...I looked at the cracked high ceiling and really didn't know who I was for about fifteen strange seconds. I wasn't scared; I was just somebody else, some stranger, and my whole life was a haunted life, the life of a ghost. I was halfway across America, at the dividing line between the East of my youth and the West of my future.
Ready Player One - An immensely entertaining read that may possibly be the nerdiest book ever written, in a good way. Video games, evil corporations, and more 80s pop culture references than you can imagine. What's not to love?
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This contemporary coming-of-age story centers upon Maya Vidal, a remarkable teenager abandoned by her parents. Maya grew up in a rambling old house in Berkeley with her grandmother Nini, whose formidable strength helped her build a new life after emigrating from Chile in 1973 with a young son, and her grandfather Popo, a gentle African-American astronomer.
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena: A Novel: Anthony Marra: 9780770436407: Amazon.com: Books. An amazing first novel written in beautiful prose. I'll need to read this again to fully appreciate its literary merit.