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Collected Fictions
Amazing, wonderful, fantastic, throw every positive superlative you can find at this collection. Borges is a marvel of a writer. This lovely deckle-cu...more
May 29, 2012
Jun 04, 2012
Selected Stories
A book of sharp little twists and the usual thematic obsessions of Philip K. Dick: reality, perception, and free will. If you like that kind of stuff...more
Jan 08, 2012
Jan 29, 2012
The Crying of Lot 49
I'd forgotten how awesome The Crying of Lot 49 is. The story, animated by Pynchon's twisting, layered prose, almost vibrates off the page and dares yo...more
Jun 09, 2009
Jun 09, 2009
The Cyberiad
Think Borges-lite, with a sprinkling of Lewis Carroll-esque whimsy and a big sprinkling of robots. I picked this up because I enjoyed Lem's short stor...more
Aug 11, 2013
Aug 14, 2013
Written in a style that I previously thought was reserved for bad sports columnists, Choke was, in my opinion, a thoroughly poor book. It alternates b...more
Dec 16, 2011
Nov 30, 2008
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
I'm not sure if I've ever read a book that started out so promising and wound down so badly. The first 100 pages were exciting and pleasantly weird, a...more
Aug 30, 2008
May 25, 2008
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories
Astonishingly poor, particularly when considering that Lovecraft is regarded as a cornerstone of the horror genre. His stories are repetitive and pred...more
Jun 27, 2010
Sep 27, 2009
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever
A collection of unfortunately mediocre sci-fi short stories heavily themed around sexuality, the sometimes-cooperative sometimes-antagonistic relation...more
Jul 06, 2014
Aug 21, 2012
t zero
Unbelievably bad, the worst book I've read since joining Goodreads, and one of the worst books I've read in my life. I got suckered into this one beca...more
Apr 09, 2014
Jan 17, 2011
The Mind's I: Fantasies and Reflections on Self and Soul
A really thought-provoking collection of essays and short stories about sentience. Each essay or story is followed by a short discussion by Hofstadter...more
Mar 14, 2013
Dec 03, 2012
The Trial
Very uneven, with some moments of greatness and some interminably boring segments. As with some of Kafka's other written works, this book was unfinish...more
Oct 12, 2009
Jun 28, 2009
Tree of Codes
Tree of Codes is a book constructed from another book, Bruno Schulz's The Street of Crocodiles, with large gaps cut from the pages to create a new sto...more
Apr 22, 2012
Jan 17, 2011
Neuromancer (Sprawl #1)
A brilliantly constructed fictional world. The book is a wild flash of ideas, but in my opinion no individual idea is as important as the general conc...more
not set
Mar 14, 2007
Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass (Collector's Library)
Captures the spirit of the world better than any book I've ever read: random, ridiculous, simultaneously logical and illogical, extant.
not set
Mar 14, 2007
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