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The Long Walk by Richard Bachman
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The Long Walk was clearly an inspiration for the Hunger Games, and an interesting take on a dystopian fascist world with an obsession for its "National Pasttime". It was a tough read without the standard buildup-story-climax that you're used to in mo ...more
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
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Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
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This book was brilliant. I just spent the last twenty minutes sobbing over the ending.

I can't. I've lost the ability to can. This is so extremely well put together. Satrapi's style of artwork is perfect for her storytelling style, and the way she pre
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
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An unusual book, this tale told from the broken and skewed perspective of a high-functioning autistic boy is interesting, thrilling, and very difficult to put down. I read it in about two hours, and it was a great, quick read.

As someone with two auti
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Good Omens by Terry Pratchett
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This book is fun. The characters are quirky and interesting, and it kept me really engaged. It's a superclever way to bring about the end of the world, and is laugh out loud funny at times, as well as fascinating and scary. It feels almost like a mod ...more
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Sin City, Vol. 1 by Frank Miller
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A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin
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This is a very different kind of Sherlock Holmes story, one that centers on aging and the loneliness with the life Sherlock Holmes chose in Sussex with his bees. It's also a very different story than the one spoken about on the dustjacket of my editi ...more
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Wasted by Marya Hornbacher
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
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This is a great novella. It's a wonderful, bite-sized story told from the POV of a wonderfully flawed seven-year-old boy. As always with Gaiman, the world is strange and mythical and somehow completely believable. The villain is both beautiful and ho ...more
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