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Against the Day
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One Big Damn Puzzler
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deano deano said: " Light reading, but how could I pass on a novel with a subplot line about a pacific islander who is translating Hamlet into pidgin English (the title is the response to 'To be or not to be...')? "

 
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The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar
"Don't judge a book by it's cover. Although I usually do and it's worked out before with random finds that turn out to be amazing, not so in this instance.

Great cover, great introduction by Neil Gaiman, Staff Pick at a great independent somehow doe..." Read more of this review »
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Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
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A Continent for the Taking by Howard W. French
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The subtitle suggested (to me) that the book would present relatively equal measures of tragedy and hope. But true to reality, the overwhelming sadness of current affairs dominates the narrative. The author is justifiably and effectively angry. The h ...more
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Spook by Mary Roach
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Science and the afterlife. Quick & fun read.
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Stiff by Mary Roach
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Not as engaging as Spook.
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Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon
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Another formidable challenge, but at least it's more approachable than Mason Dixon. I should focus and stay with this, instead of dipping in and out of it. I keep forgetting who is who - so many characters...
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Mason & Dixon by Thomas Pynchon
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This may be in my to-read shelf forever! I've opened it several times only to be swatted back by the madness. Someday!
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Vineland by Thomas Pynchon
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The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
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I trust in the Booker Prize. Looking forward to getting to this soon.
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Life of Pi by Yann Martel
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