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100 Great Risottos
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I’ve never been certain whether the moral of the Icarus story should only be, as is generally accepted, ‘don’t try to fly too high,’ or whether it might also be thought of as ‘forget the wax and feathers, and do a better job on the wings.Stanley Kubrick
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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Ready Player One
by Ernest Cline (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2014
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I devoured the eBook of this like a Pac-man gobbling nuggets. This book panders to anyone who has spent an actual quarter on a video game, has ever rolled a more-than-six-sided dice, and who remembers when Matthew Broderick was the crown prince of do...more
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Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murakami
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I loved this book literally up until the ending, and by ending I mean the last three pages. Murakami has a habit of taking a left turn at the endings and it usually ends up great. However, this to me fell flat. Book was five stars until the last few...more
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
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Panic in Level 4 by Richard   Preston
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A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
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Well, Dany's back. And boy is there a lot of her. Her and her whining. Her and her "ohhhh,Daaaarios is soooo hot" God, Dany is the Bella fucking Swann of the Song of Ice and Fire. I simply hate her character so damn much that I had a hard time finish...more
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A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
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I'd have to say there was a lot of Cersei, though in the end I dont' think that's entirely a bad thing. Other than that I didn't mind the geographic split between AFFC and ADWD.

4 stars as follows - Spoilers as smelly as Tywin's corpse as follows.......more
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A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
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Probably one of the better books in the Song of Ice and Fire, this book tied up quite a few story lines and unravelled quite a few more.

5 Stars as follows. (Spoilers)

1 star for the Red Wedding
1 for the Purple Wedding
1 star for The Hound and Arya St...more
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Dr. Sleep by Stephen King
Dr. Sleep (The Shining, #2)
by Stephen King (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2013
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I enjoyed Dr. Sleep far more than I thought I would. It was just short enough to not feel plodding or preachy and long enough to make a coherent story. Also, and I'm a sucker for this, but there is a reference to his son's novel NOS4A2 and one to Sil...more
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NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
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