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Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood
Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
by Margaret Atwood (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2015
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I love what Atwood does with short stories. And here, I love what she does with the idea of a short story collection, too: the first few stories' characters all cross paths, and another story brought in characters from Alias Grace. It kept me watchin ...more
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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
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Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
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I'm not much of a comic-book reader, but I try to check in every few years and see what Brian K. Vaughan has been up to. So, let me be the millionth person to tell you Saga is amazing. There's a command of mythical images and ideas here that's as sou ...more
Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne
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For once, I made the mistake of picking up a really good book at an airport, and it took over an entire vacation. It's good writing around some excellent research - I can only imagine how difficult it is to use the breadth of sources that Gwynne draw ...more
The Peripheral by William Gibson
The Peripheral
by William Gibson
read in January, 2015
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Dang. It's great to see Gibson write something so strange and ambitious again. He takes on a theme, here, that really speaks to me, and the thread winds so strangely I can't quite put a finger on what it is, except to call it the realness of identity ...more
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The Peripheral by William Gibson
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Chimpanzee by Darin Bradley
Chimpanzee: A Novel
by Darin Bradley (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Lathe of Heaven
by Ursula K. Le Guin
read in December, 2014
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It's not my favorite U.K. LeGuin book, and it didn't really get its hooks in until about halfway in, but it's a good novel, and a nice stepping-stone between mid-century and contemporary sci-fi. Nicely understated premise. I loved the many re-imagine ...more
Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton
Orthodoxy
by G.K. Chesterton
read in November, 2014
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I just could not get into this. I'm making some allowance for the fact that it belongs to a moment I don't know very well, but it's an argument on God and materialism that I've heard a million times, and I think he's making it in a basically ad-homin ...more
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The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller
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