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Average rating: 3.81 · 6,320 ratings · 1,425 reviews · 12 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Country of Ice Cream Star

3.62 avg rating — 2,249 ratings — published 2014 — 21 editions
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The Western Lit Survival Ki...

4.04 avg rating — 209 ratings — published 2012 — 9 editions
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The Heavens

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Cake

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Changeling: A Memoir Of Par...

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The Inca Empire

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Ancient Greece

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Europe

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Путь Бро by Vladimir Sorokin
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The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold
“Cecil flashed a grin. "Quite. Plus your rather irritating habit of treating your superior officers as your, ah..." Cecil paused, apparently groping again for just the right word.

"Equals?" Miles hazarded.

"Cattle," Cecil corrected judiciously.”
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Путь Бро by Vladimir Sorokin
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“Giving a reader a sex scene that is only half right is like giving her half a kitten. It is not half as cute as a whole kitten; it is a bloody, godawful mess. A half-good sex scene is not half as hot; it actually moves into the negative numbers, draining any heat from the surrounding material.”
Sandra Newman, How Not to Write a Novel: 200 Classic Mistakes and How to Avoid Them—A Misstep-by-Misstep Guide

“Examining the actual contents of my crying, I found a quailing sludge emotion, with a foul insecticide taste. If it was a peanut, you would spit it out. Yet I was indulging this toxic goo, giving it its head and letting it dictate my actions. People had every good reason to despise me. ”
Sandra Newman, The Only Good Thing Anyone Has Ever Done: A Novel

“He says nothing, vehemently. I falter away and we sit, mutually staring into the fouled water. ...


With time to kill, I ponder dismally the possible derivation of the zombie myth from people like my boyfriend. I picture Ralph blackened, semi-fingered, with bright bone peeking through his flesh. The odd small worm clings, festively wiggling. In my image, Ralph's really upset about decaying, and I feel for him sorrowfully. I want to tell him I would still love him, if he were decomposed. Of course in practice there is no predicting what I'd feel, and besides which, it's a wild associative leap.


I ponder dismally how I've alienated people, all my life, with my bizarre associative leaps. ”
Sandra Newman, The Only Good Thing Anyone Has Ever Done: A Novel

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"Equals?" Miles hazarded.

"Cattle," Cecil corrected judiciously.”
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Howard Hey, Sandy. How's the new book coming along?


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