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Neuromancer by William Gibson
Neuromancer (Sprawl, #1)
by William Gibson
read in November, 2015
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A must-read classic that confuses me every time I read this.

"The sky above the port was the color of television tuned to a dead channel."

I don't usually memorize quotes, so this one is oh-so-significant. Never forget this was Gibson's debut novel!

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Yashima is on page 180 of 271 of Neuromancer: I wish I could set a percentage (e-reader). Anyway: the book is still a really good read, and it's 30 years old!
Neuromancer by William Gibson
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Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
“There are so many fragile things, after all. People break so easily, and so do dreams and hearts.”
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“Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft were written by men.”
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Armada by Ernest Cline
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recommended to Yashima by: Cyberpunk Releases 2015
read in October, 2015
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TL:DR If you liked Ready Player One this might (or not) be for you. Don't get stuck thinking this is a clone of another well-known sf story. The end might be worth the rest. So don't give up just yet ...

I immensely enjoyed Ready Player One precisely
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Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson
Shadows of Self (Mistborn, #5)
by Brandon Sanderson (Goodreads Author)
recommended to Yashima by: Mistborn
read in October, 2015
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TL;DR It's a Sanderson, it's Mistborn, what are you waiting for?

I remember, with some surprise, about warning people off the second trilogy after reading the first book, even though Mistborn is way up there on my all-time-favorites shelf. So I conclu
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The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
The Traitor Baru Cormorant
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read in October, 2015
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TL;DR A genre-defying, epic story of a genius accountant who proves that money is a true power. A story full of blood, treason and insidious manipulation, of a culture that has refined brain-washing to an art they apply to whole countries. I have a l ...more
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“Her name is Brienne," Jaime said. "Brienne, the maid of Tarth. You are still maiden, I hope?"

Her broad homely face turned red. "Yes."

"Oh, good," Jaime said. "I only rescue maidens.”
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“Daughters can spend ten percent more than a man can make in any usual occupation. That’s a law of nature, to be known henceforth as ‘Harshaw’s Law.”
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