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Books 2019

A Song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay This was a re-read for me, as it just became available on Kindle.  It in fact wrapped up my complete re-read of Kay’s fiction, which I mostly handled in 2018. Grant by Ron … Continue reading

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What is a library?

I am far from the first to ask this question in an increasingly-electronic age, and I am sure that my answer will be far from unique. ┬áBut my wife and I have batted the question around a couple of times … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: 2008 July

This is the first in a regular series of posts meant more for myself than anyone else. I just want to keep a record of what I’m reading. So far in July: Public Enemies: The True Story of America’s Greatest … Continue reading

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Review: His Dark Materials

His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass The Subtle Knife The Amber Spyglass a triology by Philip Pullman InstaRating: 4 out of 5 This trilogy has apparently sparked quite the bitter controversy, especially online. It’s a tale of High Fantasy, quite … Continue reading

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Review: The Book of Lost Things

The Book of Lost Things a novel by John Connolly InstaRating: 5 (out of 5) This is simply a good book. I would not have thought anything would rank up next to a new book by Guy Gavriel Kay (Ysabel, … Continue reading

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Review: Echelon

Echelon a novel by Josh Conviser InstaRating: 2 out of 5 This book\’s title caught my interest because I keep up with surveillance tech and its social implications, and ECHELON — the alleged US NSA electronic sifting program — is … Continue reading

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Review: World War Z

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks InstaRating: 5 out of 5 After the debacle that was The Stonehenge Gate, I was looking for something good to read, to wash the taste of failed … Continue reading

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Review: The Stonehenge Gate

The Stonehenge Gate a novel by Jack Williamson InstaRating: 1 out of 5 … maybe less During those moments when I delude myself that I’m a writer, I pursue an odd oscillation in my reading. I like to read great … Continue reading

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Review: Oryx and Crake

Oryx and Crake (a novel) by Margaret Atwood InstaRating: 4 out of 5 In brief: Snowman is the last (traditional) human alive in a world curiously empty. He bears the secret of what happened to civilization and slowly reveals it … Continue reading

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