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Ulysses by James Joyce
Ulysses
by James Joyce
read in August, 2016
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I will grant that this is an influential book, but as a casual read it leaves much to be desired. Some of the book was reasonably coherent, but much of it felt like trying to read a foreign language by someone without complete fluency in that languag ...more
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The Robot Rocket by Carey Rockwell
The Robot Rocket
by Carey Rockwell
read in August, 2016
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The eighth and final volume of this iconic 1950's boys' adventure series is a somewhat bittersweet ending. The trio of Tom, Astro, and Roger is unceremoniously broken up when Roger is transferred to Mars and a new cadet takes his place. Although this ...more
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The Sandman by Neil Gaiman
The Sandman: Overture
by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2016
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The original Sandman series is one of the all-time great comic books. This compilation collects the six-issue prelude to that series. For readers of the original series, this will enhance and possibly co
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The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher
The Aeronaut's Windlass (The Cinder Spires, #1)
by Jim Butcher (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2016
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This is a fun adventure using a lot of the tropes from steampunk, although instead of steam the energy source are etheric crystals that have somewhat supernatural properties. Humans live in tall towers above the earth for some reas
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The Ill-Made Knight by T.H. White
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Retro-Hugo Award Finalist (1940)

This is the story of Sir Lancelot, the best of Arthur's knights. The overreaching theme is Lancelot's love for Guenever, but the book itself is a series of episodes that are only loosely connected. White writes with a
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Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie
Ancillary Mercy (Imperial Radch, #3)
by Ann Leckie (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2016
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As the third book in a trilogy, this is not a stand-alone story that can be easily understood without reading the previous volumes. Actually, reading this a year after the second book, I had t
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