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Laura Lemay rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Stranger Things Happen by Kelly Link
Stranger Things Happen
by Kelly Link
read in December, 2014
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Weird, surreal, unconventional fantasy short stories -- fantasy in the otherworldly sense, not in the magic/vampires/elves sense. There are some weak stories here and some are just 100% strange, but I was captivated and I'll definitely read more.
Laura Lemay rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)
by Cherie Priest (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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This book was way more fun than I expected it to be. But I love the idea of a walled, secret steampunk Seattle full of zombies. I had some trouble keeping the supporting characters straight, and for a book with a lot of moments that are supposed to b
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Laura Lemay rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Cormorant by Chuck Wendig
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Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig
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Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig
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The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
The Bone Clocks
by David Mitchell
read in October, 2014
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As with Cloud Atlas, this book is six interlinked stories, spanning time. Unlike CA, in this book half the stories are wonderfully written. The other half are ...not, and doesn't have nearly the intricately crafted feel of CA. I was super disappointe ...more
Laura Lemay rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr.
Requiem for a Dream
by Hubert Selby Jr.
read in September, 2014
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This is a book that starts dark and descends all the way into black. All the characters start out flawed and difficult, make nothing but terrible choices, and end up meeting terrible ends. This is a dark, dark, dark book.

But the writing: the writing
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Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
" :D I'm likely overthinking it, but I reserve the five stars for books that are truly life-changingly good. Verity is really, really good, but not THAT ...more"
Laura Lemay rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
by Elizabeth Wein (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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This book is stunning. It's a WWII historical adventure about a pilot and a spy, both girls, told in the first half by the spy as a written confession to the Gestapo, and in the second half as a first-person narrative by the pilot. But it's also a pu ...more
Laura Lemay rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Shovel Ready by Adam Sternbergh
Shovel Ready (Spademan, #1)
by Adam Sternbergh (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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I think I may be tired of SF/noir crossovers. This one is darker than most, more sparely written than most, but I found the voice flat and the stylistic quirks (lack of dialog tags) annoying. It starts fairly strong, but the latter half feels derivat
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