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Ready Player One
Ready Player One
by Ernest Cline
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I had many books on my to-read list, but this one jumped straight to the top as soon as I got my hands on a copy. It has everything I love about video games and cartoons and anime from the '80s. The pacing of the book is great, and it quickly became one... (read more)

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Fahrenheit 451: The Temperature at Which Book Paper Catches Fire, and Burns
Fahrenheit 451: The Temperature at Which Book Paper Catches Fire, and Burns
by Ray Bradbury
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Fahrenheit 451 is probably one of the most important books ever written. If the world of this novel comes to pass, I will be this book. (You'll have to read it to see what I mean.)... (read more)

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The Alchemist
The Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho
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"My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer." the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky. "Tell your heart that the far of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes... (read more)

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The Alchemist (Insight)
The Alchemist (Insight)
by Paulo Coelho
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Whether you want to take a journey or to be reassured that life is filled with wonder and magic, this beautifully optimistic book is for you. Follow Santiago, a shepherd who follows a dream to find treasure hidden under the pyramids, but ends up finding... (read more)

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Left Hand of Darkness (69 Edition)
Left Hand of Darkness (69 Edition)
by Ursula K. Le Guin
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When The Left Hand of Darkness first appeared in 1969, the original jacket copy read, "Once in a long while a whole new world is created for us. Such worlds are Middle Earth, Dune—and such a world is Winter."  Twenty-five years and a Hugo and... (read more)

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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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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #1)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #1)
by Douglas Adams
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Parodying practically every well-worn sci-fi plot device in existence, Adams's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has become a classic in its own right. A hapless hero with astonishing luck? Ill-tempered aliens hell-bent on destroying Earth? Pithy advice... (read more)

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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1)
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1)
by George R. R. Martin
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Set in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, An Ember in the Ashes is an epic fantasy debut about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom. Its a story thats literally burning to be told. LAIA is a Scholar living under... (read more)

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A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire #3)
A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire #3)
by George R. R. Martin
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Game of Thrones: A new original series, now on HBO. Here is the third volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of... (read more)

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Neil Gaiman
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A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her... (read more)

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Dune
Dune
by Frank Herbert
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I'm sure other Powell's employees have chosen Dune as a staff pick, and for good reason: It's a science fiction classic. It is densely written and almost prophetic in nature. The spice, and the desert wars over it, sound so very much like our current... (read more)

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Wee Free Men : a Story of Discworld (04 Edition)
Wee Free Men : a Story of Discworld (04 Edition)
by Terry Pratchett
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A nightmarish danger threatens from the other side of reality . . . Armed with only a frying pan and her common sense, young witch-to-be Tiffany Aching must defend her home against the monsters of Fairyland. Luckily she has some very unusual help: the... (read more)

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Dark Tower #01: The Gunslinger
Dark Tower #01: The Gunslinger
by Stephen King
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In 1978 Stephen King introduced the world to the last Gunslinger, Roland of Gilead.  Nothing has been the same since. Over twenty years later the quest for the Dark Tower continues to take readers on a wildly epic ride. Through parallel worlds and... (read more)

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A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire #2)
A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire #2)
by George R. R. Martin
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THE BOOK BEHIND THE SECOND SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES, AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO. In this eagerly awaited sequel to A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin has created a work of unsurpassed vision, power, and imagination. A Clash of Kings... (read more)

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Parable of the Sower
Parable of the Sower
by Octavia E. Butler
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When unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social chaos, not even gated communities are safe. In a night of fire and death Lauren Olamina, a minister's young daughter, loses her family and home and ventures out into the unprotected... (read more)

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A Hat Full of Sky
A Hat Full of Sky
by Terry Pratchett
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This is a wonderful fantasy full of wit, witches, and suspense. Written by the well-known author of the Discworld series, A Hat Full of Sky follows the marvelous We Free Men but stands well on its own. So sit back and enjoy this great summer read.... (read more)

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A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire #4)
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire #4)
by George R. R. Martin
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Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin's monumental epic cycle of high fantasy. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his... (read more)

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The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
by Douglas Adams
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At last in paperback in one complete volume, here are the five classic novels from Douglas Adamss beloved Hitchiker series. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Seconds before the Earth is demolished for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is saved by Ford... (read more)

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It
It
by Stephen King
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Far more intense than the movie, Stephen King's It is structured to create great suspense. The book emphasizes the hopelessness of the situation — in which unarmed children are up against an unknown, demonic force — along with the... (read more)

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The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents
by Terry Pratchett
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Bad Blintz is not like other towns. Something evil lurks here, something that can drive even the most educated rodents out of their minds with fear. Enter the Amazing Maurice: talking cat, genius con artist, and mastermind behind the greatest Pled Piper... (read more)

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