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Feet of Clay
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The Silmarillion
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Jingo by Terry Pratchett
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If only real life worked out as it does in Terry Pratchett's universe. If only we had our own benevolent tyrant, rather than the selfish corporate doppelgangers who rule us now. This is a brilliant book.Terry Pratchett
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The Fifth Elephant by Terry Pratchett
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Hilarious. A wonderful story filled with character-driven humor and a plot that is both inventive and classic.
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Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett
Feet of Clay (Discworld, #19; City Watch, #3)
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What interests me most about Terry Pratchett is that he explores (with great subtlety and wit) issues that other fantasy and speculative writers only pay lip service to -- racism, sexism, identity politics. Pratchett's hero, Sam Vimes, dislikes every ...more
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Mystic Medusa's Sun Signs and Soul Mating by Mystic Medusa
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This book is just good fun. The writing is snappy, and the author is having a good time with a ridiculous subject. I'm addicted to personality tests, the Myers-Briggs, the Enneagram, and to be honest, I've found them about as accurate as a profession ...more
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Unholy Ghost by Nell Casey
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It seems counterintuitive that reading about depression could be uplifting, but I found this book oddly comforting. In particular, I gained a lot of insight from Donald Hall's account of wife Jane Kenyon's battle with bipolar disorder. Kenyon wrote t ...more
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The Children of Húrin by J.R.R. Tolkien
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The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
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