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Recommended Reading: Borne

A fable disguised as a dystopia, Borne by Jeff VanderMeer is set in a ruined City on an unnamed Earth, where Rachel scavenges for supplies to give her lover, Wick, who makes biotech to sell to other survivors. The City is ruled by a gigantic bear, Mord, a bio-engineered relic of the once-powerful Company, and a woman known … Continue reading Recommended Reading: Borne

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In praise of short books…

Lately, I've very much been appreciating the short book. In fact, I have tentatively come to the conclusion that a novel's perfect length is between 250 and 350 pages. It's not that I don't love big, fat, epic novels. In fact, I count several of them among my favorite reads: Lonesome Dove; The Passage trilogy; Anathem; The Stand and It. Perhaps … Continue reading In praise of short books…