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Sobriëtas by Ad Visser
"Didn't like this book by AVRO's Toppop icon Ad Visser very much.
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Some of the names very terrible to pronounce, the book contains lots of archaic language, and I d..." Read more of this review »
Walkaway by Cory Doctorow
"I don't remember ever being so happy to have gotten through this book.
Loving the author's previous works Little Brother and Homeland, I incredulously read the first chapters. It was SO HARD to get to that feeling of 'being IN a book'. The termino..." Read more of this review »
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Walkaway by Cory Doctorow
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Being a coder and avid reader of Doctorow group blog Boing Boing, I'm right in middle of the target audience for this book, but there's so many terms used barely explained and allusions to geek culture I really understand this book is not for a lot o ...more
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Walkaway by Cory Doctorow
"4,5 stars. I'm not giving the full five stars because there were some discussions that went on and on and although I thought the subject matter utterly interesting, and worthy of thought, it dit sap the story of its urgency a bit. Also the grand f..." Read more of this review »
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Beneath Ceaseless Skies #127 by Scott H. Andrews
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'The Study of Monstrosities' by Greg Kurzawa is a creepy horror tale, maybe a tad too philosophical.

'The Crooked Mile' by Dan Rabarts is a weird west tale. I've been getting a bit bored with Weird West as a genre, and this story does not do enough to
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Beneath Ceaseless Skies #126 by Scott H. Andrews
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'Artificial Nocturne' by E. Catherine Tobler is a nice creepy tale.

'Last Rites for a Vagabond' by Justin Howe feel a bit incomplete: either too much of an introduction into a bigger story or too much small bits put together. I do find the setting int
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Beneath Ceaseless Skies #124 by Scott H. Andrews
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'Gods of the Lower Case' by Noreen Doyle takes place in her Antique Lands setting, which is basically a relabeled 1800s alternate history. I found the previous stories I read of her a bit more interesting.

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Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
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Good, but I'm probably too quick of a reader to get all the references between the different story lines.

I would read a complete book set in the post apocalyptic setting in a heart beat.
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Een kring van stenen by Wim Gijsen
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Blijkbaar is het niet altijd een goed idee om boeken uit je jeugd opnieuw te lezen.

Ik kwam deze tegen in een 2e hands boekwinkel, en daar is ie nu weer naar toe. Ik herinnerde me Wim Gijsen vooral als een Nederlandse Jack Vance-adept. Dit boek is min
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