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The Other Wind by Ursula K. Le Guin
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Le Guin does some elegant footwork in this book, which might get overlooked by people who prefer big beefy explosions and bad guys that have blinking neon signs over their heads that always say "EVIL." It is no small feat to take the concept of an un ...more
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Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus
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The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
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The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage by Sydney Padua
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Super fun, well drawn, and exhaustively researched. This is informative and captivating. It is a bit dense with information; tons of footnotes, references for the references, biographies of obscure Victorians, and lots of math which (ha!) I did not u ...more
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Tales from Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
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I was skeptical about this one, thinking that a short story collection would be treated as a throwaway, and somehow not be as good as the previous novels. But midway through the first story I was in tears. Le Guin uses the form to expertly flesh-out ...more
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The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux
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the narrator of this edition seems to think that French and Russian accents are the same accent. i wish i had read the print version of this one rather than listened to it, as the audio colored my judgement of the story. Leroux does the slow, meander ...more
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Lowriders in Space by Cathy Camper
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Beautifully drawn and lots of fun. Comics and Graphic Novels often feel overrun with super-serious complex plots aimed at adults (it's the end of the world! Guts! Blood! Boobs!) or overly simplistic, touchy-feely "for kids" fare that was slapped toge ...more
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Tehanu by Ursula K. Le Guin
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This might be the best in the series so far. A powerful meditation on society, aging, power and violence, as viewed by an older woman contemplating her place in life, as well as the place for the young abused girl she has taken in. The questions rais ...more
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Ripley Under Ground by Patricia Highsmith
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The Farthest Shore by Ursula K. Le Guin
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Golly, do I ever wish I'd read this series when I was young.
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