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OK, I'm just trying this out. It did a Goodreads import but there were SEVERAL books I had NOTHING WHATSOEVER EVER TO DO WI...
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April 2013
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reviewed: In the Shadow of Swords
I got this as part of a SF pack from Iambik; it's not anything I would've picked up otherwise. Swords, magic, and palace intr...
In the Shadow of Swords - Val Gunn, Clive Catterall
reviewed: Known to Evil (A Leonid McGill Mystery)
I've never read a Walter Mosley book before and he's supposed to be good, so I picked this one up for a driving-around book. ...
Known to Evil - Mirron Willis, Walter Mosley
April 2013
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reviewed: Nightwood
I read a chapter. I don't care who calls this a classic; it's lumpy, pretentious twaddle. The endorsement by T.S. Eliot—himse...
Nightwood - Djuna Barnes, T.S. Eliot
reviewed: Lovestar
Jeezus what a load of crap. I'd hoped it might err on the side of silliness and irreverence, but it was just stupid. Flat, af...
LoveStar: A Novel - Andri Snær Magnason, Victoria Cribb
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reviewed: The Magicians: A Novel
Well, just when I was getting back into the swing of reviewing things on Goodreads, with a book I enjoyed, they go and sell o...
The Magicians: A Novel - Lev Grossman
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March 2013
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reviewed: Tenth of December: Stories
Short version: It's not so funny anymore.The shit lives Saunders portrays, at the mercy of corporations and technologies, are...
Tenth of December - George Saunders
reviewed: The Anatomy of Type: A Graphic Guide to 100 Typefaces
Not nearly enough detail in the narrative, and while the huge showings of sample words are great—and Coles correctly points o...
The Anatomy of Type: A Graphic Guide to 100 Typefaces - Stephen  Coles, Erik Spiekermann, Tony Seddon
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March 2013
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reviewed: Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire
After enjoying the insane brilliance of [b:Rex: A Novel|6134954|Rex A Novel|José Manuel Prieto|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/...
Nocturnal Butterflies Of The Russian Empire: A Novel - José Manuel Prieto, José Manuel Prieto González
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reviewed: Split Images
Rich guy decides he likes killing people, hires a corrupt ex-lawman to show him how it's done. I figured I needed something c...
Split Images - Elmore Leonard
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reviewed: The Finishing School: A Novel
A mention in James Wood's How Fiction Works prompted me to pick up a couple Sparks from the library. Of course the mention wa...
The Finishing School: A Novel - Muriel Spark
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