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The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams
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I'm sure I read this series when it was released (late '80s). I mean, I have the original first release paperback, so I must have? But I honestly have no memory of reading it. The story is so familiar (scrawny orphan kitchen boy is more than what he ...more
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A River in Darkness by Masaji Ishikawa
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Disturbing first hand account of how harrowing and medieval life is like in North Korea. The author's Korean father, believes the promises of "paradise" in North Korea, 1950's after the Korean War. Along with 60,000 other "returnees" from Japan, he u ...more
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Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
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Anansi Boys is your typical Gaiman book, clever & funny. American Gods myth from the African perspective, revolving around Anansi, the spider/trickster god. Entertaining while also giving new perspective on gods, civilization, brothers, love, hor ...more
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Of Saints and Shadows by Christopher Golden
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I enjoyed Tin Men by christopher golden so I thought I'd seek out more of his books. This guy is maybe the most prolific author I've ever run across. Seriously, look at all the books he's written (over 500 works on GoodReads)! He's very skilled and I ...more
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Cabin Fever by Rachel Carley
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I got several hours of enjoyment out of this. Massive wood features, river rock fireplaces, copper tubs, leather side chairs, solitude, nature and craftsmanship... all with a "spare no expense" attitude for building a cabin retreat. It's a coffee tab ...more
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Galactic Outlaws by Nick Cole
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Space opera and Star Wars ode. Two "outlaws" and their followers/crew/tag-alongs jet across the galaxy to collect bounties, kidnap princesses and occasionally right wrongs. Drawbacks here were the uber-villian revealed at the end... and the (non) end ...more
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Tin Men by Christopher Golden
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Military sci-fi in a near-future world where the USA has perfected it's drone/robot programs (the "Tin Soldiers") to the point of making any other military force obsolete. This is basically the movie "Avatar" with robot bodies. The USA then dives com ...more
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Armada by Ernest Cline
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I wanted to like this more, based mostly upon how much I enjoyed Ready Player One by the same author. But what worked there, probably because it seemed fresh and different (devotion to video games, geek culture and the 80s) seemed stretched thin her ...more
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All the Lives He Led by Frederik Pohl
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Near-future (or maybe alt-universe?) story about life after the eruption of Yellowstone that makes the USA a wasteland and shifts world power in interesting directions. With that interesting setup, however, most of the story is scaled down to "young ...more
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