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Chris Dzombak finished reading Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Thief

Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Thief (Paperback, 2007, Penguin Classics)

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Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Thief by Maurice Leblanc

The suave adventures of a gentleman rogue—a French Thomas Crown

Created by Maurice LeBlanc during the early twentieth century, Arsene Lupin is a witty confidence man and burglar, the Sherlock Holmes of crime. The poor and innocent have nothing to fear from him; often they profit from his spontaneous generosity. The rich and powerful, and the detective who tries to …

Chris Dzombak started reading Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Thief

Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Thief (Paperback, 2007, Penguin Classics)

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Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Thief by Maurice Leblanc

The suave adventures of a gentleman rogue—a French Thomas Crown

Created by Maurice LeBlanc during the early twentieth century, Arsene Lupin is a witty confidence man and burglar, the Sherlock Holmes of crime. The poor and innocent have nothing to fear from him; often they profit from his spontaneous generosity. The rich and powerful, and the detective who tries to …

Chris Dzombak finished reading Where Wizards Stay Up Late

Where Wizards Stay Up Late (Paperback, 1998, Simon & Schuster)

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Where Wizards Stay Up Late by Katie Hafner

Twenty five years ago, it didn't exist. Today, twenty million people worldwide are surfing the Net. Where Wizards Stay Up Late is the exciting story of the pioneers responsible for creating the most talked about, most influential, and most far-reaching communications breakthrough since the invention of the telephone.

In the 1960's, when computers where regarded as mere giant calculators, J.C.R. …

Chris Dzombak wants to read The Ministry for the Future

The Ministry for the Future (paperback, 2021, Orbit)

2.7 stars

The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson

Established in 2025, the purpose of the new organization was simple: To advocate for the world's future generations and to protect all living creatures, present and future. It soon became known as the Ministry for the Future, and this is its story.

From legendary science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson comes a vision of climate change unlike any ever imagined. …

Chris Dzombak wants to read Becoming

Becoming (Epub, 2018, Crown)

5 star

Becoming by Michelle Obama

IN A LIFE filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate …

Chris Dzombak wants to read The Audacity of Hope

The Audacity of Hope (Hardcover, 2006, Random House Large Print)

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The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama

Senator Obama calls for a different brand of politics--a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the "endless clash of armies" we see in Congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of our democracy. He explores those forces--from the fear of losing, to the …

Chris Dzombak started reading Where Wizards Stay Up Late

Where Wizards Stay Up Late (Paperback, 1998, Simon & Schuster)

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Where Wizards Stay Up Late by Katie Hafner

Twenty five years ago, it didn't exist. Today, twenty million people worldwide are surfing the Net. Where Wizards Stay Up Late is the exciting story of the pioneers responsible for creating the most talked about, most influential, and most far-reaching communications breakthrough since the invention of the telephone.

In the 1960's, when computers where regarded as mere giant calculators, J.C.R. …

Chris Dzombak finished reading A Second Chance at Eden

A Second Chance at Eden (1999, Aspect)

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A Second Chance at Eden by Peter F. Hamilton

For new readers of Peter Hamilton, A Second Chance at Eden is a great introduction into the universe of The Reality Dysfunction. For previous readers of The Reality Dysfunction and The Neutronium Alchemist, these stories will keep them happy and eager as they await the final volume of the trilogy, The Naked God.A Second Chance at Eden contains seven stories …

Chris Dzombak wants to read Dark matter

Dark matter (2016)

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Dark matter by Blake Crouch

One night after an evening out, Jason Dessen, forty-year-old physics professor living with his wife and son in Chicago, is kidnapped at gunpoint by a masked man, driven to an abandoned industrial site and injected with a powerful drug. As he wakes, a man Jason's never met smiles down at him and says, "Welcome back, my friend." But this life …

Chris Dzombak wants to read Recursion

Recursion (2020, Pan Macmillan)

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Recursion by Blake Crouch

Memory makes reality.

That's what NYC cop Barry Sutton is learning, as he investigates the devastating phenomenon the media has dubbed False Memory Syndrome—a mysterious affliction that drives its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived.

That's what neuroscientist Helena Smith believes. It's why she's dedicated her life to creating a technology that will let us preserve …

Chris Dzombak wants to read American Gods

American Gods (Paperback, 2009, HarperPerennial)

5 star

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Released from prison, Shadow finds his world turned upside down. His wife has been killed; a mysterious stranger offers him a job. But Mr. Wednesday, who knows more about Shadow than is possible, warns that a storm is coming -- a battle for the very soul of America . . . and they are in its direct path.

One of …

Chris Dzombak wants to read The End of Policing

The End of Policing (Kindle Edition, 2017, Verso)

4 star

The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale

Recent years have seen an explosion of protest against police brutality and repression. Among activists, journalists and politicians, the conversation about how to respond and improve policing has focused on accountability, diversity, training, and community relations. Unfortunately, these reforms will not produce results, either alone or in combination. The core of the problem must be addressed: the nature of modern …