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John Lyly was an English writer, poet, dramatist, and courtier, best known during his lifetime for his books Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit and Euphues and His England, and perhaps best remembered now for his plays.
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Susanna Clarke - 2020-09-15
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Step into the dreamlike world of Piranesi, a man who lives to explore his infinite house filled with thousands of statues and endless corridors. But as he helps The Other with research on A Great and Secret Knowledge, a terrible truth begins to emerge, revealing a world beyond what Piranesi has ever known. With stunning imagery and surreal beauty, Piranesi is an intoxicating novel perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane and Madeline Miller's Circe.
John Lilly
Just finished Piranesi, by Susanna Clarke - amazing book, lots to think about that will stay with me.      source
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
4/7 (Harry Potter 4)
J. K. Rowling - 2002-09-28 (first published in 2000)
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In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Voldemort grows stronger and chaos erupts at the Quidditch World Cup. Back at Hogwarts, Harry is chosen to compete in the deadly Triwizard Tournament, but survival is far from guaranteed with the Dark Lord's forces rising. Don't miss this thrilling addition to the classic and internationally bestselling series that's sure to enchant a new generation of readers.
John Lilly
Currently reading Harry Potter #4 to the 8 year old. My favorite of the books. Kind of magical to be able to share with someone for the first time.      source
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Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory
Raphael Bob-Waksberg - 2019-06-11
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"Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory" by Raphael Bob-Waksberg is a collection of off-beat short stories that explores the wonderful and painful nature of love. From a young couple dealing with meddling relatives to a woman mapping her romantic failures, these stories are both surreal and relatable, combining humor, romance, cultural commentary, and emotional vulnerability. This is a perfect bloody valentine for anyone who's ever loved and lost.
John Lilly
@shl Raphael’s new book is great too      source
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The Road
Cormac McCarthy - 2006-10-02
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In a desolate, post-apocalyptic America, a father and son trek towards an unknown West Coast in a desperate attempt to survive. Armed only with a pistol, scavenged supplies, and each other, they encounter danger and uncertainty at every turn. The Road is a heart-wrenching story of love and endurance in the face of catastrophic destruction. Cormac McCarthy's vivid prose paints a stark portrait of humanity's best and worst qualities.
John Lilly
@aweissman Incredible, incredible book. One of my top 5 ever. His other stuff is amazing as well.      source
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The Martian
Andy Weir - 2014-02-11 (first published in 2011)
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Survival on Mars becomes a matter of wit and resourcefulness for astronaut Mark Watney, as he battles against a hostile environment and dwindling supplies. Abandoned by his crew and with no way to contact Earth, Watney must rely on his engineering skills and sense of humor to outwit the odds stacked against him. Will he make it back home alive?
John Lilly
Am really loving The Martian, by Andy Weir. Such a great book about problem solving. Reminds me of every startup ever. Awesome & fun.      source