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Original Essays | September 30, 2014

Brian Doyle: IMG The Rude Burl of Our Masks

One day when I was 12 years old and setting off on my newspaper route after school my mom said will you stop at the doctor's and pick up something... Continue »
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Full Dark House: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery by Christopher Fowler
Full Dark House: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery

Max, September 22, 2013

This mystery is quirky, sardonic, and canktankerous, and a thoroughly fun ride. I had two cross-country plane trips that I was planning on sleeping through but I couldn't put this book down. Best news yet-- it is one of a long series! I can't wait to read the rest.
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Night Watch: A Novel by Sergei Lukyanenko
Night Watch: A Novel

Max, June 8, 2013

So very very Russian. And so very difficult to describe, but equally difficult to put down. You will meet the "Others", who join either the side of light or dark, and are trained to use their supernatural capabilities. The two camps navigate an elaborate truce that requires balance between gains by one party or the other. Part elaborate strategic chess game, part gripping mysteries (as the main character unravels what is at stake in the various tests put to him), part classic Russian philosophical and ethical meditation, this is a difficult series to classify. But you will find it so much more interesting and complicated than your average fare.
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The Alchemyst (Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #01) by Michael Scott
The Alchemyst (Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #01)

Max, June 7, 2013

Super fun summer read that is entertaining, plot-driven, and light. There is enough of a mystery to unravel (what does the villain want, what role are the twins-- the main characters-- destined for, etc.) that you will want to keep reading. Best of all, it is the first in a series, which means that you can stay immersed in the world.
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A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami
A Wild Sheep Chase

Max, May 19, 2013

Weird and wonderful, part detective story, part postmodern novel. The characters are fascinating and quirky, and you will want to read to the end to unravel the mystery of the mutant sheep.
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The Outlander (P.S.) by Gil Adamson
The Outlander (P.S.)

Max, April 27, 2013

This is an amazing and amazingly dark novel, about a woman who saves herself. Reading this novel, I realized that I am able to predict the plot twists and turns of most books that I read, and yet this one had me at the edge of my seat and I had no idea what would happen next. The main character is so well-drawn and interesting you will want to follow her adventures until the last page and beyond.
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