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Version Control by Dexter Palmer
Version Control
by Dexter Palmer
read in February, 2017
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This is as much about character as
science, but it did get me a little interested in physics. Philip builds a time machine, and in between academic politics, government conspiracies, marriages, and dating this gives rise to philosophic questions about
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Once Upon a Time by Ian Bell
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Riding the Rap by Elmore Leonard
Riding the Rap
by Elmore Leonard
read in February, 2017
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In my eyes Raylan can do no wrong, so I really liked this Raylan/Harry Arno adventure. But oddly, the Raylan stories I've read so far fall short of the series. One remarkable thing about Leonard is the way he combines humor and lightnesss with dark s ...more
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Pym by Mat Johnson
Pym
by Mat Johnson
read in February, 2017
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Mat Johnson is my boo. This book was ridiculously, satirically funny while being sort of serious about blackness and whiteness. As a treat for English majors, Mat based his adventure story on Poe's only novel, the adventures of Arthur Pym. Black lit ...more
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Windy City by Scott Simon
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The Hell Bent Kid by Charles O. Locke
The Hell Bent Kid: A Novel
by Charles O. Locke
read in February, 2017
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This is an outstanding story in the western tradition of man vs nature and man vs lawless man in the unsettled west. Eighteen year old Tot Lohman kills a man in self defense. Tot is perfect with a rifle, but he despises killing. He has to defend hims ...more
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The Ancient Minstrel by Jim Harrison
The Ancient Minstrel
by Jim Harrison
read in February, 2017
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Harrison's last book? The long novella that begins this volume is classic Harrison in tone but rambling and amorphous in structure. I don't think Jim had much left unsaid. The other stories were great - eggs a departure with its woman protagonist and ...more
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Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
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Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Commonwealth
by Ann Patchett
read in February, 2017
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Ok. This is a little bit of a family saga, which I like, but to what end? This story told from the viewpoints of six children in a blended family was a good read, but it went nowhere beyond the confines of its characters and their lives. That's why I ...more
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