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That’s a lot of detectives!

The Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction edited by Deane Mansfield-Kelley and Lois A Marchino I’m using this book in my Literary Genres: Detective Fiction class this semester, so I skimmed it to determine which readings to assign, and now I’ve been reading it thoroughly as the class works their way through it. Lots of good […]

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It rises!

MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror by Steve Alten There’s a preposterous moment in Mega Shark versus Giant Octopus when a ship captain, anticipating an attack from the 2000 foot shark, murmurs with religious awe, “It rises!” MEG is much less preposterous, for the most part, but is still interesting and amusing. Good summer reading […]

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Anathem

by Neal Stephenson; narrated byWilliam Dufris One might suggest that Stephenson’s last work, the aptly titled “Baroque Saga” went too far into the eriudite and too far from its narrative. The same complaint might be made of Anathem, with its extended conversations about different philosophical ideas and understanding of the relationship between space, physics, and […]

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More Information Than You Require

On Subjects As Diverse As: The Past (There Is Always More Of It), The Future (As There Is Still Some Left), All of the Presidents of the United States, the Secrets of Hollywood, Gambling, the Sport of the Asthmatic Man (Including:  Hermit-Crab Racing), Strange Encounters with Aliens, How to Buy a Computer, How to Cook […]

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So Lush, So Deadly

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