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Replay by Ken Grimwood
Replay
by Ken Grimwood
read in November, 2014
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I like books that take a theme and fully explore it. I like even more when a science fiction or horror story doesn't try to explain what's going on. I really like it when someone writing in the vein of science fiction manages to really nail a wide ra ...more
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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
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It seems as though it's hard sometimes for authors to develop characters that have a real position and stake in the world they describe.

Which is probably why I'm giving this four stars - because Twain, by moving a character through time, is able to
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O Pioneer! by Frederik Pohl
O Pioneer!
by Frederik Pohl
read in July, 2014
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Pretty pulpy, but that's not a bad thing.
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The Island of the Day Before by Umberto Eco
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I read this a few months ago, and my dislike of it stopped up my desire to review books for a while. I like Eco, but this one is punishingly self-indulgent.

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Let the Old Dreams Die by John Ajvide Lindqvist
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Four Novels of the 1960s by Philip K. Dick
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