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The Odditorium: Stories by Melissa Pritchard
The Odditorium: Stories

AB, December 29, 2011

Beautifully written stories with rich historical, spiritual, often feminist layers to them. Each one is a surprise.
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Zone One by Colson Whitehead
Zone One

AB, December 5, 2011

The first realist zombie novel! Which makes the thing all the more frightening. Colson Whitehead creates a full portrait of what it might actually be like to live on in a time when life on Earth must be reconstructed and reconceived, post-plague. Zone One reads like the inverse of The Road, answering all of the questions of what happened and what life was like before and just how does one get through the day when your life alternates between killing "skels" and doing not much at all...
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Zone One by Colson Whitehead
Zone One

AB, December 5, 2011

The first realist zombie novel! Which makes the thing all the more frightening. Colson Whitehead creates a full portrait of what it might actually be like to live on in a time when life on Earth must be reconstructed and reconceived, post-plague. Zone One reads like the inverse of The Road, answering all of the questions of what happened and what life was like before and just how does one get through the day when your life alternates between killing "skels" and doing not much at all...
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The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje
The Cat's Table

AB, December 3, 2011

Michael Ondaatje wrote one of my favorite novels (The English Patient), one of my favorite books of poetry (The Cinnamon Peeler) and one of my favorite memoirs (Running in the Family) and in The Cat's Table he blurs his skills in all three genres into one beautifully lyric, spare, autobiographically-inspired novel which has the added bonus of a plot that includes prisoners, spies, and unattended boys who get themselves into all kinds of troublesome spaces.
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The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje
The Cat's Table

AB, December 3, 2011

Michael Ondaatje wrote one of my favorite novels (The English Patient), one of my favorite books of poetry (The Cinnamon Peeler) and one of my favorite memoirs (Running in the Family) and in The Cat's Table he blurs his skills in all three genres into one beautifully lyric, spare, autobiographically-inspired novel which has the added bonus of a plot that includes prisoners, spies, and unattended boys who get themselves into all kinds of troublesome spaces.
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