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The Art of Asking

It’s been a while since I read a book that I wanted to take out into the streets and push into people’s hands and say:’Here, you HAVE to read this!’ I really loved The Art of Asking, but part of

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Proof of Heaven

I had a lot of problems with Proof of Heaven, starting with the fact that all of his ‘proof’ is of the ‘because I say so‘ variety. Like any other zealot, Eben Alexander believes that his word is all anyone

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Wild

Wild tells the story of a lone woman’s trek along the Pacficic Crest Trail, commonly referred to as the PCT. This is a hiking trail that goes from Mexico to Canada along a range of mountains and deserts and forests.

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Not That Kind of Girl

Lena Dunham is the soon not to be twenty-something uber star of her generation. Her book, much like her TV Show, Girls, is filled to the brim with hip and trendy lingo that helps to add a bit of spice

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Hotel Honolulu by Paul Theroux

The story of a man who used to be a writer, but takes a job as a hotel manager when he falls in love with Hawaii. It’s a collection of 80 short stories, with a loose fitting narrative that weaves

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Lock In by John Scalzi

John Scalzi has written a few very fun books, including Red Shirts and Old Man’s War. Lock In covers a lot of familiar Sci-fi territory, but it’s still fun. One of the major gimmicks in Old Man’s War was that

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Cryptonomicon

A few Spoilers All writers love doing research. There’s nothing quite as fun as, say, deciding to write a book about Nazi submarines and then going about the business of becoming the world’s leading authority on Nazi Submaries. The reason

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Sandman Slim

We start off with our hero escaping from hell. He wakes up on a pile of burning trash in LA. He talks about the hard times he had Downtown, as he likes to call Hell. Turns out his is a

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Lies, Inc by Philip K Dick

Published in 1966 as The Unteleported Man, Lies, Inc takes the short story and makes it longer and less focused. Lies, Inc has a number of odd futurisms. We have trans-galactic travel and time travel of a sort, but we

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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Spoilers and such. “Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee.

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