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Jeffrey Veregge, Mur Lafferty, Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, Mark W. Weaver, Brian Francis Slattery
You Play the Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Train Wrecks, & Other Mixed Messages
Carina Chocano
Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
Jane Mayer
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Down Among the Sticks and Bones
Seanan McGuire
Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days
Chris Guillebeau

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz i don't really understand spanish, so i had a little trouble with this book, although i don't think the few parts i couldn't understand had that great an impact on the story. i'm a little confused as to why a book with endless footnotes, would refuse to footnote the frequent foreign language parts, unless the author either assumed you spoke spanish, or wanted to force you to look it up. there were a few sentences in the book that were absolute magic, but overall it had too many forgettable ones. after reading books which have won multiple awards, i usually come away with an impression as to why the book has received such acclaim. here i just scratched my head.