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The Alloy of Law
it was amazing
Alloy of Law is the beginning of Mistborn Era 2 (the second set of books after the Mistborn Trilogy). While it isn’t the second trilogy’s official beginning, it’s a fun adventure filled with loveable characters in a ten of the century, l…
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American Gods
really liked it
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Anathem
it was amazing
Brief Review: Anathem’s Story and Themes

Anathem is a work of speculative fiction set on a world not too dissimilar from our own. The planet – Arbre – is essentially divided between two types of people: Saecular and Avout. The Saecular …

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The Bands of Mourning
it was amazing
The Bands of Mourning raises the bar for Wax & Wayne, taking everything Shadows of Self got right and expands upon it. It is by far the best of Wax & Wayne and well worth your time.

Whereas past Wax & Wayne novels may have lacked the "e…

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Burning Chrome
it was amazing
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The Causal Angel
it was amazing
** (The following review contains spoilers of the previous two novels in the series. It may also contain some minor spoilers from the early chapters of The Causal Angel but not enough to warrant a full spoiler block.)**

I highly recomm…

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Choose Your Enemies Carefully
really liked it
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Count Zero
it was amazing
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Cryptonomicon
it was amazing
Simply put: one of the best books I’ve ever read. Intelligent, interesting and suspenseful. Historical fiction combined with an suspense novel mark Cryptonomicon a must-read for all nerds!

Some have complained that the book contained t…

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The Dark Tower
it was amazing
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The Drawing of the Three
it was amazing
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Elantris
it was amazing
Synopsis

Elantris is a fantastic fantasy novel set in the author’s Cosmere universe. The story focuses on a soon to be wed prince and his sudden unraveling at the hands of a mystical transformation. Whereas once the Shaod created ascend…

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The Emperor's Soul
it was amazing
The Emperor’s Soul is a novella about a Forger named Shai that is forced to create a masterpiece, the mind and soul of an Emperor in a vegetative state. But it explores larger issues and is so much more than a shortened novel.

Blend thi…

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The Final Empire
it was amazing
TL;DR — Mistborn: The Last Empire is the start of an amazing and unique series that revitalizes epic fantasy. If you like similar novels but long for a well written story with intense pacing, Mistborn cannot be beat. Cut away the unreso…
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Find Your Own Truth
it was amazing
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The Fractal Prince
it was amazing

This is designed as a series recap in preparation of Causal Angel. You can also use it as a review of both novels if you haven’t read them (though I can’t guarantee it’s spoiler free). I’ve also included a glossary of terms found within…

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The Gunslinger
it was amazing
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The Hero of Ages
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Imajica
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Mona Lisa Overdrive
it was amazing
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Neuromancer
it was amazing
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Never Deal with a Dragon
it was amazing
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Neverwhere
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Pattern Recognition
it was amazing
“The medium is the message” – Marshall McLuhan

“We have no future because our present is too volatile… We have only risk management. The spinning of the given moment’s scenarios. Pattern recognition.” – Herbertus Bigend, Pattern Recog…

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The Peripheral
it was amazing
The Peripheral is a novel that combines a lot of elements of other works of science fiction and delivers something new and creative. This novel is perfect example of Gibson done right, complete with a dystopian glimpse of the future and …
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The Quantum Thief
it was amazing
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Reamde
it was amazing
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The Sandman, Vol. 10: The Wake
it was amazing
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The Sandman, Vol. 3: Dream Country
it was amazing
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The Sandman, Vol. 4: Season of Mists
it was amazing
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The Sandman, Vol. 5: A Game of You
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The Sandman, Vol. 7: Brief Lives
it was amazing
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The Sandman, Vol. 8: Worlds' End
it was amazing
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The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones
it was amazing
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Secret History
it was amazing
(Secret History and this review contains spoilers of the first three Mistborn novels.)

Did the survivor actually persist past death? What secrets does the Eleventh Metal hold? What is the larger state of the Cosmere Mistborn: Secret Hi…

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Shadows of Self
it was amazing
TL;DR- Wow. If you like Mistborn, buy this now. The scope and depth of this novel will remind you of The Fallen Empire. Yet it stands on its own as being one of the best Mistborn books to date. Outstanding. 5/5

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Mistborn’s world is …

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Snow Crash
it was amazing
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Song of Susannah
it was amazing
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The Waste Lands
it was amazing
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The Way of Kings
it was amazing
TL;DR – This is a long review of The Way of Kings. The novel features an in-depth and heavily detailed world complete with excellent characters and strong story. The character development, political climate, and magic system are all note…
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The Well of Ascension
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The Wind Through the Keyhole
it was amazing
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Wizard and Glass
it was amazing
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Wolves of the Calla
it was amazing
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