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Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut
"WOW. This is a GREAT novel.

I wonder if this being his first novel had those things that were brewing, unsaid, in his mind all his life then released here. There are layers in this book. Deep thinking, funny stuff, satire, whatever!

But the thing is..." Read more of this review »
Triumph of the Spider Monkey by Joyce Carol Oates
"The latest offering from Hard Case Crime continues its journey through non-traditional crime fiction and away from the pulp detective genre. This book is actually a pair of novellas, both intricately connected in style, mood, tone, and subject mat..." Read more of this review »
Straight Outta Deadwood by David Boop
"If you are not familiar with the weird western concept, you’ve been missing out. It’s a genre (can’t believe I used that word) that takes a Western and gives it a little Lovecraftian kick. Out on the line prairie you might meet another frontiersma..." Read more of this review »
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The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
"The state opened the school in 1899 as the Florida Industrial School for Boys. "A reform school where the young offender of law, separated from vicious associates, may receive physical, intellectual, and moral training, be reformed and restored to..." Read more of this review »
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Other Spaces, Other Times by Robert Silverberg
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Robert Silverberg was the only chid of a solidly middle-class Jewish family in Brooklyn. He was born in 1935, and his PCA father and school teacher mother both encouraged and indulged his precocious intellect. But he could, at times, be a trying chil ...more
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Death to the Bullshit Artists of South Texas, Vol. 1 by Fernando A. Flores
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Flores gives a discordantly strident title to this book of stories that reveal a genuine if at times bemused affection for his characters. The setting is McAllen, Texas, a city on the Mexican border in the far south of the Texas Valley. I live in Dal ...more
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A Fantasy of Dr Ox by Jules Verne
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This is Jules Verne in a lighter mood that I have ever encountered him.
In the Flemish town of Quiquendone, the pace of life is so leisurely courtships last a decade, operas cannot be performed in less that a week, and a major point of contention in
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After-Supper Ghost Stories by Jerome K. Jerome
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Jerome had the gift of writing with a straight face the sort of prose he was simultaneously satirizing. The ghost stories his Christmas Eve guests tell are of the cozy variety, and his own supernatural encounter could be the result of too much whiske ...more
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The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack by Mark Hodder
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Hodder needed a different, meaner editor for his first novel. Anywhere from 20% - 25% could go. Every incident goes on a little too long. The second half of every compound sentence could be dropped. Conversations are over before Hodder cuts them off. ...more
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John Mandeville
“Of Paradise I cannot speak properly, for I have not been there; and that I regret.”
Sir John Mandeville, The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

Victor LaValle
“Unsupervised reading is a blessing for a certain kind of child”
Victor LaValle, The Changeling

Thornton Wilder
“Look at that moon. Potato weather for sure.”
Thornton Wilder, Our Town

Donald E. Westlake
“huddled together at the left end of the bar, as silent and miserable as kittens in a sack with the bridge getting close.”
Donald E. Westlake, Watch Your Back!

Simon Morden
“We are out of munitions, We will have to depend on theoretical physics.
(Spoken in the heat of battle by Sammuil Petrovitch in Theories of Flight”
Simon Morden

18702 J.G. Ballard — 194 members — last activity Dec 08, 2018 09:17AM
A group in honour of the late Jim Ballard, who pulled science fiction out of the adolescent male ghetto and gave us books full of beauty, excitement, ...more
61944 Serials Serially — 19 members — last activity Apr 06, 2013 09:36AM
Reading serials the way they were meant to be read.
1063 Patricia Highsmith — 55 members — last activity Aug 10, 2016 02:34PM
Long live the queen of psychological crime thrillers!
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