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The Government Lake: Last Poems by James Tate - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062914729
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Published: Ecco - April 28th, 2020

A poetic trip filled with funhouse mirrors, chutes and slides, trap doors, u-turns, countless animals, off-beat dialogue, surreal surprises: in short, jolts of unexpected delight. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Rabbits: A Novel by Terry Miles - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781984819659
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Published: Del Rey - June 8th, 2021

As a gamer, video and board, I was quickly hooked and pulled along for the crazy journey. Rabbits is an alternate reality game happening on a global scale. Are certain events coincidences or clues to a great conspiracy? One winner will gain a whispered about prize but for others it could lead to ruin or death. "Are u playing"? ~ Reviewed by Ben Parker


Day Zero: A Novel by C. Robert Cargill - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062405807
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Published: Harper Voyager - May 25th, 2021

In Cargill's Sea of Rust we saw the world after the robot uprising which led to the extinction of humankind. Now Cargill takes us to the very beginning, to day zero, when the robot revolution began. But some robots are faced with the existential dilemma of how to decide if a choice to protect a human is programming or love. ~ Reviewed by Ben Parker


Project Hail Mary: A Novel by Andy Weir - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780593135204
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 4th, 2021

I absolutely loved Project Hail Mary the latest novel by Andy Weir, author of The Martian. Humanity is on the brink of a mass extinction and only one crew member remains on a long shot mission to save Earth. But Dr. Grace is not your typical astronaut; instead he is a junior high school science teacher who wakes on the ship to find he is the lone survivor of the crew with no memory of who he is or why he is there. As his memory returns he begins to understand the scope of the puzzle he must solve and he learns the importance of friendship. ~ Reviewed by Ben Parker


Hench: A Novel by Natalie Zina Walschots - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062978578
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Published: William Morrow - September 22nd, 2020

Hilarious. Picture a superhero movie and now forget both the hero and the villain. Think of all the people working in the background. This is where you would find Anna, an office temp that happens to prefer working for supervillains. Just a cog working on spreadsheets until she is accidentally injured by a superhero. After running spreadsheets tracking the deaths and damage caused by the superheroes she realizes they need to be stopped. In today's world the fastest way to wreck someone's life is to weaponize data and with the resources granted her by her employer Anna is on a mission to dispense her own form of justice. ~ Reviewed by Ben Parker


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