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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
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I have mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand, it is not very original. In fact, it burrows from multiple sources, and it is not clear what its contribution is to the mix. On the other hand, it is a hodgepodge of things I love. Obviously, it ...more
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Good Omens by Terry Pratchett
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I really wanted to like this book, but I cannot say I do. The story didn’t draw me in. I suspect this is because the story is in service of the humor. This is not necessarily a bad thing. The same can be said of A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, wh ...more
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
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I found this book slow and hard to read. But then again it won the Pulitzer Prize, so what the hell do I know.
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The War of the World by Niall Ferguson
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I cannot remember much about this book, but here are some chapters I remember enjoying. There is a chapter on the relationship between interethnic marriages and ethnic tensions. There is another chapter that lays out the case for thinking that appeas ...more
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Battle Cry of Freedom by James M. McPherson
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This book is fantastic. It begins with a closely detail account of the political climate and the events leading up to the Civil War. I know this makes it sound rather “textbooky,” but McPherson somehow manages to make the “minutia” interesting.

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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Station Eleven
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I didn’t really care for the post-apocalyptic part of the book. Post-apocalyptic stories are now ubiquitous in pop culture. As a result, I feel overexposed to them. Besides, there are much better books out there that tell these kinds of stories. The ...more
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The Bus Driver Who Wanted to be God & Other Stories by Etgar Keret
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The Secret History of Fantasy by Peter S. Beagle
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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
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