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Brett James

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Brett James makes irrationally large art installations that he has installed in New York, San Francisco, Amsterdam, England, and Croatia. He has written and directed six films and been honored at a dozen festivals. He was raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

James hand-makes (most of) the paperback versions of his own books.

Every so often, you get a second chance. The subway doors re-open. Or you re-meet that person you haven’t been able to forget. Or the truth finally comes out, two decades after you’ve been banished from ice skating.


But can a book get a second chance?



Back when I started writing The Deadfall Project, George W. Bush was president, the “war on terror” was freshly underway, and American troops were...

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The Drift Wars

3.75 avg rating — 329 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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The Deadfall Project: new e...

3.52 avg rating — 126 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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Tangent (The Outer Rim Chro...

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3 Ways to Destroy a Planet

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Rats!

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The Prey

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Lies and Silence (The Outer...

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The World Builder

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"So, I've been struggling with Hild: A Novel--or as I think of it, Hild: Nicola Griffith Did Her Research and She Really, Really Wants You to Know It--for almost a month now. I am only halfway through the thing. I've been thinking the whole time th..." Read more of this review »
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Maybe not his best, but better than most people's best.
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There is something about repeating the same clever witticisms throughout a single book that makes them grate on the eyes like sandpaper.

Otherwise, his best book.
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An expanded version of the wikipedia article on the same subject, but more boring and less factual. Julian Barnes writes with same sort of list-oriented, gloss-over-the-emotional-impact style that Ian Fleming was known for, but which better serves fi ...more
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A full compliment of fifty to seventy-five cent words matched with pages-long technical diatribes that glaze the eyes. Perhaps over my head, but certainly beyond my patience.
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