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Average rating: 3.67 · 10,046 ratings · 2,025 reviews · 14 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Heavens

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The Country of Ice Cream Star

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Cake

3.72 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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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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I seem to be doomed to read all of le Carré's books before I die, in the same way some people are apparently doomed to see all of Woody Allen's films, even though they haven't liked any of them since Sleeper.

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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. ”
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“All great works start with mistake. Ain’t no exception in this fact.”
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"Equals?" Miles hazarded.

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Howard Hey, Sandy. How's the new book coming along?


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