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Book review editor, digital storyteller, inveterate scribbler of words, pictures and postcards.

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Furious Cool
David Henry, Joe Henry
The Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments in Hands-On Living
Wendy Tremayne
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December 2013
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reviewed: The Flamethrowers: A Novel
Speed, motorcycles and the New York art scene during the 1970s combine with leftist revolutionaries in Italy in Kushner's nov...
The Flamethrowers - Rachel Kushner
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November 2013
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reviewed: The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013
The Best American Nonrequired Reading along with its crowd-sourced team of high school editors continues to be the best idea/...
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013 -
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November 2013
07
reviewed: Codex Seraphinianus
Italian artist/architect Luigi Serafini barricaded himself inside his scriptorium for three years during which time he poured...
Codex Seraphinianus - Luigi Serafini
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October 2013
19
reviewed: The Reason I Jump
Written by Naoki Higashida at the age of 13, this slim book uses a question and answer format in which the author provides pr...
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism - K.A. Yoshida, Naoki Higashida, David Mitchell
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October 2013
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reviewed: Tune: Still Life
Humor, pathos, and pan-dimensionality in the same package, the Tune story continues to be a fun read for all ages. Full revie...
Tune: Still Life - Derek Kirk Kim
reviewed: The Cuckoo's Calling
Though my daughter shun me for blasphemy, I have to say that this was not one of Rowling's best efforts and weak, from a myst...
The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith
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finished reading:
September 2013
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reviewed: Winter's Tale
Winter's Tale (my full review here) is a story of love, larceny and flying horses during New York's Belle Epoque (Just after ...
Winter's Tale - Mark Helprin
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August 2013
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reviewed: The Buddha of Suburbia
I picked this one up because it came recommended to me as a novel of place - that place being London in the 1970s. Having rec...
The Buddha of Suburbia - Hanif Kureishi
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July 2013
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reviewed: Lexicon
Hey, Lexicon opens in an airport bathroom where two "poets" are jamming a needle into a third man's eye while asking him a se...
Lexicon - Max Barry
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June 2013
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June 2013
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reviewed: Long Division
Who doesn't love a good fusion of Southern Literature, magical realism and time travel? Hooked from page one by the character...
Long Division - Kiese Laymon
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June 2013
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reviewed: Idoru
The best thing, perhaps, about William Gibson's Idoru is Chia McKenzie's Sandbenders renewable laptop computer made out of na...
Idoru - William Gibson
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May 2013
10
reviewed: Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now
With a nod to Alvin Toffler, Rushkoff speaks to our relationship with time, one that has been shaped by both culture and tech...
Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now - Douglas Rushkoff
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