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Review: Ward’s Salvage the Bones

Salvage the Bones Jesmyn Ward Stunning prose. A look into a world (rural, black, deep south) that is not often depicted in literature. Really, really good. Salvage the Bones tells the story of a young girl and her family and … Continue reading

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Review: Okorafor’s Who Fears Death

Who Fears Death Nnedi Okorafor I’ve been reading science fiction and fantasy for most of my life. I devoured William Gibson in my teens, got deep into new wave in my twenties, and learned the classics in my thirties. I’m … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lew’s This Is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared

This Is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared: The Days of Awe as a Journey of Transformation Allan Lew A meditation on the Jewish High Holidays by one of the most important reform rabbis of the last fifty years. A … Continue reading

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Jemisin’s The Obelisk Gate

The Obelisk Gate N.K. Jemisin This is the follow up to Jemisin’s incredible, mind blowing, the Fifth Season and its good. Very good, even. Jemisin’s prose is top rate, and the story churns forward revealing more about our characters and … Continue reading

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Nicolson’s Why Homer Matters

Why Homer Matters: A History Adam Nicolson This one hit all my sweet spots. A book about Homer that is part travelogue / memoir, part meditation on deep engagement with a text, and part ancient history primer. A must read … Continue reading

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Review: Lanier’s You Are Not A Gadget

You Are Not A Gadget: A Manifesto Jaron Lanier Lock-in is apparently a concept well known among engineers, but I was unfamiliar with it until this book. It’s worth thinking about. Basically, the concept is that in large complex systems, … Continue reading

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Review: Flynn and Gerhardt’s The Silent Brotherhood: The Chilling Inside Story of America’s Violent, Anti-Government Militia Movement

The Silent Brotherhood: The Chilling Inside Story of America’s Violent, Anti-Government Militia Movement Kevin Flynn Gary Gerhardt The first on the scene book about the “the Order”, a white supremacist criminal gang that robbed banks to fund the white power … Continue reading

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