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Making History
3.93 avg. rating
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In Making History, Fry has bitten off a rather meaty chunk by tackling an at first deceptively simple premise: What if Hitler had never been born? An unquestionable improvement, one would reason--and …
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Charts the life of Jean Serjeant, from her beginnings as a naive, carefree country girl before the war through to her wry and trenchant old age in the year 2020. This novel enables readers to follow h…
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Closing Time (Catch-22, #2)
3.03 avg. rating
· 4369 Ratings

A darkly comic and ambitious sequel to the American classic Catch-22.

In Closing Time, Joseph Heller returns to the characters of Catch-22, now coming to the end of their lives and the century, as is …

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Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle, Vol. 1, Book 1)
In which Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and courageous Puritan, pursues knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe -- in a chaotic world where reason wars with the blood…
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Mrs Fry's Diary
3.63 avg. rating
· 1297 Ratings
Stephen Fry's secret wife speaks out at last...

Enjoyed a nice cuppa this morning with a HobNob and Jeremy Kyle. There was a woman on there who'd been married 16 years without realising her husband was…
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Popcorn
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· 5599 Ratings
Bruce shoots movies. Wayne and Scout shoot to kill. In a single night they find out the hard way what's real and what's not, who's the hero and who's the villain. The USA watches slack-jawed as Bruce …
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Gridlock
3.57 avg. rating
· 3811 Ratings
Gridlock is when a city dies.

Killed in the name of freedom. Killed in the name of oil and steel. Choked on carbon monoxide and strangled with a pair of fluffy dice.

How did it come to this? How did the…
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This Other Eden
3.75 avg. rating
· 2373 Ratings
SMALL, WELL APPOINTED FUTURE. SEMI DETACHED.

If the end of the world is nigh, then surely it's only sensible to make alternative arrangements. Certainly the Earth has its points, but what most people n…
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Roadkill (Kinky Friedman, #10)
3.72 avg. rating
· 834 Ratings
Who would slap an Indian curse on a good ol' boy like country singer Willie Nelson? Probably the same person who's been firing shots into Willie's hotel room and sending nasty notes promising the cowb…
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The Love Song of J. Edgar Hoover (Kinky Friedman, #9)
"DEAR KINKY: I HAVE NOW READ ALL YOUR BOOKS. MORE PLEASE. I REALLY NEED THE LAUGHS."
--Bill Clinton

A beautiful woman, a missing husband, and a private eye with eyes for his comely client. It's the clas…
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God Bless John Wayne (Kinky Friedman, #8)
Once again ensconced in his Lower Manhattan loft, Kinky Friedman - ace private eye - takes on the deceptively tame assignment of helping his pal Ratso find his true birth-mother.
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Amnesia Moon
3.49 avg. rating
· 2974 Ratings
In Jonathan Lethem's wryly funny novel, we meet a young man named Chaos, who's living in a movie theater in post-apocalyptic Wyoming, drinking alcohol, and eating food out of cans.

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Paradox: The Nine Greatest Enigmas in Physics
A fun and fascinating look at great scientific paradoxes.

   Throughout history, scientists have come up with theories and ideas that just don't seem to make sense.  These we call paradoxes.  The parad…
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Time and Time Again
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· 6474 Ratings
It’s the 1st of June 1914 and Hugh Stanton, ex-soldier and celebrated adventurer is quite literally the loneliest man on earth. No one he has ever known or loved has been born yet. Perhaps now they ne…
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Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About
Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About concerns a guy named Pel who lives with his German girlfriend, Ursula. Pel leads an uneventful life—quietly bluffing his way through his job and discoverin…
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All My Sins Remembered
3.82 avg. rating
· 1250 Ratings
Otto McGavin is peacefully idealistic by nature, an Anglo-Buddhist, who seeks employment with the Confederacion because he believes in its mission to protect human & nonhuman rights. The only problem …
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Love and Other Near-Death Experiences
3.63 avg. rating
· 965 Ratings
Hello. My name is Robert, and I haven’t been dead for sixty-three days now.

If he hadn’t bought those crummy towels, Rob would be six feet under. But his poor shopping sense accidentally set off a conv…
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Inconceivable
3.59 avg. rating
· 3769 Ratings
Lucy desperately wants a baby. Sam is determined to write a hit movie. The problem is that both their efforts seem to be unfruitful. And given that the average IVF cycle has about a one in five chance…
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Share the Care: How to Organize a Group to Care for Someone Who Is Seriously Ill
You Don't Have to Do It Alone
Whether you're prepared for it or not, chances are you'll take on the role of caregiver when a family member or friend is affected by a serious illness or injury, or whe…
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Quarterlife Crisis: The Unique Challenges of Life in Your Twenties
While the midlife crisis has been thoroughly explored by experts, there is another landmine period in our adult development, called the quarterlife crisis, which can be just as devastating. When young…
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Sloth: The Seven Deadly Sins (New York Public Library Lectures in Humanities)
Here is a rollicking parody of the self-help genre, one that skewers the couch-bound, apathetic mentality so pervasive in America today.
With tongue in cheek, Sloth guides readers step-by-step toward…
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Becoming Attached: First Relationships and How They Shape Our Capacity to Love
The struggle to understand the parent-child bond ranks as one of the great quests of modern psychology, one that touches us deeply because it holds so many clues to how we become who we are. How are o…
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Bedtime Math: A Fun Excuse to Stay Up Late
Our mission: to make math a fun part of kids' everyday lives.

We all know it's wonderful to read bedtime stories to kids, but what about doing math? Many generations of Americans are uncomfortable with…
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Gates of Eden
3.59 avg. rating
· 937 Ratings
A middle-aged man beheads his wife, then calmly explains how she drove him to it . . . A fat little mafioso is going to war--in the clean, well-mannered streets of Minneapolis . . . A Jewish boy watch…
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The Unabridged Edgar Allan Poe
4.57 avg. rating
· 460 Ratings
Under-appreciated in his own time, Poe's unique genius for exploring the darker corridors of the human imagination raised nightmares to the level of art. This collection includes poetry and prose, inc…
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Scenes from the Marketplace
4.44 avg. rating
· 27 Ratings
The Marketplace and the other books in the series by Laura Antoniou have become some of the best-known and best-loved BDSM-themed books since Anne Rice's Sleeping Beauty. With their subtle wit, comple…
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For Want of a Nail (A Marketplace Short Story)
"The ambulance pulled away at two, just as the glazier arrived. Chris could see them both through the window as he waited on hold. Thunder crashed; it was technically too early for a Nor’easter, but w…
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Sins of Commission (Star Trek: The Next Generation, #29)
While on a mission to save the planet Lessenar from environmental collapse, the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise becomes entangled in a web of treachery and murder.

When a member of a strange, emotion-ca…

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Happycratie - Comment l'industrie du bonheur a pris le contrôle de nos vies
The imperative of happiness dictates the conduct and direction of our lives. There is no escape from the tyranny of positivity. The injunction to pursue personal happiness has turned into a multibilli…
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Only When I Laugh: My Autobiography
3.85 avg. rating
· 532 Ratings
Known for his intelligent and often surreal humour, Paul Merton’s weekly appearances on BBC1’s Have I Got News For You – as well as Radio 4’s Just A Minute and his travel documentaries – have seen him…
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Black Moses
3.35 avg. rating
· 377 Ratings
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A rollicking new novel described as "Oliver Twist in 1970s Africa" (Les Inrockuptibles) from "Africa's Samuel Beckett . . . one of the continent's gre…
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