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Abby Goldsmith

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Stephen King, George R.R. Martin, Robert Jordan, Scott Sigler

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All my reviews are honest. Yep, I'm an author (currently serialiizing my epic SFF series, and my short fiction is published in Escape Pod and elsewhere), but I'll be blunt even if that endangers my career. On Goodreads, I'm a reader first. ...more

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Admittedly, I prefer my own made-up worlds. I'd write for a shared world anthology if I was reasonably certain that I could expect notoriety from participation, which would likely increase my readership. But I think it would be super fun if other authors and fans wrote in *my* universe! (less)
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Beware of Chicken, by CasualFarmer

Beware of Chicken: A Xianxia Cultivation Novel by CasualFarmer My rating: 5 of 5 stars As a writer, one can learn a lot from this breath of fresh air in the Fantasy genre. One can write secondary world fantasy without war. Without prison scenes or gladiator scenes or slogging through a hellscape scenes. That doesn’t […]

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Hard for me to rate this one. It has moments of insight, and it comes together nicely in the end. The characters illuminate societies of extreme contrast, which is a great window into the author's take on anarchic collectivism (Anarres) vs. hierarchi ...more
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The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons by Sam Kean
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At times gruesome and macabre, this is nonetheless an excellent narrative about neuroscience and overview of brain function. Very informative. Gripping to read. Poignant case studies. Great for laypeople and experts alike. This is nonfiction at its b ...more
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Refreshing because this has likable detectives whom I can root for vs. a deviously smart sadistic killer. That's all I ask for in a great crime thriller.

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I wasn't expecting to like this, since I am secular and not in the least bit spiritual. But it's got great scoops of psychological insight into family dynamics, WWII history from American Jewish POVs, and gentle bildungsroman. Well worth reading, no ...more
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“Drinking wine and wearing trousers were nothing compared to reading the history of ideas.”
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“As a reader, I could put on someone else's shoes and live through his adventures, borrow his individuality and make choices that I didn't have at home.”
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“It takes a long time to dissolve the bars of a mental cage.”
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