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The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
The Windup Girl
by Paolo Bacigalupi
read in August, 2014
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This book definitely needed an editor as it rambled quite a bit.

What works well:
Great premise of a dystopian future. Unique
Interesting characters, interesting setting.
Different points of view: foreigner, windup, yellow card, military


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The Viper's Nest by Peter Lerangis
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Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
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While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth  Blackwell
While Beauty Slept
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In Too Deep by Jude Watson
In Too Deep (The 39 Clues, #6)
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Maus, I by Art Spiegelman
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The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy, #3)
by Deborah Harkness (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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Author did a good job with tying (almost) everything up in a pretty bow. Very detailed but sometimes followed a sub-plot for too long. Characters were mostly true to themselves. One complaint is that the book is mostly about the chase (of finding a b...more
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In Too Deep by Jude Watson
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The Black Circle by Patrick Carman
The Black Circle (The 39 Clues, #5)
by Patrick Carman (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt
read in August, 2014
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I think this could have been edited down, but I liked the twists and turns. I had a hard time liking the main character Theo, except in his redeeming moments. Not only bad things come from bad deeds and not just good things come from good deeds. The...more
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