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The Fuller Memorandum by Charles Stross
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In case you're looking to compare ratings with me: the first two thirds of the book get an easy 5 stars, with very tightly written suspense, and some really great writing-in-the-small.

For me, though, the last third fell apart a little bit. The final
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The Jennifer Morgue by Charles Stross
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There are books, like Ready Player One, which annoy me for how well they know how to tug at my heart strings. RPO knows exactly what I would like to see, and goes exactly there. It's fun, but you often feel like the book is trying so damn hard to ple ...more
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The Three Languages of Politics by Arnold Kling
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Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
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New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson
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Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks
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The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson
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The Stone Canal by Ken MacLeod
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Zero K by Don DeLillo
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This was my first DeLillo novel, and so it's quite possible that he's just not my kind of writer. There was not a single character I cared about. The writing is sometimes brilliant, but more often it's stuffy, standoffish and really just infuriating. ...more
The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven
"This book gave me a really bad vibe from the outset. Maybe it was the captain's use of the word "rape" as an epithet. Maybe it's the token female aristocrat whose sole job is so predictable from the very outset: (view spoiler)" Read more of this review »
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