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A Naked Singularity by Sergio De La Pava
A Naked Singularity

simmonsr, January 1, 2013

This is an amazing book that I couldn't put down. A rambling slice of life in the court rooms of New York full of discourse on philosophical ephemera and a crime caper wrapped inside. Pynchon, Delilo, David Foster Wallace, Melville, Dostoevsky rolled up and smoked without a filter. Rambling but brilliant.
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1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
1Q84

simmonsr, January 1, 2012

Murakami's Masterpiece. All the themes that he has worked with in his previous novels coalesce in this wonderful novel.
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Stone Arabia by Dana Spiotta
Stone Arabia

simmonsr, August 2, 2011

Fascinating study of brother/sister relationship. Middle age angst, memory loss, aged Mother, Rock and Roll, creativity, life of the artist, etc. are just some of the subjects covered in this book. Fits in nicely with last years big hit, "Goon Squad".
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How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

simmonsr, June 10, 2011

This book is just simply a major hoot! Twist you brain around various concepts of "time" while roller coasting along with a nerdy protagonist, his not real dog Ed, and his software female companion. Pure fun, and it works!
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The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall
The Lonely Polygamist

simmonsr, June 8, 2011

This is a compelling read about family life, only this family consists of four wives and twenty eight children. We get to follow the ups and downs, revelations and frustrations of this family, which winds up being like any other family. Closely drawn characters reel you in and it winds up being a true page turner. Highly recommended.
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