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14 by Peter Clines
14
by Peter Clines (Goodreads Author)
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World War Z by Max Brooks
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
by Max Brooks (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2013
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I listened to the audiobook, which is overall pretty great. It uses different actors for each different chapter, and you will recognize many of them: Nathan Fillion, Masi Oka, Jeri Ryan, Mark Hamill, Henry Rollins, Denise Crosby, Common, and more. (C ...more
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The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout
The Sociopath Next Door
by Martha Stout
read in September, 2013
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An estimated 1 in 25 people are sociopaths, unable to feel the same emotions we do, and incapable of empathy. Thus, this is a pretty important topic that everyone should read up on. Not only for your personal safety but for your sanity.

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Flashforward by Robert J. Sawyer
Flashforward
by Robert J. Sawyer
read in July, 2013
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I crapped out on this book halfway through. The fiancee of the main character has a young daughter from a previous marriage. This daughter is killed in the initial event. (That's not a spoiler - it happens in like the first 5 pages of the book.)

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NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
NOS4A2
by Joe Hill
read in July, 2013
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I had previously read and enjoyed Heart Shaped Box, but even so, I was surprised at how much I liked this one.

It has a lot of references to Stephen King's work, which I felt like Hill might have put in as a way of making up for the fact that a huge
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Starvation Heights by Gregg Olsen
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Fascinating story about a real-life psychopath doctor who starved her patients to death under the guise of a "fasting cure."

Language was a little bit too purple for my tastes. (e.g., "Sympathy poured from her eyes like a fountainhead.")
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That Old Ace in the Hole by Annie Proulx
That Old Ace in the Hole
by Annie Proulx
read in May, 2013
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There were parts that I really liked, but the main narrative was bland and unconvincing. The main character, Bob Dollar, grated on me with his blandness. Every other character he encounters seemed a thousand times more interesting than he was; I kept ...more
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Lost At Sea by Jon Ronson
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As with other Ronson audiobooks, this one was read by the author. He does a fairly decent job of it, but I always feel that a professional audiobook performer does better than the author as a rule of thumb.

This book collects a lot of Ronson's essays,
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The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway
The Gone-Away World
by Nick Harkaway (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2013
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This book had a lot of promise, but it was wayyyyy too slow and tangent-follow-y for me. I bailed about 1/3rd of the way through.
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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2013
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I don't usually read mysteries, crime novels, or popular fiction. But this book came so highly recommended from so many quarters that I decided to give it a try. And it truly lived up to the hype.

I don't know what to say that wouldn't spoil it. Suffi
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