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Ancillary Sword
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Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie
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This is a young-adult book about emotions. It would be annoying if it didn't project a sense of calm about it; there is something peaceful in the rhythms of the story. That being said, I started skipping descriptions of the five ways each character a ...more
The Sense of Style by Steven Pinker
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Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
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A ship so smart it developed quirks -- but not too many. This is a sparsely populated book set in a distant future that looks an awful lot like ancient Rome. We've even got a Caesar and Pompey. There isn't too much raw imaginative power on display he ...more
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The Sense of Style by Steven Pinker
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All the Strange Hours by Loren Eiseley
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It took a bit of jumping around to get this book, but the payoff was worth it. Eiseley's way of describing quirks in himself and the world around him is uplifting where it could have been cynical, yet mellow instead of romantic. For example, after re ...more
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
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The last third of the book never really got going for me. This is probably because I didn't really care about the publishing world characters who were the suspects. Everyone except Strike and Robin are kind of interchangeably pathetic, providing cont ...more
The Tyrant's Law by Daniel Abraham
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The best of the three so far. The writing is just better. It shifts tone unexpectedly, which I love. It has an interesting thing to say without hitting you over the head. Good comeback from the second book, which had its moments but ended poorly.
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
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I couldn't get through it. Each story was less interesting than the last.
Growing Public by Peter H. Lindert
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Economics for the Rest of Us by Moshe Adler
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