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The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett
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The Ethnic Origins of Nations by Anthony D. Smith
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War for the Oaks by Emma Bull
War for the Oaks
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I'd read all these rave reviews, and the discussion of a kind of "urban fantasy" genre at work intrigued me. Alas, I was a little disappointed. I suppose the book would fare alright in the 12-15 year-old demographic, but for me, the mark of good book ...more
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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell Volume 2 by Susanna Clarke
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The main con to this was that the pace was quite slow. Once you get over that, it's really quite amazing. The early 19th century texture is really just spectacular, especially in a fantasy novel. Its best demonstration is how easily Clarke works hist ...more
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The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan
The Lover's Dictionary
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Memorials and Martyrs in Modern Lebanon by Lucia Volk
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For what it set out to do, this was a very informative work. That said, there was so much valuable context left out compared to similar studies that I just can't give this a high rating.
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Beirut by Samir Kassir
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This is definitely worth a read to someone curious about the city, but it was not so well organized or thorough as expected.
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Divided Cities by Jon Calame
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A good work, but not quite what I was expecting. Solid case studies but a little weak on comparisons, it felt, and weaker on the "what now" that it tries to pull together at the end. Still, worthwhile if the subject matter interests you.
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Air by Geoff Ryman
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