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Dave Awl is a Chicago-based writer and performer. As a tech writer and social media aficionado, he's the author of Facebook Me! A Guide to Having Fun with Your Friends and Promoting Your Projects on Facebook and a regular contributor to The Adobe Illustrator Wow! Book (both from Peachpit Press), and has written about LinkedIn for CreativePro.com.

As a Chicago-based poet, playwright, and fringe theater performer, Dave is an alumnus of Chicago's popular Neo-Futurists theater company, and has appeared on NPR's This American Life. His scripts have been included in three book collections of material from the long-running original show Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, and his work has been performed in high school, college, and regional the
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Fool's Assassin by Robin Hobb
"If there is anyone writing better classic fantasy than Robin Hobb, I would sure like to know about it. Fool's Assassin reunites us with our friend Fitz from the Farseer and Tawny Man trilogies. When we first got to know Fitz, he was a young boy; n..." Read more of this review »
Going Clear by Lawrence Wright
"Scientology is 100 times worse than I thought and Tom Cruise is a far bigger dick than I had even imagined, according to Lawrence Wright's fascinating and meticulously researched book.

I had imagined L. Ron Hubbard to be a cynical charlatan, but he..." Read more of this review »
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Autobiography by Morrissey
"PENGUIN BOOKS: So Moz, can you give us an idea of what your proposed autobiography will be like?

MORRISSEY: A Manchester childhood of misery upon melancholy upon misfortune, devoid of glamor, absent any hint of human kindness or scrap of salvation..." Read more of this review »
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The Magicians by Lev Grossman
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“There were no lions any more. There had been lions once. Sometimes in the shimmer of the heat on the plains the motion of their running still flickered on the dry wind — tawny, great, and quickly gone. Sometimes the honey-colored moon shivered to the silence of a ghost-roar on the rising air.”
Russell Hoban, The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz

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“An ordinary mirror is silvered at the back but the window of the night train has darkness behind the glass. My face and the faces of other travellers were now mirrored on this darkness in a succession of stillnesses. Consider this, said the darkness: any motion at any speed is a succession of stillnesses; any section through an action will show just such a plane of stillness as this dark window in which your seeking face is mirrored. And in each plane of stillness is the moment of clarity that makes you responsible for what you do.”
Russell Hoban, The Medusa Frequency

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