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Blind Villains; Ultimate Variations

Villains, Inc., by Marion G. Harmon
I am so glad my friend introduced me to this series. I've been slowly having the public library order 'em and every time I do, they end up with holds on them from other patrons. Just flat out FUN if you've spent much time thinking about how being a superhero would work, really, and so refreshing to have a main character who totally suits this style of adventure story AND who coulda been a sorority girl, instead of the usual male tropes I grew up expecting.
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The Blind Man's Garden, by Nadeem Aslam
This was a stunningly beautiful book, so much so that I put up with a goodly number of things that I would have grumped at in lesser hands. I particularly liked how it walks the boundary line between realism and magical realism, without ever stepping fully into one or the other. And the emotions between the characters still haunt me even though it's been weeks since I read it.
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The Lucy Variations, by Sara Zarr
I was secretly and foolishly hoping this book would be as amazing as Bruce Brooks' Midnight Encores. Which was a tall order, and didn't happen. But once I got over myself, I was happy with the thisness of this book. Thoughtful, touchy, moving.
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Invincible Ultimate Collection, vol. 4, by Robert Kirkman et al
"Self," I asked, "why did we stop reading these? ORDER MORE IMMEDIATELY." Then I read this one and I said, "ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh that's why." But it's a personal thing rather than an issue with the books, and it turned out that sticking with this volume made the personal thing easier for a little while. So that worked out okay. Especially since this particular volume is my favorite so far.
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