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I was introduced to books in 5th Grade when our teacher read us A Wrinkle In Time. Never really looked back.

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Embassytown
China MiƩville
Progress: 189/345 pages
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Tina Fey
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Michael Wexler, John Hulme
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Michael Michalko
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John Scalzi
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Strangeville (The Complete Trilogy)

Strangeville (The Complete Trilogy) - Kenneth Tingle Complete Trilogy? This was a quick read, and if the first part was the first book in the trilogy, I may never have read the second two.

The story starts out interesting, but then slogs along for a while. Eventually the characters and town begin to develop, and then it becomes a nice, slightly off-kilter, "Back to the Future"-style fantasy-romance story (there is even a Biff -- although not in the same role!)

Mr. Tingle keeps the details light, the characters flat, and if you think too hard the whole concept falters. However, I found it a fun read with just a slight touch of humor and strangeness.

Hard to recommend, but by the end I was a little sorry to see it go. And unlike some of the other reviewers, I was content with the ending.