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No Traveller Returns by James S. Wallerstein
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This is clearly the kind of book that if you read when young you could fall in love with it, but reading as an adult it's a bit disappointing despite a fairly interesting plot.

A group of young boys are sent, for one reason or another, to a reform sch
Roadmarks by Roger Zelazny
by Roger Zelazny
read in May, 2015
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Maybe I just haven't read enough Zelazny to appreciate his style or humor, but if that is the case, this is a really bad starting point for Zelazny.

The concepts of the book are pretty interesting, a road that traverses time with exits to various poin
Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio by Amara Lakhous
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Throughout the first half of this book I hated it, but the second half I somehow warmed to.

A short novel, told in part by each resident of an apartment building in Italy, concerning the death of a man in an elevator in an apartment building. The sto
Neuromancer by William Gibson
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I just reread this for a book club and was really surprised at how much I sitll liked this book.

Gibson's style is evident in this early book, rich descriptions of his world and characters abound. A bit of a potboiler, plot begins to race towards the
The Harvest by Richie Tankersley Cusick
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This isn't high at my friend's, but what it is is a really enjoyable way to revisit early episodes of Buffy. The dialogue seems lifted word for word, but the descriptions and use of adjectives fit the feeling of the series well and I was pleasantly s ...more
Monsieur Lambert by Jean-Jacques Sempé
Monsieur Lambert
by Jean-Jacques Sempé
read in April, 2015
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A sort quick droll graphic novel. When Monsieur Lambert begins to arrive late for lunch his friends would never speculate our ask what he has been up to, they would just heavily hint they wanted to know. A light read mocking the gossip and talk of me ...more
Tansal is 50% done with Invincible, Vol. 21
The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami
The Strange Library
by Haruki Murakami
read in March, 2015
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It was too easy to gobble this up without taking time to appreciate the art and the subtlety, but it's so very Murakami that a lot of it feels like similar ground and I didn't feel lost.

A boy has an odd question pop into his head on the way home from
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
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It's odd, on re-reading this I realized how much my idea of what happens and this book and what actually happens in this book were out of sync.

An envoy is sent to a winter world where the inhabitants are, most of the time, genderless. An outsider try
Blindsight by Peter Watts
Blindsight (Firefall, #1)
by Peter Watts (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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I absolutely loved this book, it is just the kind of science fiction that I want. After reading it, for the next month or so I just kept seeing everything through the ideas of this book.

A group of trans-humans are sent to investigate an alien artifac
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