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Dec 31

Book Review: The Windup Girl

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi What’s better than futuristic dystopian sci-fi? Futuristic dystopian sci-fi set in Thailand, a country I know very little about. The premise is that agro-conglomerates have engineered the world’s foodstuffs so that anything other than the strains owned and patented by the major corporate overlords will develop a blight that …

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Mar 03

Book Review: The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith This book is a classic for a reason. Groundbreaking in its time, its protagonist is a clever, amoral man whom we can’t help but root for, even as we despise him. Or maybe I’m speaking for myself. I wanted Tom Ripley to succeed. I shared his paranoia that …

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Jul 14

Book Review: Red Seas Under Red Skies

Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch This is the second book in Scott Lynch’s “Gentleman Bastards” series, but I don’t think you have to have read THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA to appreciate it. Lynch’s world is an amazing tapestry of fantasy cultures. Cities have infrastructure of ancient techonolgies, bondsmagi alter lives like …

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