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The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next #1)
3.92
Definitely a fun YA read - concerns a woman detective, Thursday Next, who works in a special unit focusing on literary crimes. The villain is Acheron...more
Nov 27, 2012
Nov 25, 2012
 
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
3.39
This is a recent short novel that alludes to both science fiction and personal writing / memoir genres.

The protagonist, possibly a stand-in for the au...more
Jan 18, 2011
Jan 17, 2011
 
The Age of Miracles
3.64
Certainly a fast read concerning a young girl aged 11 narrating her experiences living in a world which is experiencing significant natural upheaval b...more
Dec 18, 2012
Dec 17, 2012
 
Atmospheric Disturbances
3.13
The main character in this first novel is a psychiatrist who is convinced that his much younger wife has disappeared, and that a "simulacrum" who look...more
Feb 19, 2011
Feb 15, 2011
 
Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil
3.71
An excellent text melding food science, politics, and consumption of one of the world's most prized food commodities, extra virgin olive oil. Mueller...more
May 07, 2013
Feb 03, 2013
 
Woman: An Intimate Geography
4.17
Excellent exploration of the biology of the female human body, anatomical, hormonal, and its relationship to the social world. Explores the complexiti...more
Dec 12, 2012
Dec 08, 2012
 
Fat Wars
3.31
Very thorough account of the discovery of the obesity gene, describing the neurological pathways that lead to appetite building, and the relation betw...more
Nov 2006
Nov 26, 2010
 
A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines
3.62
A lyrical, stylized fictionalization of the mathematicians and philosophers Alan Turing, Kurt Gödel, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. The writing is dreamy an...more
May 23, 2013
Aug 20, 2012
 
A Thin Cosmic Rain: Particles from Outer Space
3.00
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Mar 24, 2012
 
Stumbling on Happiness
3.77
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Aug 14, 2014
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