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Starshine
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The Martian by Andy Weir
"Browsing Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, MI while in town to visit my brother, I wasn't going to leave without a purchase. Literati is a great brick and mortar bookseller, and window shopping wasn't going to make me happier or pay the bills for a..." Read more of this review »
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The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Buried Giant
by Kazuo Ishiguro
read in August, 2015
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I can't rate a book I hardly read. The idea could have been interesting - an elderly married couple decides to leave their dark-ages village to try to discover why everyone seems to have lost their memory. But it was way too slow, and just weird.
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Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
Firefight (Reckoners, #2)
by Brandon Sanderson (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2015
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I enjoyed the heck out of this book. I particularly liked how the protagonist, David, didn't always do the right thing. I thought some of the twists in the book were telegraphed in advance, so I wasn't especially surprised, but it was a very fun read ...more
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Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson
Mitosis (Reckoners, #1.5)
by Brandon Sanderson (Goodreads Author)
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Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
Steelheart (Reckoners, #1)
by Brandon Sanderson (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2013
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The action was incredible, and it was neat to explore a post-Calamity world, where Epics are on top. I was unable to predict some of the twists. The characters reminded me of TV tropes more than anything else. I honestly rate it 5 stars for pure fun, ...more
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The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley
The Mirror Empire (Worldbreaker Saga, #1)
by Kameron Hurley (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2015
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[My rating would be more like a 3.5]

I have some mixed feelings about "The Mirror Empire." On the one hand, it seems to be the most original and inventive epic fantasy I've ever read. On the other hand, I didn't love reading it. Because it was packed
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The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley
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‘What one woman believes is evil, another thinks is for the greater good of her country.’


Nothing about this quote should stand out on its own, a fairly typical sentiment that tries to seem profound but really says nothing at all..." Read more of this review »
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