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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
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Standing in Seattle's Elliott Bay Bookstore I found myself in front of the Philip K Dick section. Realizing that I had never read any of his books, I decided it was time to fill in at least one gap. I chose this one, oblivious to the fact that the mo ...more
Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
Dead Souls
by Nikolai Gogol
read in February, 2014
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I think it was Harold Bloom who wrote the Western Canon and in it declared that there must be some kind of universality in order for a book to be considered great literature. It should transcend the place and time in which it was written. For me, wor ...more
Kraken by China Miéville
by China Miéville (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2014
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If anything could be described as hipster scifi, this book is it. I suppose that makes it somehow untouchable. If a person doesn't wet himself over the clever cleverness of this book, then obviously that person has pedestrian taste and should never b ...more
The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson
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2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson
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American Gods by Neil Gaiman
American Gods (American Gods, #1)
by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2013
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People have been telling me I have GOT to read Neil Gaiman for years. I finally got around to it with 'American Gods'. The anticipation wasn't worth it.

The idea for the story is spectacular. The idea of an eccentric stranger who is really wink wink n
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American Gods by Neil Gaiman
"First Neil Gaiman book I ever read, and it might be the last. The idea behind this book seemed so cool, but it didn't really play out in a way that engaged me.

In fact, I had three big problems with this book. (I'm vague at times to avoid spoilers...." Read more of this review »
Henry VI, Part 1 by William Shakespeare
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