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The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
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For younger readers, or people who just haven't spent any time getting passingly acquainted with the fact that humans are having a (negative) impact on the environment and the species around us, this book may be eye-opening. It serves as a good intro ...more
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The Martian by Andy Weir
The Martian
by Andy Weir (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2015
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This is an entertaining book. I don't think it's a great book, but I don't begrudge the time I spent reading it. What differentiates this book is the sheer level of technical explanation for every scenario that arises, which is also largely why this ...more
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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Read this book probably 15 years later than most others in the U.S. It's a good book, well written with a cleverly unassuming narrative voice that allows the author to deal with the underlying themes of race, social norms, and justice without having ...more
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Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb
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This book was OK. I think I've been on this fantasy thing for too long, because I was just kind of over this whole book while reading it. It's fine, nothing overly bad or good. The one thing that really bothered me was the naming conventions. Apparen ...more
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Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey
Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1)
by Hugh Howey (Goodreads Author)
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Decent piece of post-apocalyptic science fiction. Reasonably well written, good pacing. Nothing earth shatteringly revealing about the human condition or anything, but that's not exactly why most people are reading this book.
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The Magician's Land by Lev Grossman
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Assuming you liked the other books, you're basically obligated to read this one. That said, it's still good in the vein that the other ones are good, with an acerbic narrative tone reflecting a high degree of awareness of the typical fantasy tropes. ...more
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Looking for Alaska by John Green
Looking for Alaska
by John Green (Goodreads Author)
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I read this book shortly after I finished Stephen Chbosky's "Perks of being a Wallflower." Both are about young, impressionable children starting out in high school and falling in with a group of friends that drink, smoke, and engage in sexual activi ...more
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