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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
Bluebeard - Kurt Vonnegut I'm on a Vonnegut bender, so I can't read any of his novels without comparing them to the last five I've read. This one is pretty good, but not as good as Cat's Cradle or Hocus Pocus, but better than Player Piano. Another faked biography, Vonnegut picks of the pen hand of a failed expressionist painter. The author professes that he isn't a great writer, would rather paint something than describe it, and yet the novle shines as Vonnegut's writing always does. A failure on the part of creating the character? Perhaps. But a very enjoyable, rewarding read all the same.