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Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
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Comments in <20 words: Post-apocalyptic, dystopian, cautionary tale of irresponsible science and genetic engineering; very engaging despite unnecessary(?) child sexual abuse content.
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My Man Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
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Comments in <20 words: Lighthearted as lighthearted gets. Watching adaptation first makes frivolity extra fun; manifesting, look-proof Jeeves less overbearing.
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Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
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Comments in <20 words: 1990s fiction much now (virtual) reality. Sex with 15yo aside, appreciated great teen female protagonist, action, linguistics/religion pondering.
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The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
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Comments in <20 words: I actually laughed, expressed amusement, happiness, chuckled, with sound be in stitches.
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Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
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Comments in <20 words: Weaponised rape, FGM, religion-motivated racism, sexism... World simultaneously magical and modern; voice realistically young—if touch too much immature drama.
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Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers
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Comments in <20 words: Wimsey as Bredon fun; Wimsey as Wimsey meh. If story stayed in advertising firm, five stars. Oh, rather!
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The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov
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Comments in <20 words: Surprise detective story with not-unlike-today social conflicts, speculative future not unlikely to happen. Gender stereotypes still prevail, though.
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The Big Four by Agatha Christie
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Comments in <20 words: Plot forced; Hastings needs to stop fainting. Various murder methods might be better presented as separate short stories.
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A Fatal Inversion by Barbara Vine
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Comments in <20 words: Past crime not hugely engaging, but realistic person-of-colour identity struggles got my attention.
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“It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto non-existent blindingly obvious. The cry 'I could have thought of that' is a very popular and misleading one, for the fact is that they didn't, and a very significant and revealing fact it is too.”
Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

George Orwell
“The best books... are those that tell you what you know already.”
George Orwell, 1984

Terry Pratchett
“No, what he didn't like about heroes was that they were usually suicidally gloomy when sober and homicidally insane when drunk.”
Terry Pratchett, The Color of Magic

Douglas Adams
“Don't you understand that we need to be childish in order to understand? Only a child sees things with perfect clarity, because it hasn't developed all those filters which prevent us from seeing things that we don't expect to see.”
Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Kurt Vonnegut
“And Lot's wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human. So she was turned into a pillar of salt. So it goes.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

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