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The Heart Does Not Grow Back by Fred Venturini
The Heart Does Not Grow Back: A Novel
by Fred Venturini (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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Some of the best stories spring from extraordinary things happening to ordinary people.

That’s the crux of Fred Venturini’s “The Heart Does Not Grow Back”. It’s the story of a regular guy with regular ambitions
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The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak
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Revival by Stephen King
Revival
by Stephen King (Goodreads Author)
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The past couple of years have been a remarkably fertile period for Stephen King. Not only has he been engaged with film, television and stage projects, but he has also produced four novels. June of 2013 saw “Jo
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So, Anyway... by John Cleese
So, Anyway...
by John Cleese
read in November, 2014
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Comedy fans tend to have a few common touchstones that transcend generations. These comedic performers are simply a part of the fabric of humor – something for which almost everyone who loves to laugh shares an
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The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man by W. Bruce Cameron
The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man
by W. Bruce Cameron (Goodreads Author)
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The hero’s journey is one of the oldest stories that we tell. There have been endless variations on that theme; a multitude of takes on the idea. And yet, so many storytellers find ways to keep that seemingly a
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The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
The Book of Strange New Things
by Michel Faber
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While there have always been works that strived to use the tropes of science fiction to transcend the clichés inherent to the genre, it seems that over the past decade or two, more and more writers have brought
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Beautiful You by Chuck Palahniuk
Beautiful You
by Chuck Palahniuk (Goodreads Author)
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There are few contemporary writers with the knack for subversion and satire that Chuck Palahniuk brings to the table. There’s a transgressive aggression to his work that carries an undeniable impact.

His latest
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As You Wish by Cary Elwes
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It’s difficult to say just what makes a film transcend mere popularity to become a true pop cultural touchstone. When a variety of factors are combined in just the right amounts at exactly the right time, a mov
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The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue
The Boy Who Drew Monsters
by Keith Donohue
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It’s easy to complain when genre fiction recycles tropes, but the truth is that the reason we see certain concepts come up again and again is simple.

They work.

For instance, the notion of the “creepy child” has
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