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City of Stairs
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Planetary, Vol. 1 by Warren Ellis
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Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1 by Warren Ellis
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The Madness Season by C.S. Friedman
The Madness Season
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I never read the blurb for this book. So imagine my surprise when the abilities of the main character, Daetrin, were revealed. I found this book to be a real pleasure. It seems to have a quest-like storyline that is more common in fantasy novels, so...more
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City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett
City of Stairs
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Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
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This book had me laughing out loud, and Allie Brosh is one of my favorite humorists. I just felt that the content wasn't that different from the blog. On the other hand, I'm glad I have the book on my kindle now so that I can re-read it on demand.
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Academic Exercises by K.J. Parker
Academic Exercises
by K.J. Parker
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Parker is one of my favorite authors, so this short story collection was a pleasure. Parker's short stories are a distillation of unique style involving brilliant machinations, magic, and clever plot twists. The three nonfiction essays included about...more
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Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
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This is DNF for me.
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Patrick Rothfuss
“It's like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”
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“If you knew what was going to happen, if you knew everything that was going to happen next—if you knew in advance the consequences of your own actions—you'd be doomed. You'd be ruined as God. You'd be a stone. You'd never eat or drink or laugh or get out of bed in the morning. You'd never love anyone, ever again. You'd never dare to.”
Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin

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