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Show Don't Tell: A Writer's Guide (Classic Wisdom on Writing)
William Noble
William Child
The Brothers Karamazov
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Larissa Volokhonsky, Richard Pevear
The Artful Edit: On the Practice of Editing Yourself
Susan Bell
Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories
Karen Russell
Leaves of Grass: First and "Death-Bed" Editions (Barnes & Noble Classics)
Karen Karbiener, Walt Whitman
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog
Dylan Thomas
A Bit on the Side
William Trevor
Io e te
Niccolò Ammaniti
The Teleportation Accident
Ned Beauman

Inferno: A Novel (Robert Langdon)

Inferno - Dan Brown Dan Brown seems to be losing his mojo. Most surprising is that his usually infallible pacing is off. (The last several chapters are a torrent of too quickly tied loose ends and instantaneous character transformations that go beyond any possibility of credulity). You might like this book if you enjoy every other sentence being in italics.

One idea I had while reading was that instead of writing "Langdon remembered..". and then dumping a few paragraphs from a wikipedia article, Brown had instead donated each time a hundred dollars to charity, some charity would be very rich indeed.

On the plus side, it's a page turner and won't take long to read.