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Injustice by Tom    Taylor
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Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
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English Fairy Tales by Flora Annie Steel
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I have read this day by day to my daughter, a story at a time. The stories can be quite gruesome and the Middle English interferences can be a bit disruptive, but it gives the reader a great understanding of the origins of modern fairy tales. The ext ...more
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War Dogs by Rebecca Frankel
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Frankel delves into America's modern military working dog program with an honest and transparently emotional story of companionship in war. Her access to the key training locations for the program make this book a who's who of modern MWD work in the ...more
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Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
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Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
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This was an immense undertaking. Kim Stanley Robinson has such a detail-oriented approach to writing that you can spend half an hour reading without anything actually happening to further the plot.

What Red Mars handles best is the scheming and polit
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The Princess Bride by William Goldman
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I saw the movie and decided to read this to my daughter (although the book is clearly aimed at an older teenaged/young adult reader).

I love the narrative within a narrative that Goldman employs throughout the book (and I was surprised at just how cl
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The Wages Of Guilt by Ian Buruma
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Backwards by Rob Grant
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