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Satin Island by Tom McCarthy
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A zeitgeisty book about the impossibility of capturing the zeitgeist. Others have said that it lacks characters, plot etc., but it does have these. What it lacks is conflict. Other than the not very interesting idea that our narrator, "U", might not ...more
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La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
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Felt a bit padded to me, at least for the first half; there was a tremendous amount of people relating information to other people that we already knew, because we were there when it happened. This time around I found the daemons tiresome; whatever t ...more
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A zeitgeisty book about the impossibility of capturing the zeitgeist. Others have said that it lacks characters, plot etc., but it does have these. What it lacks is conflict. Other than the not very interesting idea that our narrator, "U", might not ...more
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Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
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Artemis by Andy Weir
"Apologies in advance. You're not gonna like what I have to say.

This is not the review I was expecting to write, but this is not the book I was expecting to read.

Andy Weir has successfully taken the one element I didn't like in THE MARTIAN and exp..." Read more of this review »
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Terrible. That snarky voice seemed OK in The Martian, but now every character has it. There was some stuff about a disposable condom which just seemed, well, not very funny to me. But when the heroine chided us readers for getting the wrong impressio ...more
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Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor
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Absolutely exceptional book! I've never read anything quite like it. The literary equivalent of a tilt-shift lens. A village, seen entire, including all its wildlife, almost as if from above, and yet with sudden macro scrutiny into the inhabitant's i ...more
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Absolutely exceptional book! I've never read anything quite like it. The literary equivalent of a tilt-shift lens. A village, seen entire, including all its wildlife, almost as if from above, and yet with sudden macro scrutiny into the inhabitant's i ...more
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