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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. Oscar is the epitome of the overweight nerd with one notable exception, his Dominican heritage. The machismo culture makes him even more of a loser. Maybe it is due to the fuku or curse that his entire family seems to live under. In an amazingly convoluted narrative we learn [...]

The Gypsy Morph by Terry Brooks

I must admit I have a soft spot for Terry Brooks. It was the Sword of Shannara that first introduced me to adult books and fantasy/sci-fi when I was in 5th grade. Hard to believe that he is still turning out books set in that same world.  The Gypsy Morph wraps up the Genesis of [...]

The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds

Set in Reynolds Revelation Space universe, this could be seen as a loose prequel to some of his other novels but is independent enough that a casual reader would not be lost. Set during the height of the majesty of the Glitter Band (a utopian society of 10,000 space habitats orbiting the world of Yellowstone, [...]

The Missing by Sarah Langan

It all starts when a third grade class takes a field trip to the site of a mining accident to see the ecological damage. A troublesome young boy wanders off and encounters an ancient evil that could spread across the world. Superficially the plot is very familiar to those of us who read apocalypse fiction. [...]

City of Thieves by David Benioff

This book is a really, REALLY great ride! The setting is WWII Russia during the siege of Leningrad. The plot revolves around 17 year old Lev who gets caught looting off a dead German soldier and Kolya a handsome  young Russian army deserter who are both facing execution.  Their only chance of survival is to find one [...]

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