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Educate and Entertain

I like all kinds of books but like any reader, I have my own standards to pick what I call "the best" - i.e., what I like the best. One way to define that further is to call it a combination of style and substance.

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Cryptonomicon
Neal Stephenson
Snow Crash
Neal Stephenson
Perdido Street Station
China Miéville
The Art of Time in Memoir: Then, Again
Sven Birkerts
Black Brillion
Matthew Hughes
Lake of the Long Sun
Gene Wolfe
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
Elizabeth Gilbert
The Etched City
K.J. Bishop
Creative Nonfiction: Researching and Crafting Stories of Real Life
Philip Gerard
The Presence
Vickie Schnieders
Today
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August 2014
01
reviewed: The Evolutionist
The Evolutionist is a triumph of biographical fiction, an utterly convincing character study of one of the most poignant figu...
The Evolutionist - Avi J. Sirlin
July 2014
20
reviewed: At Play in the Fields of the Lord
One of my all-time favorites. Though deep and disturbing, it has that essence of "a perfect book."
At Play in the Fields of the Lord - Peter Matthiessen
June 2014
20
reviewed: Guarding Angel
The fantasy genre is one I have not read widely in, so you can take my comments with a grain of salt. That said, any work of ...
Guarding Angel - S. L. Saboviec
May 2014
06
reviewed: The Messiah Matrix
Atchity, classical scholar and literary agent in his own right, here pens an intelligent thriller in the popular vein, presen...
The Messiah Matrix - Kenneth John Atchity
May 2014
03
reviewed: The Cover-Up Exposed, 1973-1991 (UFOs and the National Security State, Vol. 2)
If there is any voice appropriate for breaching the gulf between acceptable and fringe discussion of the UFO phenomenon, Rich...
The Cover-Up Exposed, 1973-1991 (UFOs and the National Security State, Vol. 2) - Richard M. Dolan
April 2014
09
reviewed: Tenth of December: Stories
Just started this collection, after first reading "Sea Oak" and "Fox 8." Each story has been stellar, a jaw-dropping jewel of...
Tenth of December: Stories - George Saunders
April 2014
07
reviewed: The Third Riel Conspiracy
Tight plotting and action, likeable characters, compelling historical drama... this book has it all. The story features three...
The Third Riel Conspiracy - Stephen Legault
February 2014
09
reviewed: Abe Lincoln: Public Enemy No. 1
Abe Lincoln recovers from his assassination - 75 years later - and takes up with the Dillinger gang. Yes, it sounds preposter...
Abe Lincoln: Public Enemy No. 1 - Bill Walker, Brian Anthony