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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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Anna Karenina
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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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Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
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“We shouldn't just always talk about human rights; we should also point out human obligations.”
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Not my usual fare, but I picked this up after getting hooked on the World of Tanks Blitz game.

There are a lot of interesting tidbits about what life was like for tankers on the Eastern Front, but it's not what I hoping for. It stands in complete cont
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Tracker by C.J. Cherryh
Tracker (Foreigner, #16)
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Sunborn by Jeffrey A. Carver
Sunborn (Chaos Chronicles, #4)
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Too much hand waving buzz word science, only one character I cared about, and a plot I couldn't swallow.

It's written well, and moves along enough I almost enjoyed it regardless.

Unless you've read the previous novels ( I haven't) I'd skip this one.
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Neil Gaiman
“This isn't about what is . . . it's about what people think is. It's all imaginary anyway. That's why it's important. People only fight over imaginary things.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Iain Banks
“Fuck every cause that ends in murder and children crying.”
Iain Banks, Against a Dark Background

Voltaire
“‎Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.”
Voltaire

Jack McDevitt
“Squeej? What kind of name was that for a pilot?”
Jack McDevitt, The Devil's Eye

Rudyard Kipling
“No doubt but ye are the People - absolute, strong and wise;
Whatever your hear has desired ye have not withheld from your eyes.
On your own heads, in your own hands, the sin and the saving lies!”
Rudyard Kipling

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