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I read widely and in most genres but romance and westerns. Here you'll find my reviews since 2007, with a few reviews of previously read books as well.


In 2012, I completed an "authors of the world" challenge, reading a book for every country (and a few other entities) by someone who'd lived there for at least two years. I expect to tag these books by challenge and country in the near future. I'm still refining my list by adding books that better meet my challenge criteria.

Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town - Cory Doctorow This was a fine idea, sort of, that doesn't work. There are two intertwined stories. The more coherent and less interesting story is about providing free WiFi to a neighborhood. This part has the feel of leftovers from a related and more interesting idea in Eastern Standard Tribe. The second story, and far more interesting, is about a man who doesn't quite fit in despite his best efforts. His father is a mountain, his mother is a washing machine, and he and his several odd brothers (three of whom are a matryoshka, for example) are raised by golems. His tangles with his neighbors move the story forward to an okay though not stellar resolution. I am guessing that your reading experience would be enhanced by the amount of marijuana required to make you say, "His mother.... A washing machine.... His.... Oh, man!" However, this is merely a speculation on my part.