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The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers
Ayn Rand, Tore Boeckmann, Leonard Peikoff
The Name of the Rose
Umberto Eco
David Mitchell
To the Lighthouse
Virginia Woolf
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Edward Gibbon, Daniel J. Boorstin, Gian Battista Piranesi, Hans-Friedrich Mueller
Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
Douglas R. Hofstadter
Perfect Wrong Note - Learning to Trust Your Musical Self
William Westney
The Prince
Niccolò Machiavelli
The Varieties of Religious Experience
William James
Twenty Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy
G. Lee Bowie, Robert C. Solomon

The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book - I really like Gaiman's writing style. It flows and doesn't seem forced, there are a ton of interesting references to history and it's obvious he's done his homework about the geography and period of the setting. Apart from that, the story is great. It's creative and moves quickly and even though it's about a little kid, usually I'm not a fan of stories about kids, it kept me entertained all the way through. I thought the ending was a little less than fantastic. The plot line would probably look more like a hill than the mountain you hope for in escapist literature. Still, it was definitely worth reading.