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Andrés' Reviews

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Plane crash! Flashbacks! Coincidence versus fate! No, no, I’m not talking Lost, but in much the same way as Lost did, Before the Fall had me hooked right from the get-go. Noah Hawley does a fantastic job of weaving together the lives before take-off of the 11 passengers with the tales of the two survivors as they adjust back to the real world. But what about the 16 minutes between take-off and the plane going down? I guess you’ll have to read the book and find out….  —Andrés

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ISBN: 9781455561780
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 31st, 2016

Fluke by Joseph Mazur

Not gonna’ lie, some of the math in this book was a little over my head and at times it felt like I was reading an assignment for school, but this book is a lot of fun if you’re into this sort of thing (which, evidently, I am). What I’m trying to say is you don’t need to be a math whiz to enjoy this book, so don’t let that discourage you.  —Andrés

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ISBN: 9780465060955
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Published: Basic Books - March 29th, 2016

Neverhome by Laird Hunt

I picked this book up on a whim, read it cover-to-cover in only a couple sittings, and wow! I still think about it to this day, except instead of remembering it as a book, I have vivid memories of having lived the life of Ash Thompson who left behind her husband and life on the farm to fight in the Civil War. Neverhome is the espresso shot of books: come and gone in flash with a lingering buzz that lasts for hours (or in this case, months) on end.

—Andrés

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ISBN: 9780316370165
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 19th, 2015

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield

This book is absolutely fascinating! (Granted, I’m a sucker for space.) Part memoir, part science, part everything, Colonel Chris Hadfield paints a glorious picture of his accomplished life—which includes being the first Canadian to walk in space—with such charm that it’s hard not to fall in love with him (assuming you haven’t already; I mean, have you seen his rendition of “Space Oddity”?!). This is probably the closest I’ll ever be to becoming a real astronaut (a truth I’ve only recently come to terms with), but boy, is it a blast!               

—Andrés

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ISBN: 9780316253031
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2015

No Place to Hide by Glenn Greenwald

This book triggered the same kind of paranoia that George Orwell’s 1984 did when I read it back in high school… except this is real! No Place to Hide is an absolute must-read for anyone with a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Gmail emailaccount, iPhone smart cell phone… basically any sort of Internet or digital presence, which is near impossible in this Digital Age. —Andrés

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No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250062581
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Published: Picador - April 28th, 2015

The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove by Christopher Moore

This book was my introduction to Christopher Moore, and it’s a wacky book from a wacky guy. For a relatively short book, Moore manages to fit in a wide variety of interesting characters, with enough depth so that you end up getting pretty attached to each and every one of them. With stoned sheriffs, sea monsters, and samurai swords, this book is a fun read that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
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ISBN: 9780060735456
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 25th, 2004

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