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Seveneves
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by Neal Stephenson (Goodreads Author)
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The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
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Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel García Márquez
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Likable, but not my favorite Marquez by a long shot.

There are some really nice bits of descriptive text in here, such as;

"But in the afternoons of my final old age no one remembered the immortal Castorina, dead for who knows how long, who had risen f
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The Call of the Wild and Selected Stories by Jack London
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I can understand where America in the 1900s would love this. I liked that "Call of the Wild" was told from a dog's perspective...the whole talk of "half-breeds" and the survival of the fittest thing really ruined my read though.
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Count Zero by William Gibson
Count Zero (Sprawl, #2)
by William Gibson
read in December, 2016
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This might be my favorite Gibson...it's still his wonderful starts and sort of randomly thrown together ends, but it's a bit more lyrical, and a bit more mystical, than some of his other books.
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