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Thirteen by Richard K. Morgan
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Thirteen is a futuristic techno-thriller and a sci-fi masterpiece. I was reminded of Dan Simmons's Hyperion — the world and its people are that richly drawn. At once gripping and thoughtful, this is a novel worthy of the top awards. It's got my vote....more
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The March by E.L. Doctorow
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The Mistress's Daughter by A.M. Homes
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The Mistress's Daughter shows that truth is often stranger than fiction. In the hands of a lesser writer, the people in the book — including the author herself — would have been two-dimensional, bland, and unbelievable. What Homes has created is a ri...more
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The American Presidency by Alan Brinkley
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For history buffs or anyone who wants to understand the presidency better, pick up The American Presidency. Each president gets a chapter; each chapter is written by a different historian. With this format, the book offers a unique look at how our vi...more
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Lost on Planet China by J. Maarten Troost
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Lost on Planet China is a must-read. The book, like its subject matter, contains multitudes. It's a travel-history-political-business-humor book. Roll Bill Bryson, Daniel Boorstin, and Thomas Friedman together and you get an idea of the scope of Troo...more
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Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell
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Leave it to Sarah Vowell to roam across America in search of the motivations and culture of political murder. Obsessive, edifying, and, of course, witty, Assassination Vacation is unlike any other historical tourism or travel writing book you'll ever...more
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How to Build a Robot Army by Daniel H. Wilson
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Come on, Humans, stop kidding yourselves. You know that the robots are growing in strength. The confrontation is inevitable. You are unprepared! Buy this book or die. You pathetic bag of water.

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The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald
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Ann-Marie MacDonald writes beautifully; her words wrap around you and envelop you. The Way the Crow Flies is engaging and evocative. She captures the pure joy and pain of childhood better than anyone since Margaret Atwood. That would be enough but th...more
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Beguilement by Lois McMaster Bujold
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Fawn and Dag are an unlikely pair but the chemistry between them is unmistakable! With The Sharing Knife Lois McMaster Bujold starts us on a new series — same great writing and boundless imagination but with a good dose of romance thrown in. I raced...more
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