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May 31, 2019 06:39:32


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Victoria Maung

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The Harvard Book Store was a fun and well-curated store with books ranging from the classics to contemporary pieces.

Calvin and Hobbes is a timeless comic strip about a child who puts an ironic perspective on many adult norms. Calvin and his stuffed tiger, Hobbes, explore their neighborhood and shows us that imagination can make any cul de sac boundless and infinite. 

The Poppy War is a fantasy novel written by my brilliant former roommate and a Nebula Award nominee. In trend with the growing popularity of the grimdark genre, defined as possessing a grim and dark tone, realism, and agency of the protagonists and often marked by more violence and death, her novel is a well-researched and developed, fun reading piece. 

The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson is a bildungsroman about a girl named Nell, but most importantly, Stephenson's world-building narrative style is unparalleled compared to many other books of speculative fiction. With fully fleshed technological, social, and geopolitical themes built with characters with names ranging from "Lord Alexander Chung-Sik Finkle-McGraw" to Tequila, it's as diverse as a world can be.

Other titles I recognized or are worth reading include stories by H.G. Wells, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, The Obelisk Gate series, Sacred Game--all very sci-fi oriented, apparently...

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