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Chance's Take on Books

I'm a novelist who loves to read and discuss all things word-bound.

Currently reading

Swann's Way
Marcel Proust, Lydia Davis
Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style
Virginia Tufte
The Chicago Manual of Style
John Grossman, Margaret D. Mahan
I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
Steve Earle
Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti - Genevieve Valentine This is perhaps my first steampunk novel, so it was novel to me. I loved it. I suspect my admiration goes more towards the author than the genre. The writing was top notch, as were the characters and the plot. My only criticism was the end fight scene, but then fight scenes aren't my favorite reads. The conclusion of the novel itself was spot-on. Immensely enjoyable. I don't hand out 5 stars easily, but I enjoyed the read so much, I felt compelled to rate it highly.