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Original Essays | August 18, 2014

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Night Watch: A Novel by Sergei Lukyanenko
Night Watch: A Novel

MDS, March 3, 2012

The battle between good and evil--In a world where the lines between Light and Dark are blurred and motives unclear. Negotiated treaties between the eternal adversaries try to keep the world in balance. The Night Watch is built of magicians, healers, sorcerers, and shape-changers who defend humanity against the Dark. Engaging characters...good plot. The English translation is easy to read, but the story still flows like a Russian novel, rich, dark, and layered. This is the first of four novels.
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Ready Player One Signed 1st Edition by Ernest Cline
Ready Player One Signed 1st Edition

MDS, January 1, 2012

Innovative, imaginative, intriguing. The characters of Ready Player One are as fascinating in their virtual lives as in the "real" world of 2044. Social interaction has evolved, economic disparities have grown, but a treasure hunt may save--or ruin-- the world. The references to 80's & 90's gameplaying are amusing and integral to the storyline. This book has multi-generational appeal. In our family, 40 year olds, 60 year olds and 14 year olds are all hoping for a sequel. This is a book to read and share--and a writer who is going on my watch-for list.
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The Magicians. Lev Grossman
The Magicians. Lev Grossman

MDS, September 4, 2011

Engaging characters, well written. Enjoyable and I will be buying the second book in the series.
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird

MDS, January 23, 2010

A beautifully written book, worth reading more than once.
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