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Run by Janet  Baker
""Run" is an ambitious and philosophical presentation of the conflict between a fast-paced, postmodern culture that has extended even to space, and people who live their lives by the values of traditional religion.

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Song and Signal by M.E. Patterson
Song and Signal
by M.E. Patterson (Goodreads Author)
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I enjoyed the beginning of this book. An orphaned boy being raised by an alien in some mining colony. The human race on its way to extinction. Most humans left doing grunt work, like mining, basically slaves to the other races. But this boy was diffe ...more
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The Rule of Three by Eric Walters
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This book should have been a good match for me, but instead somehow was a complete miss.

Set in current times, something happens to make all computers stop working. Every computer. Computers in cars, phones, everything. A teenage boy, the former spy w
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The Rule of Three by Eric Walters
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This book should have been a good match for me, but instead somehow was a complete miss.

Set in current times, something happens to make all computers stop working. Every computer. Computers in cars, phones, everything. A teenage boy, the former spy w
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The Sidekicks Initiative by Barry J. Hutchison
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When a book is subtitled "A Comedy Superhero Adventure", if it's humor doesn't work for you, there are problems. Nothing in this book was funny to me. Every "joke" in it annoyed me because it was the opposite of funny. The non-humor parts of the stor ...more
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Guardians of the Galaxy by Corinne Duyvis
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The voices of the characters in this book could not have been more perfect. I heard the GotG characters speaking from the very first line of dialogue, and yet I didn't even come close to finishing this book. Why? It was written for children. Grade 4 ...more
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Guardians of the Galaxy by Corinne Duyvis
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The voices of the characters in this book could not have been more perfect. I heard the GotG characters speaking from the very first line of dialogue, and yet I didn't even come close to finishing this book. Why? It was written for children. Grade 4 ...more
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The Silent Invasion by James  Bradley
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This book went downhill very very fast. It started with such an interesting idea: Set in the real world, current times, one night something falls from the sky. Green sparkling somethings. No one knows what it is, but it happens all over the world. So ...more
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The Silent Invasion by James  Bradley
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This book went downhill very very fast. It started with such an interesting idea: Set in the real world, current times, one night something falls from the sky. Green sparkling somethings. No one knows what it is, but it happens all over the world. So ...more
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Air by James Swallow
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While there was nothing wrong with this book, it was just an almost word-for-word novelization of the first few episodes of SG:U. I loved that show endlessly and watched the eps a bunch of times, so the book did nothing for me. Rarely it added a shor ...more
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