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The Lost City of Z by David Grann
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adventure, history, anthropology -- great journalistic account of early 20th century exploration in the Amazon and the hunt for a lost (possibly-mythical) civilization.
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The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson
The Killer Inside Me
by Jim Thompson
read in November, 2011
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chilling first-person look into the mind of a psychopath. really creepy.
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The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Marriage Plot
by Jeffrey Eugenides
read in November, 2011
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not as epic as middlesex, not as meticulous as virgin suicides -- feels like a lazy eugenides effort, with semi-obvious satirical fodder (brown semiotics majors, e.g.), but ultimately hard to put down.
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The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever
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The Last Picture Show by Larry McMurtry
The Last Picture Show
by Larry McMurtry
read in November, 2011
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mcmurtry always delivers. funny, poignant coming-of-age stuff...
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The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan
The Comfort of Strangers
by Ian McEwan
read in October, 2010
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not my favorite mcewan, but a tight little thriller nonetheless. maybe something like amsterdam with less successful dark comedy...
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Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds
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relativistic weapons, standing waves in spacetime, the human mind encoded as software -- a very imaginative conception of the universe circa 2700.. devolves into long chase scenes for the last 100 pages.. 3.5 stars...
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Gateway by Frederik Pohl
Gateway (Heechee Saga, #1)
by Frederik Pohl
read in October, 2011
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decent relationship dysfunction for a sci-fi book...
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