Monthly Archives: August 2013

Cloud Atlas

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Cloud Atlas: A Novel by David Mitchell

Six funny, insightful, violent books in one.  Inhumanity versus civilization.

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The Submission

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The Submission by Amy Waldman

Politics and heartbreak post 9/11 vividly portray our internal I.E.D.s.

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Elegant literary horror.  Stephen King plus Maurice Sendak equals Gaiman.

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The Chaperone

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The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

Cora’s story, not Louise’s.  It’s a doozie.   Clear your calendar.

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Motherless Brooklyn

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Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

Endearing Tourette’s orphan.  Father-figure mobster.   Crazy smart and original.

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The Dog Stars

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The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

Post-apocalypse thriller.  Humor, Romance, Action.  Everything a book should be.

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Oracle of Stamboul

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Oracle of Stamboul by Michael David Lukas

Good start.  Lots of buildup to nothing.  No lika Lukas.

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