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recommended for: Fans of historical fiction
read in February, 2013
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Before getting into my review, I have to give full disclosure -- I almost never read historical fiction. In fact, the only other historical fiction novels I can think of that I've read are Operation Napoleon (review) and The Guns of Navarone (review) ...more
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Off to Be the Wizard by Scott  Meyer
Off to Be the Wizard (Magic 2.0 #1)
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A fun romp through (and at times subverting) tropes; recommended for those who enjoyed Ready Player One and thought, "What this book needs is more time in ZORK." Here’s book one: "It’s a simple stor
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Gun, With Occasional Music by Jonathan Lethem
Gun, With Occasional Music
by Jonathan Lethem
recommended for: Fans of sci-fi noir
read in September, 2015
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In the same way non-inquisitors are not supposed to ask questions in this novel's setting, readers shouldn't ask too many questions, lest the thin facade Lethem built crash down and reveal his underdeveloped world building. Questions such as how soci ...more
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The Android's Dream by John Scalzi
" Yeah, it's a really fun ride once you get past that. "
Hellboy, Vol. 1 by Mike Mignola
" Looking forward to hearing your opinion on it. I think it's a can't miss book. "
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1)
by J.K. Rowling
recommended to Eric by: Rose Buscemi
recommended for: Everyone
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I read this book for two reasons:

1) The movie was coming out, and I love sci-fi/fantasy movies, and I always like to read the source material before seeing the film.

2) I was sick and stuck on my couch for a few days and my cousin Rose was nice enough
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Frank Herbert
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
Frank Herbert, Dune

Andy Weir
“He’s stuck out there. He thinks he’s totally alone and that we all gave up on him. What kind of effect does that have on a man’s psychology?” He turned back to Venkat. “I wonder what he’s thinking right now.”

LOG ENTRY: SOL 61 How come Aquaman can control whales? They’re mammals! Makes no sense.”
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Arthur C. Clarke
“1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
2. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
3. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
Arthur C. Clarke

James P. Blaylock
“He’d given up squid merchanting when he’d found that the creatures inhabited his dreams, all leggy and cold.”
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