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Matt and 1 other person liked [Name Redacted]'s review of The Black Arrow:
The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson
"Another classic, child-hood favorite! I haven't read it in over 20 years, so it's time for a re-read!


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Matt and 3 other people liked Jamie Collins's review of In This House of Brede:
In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden
"What do you ask?
To try my vocation as a Benedictine in this house of Brede.

I was mesmerized by this quiet novel about a community of cloistered nuns, which begins with Philippa, a sophisticated, cosmopolitan businesswoman, giving away her possessi..." Read more of this review »
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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
"I never had the chance to read this book until recently, and as I read it, I became entranced with the story. I fell in love with the characters, the history, everything. After I finished it, I began to read it again, and again, and again. I even..." Read more of this review »
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Calamity by Brandon Sanderson
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Life of the Beloved by Henri J.M. Nouwen
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The Atrocity Exhibition by J.G. Ballard
"This book is often hailed as an experimental novel. That, alone, should have alerted me to the fact that it sucks.

Experimental? What is this, some form of alternative energy? It's a story. Write the damn thing."
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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Ready Player One
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The Black Lung Captain by Chris Wooding
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These days, it's almost impossible to find a speculative fiction author whose formative years weren't spent playing RPGs. The sort of RPGs that they played or prefer or which influenced them, tend to come out in the fiction that they write. We no lon ...more
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Rules of Play by Katie Salen
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The pretentious forward was the opening number in a scattergun approach to the topic that just felt so shallow compared to discussions you might hear on The Forge or Extra Credits or EnWorld or really anywhere that gaming fanatics gather to discuss t ...more
Matt is on page 2 of 688 of Rules of Play: Oh brother. I'm not even sure I'm going to make it through the forward on this one. What pretentious prattle.
Rules of Play by Katie Salen
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J.R.R. Tolkien
“For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

Mark Helprin
“They gave themselves up to the stars the way swimmers can surrender to the waves, and the stars took them without resistance.”
Mark Helprin, Winter's Tale

Neal Stephenson
“every human being who is born into this universe is like a child who has been given a key to an infinite Library, written in cyphers that are more or less obscure, arranged by a scheme—of which we can at first know nothing, other than that there does appear to be some scheme.”
Neal Stephenson, The Confusion

P.J. O'Rourke
“God created a free universe. He could have created any kind of universe he wanted. But a universe without freedom would have been static and meaningless -- the taxpayer-funded-art-in-public-places universe.”
P.J. O'Rourke

G.K. Chesterton
“A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.”
G.K. Chesterton, Heretics

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