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Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra

Thursday, Jun 21, 2007 at 9:37pm

Sacred Games, by Vikram Chandra is a lush, rich story that spills out of the pages, soaking the reader in the culture of India, its earthy smells, complex tastes, fierce loves, corruption, bribery, murder, blood and death.

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Ian McEwan's On Chesil Beach

Thursday, Jun 21, 2007 at 9:43pm

McEwan is the master of the one moment that can change a life utterly. In this short novel, set in July, 1962, Edward and Florence, having just been married, contemplate the consumption of their marriage, she in disgust and both of them in terror.

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Fragile Things, by Neil Gaiman

Thursday, May 31, 2007 at 8:53pm

Do you love old stories, the myths, the fairy tales that link us to the past, that swirl out of the dark mist that shrouds the land? If so, you'll be enchanted by Neil Gaiman's Fragile Things.

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A Small and Remarkable Life: A Review

Tuesday, Jun 05, 2007 at 4:17pm

Tink Puddah is an orphan, struggling to survive in the Adirondack Mountains of 1845. But Tink is also a blue skinned alien from Wetspace. In Nick DiChario's debut novel from Robert J. Sawyer Books, we are seeing what author Nancy Kress has called "one of the most original first-contact novels ever."

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Rollback: A Review

Saturday, Apr 28, 2007 at 4:34pm

I had the pleasure of joining Robert J. Sawyer for dinner prior to his reading of Rollback, his seventeenth novel, at our Grant Park location. We had a great discussion at Cafe Carlo about the past, present and future of Science Fiction in general, and Rob's place in it in particular.

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