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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
Max Brooks
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July 2014
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reviewed: Dangerous Women
A bit too uneven an anthology to recommend wholeheartedly. I probably liked Brandon Sanderson's story the most; Abercrombie, ...
Dangerous Women - Jim Butcher, George R.R. Martin, Brandon Sanderson, Lev Grossman, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Joe Abercrombie, Sam Sykes, Diana Rowland, Caroline Spector, Melinda Snodgrass, Cecelia Holland, Megan Abbott, Megan Lindholm, Nancy Kress, Pat Cadigan, Joe R. Lansdale, Gardner R. Dozois
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reviewed: The Burning Stone
Raises the stakes quite a bit. It also embraces more straightforwardly (and organically!) the more fantastic elements scatter...
The Burning Stone  - Kate Elliott
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reviewed: Consider the Lobster and Other Essays
A bit uneven. DFW is of course at his best when describing the absurd byways of contemporary American society and culture (I ...
Consider the Lobster and Other Essays - David Foster Wallace
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reviewed: Buddha of Suburbia
I'm not a big fan of coming-of-age novels more generally, but I enjoyed this one more than I expected. Very funny and very E...
The Buddha of Suburbia - Hanif Kureishi
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August 2013
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reviewed: Iraqi Christ
I found this collection a tad bit more uneven than Blasim's earlier Madman… some of the stories are quite "hit or miss", but ...
The Iraqi Christ - Hassan Blasim, Jonathan Wright
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August 2013
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reviewed: Silence & the Roar
I quite liked this novel; it's rather funny, and provides a very urgent and very necessary view at the cracks that can always...
Silence & the Roar - Nihad Sirees
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August 2013
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reviewed: حين تركنا الجسر
Awesome book - the ending may be a little underwhelming, but Zaki Nadawi is one of the strangest, most twistedly enjoyable ch...
حين تركنا الجسر - Abdul Rahman Munif,  عبد الرحمن منيف
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July 2013
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reviewed: Babel-17
This is an excellent science fiction novel - the future world that Delany imagines is extremely vivid, creative, even realist...
Babel-17 - Samuel R. Delany
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reviewed: The Madman of Freedom Square
Horrifying but awesome.
The Madman of Freedom Square - Hassan Blasim, Jonathan Wright
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July 2013
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June 2013
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reviewed: Snuff (Discworld 39)
Nice read, but a bit too "safe" and formulaic (for anyone who's read any other Watch/Vimes books by Pratchett).
Snuff (Discworld, #39) - Terry Pratchett
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May 2013
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reviewed: Orchard Keeper
Not as exquisite as the later works (where his distinctive style is much more polished), but still an excellent read.
The Orchard Keeper - Cormac McCarthy
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February 2013
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reviewed: Outer Dark
A very powerful novel... the symbolism gets a tad heavy-handed at times, but I still enjoyed it a lot. There are some genuine...
Outer Dark - Cormac McCarthy
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February 2013
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reviewed: Child of God
Utterly beautiful... although also absolutely horrifying.
Child of God - Cormac McCarthy
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February 2013
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February 2013
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February 2013
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reviewed: Mason & Dixon
I liked this most of the books by Pynchon I've read so far. There's some genuinely beautiful writing in there, and the person...
Mason & Dixon - Thomas Pynchon
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January 2013
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reviewed: Endings
Not a huge fan of the translation - but it's a great novel.
Endings - Abdul Rahman Munif
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