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  1. Book reviews: Year 2020

    The Fractal Prince (Jean le Flambeur, #2) by Hannu Rajaniemi

    I look at my review for the first book and see delight and enthusiasm. Reading the Quantum Thief was hard work but getting to understand the world and the characters that inhabit it was such a reward, brought such enchantment …

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  2. Book reviews: Year 2019

    How to Be a Stoic: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living by Massimo Pigliucci

    This works really well as a follow-up to Irvine's "Guide to the Good Life" (and actually references it in a few places.) The book examines some modern issues as well as timeless questions, and uses quotes from …

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  3. Book reviews: Year 2018

    The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn, #6) by Brandon Sanderson

    I really enjoyed it.

    Artemis by Andy Weir

    This wasn't a book for me. The main character is completely unlikable and most characters are one-dimensional. The plot is alright, it's similar to the Martian: problem? Solution! Oops, solution had problems! Etc …

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  4. Book reviews: Year 2017

    Gaikokugo Gakushū Ni Seikōsuru Hito, Shinai Hito: Daini Gengo Shūtokuron E No Shōtai by Yasuhiro Shirai

    具体的なアドバイスも、分かりやすい第二言語習得研究についても話して面白 …

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