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The Lies of Locke...
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by Scott Lynch (Goodreads Author)
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recommended to Eric by: Max
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Food by Jim Gaffigan
Food: A Love Story
by Jim Gaffigan
recommended for: Fans of Gaffigan's stand up
read in January, 2015
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Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
Firefight (Reckoners, #2)
by Brandon Sanderson (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss
"I feel torn about this book. I thought it was beautifully written and I loved the language. The story though... I guess I feel it was a bit contrived. The more I learned about Auri (which wasn't much), the more annoying she became. This is a story..." Read more of this review »
Eric and 5 other people liked seak's review of Hocus Pocus:
Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut
"I love Vonnegut, but this one felt a little forced and was largely forgettable. Forced in the way that it felt like another one of his phrases (like "so it goes") was being churned out and forgettable because I can't even remember that phrase.

Sti..." Read more of this review »
Eric and 4 other people liked Skip's review of Act of War (Scot Harvath, #13):
Act of War by Brad Thor
"Scot Horvath is once again trying to save America. To create an incentive for the Chinese to continue buying U.S. Treasury bonds, real assets have been secretly offered. Meanwhile, economic growth in China has faltered, causing the leadership to l..." Read more of this review »
Eric made a comment on his review of Thor #1
Thor #1 by Jason Aaron
" Rabindranauth, looks like my assertion on who they chose as Thor was wrong, if you look at the panels I linked to in my update on my review. So you we ...more"
Eric rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Thor #1 by Jason Aaron
Thor #1
by Jason Aaron
recommended for: Comic fans
read in October, 2014
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Hell yes, "There must always be a Thor." And I love who was picked as the female Thor -- (view spoiler). It feels organic to the story, and not jammed in solely for political correctness/pandering.

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Food by Jim Gaffigan
Food: A Love Story
by Jim Gaffigan
Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee in Best Humor
recommended for: Fans of Gaffigan's stand up
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Batman and Son by Grant Morrison
Batman and Son
by Grant Morrison
recommended for: Only the most hardcore Batman fans
read in January, 2015
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I have read twenty-something Batman graphic novels, and this is easily the least accessible of the entire lot. My inner monologue while reading was something like this:

Wait, the Joker just killed Batman on the first page? That is... oh wait, he isn't
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The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly
The Great Zoo of China
by Matthew Reilly
recommended for: Fans of big action sci-fi thrillers
read in January, 2015
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This novel's set up is fairly simple. Protagonist CJ Cameron is on assignment from National Geographic to see The Great Zoo of China ahead of its grand opening, and her photographer brother Hamish is tagging along to take the accompanying photos. Bot ...more
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“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.”
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