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Original Essays | September 30, 2014

Benjamin Parzybok: IMG A Brief History of Video Games Played by Mayors, Presidents, and Emperors

Brandon Bartlett, the fictional mayor of Portland in my novel Sherwood Nation, is addicted to playing video games. In a city he's all but lost... Continue »
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    Sherwood Nation

    Benjamin Parzybok 9781618730862


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Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
Her Fearful Symmetry

loves2read, January 4, 2012

Is it a twin story? Is it a ghost story? Is it a tale of romance which surmounts death? This novel is deliciously difficult to classify and will keep your attention riveted until the final page is turned. It is fresh -- if I'd read "Time Traveler's Wife" and "Her Fearful Symmetry" from anonymous manuscript submissions, I could not have guessed they were the same author -- aside from being thoroughly engaged by each story, of course. Niffenegger can wait six years between books if she continues to provide us with novels this engaging!
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The Sparrow (Ballantine Reader's Circle) by Mary Doria Russell
The Sparrow (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

loves2read, January 1, 2010

This was assigned reading in two different book clubs I belong to -- and it was a winner with both groups. This is science fiction which doesn't read like science fiction. I'm a sci-fi fan, but none of the other members of my books club are, yet they loved this book. Highly recommended, especially for book clubs -- it generated lots of discussion!
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