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Back Seat Book Club – Book Twenty-Seven: Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Author: Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Trans.) Knopf Publishing Group Plot Summary – Here he gives us the remarkable story of Tsukuru Tazaki, a young man haunted by a great loss; of dreams and nightmares that have unintended consequences for the world … Continue reading

09. February 2015 by Scott
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Back Seat Book Club – Book Twenty-Six: Eyes of the Dragon

Author: Stephen King Published: 1987 Viking Plot Summary – Once upon a time – there was terror and dragons and princes… evil wizards and dark dungeons… and an enchanted castle and a terrible secret. With this enthralling masterpiece of magical evil … Continue reading

08. December 2014 by Scott
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Back Seat Book Club – Book Twenty-Five: Seconds

Author: Brian Lee O’Malley Published: 2014 Ballantine Books Plot Summary – Katie’s got it pretty good. She’s a talented young chef, she runs a successful restaurant, and she has big plans to open an even better one. Then, all at once, … Continue reading

04. October 2014 by Scott
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Back Seat Book Club – Book Twenty-Four: American Psycho

Author: Bret Easton Ellis Published: 1991 Random House Plot Summary – Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated, intelligent. He works by day on Wall Street earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. His nights he spends in … Continue reading

13. September 2014 by Scott
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Back Seat Book Club – Book Twenty-Three: Black Dog

Author: Rachel Neumeier Published 2014 Strange Chemistry Plot Summary – Natividad is Pure, one of the rare girls born able to wield magic. Pure magic can protect humans against the supernatural evils they only half-acknowledge–the blood kin or the black dogs. … Continue reading

12. August 2014 by Scott
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Back Seat Book Club – Book Twenty-Two: Rainbows End

Author: Vernor Vinge Published: 2006 Tor Plot Summary – A science-fiction thriller set in a place and time as exciting and strange as any far-future world: San Diego, California, 2025.Robert Gu is a recovering Alzheimer’s patient. The world that he remembers … Continue reading

06. July 2014 by Scott
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Back Seat Book Club – Book Twenty-One: The Master & Margarita

Author: Mikhail Bulgakov, Translators: Katherine Tiernan O’Connor & Diana Burgin Published: 1966 Vintage Plot Summary – .Combining two distinct yet interwoven parts-one set in ancient Jerusalem, one in contemporary Moscow-the novel veers from moods of wild theatricality with violent storms, vampire … Continue reading

08. June 2014 by Scott
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Back Seat Book Club – Book Twenty: The Eyes of Overworld/Cugel the Clever

Author: Jack Vance Published 1966 Ace Books Plot Summary – Scoundrel Cugel is sent far away, by a magician he has wronged, to retrieve magical lenses that reveal the Overworld. Goaded by a homesick monster magically attached to his liver, he … Continue reading

03. May 2014 by Scott
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Back Seat Book Club – Book Nineteen: Vicious

Author: VE Schwab Published: 2013 Tor Plot Summary – Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death … Continue reading

05. April 2014 by Scott
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Back Seat Book Club – Book Eighteen: Apocalypse Cow

Author: Michael Logan Published: 2012 Doubleday Plot Summary – When scientists with warped imaginations accidentally unleash an experimental bioweapon that transforms Britain’s animals into sneezing, bloodthirsty zombies with a penchant for pre-dinner sex with their victims, three misfits become the unlikely … Continue reading

01. March 2014 by Scott
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