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Curtain by Agatha Christie
Curtain (Hercule Poirot, #42)
by Agatha Christie
recommended for: Anyone who would "as tenderly be led by the nose as asses are"
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You pretty much know what you're getting from an Agatha Christie novel: A dozen or so people more or less sequestered, with one or more among them a murderer. Narrative thrills, excellent psychology, and a few larger-than-life characters.

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The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons
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After a slow read of Hyperion, The Fall of Hyperion begins equally slow and disappointing. The first 150 pages or so essentially recap the preceding book and develop a couple of additional characters. Although the Canterbury-style format has been mer ...more
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Hyperion by Dan Simmons
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I went into this book knowing full well that it would parallel The Canterbury Tales, but I still wound up disappointed. Viewed merely as a collection of short stories, it doesn't quite work, as only the story of Sol Weintraub and his daughter's Merlin's Si ...more
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The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
" I was extremely disappointed with the book once I realized a few pages in that it would not, in fact, be a novel about baseball. "
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Avatar Book One of Two by S.D. Perry
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Deep Space Nine had always been my favorite Star Trek series. The complexieties of the characters, nuances of the storylines, and terrific acting combined to make it more than I could have expected (until the last season, when it got a little too soa ...more
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“DON'T THINK OF IT AS DYING, said Death. JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH.”
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“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.”
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“You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.”
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

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