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The Structures of Everyday Life by Fernand Braudel
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Love it so far.
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Pattern Recognition by William Gibson
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Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Atlas Shrugged
by Ayn Rand
read in June, 2009
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Do I find this book unreadable because the prose is bad? Or am I biased against it because I dislike Rand's politics?
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We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
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Just re-read this, and found it repaid my attention with a new (and even more frightening) reading.
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Bone by Jeff Smith
Bone
by Jeff Smith
read in February, 2008
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The story is classic "hero's quest" fantasy like Star Wars or anything by Tolkein, and like those, politically reactionary. The quest involves restoring a beautiful princess to the throne. But it's great fun, in no small part because the hero is an i...more
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The Likeness by Tana French
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Flawlessly repeats the formula that made In The Woods so great--Irish cops solve a spectacularly creepy murder mystery, along the way losing the ability to distinguish reality from fantasy, screwing up their love lives, and generally making terrible...more
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In the Woods by Tana French
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A brilliant police procedural, with a mystery layered on a mystery, and it's all just an incredibly elaborate MacGuffin: you think you're watching people solve a crime, but you're actually watching a quiet little tragedy about a beautiful friendship...more
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Iron Council by China Miéville
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I love this book: it is inventive and stylistically daring, and it completely broke my heart.
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