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"I probably shouldn't be starting Yet Another Book, but never mind that. I'm intrigued so far -- it's actually reminding me of Alec from Swordspoint more than anything, with a touch of Guy Gavriel Kay's Diarmuid type." Jan 02, 2014 05:20PM

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The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
"Welp, I finally finished The Name of the Wind. For one I can see why it comes highly recommended. It's not the best thing since sliced butter as I was made out by some folks, but is damn good. I think I can sum up my thoughts on the book:

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Petty Theft by Pascal Girard
"Petty Theft sees cartoonist Pascal Girard in a bad place. He’s nearing 30 and wants to run a marathon to mark the milestone – but during a run one day he smashes his foot against a rock and throws his back out! His girlfriend of 9 years breaks up..." Read more of this review »
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Blood Relatives by Ed McBain
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If you’re really squeamish about blood and body parts and squishy bits, this isn’t the book for you. Marsh talks a lot about the practicality of operating on the brain, as well as about interacting with patients, decision making, dealing with outcome ...more
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
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I have a lot to say about The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August. Starting with: I really want to like it. I’ve followed North’s work since she wrote Mirror Dreams as Catherine Webb; if I recall rightly, we’re about the same age and she was just six ...more
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The Time Paradox by Philip G. Zimbardo
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I read this last week or so, before the terrible events in Paris. At the time I thought of it as a self-helpy kind of book, with some relevant psychology; I picked it up because I’d watched some interviews with Philip Zimbardo about the Stanford Pris ...more
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“A writer is a person who cares what words mean, what they say, how they say it. Writers know words are their way towards truth and freedom, and so they use them with care, with thought, with fear, with delight. By using words well they strengthen their souls. Story-tellers and poets spend their lives learning that skill and art of using words well. And their words make the souls of their readers stronger, brighter, deeper.”
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