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Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick
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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
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I never read Conrad's classic in high school or college, but I often hear of it as among the more challenging (and despised) works required of students. The multi-layered narration reminds me a bit of Frankenstein, and like Mary Shelley's great novel ...more
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Swan Song by Robert McCammon
"I liked this book, yet it seemed a weaker version of The Stand. I had a few issues with some peripheral elements. The main story, character development, and even the more esoteric effects were OK, but little nagging questions kept pulling me out o..." Read more of this review »
The Glass Cage by Nicholas Carr
The Glass Cage: Automation and Us
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Nicholas Carr is probably best known for his controversial essay provokingly entitled "Is Google Making Us Stupid?", which he later elaborated into a book called The Shallows. Given the notoriety of both these precursors, most readers probably come t ...more
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The Wind's Twelve Quarters by Ursula K. Le Guin
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The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny
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Zelazny's Chronicles of Amber are mentioned approvingly in Jo Walton's Among Others, but this is the kind of macho fantasy that leaves me cold. Corwin beds women, eats meat, drinks wine, decapitates foes, and plots against his regal (immortal?) sibli ...more
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“People who are harder to love pose a challenge, and the challenge makes them easier to love. You're driven to love them. People who want their love easy don't really want love.”
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