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These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman
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Logicomix by Apostolos Doxiadis
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Similar to Godel, Escher, Bach in terms of underlying motivation, but closer to a Steven Levy book in terms of approachable, slightly salacious, personality-driven narrative. Draws out some nifty themes and analogies (e.g. to Oresteia). I wanted more ...more
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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
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This book was delicious, intriguing, rich escapism fantasy at its best. If Neil Gaiman's and Susanna Clarke's books had babies this would be the result. Excellent world-building that draws you in with fun pieces, but hints at so much more around the ...more
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Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel García Márquez
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Hits the Marquez highpoints: bittersweet reflections on love, family, death, solitude. I enjoyed in a discomforted way the unique perspective offered by the main character, who is ninety years old. I feel like this book and Love in the Time of Choler ...more
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Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov
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Nabokov is one of my favorite authors, so I've been looking forward to reading his autobiography for awhile. While the prose contained his powerful lyricism in spades, I came away disappointed, feeling that I hadn't come to understand his motivations ...more
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Islands in the Net by Bruce Sterling
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I'd describe this as a post-cyberpunk thriller that hasn't aged very gracefully. Strong female main character. Plotting was a bit bumpy in places. Technological predictions in re: internet, smartphones, etc. are close enough to reality to be awkward ...more
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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
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Re-read due to it being free on the Kindle, last read when I was ~17. The constant barrage of epigrams and witticisms struck me as more tiresome than I remembered, but the characters' fear of aging and their various coping mechanisms seemed more poig ...more
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Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick
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I usual I loved the surrealism and confusion between the real and unreal. Dick is the master of slowly fanning the flame of unsettled paranoia.
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Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton
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