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Unsurprisingly for a Pulitzer winner, this book is phenomenal.

I thoroughly enjoyed the story. It's equal parts thriller, satire, and meditation grappling with the complexity of discovering one's identity. Both in terms of the title character's split
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A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
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I'm an ex-Catholic atheist that picked up this book based on some recommendations on baseball forums (of all places).

This book was far better than I expected. It only loosely counts as baseball literature (compared to fic. lit. like The Art of Fieldi
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Excession by Iain M. Banks
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I'm a fan of Banks' Culture universe but this book was hard to finish for me.

Culture books, in general, work best when the insane level of technology is a backdrop for a more selective, human story. Excession attempts to follow this formula, but reli
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The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
"Man, I really didn't want to like this book. And here, quickly, are the reasons why:

Number 1) Pure jealousy. Harbach got paid like a bajillion dollars for his very first novel. I was paid slightly less than that. Okay, a lot less than that.

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Lord Foul's Bane by Stephen R. Donaldson
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I hated this book and, for the record, I didn't finish it.

I get that Covenant is not likable on purpose. The whole idea that attracted me to this book is that Covenant doesn't "opt in" when the call to adventure is thrust upon him and for about 50 pa
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