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Lord Jim
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"Alternating between delightfully descriptive and frustratingly florid. Want to grab the authour and yell "get on with it!" but it's just such a perfect after dinner drinks and cigars tale that gets better with each retelling..." Oct 08, 2013 09:09PM

 
Alpha 5
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"Not finding anything interesting here so far. Feel like a bored teenager looking out the window in spring time.... Putting it up for a bit." Apr 08, 2011 11:11AM

 

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Wool by Hugh Howey
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A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge
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A personal top ten all time favourite.

If possible, skip reading the reviews, it's better learning what's going on in the order the authour intended.

First rate backdrop, plot, characters....

Just read it.
Brian is on page 205 of 613 of A Fire Upon the Deep: Re-reading a personal favourite, enjoying it as much this time around
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"I don't think I read them as they came out, so I'm unsure of the chronology, but the first three uplift novels plus the Practice Effect are my favouri...more "
Kil'n People by David Brin
" I enjoyed this book just as much the second time around. While certain twists or plot developments were more obvious to me, and I found it a lot easier to see where Brin was going as my incomplete recollections of the story were prompted on, I got... " Read more of this review »
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Kiln People by David Brin
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This book has an absolutely awesome backdrop with wonderful characters.

Brin has enough great ideas and possibilities here for a half dozen novels, not just one.

In so many ways it's Brin at his best... but it's still not enough to save this one from...more
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Voltaire
“‎Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.”
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“Our opponent is an alien starship packed with atomic bomc,' I said. 'We have a protractor.'
Okay, I'll go home and see if I can scrounge up a ruler and a piece of string.”
Neal Stephenson, Anathem

Oscar Wilde
“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”
Oscar Wilde

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“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

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