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Title: The ocean at the end of the lane
By: Neil Gaiman
On impulse, I downloaded the new Neil Gaiman book from OneClick Digital onto my iPhone (ah, technology, you great multifaceted beast!). I was delighted to learn that the author was also the narrator, and this audiobook would not proffer any misrepresentations of tone or misinterpretations of characters. If anyone could ... [Read more]
Posted by aufdermaurm on March 22, 2014
Tags: fiction, science fiction, audiobook
By: David Drake
Reading the first few pages of Redliners, I thought, "Blech. War times in space." Not my favorite; but, stubborn as I am, I persevered. After the initial bout of guns, battlements, encroaching baddie aliens and godlike war heroes, we enter a completely different story, one about redemption and humanity. To ... [Read more]
Posted by aufdermaurm on Nov. 24, 2013
Tags: fiction, science fiction
Title: Heads in Beds: a reckless memoir of hotels, hustles, and so-called hospitality
By: Jacob Tomsky
Living in our beautiful town, we have all been affected (infected?) by the tourism industry, voluntarily or involuntarily, for better or for worse. Maybe you've given a lost soul directions to the Boardwalk one too many times, or been late for work because you forgot about the Beach Train. Enter ... [Read more]
Posted by aufdermaurm on July 15, 2013
Tags: non-fiction, biography, travel
Title: Ender's Game
By: Orson Scott Card
It seems these days the credo we live by is that every good book must become a movie. Ender's Game is not just a good book, it's a great one, and herein lies my reasoning of why you should read the book in lieu of seeing a summer blockbuster: 1. ... [Read more]
Posted by aufdermaurm on June 3, 2013
Tags: science fiction
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