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Hieroglyph: Stories and Blueprints for a Better Future
Neal Stephenson
Ukraine: Zbig's Grand Chessboard & How the West Was Checkmated
Natylie Baldwin, Kermit D. Larson
The Girl on the Train: A Novel
Paula Hawkins
Our Souls at Night: A novel
Kent Haruf
Above the Waterfall
Ron Rash
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Stephen King
Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction
Cathy Whitlock
The Homicide Report: Understanding Murder in America
Jill Leovy
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Erik Larson
The Gods of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs
A Series of Unfortunate Events Box: The Complete Wreck - Brett Helquist, Lemony Snicket The unfortunate Events series was great fun for the first few. They are entertaining, fast reads, filled with a dark, sardonic wit and a fairy tale sensibility. I found, though, that after a few they became redundant. It was the same bad guy using disguises and perverting systems designed to protect the children to seek his own ends. It was the same clever children foiling the evil counts sinister designs. Sort of sounds like the Bush administration, except for the foiling part. You can have too much of a good thing. I ultimately passed on the last volume or two.