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The Silmarillion
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Grimm's Grimmest by Maria Tatar
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Good selection of some of the Grimm brothers darkest fairy tales.
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King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard
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Quick read. Decent adventure yarn though tied up with a little too much "white man's burden" of the English colonial era.
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The Golem by Gustav Meyrink
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Meyrink was a contemporary of Kafka. Expertly weaves jewish mysticism into a compelling thriller based in the lost ghetto of Prauge. Brooding and works on many levels.
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Murder City by Michael Lesy
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A great book, though some of the snippets can be very depressing. Shows how hard it was to get a murder conviction in court before modern forensics. Covers all the big murder cases in Chicago in the twenties from starlet murders to the mob (including ...more
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The Dark Domain by Stefan Grabiński
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Interesting early 20th century polish fantasy author.
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The Race for Timbuktu by Frank T. Kryza
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Interesting look at the early age of European colonization of Africa, specifically the search for Timbuktu which at the time held the same level of notoriety as El Dorado. While the base story is quite interesting, I felt the book took too many diver ...more
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Badass by Ben Thompson
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Written by the creator of badassoftheweek.com. The funniest book on history you'll ever read.
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The Princess Bride by William Goldman
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If your only experience of the Princess Bride is the movie then you owe it to yourself to read the book. Published in the early 70's it's a satyrical romp through adventure and romance novel tropes. Lots of self-referential jokes and... hey... you ca ...more
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The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
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