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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale
by Margaret Atwood (Goodreads Author)
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I started this book before the Hulu series based on it was announced, so my timing proved lucky as it's all over pop culture right now.

As many reviewers have noted, "The Handmaid's Tale" is so unsettling because of it's realism. The way authoritaria
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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
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I hope to read this book at least two more times before I die. Annie Dillard's acrobatic mind spies the churning of the cosmos or the nature of God in a paddling muskrat or a mantis's egg sac. We watch her soar her from the a petri dish of one-celled ...more
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The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King
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This story, part of King's decades-spanning "Dark Tower" series, is just what I needed after reading a couple somewhat dense and occasionally dry nonfiction books. It's no literary marvel, but still a master's lesson in gripping, non-derivative escap ...more
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The Good Rain by Timothy Egan
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"The Good Rain" is a solid overview of the Pacific Northwest, perfect for someone who just moved to the area, though probably not of much interest to someone who has no connection to the place. The writing is occasionally beautiful, though Egan's eff ...more
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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
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I hope to read this book at least two more times before I die. Annie Dillard's acrobatic mind spies the churning of the cosmos or the nature of God in a paddling muskrat or a mantis's egg sac. We watch her soar her from the a petri dish of one-celled ...more
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The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
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Ursula Le Guin says in the opening of "The Left Hand of Darkness" that science fiction is not predictive; it is descriptive. It doesn't predict the future; it describes the world as it is.

In "The Left Hand of Darkness," Le Guin sets up an explosive s
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The Other Wind by Ursula K. Le Guin
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Fantasy writing, more so than other forms, frees its practitioners to create worlds entirely alien from our own. Ursula K. Le Guin, in her decades-spanning "Earthsea" series, sought to do more with such a blank canvas than titillate her readers with ...more
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