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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
Life of Pi - Yann Martel This is not the sort of story I usually gravitate to. In fact, I had been actively avoiding reading this book for some time. But then my favorite book review podcast (Literary Disco) read it, and in the same week, a neighbor bought me a copy. So read it I did.

I took me almost 200 pages to begin to see a reason to keep reading. Once Pi is on the boat, however, I started to find the story compelling. Still, I didn't see anything particularly special about this book. Then comes the end. I won't spoil it for you, but the end changes everything. "Oh," I thought, "maybe this book is worth a damn." I hadn't completely thought out the ramifications of the ending when I listened to Literary Disco's episode about the book. They took me the rest of the way. While I am not in love with this book, I finally came around in the end: it is quite a well-wrought work of fiction. About story telling, about animals, about humans. So, in the end, I was surprised to find I had almost enjoyed it.