Babak Fakhamzadeh
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City of Golden Shadow by Tad Williams
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I suspect that one of the reasons I gave the book the benefit of the doubt was that, in a retro-futuristic way, it depicted a vision of the futu
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Blue Lonesome by Bill Pronzini
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Entertaining.
The lead character, a few times too often "just knew' things we then have to accept as facts.
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City of Golden Shadow by Tad Williams
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Ambitious in the way that earlier Neal Stephenson's book were and, set at the end of this century, but written in the mid-1990s, surprisingly accurate in some ways, while surprisingly dated in others.

Too long, with the end of this fat tome only the b
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Clans of the Alphane Moon by Philip K. Dick
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Dick tends to be pretty bad when fleshing out his characters and often lacks the skills to make them credible. This is often worse for his female characters who, though often living in a post-feminist world, still cling to surprisingly archaic ideas ...more
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Deep Undercover by Jack Barsky
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Fascinating for the subject matter, but also uncovering that 10 years of being an undercover Soviet spy in the USA meant a surprisingly banal life.
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The Sellout by Paul Beatty
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Funny, but not as funny as it thinks it is. Though, that might be due to me not being American, it's societal problems this book relies on heavily to construct a narrative.
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The Secret Origins Of The Bible by Tim Callahan
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Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander
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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff
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The Great Leveler by Walter Scheidel
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Scheidel sets out his claim early on; Four kinds of violent rupture flatten societal inequality: mass mobilisation warfare, transformative revolution, state failure and pandemics.
And, the author makes an irrefutable case. But, the book is also a barr
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