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The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
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The Chosen by Chaim Potok
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3.5 stars. It was very well written, but the heavy emphasis on Talmudic study and interpretation was boring to me. As was the baseball. My venn diagram of interests just doesn't have enough overlap with anyone in the book for me to have really relate...more
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The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
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Raising Stony Mayhall by Daryl Gregory
Raising Stony Mayhall
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An entertaining entry in the growing "zombies are people too" sub-sub genre. The end was interesting and the protagonist both unlikely and likable. 3.5 stars
A Return to Modesty by Wendy Shalit
" Poorly presented and shoddily researched straw man arguments that amount to little more than victim-blaming ("If women would just be more modest, men would stop raping them!" Um, NO.) I actually assent to a lot of what Shalit says about importance... " Read more of this review »
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The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
The Girl with All the Gifts
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4.5 stars. Well done post-apocalyptic zombie story, with a likable protagonist and a lot of scenes that will really stick with you. And it didn't go where I thought it would, which earns it an extra half-star.
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Ringworld by Larry Niven
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Earth Abides by George R. Stewart
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Thoughtful academic survives massive human die-off only to find himself in an endless episode of Green Acres, minus the humor. Finally achieves peace upon deciding, "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em." I finished, but it was a death march.
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