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Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
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Whipping Star by Frank Herbert
"This Frank Herbert fella wrote the book Dune which was a semi sleeper for me as it walked around this barren planet with some aristocracy stuff going on, got to try to read it again maybe I'm missing something?

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Summerland by Michael Chabon
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The perfect love child of Shoeless Joe and American Gods, and one of the best tween-age novels I've ever read.

This is the first of Michael Chabon's books that I've read, but it's obvious on every page that he isn't a "children's author," but simply
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
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I have this weird thing about reviewing classics, so I’m going to deviate from my usual review format. It’s going to be more me just spilling my thoughts than anything else.

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Frank Herbert
“What do you despise? By this are you truly known.”
Frank Herbert, Dune

Stephen King
“If you liked being a teenager, there's something really wrong with you.”
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Ayn Rand
“The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.”
Ayn Rand

Neal Stephenson
“Until a man is twenty-five, he still thinks, every so often, that under the right circumstances he could be the baddest motherfucker in the world. If I moved to a martial-arts monastery in China and studied real hard for ten years. If my family was wiped out by Colombian drug dealers and I swore myself to revenge. If I got a fatal disease, had one year to live, and devoted it to wiping out street crime. If I just dropped out and devoted my life to being bad.”
Neal Stephenson

Konstantin Jireček
“We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.”
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