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The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicles #1)
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicles #1)
by Patrick Rothfuss
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Patrick Rothfuss's New York Times-bestselling debut novel is the riveting first-person narrative of a young man who grows to be the most notorious magician his world has ever seen. From his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent... (read more)

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Never Let Me Go: A Novel
Never Let Me Go: A Novel
by Kazuo Ishiguro
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Set in a (barely?) alternate England in the late 1990s, Never Let Me Go is the sum of Kathy's memories. Kathy is one of many "donors" who have been brought into being for purposes that, while well-intended, can come to no good. Ishiguro's novel touches... (read more)

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The Road
The Road
by Cormac McCarthy
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Partial spoiler: the part with the cannibals comes out of nowhere and is utterly terrifying. I had planned to get out of bed and brush my teeth before going to sleep that night, but once I had read that part of the book, I was just too scared (to my... (read more)

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Brave New World (P.S.)
Brave New World (P.S.)
by Aldous Huxley
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"Aldous Huxley is the greatest 20th century writer in English." —Chicago Tribune Aldous Huxley is rightly considered a prophetic genius and one of the most important literary and philosophical voices of the 20th Century, and Brave New World is... (read more)

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The Dispossessed
The Dispossessed
by Ursula K. Le Guin
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Centuries ago, the moon Anarres was settled by utopian anarchists who left the Earthlike planet Urras in search of a better world, a new beginning. Now a brilliant physicist, Shevek, determines to reunite the two civilizations that have been separated by... (read more)

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The System of the World:  #03 Baroque Cycle
The System of the World: #03 Baroque Cycle
by Neal Stephenson
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The concluding volume of the Baroque Cycle mixes swashbuckling adventure, historical romance, mathematics, and Isaac Newton into a frothy brew that's truly irresistible.... (read more)

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The Eyre Affair  (Thursday Next #01)
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next #01)
by Jasper Fforde
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The Eyre Affair took me a little time to really get into, but once Thursday Next — a literary detective from the future — enters Charlotte Bronte's novel and tries to save Jane and the story, the book is thoroughly fun, with all the digs at the... (read more)

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Little, Big (P.S.)
Little, Big (P.S.)
by John Crowley
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John Crowley's masterful Little, Big is the epic story of Smoky Barnable, an anonymous young man who travels by foot from the City to a place called Edgewood — not found on any map — to marry Daily Alice Drinkawater, as was prophesied. It is... (read more)

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Coraline (P.S.)
Coraline (P.S.)
by Neil Gaiman
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In Coraline's family's new flat there's a locked door. On the other side is a brick wall—until Coraline unlocks the door . . . and finds a passage to another flat in another house just like her own. Only different. The food is... (read more)

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Stardust (P.S.)
Stardust (P.S.)
by Neil Gaiman
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Young Tristran Thorn will do anything to win the cold heart of beautiful Victoria — even fetch her the star they watch fall from the night sky. But to do so, he must enter the unexplored lands on the other side of the ancient wall that gives their... (read more)

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Anansi Boys: A Novel (P.S.)
Anansi Boys: A Novel (P.S.)
by Neil Gaiman
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Fat Charlie Nancy's normal life ended the moment his father dropped dead on a Florida karaoke stage. Charlie didn't know his dad was a god. And he never knew he had a brother. Now brother Spider's on his doorstep — about to make Fat Charlie's... (read more)

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Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders (P.S.)
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders (P.S.)
by Neil Gaiman
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Fantasy author Gaiman is at his best in this short story collection, which contains an embarrassing riches of storytelling that is at times dark, funny, terrifying, beautiful, and always brilliant.... (read more)

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From the Dust Returned
From the Dust Returned
by Ray Bradbury
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Ray Bradbury, America's most beloved storyteller, has spent a lifetime carrying readers to exhilarating and dangerous places, from dark street comers in unfamiliar cities and towns to the edge of the universe. Now, in an extraordinary flight of the... (read more)

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Quicksilver: Baroque Cycle  #01
Quicksilver: Baroque Cycle #01
by Neal Stephenson
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Quicksilver is the story of Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and conflicted Puritan, pursuing knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe, in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty, and where... (read more)

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The Confusion (Baroque Cycle #02) (P.S.)
The Confusion (Baroque Cycle #02) (P.S.)
by Neal Stephenson
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In the year 1689, a cabal of Barbary galley slaves -- including one Jack Shaftoe, aka King of the Vagabonds, aka Half-Cocked Jack -- devises a daring plan to win freedom and fortune. A great adventure ensues -- a perilous race for an enormous prize of... (read more)

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Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions (P.S.)
Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions (P.S.)
by Neil Gaiman
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If you've only read The Sandman, you're cheating yourself, but if you haven't read Gaiman at all, it's simply a crime. Smoke and Mirrors is his first — and, I think, best — short story collection, with not a bad story in the lot. The best are the... (read more)

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Lord Byron's Novel: The Evening Land (P.S.)
Lord Byron's Novel: The Evening Land (P.S.)
by John Crowley
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Crowley delivers a stunning act of literary impersonation: imagining the novel the haunted, enigmatic Romantic poet Lord Byron never penned but very well might have--a story of two women from different centuries bound together by love, loss, and a need... (read more)

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Little Fuzzy
Little Fuzzy
by H Beam Piper
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This classic novel--a nominee for the Hugo Award in 1963--is the first book of Pipers series about the discovery of another sentient race, the Fuzzies, and the one man who fights to prove them mankind's equal.... (read more)

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The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury (P.S.)
The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury (P.S.)
by Sam Weller
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Accomplished journalist Sam Weller met the Ray Bradbury while writing a cover story for the Chicago Tribune Magazine and spent hundreds of hours interviewing Bradbury, his editors, family members, and longtime friends. With unprecedented access to... (read more)

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