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Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1)
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Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Neverwhere
by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2017
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I simply loved this novel. I thoroughly enjoyed American Gods but perhaps selfishly because Neverwhere is set in the UK, or just not quite so grandiose a story, I was really taken with it from start to finish. From the Arthur-Dent-style protagonist R ...more
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The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov
The End of Eternity
by Isaac Asimov
read in March, 2017
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Growing up with time travel being thrown willy-nilly into films and books as a plot device it's a breath of fresh air to read a book like this with so much thought put into the pseudo-mechanics of time travel and how abstracted from reality anyone wh ...more
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The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)
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read in March, 2017
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What a cracking tale! World-building straight out of a mix of Terry Pratchett and Brandon Sanderson, Lynch conjures up a fantastical realm which is just unearthly enough to be truly different without being over-the-top. The characters he brings to li ...more
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Conclave by Robert   Harris
Conclave
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read in February, 2017
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Harris excels at grounding his books in fact, clearly spending a lot of time learning all he can about the subject at hand so that it's hard to know where the fact ends and the fiction begins. I'm not sure whether it was meant as a view of the protag ...more
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Contact by Carl Sagan
Contact
by Carl Sagan
read in January, 2017
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I don't think I can possibly give this less than four stars because although the book has its shortcomings, Sagan does an amazing job of taking his suppositions for our future and the history of the universe from his factual books and turning them in ...more
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Conqueror by Conn Iggulden
Conqueror (Conqueror, #5)
by Conn Iggulden
read in February, 2017
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An amazing end to a tremendous series, I find myself running out of superlatives to describe both.
Beginning with the reign of yet another of Genghis's grandsons, Conquerer is one of the longest novels in the series and shows not a lot has been learnt
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“Me? Oh, intellectually I believe in having a good heart, a chirpy penis, a lively intelligence, and the courage to say ‘shit!’ in front of a lady.”
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“There's nothing fundamentally wrong with people. Given a story to enact that puts them in accord with the world, they will live in accord with the world. But given a story to enact that puts them at odds with the world, as yours does, they will live at odds with the world. Given a story to enact in which they are the lords of the world, they will ACT like lords of the world. And, given a story to enact in which the world is a foe to be conquered, they will conquer it like a foe, and one day, inevitably, their foe will lie bleeding to death at their feet, as the world is now.”
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“Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's value.”
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Albert Camus
“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”
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“Whoever thou art that, not content with a moderate condition, imaginest happiness in royal magnificence, and dreamest that command or riches can feed the appetite of novelty with perpetual gratifications, survey the Pyramids, and confess thy folly!”
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