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Original Essays | September 18, 2014

Lin Enger: IMG Knowing vs. Knowing



On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »
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    The High Divide

    Lin Enger 9781616203757

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How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe. Charles Yu by Charles Yu
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe. Charles Yu

Melinda Spencer, January 1, 2013

"how to live safely" was my very favorite read of 2012. I am a big science fiction fan and getting what I would consider a behind-the-scenes look at how such a universe works was absolute joy for me. I only wish it were longer.
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Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

Melinda Spencer, September 3, 2011

A fantastic re-imagination of a classic story from a different point of view. This story shows the reader that there is more beyond the surface of any story and that everything in life is much more complicated than it appears to be. Every decision, big or small, can change the course of history.
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Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
Anansi Boys

Melinda Spencer, September 3, 2011

A beautiful sequel(?) to "American Gods" about the most interesting and least explained character of the bunch, Mr. Nancy aka Anansi the African Spider God. This fantastic adventure of Mr. Nancy's sons is both silly and fun and also serious and heart-breaking. Any fans of "American Gods" should surely give this book a go.
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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

Melinda Spencer, September 3, 2011

This is such a fun and light-hearted story about the end of the world and how human folly can ruin the plans of God and the Devil. Pratchett and Gaiman compliment each other very well to create one, coherent story about how the nurture of the WRONG spawn of the devil makes the end of the world less finite than either God or the Devil would like. Lots of fun with a more memorable story than most Pratchett books I've read.
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American Gods by Neil Gaiman
American Gods

Melinda Spencer, September 3, 2011

American Gods is a fantastic modern book of mythology. Gaiman shines a light on the morals and priorities of a modern age and shows how selfish Americans can be with their belief systems. The ancient gods have been dragged to a new world to be forgotten and to die at the hand of young hip gods who will surely go out of fashion much quicker than the old gods did. This is a fantastic story that mixes fantasy and whimsy and the harsh realities of the America we live in today. A must read. It is my opinion that this should be a high school required reading book.
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