 7,859 ratings
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59 Red on Red
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3.35 of 5 stars 3.35 avg rating — 485 ratings
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60 Reamde
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 26,094 ratings
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61 Scholar (Imager Portfolio, #4)
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 1,489 ratings
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62 The Mighty Walzer
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3.34 of 5 stars 3.34 avg rating — 199 ratings
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63 The Sly Company of People W...
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3.23 of 5 stars 3.23 avg rating — 320 ratings
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64 The Stranger You Seek (Keye...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 1,664 ratings
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65 Once Upon a Time, There Was...
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3.16 of 5 stars 3.16 avg rating — 4,120 ratings
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66 The Tragedy of Arthur
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3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 2,123 ratings
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66 Until the Dawn's Light
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3.25 of 5 stars 3.25 avg rating — 103 ratings
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68 Very Bad Men
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 964 ratings
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69 The Year We Left Home
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3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 4,371 ratings
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70 Echoes of the Dead (Monika ...
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3.25 of 5 stars 3.25 avg rating — 55 ratings
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71 Embassytown
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 12,419 ratings
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72 With Fate Conspire (Onyx Co...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 150 ratings
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73 The King of Diamonds (Inspe...
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 94 ratings
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74 Partitions
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 379 ratings
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75 Pictures of You
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3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 5,008 ratings
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76 The Prague Cemetery
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3.32 of 5 stars 3.32 avg rating — 10,010 ratings
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77 The Richest Hill on Earth
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3.32 of 5 stars 3.32 avg rating — 28 ratings
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78 Rizzo's Fire
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3.3 of 5 stars 3.30 avg rating — 90 ratings
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79 The Rock Hole: A Red River ...
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 132 ratings
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80 Rule 34
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 4,579 ratings
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81 The Secret History of Costa...
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 198 ratings
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82 The Sisters
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3.27 of 5 stars 3.27 avg rating — 2,294 ratings
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83 Spellbound (Spellwright, #2)
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 872 ratings
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84 Stealing Mona Lisa
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 471 ratings
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85 Thick as Thieves
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3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 333 ratings
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86 The Trinity Six
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 1,908 ratings
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87 When the Saints
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4.57 of 5 stars 4.57 avg rating — 14 ratings
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88 Buzz Aldrin, waar ben je ge...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 800 ratings
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message 1: by ☯Bettie☯ (last edited Jul 29, 2012 09:10AM) (new)

☯Bettie☯ hah! who or what is kirkus and do I care? However, I love lists: somebody stop me...

:O))

ETA: The ones I have encountered are one star or nowayjosé except for Pratchett and King


message 2: by Jeffs (last edited Feb 21, 2013 08:24PM) (new)

Jeffs Kirkus is a respected source for book reviews. It is a literary industry publication. Just to be reviewed by Kirkus puts the book on a higher plane than those who are passed over by them.


message 3: by Steven T. (new)

Steven T. Murray In the old days, at least, they used to seem to delight in trashing anything they didn't like. Now they are apparently mellowing out. Why waste column inches on bad books?


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