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Obsessive reader, writer, time traveler.

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Doomsday Book
Connie Willis
Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung
Lester Bangs, Greil Marcus
Book of Shadows
Phyllis Curott, Lauren Marino
Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse
George R.R. Martin, Stephen King, John Joseph Adams, Paolo Bacigalupi, M. Rickert, Octavia E. Butler, Cory Doctorow, Carol Emshwiller, Gene Wolfe, Jonathan Lethem, Orson Scott Card
For the Win
Cory Doctorow
Zone One: A Novel
Colson Whitehead
The Book of Disquiet - Richard Zenith, Fernando Pessoa, Richard Zenith, Fernando Pessoa It took me seven years to finish reading this book. It is not that it is not magnificent--it is. But it lacks story or any driving force to help propell the reader to the end. The writing is gorgeous, masterful, but reading it often felt like wading through thick mud. I am glad to be finished with it, and will enjoy returning to it to reread the passages I found particularly beautiful, but I doubt I will ever read it again. It is Pessoa's own character, or I should say characters as he invented so many versions of himself to write with, that interests me the most.