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Lura rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler
Fledgling
by Octavia E. Butler
read in September, 2007
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Octavia Butler does vampires, in her style. Not quite as squicky and amazing as Dawn or "Bloodchild", but the anthropologist wanna-be in me loved this. She can't touch a concept without completely reframing it, and raising all of kinds of ethical and...more
Lura rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Water for Elephants
by Sara Gruen
read in August, 2007
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An engaging read...anything else I'd want to comment on will give too much away. Well planned and well written.
Lura rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Time Traveler's Wife
by Audrey Niffenegger (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2007
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This is a beautiful, touching, creative story. I generally hate any sappy romantic stuff, but this is a love story I found to be very genuine and touching. It's such an original idea. The writing draws you in; I just coudn't put it down. I'm impresse...more
Lura rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2007
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It's a good read, but very character driven, and I hated the main character with immeasurable loathing. He's utterly unredeemable and disgusting. I'm pretty sure I was meant to find him sympathetic, and that prevented me from really getting into the...more
Lura rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
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It's absurd, and yet readable, and so much cleverer than I expected. My fellow dorks should read it for the Shakespeare ala the Rocky Horror Picture Show scene alone. I must find the sequels.
Lura rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
by Michael Chabon
read in September, 2007
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Sam Spade style noir with chess, cows, terrorists, and yiddish phrases set in Alaska. Awesome
Lura rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
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And damn...by the end of the trilogy, Pullman's moved into out and out blasphemy. Brian wanted me to stop reading it in the car, b/c he thought we'd be struck by lightning. Still a great story, but by the end, I'm distracted from the plot by Pullman'...more
Lura rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
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And the trilogy just gets darker and darker... A great, fun read. The kid characters are very adult. The universe is fascinating. The anti-church, anti-religion vibe gets stronger here...I personally agree with most of it, but I started to wonder how...more
Lura rated a book 3 of 5 stars
So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane
So You Want to Be a Wizard (Young Wizards, #1)
by Diane Duane (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2007
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Cute kid's book, and more different from Harry Potter than I expected. There's not really much too it as an adult, but I wish I'd read it when I was 8 or 9!
Lura rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino
Cosmicomics
by Italo Calvino
read in August, 2007
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I love the concept...fairy tales about celestial bodies. Some stories work better than others, but the really good ones leave you with such fantastically beautiful images.
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