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All You Need Is Kill
Hiroshi Sakurazaka
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J.R.R. Tolkien
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The Year of the Flood - Margaret Atwood Brilliant and chilling, and proves once again that Margaret Atwood is a truly fearless and endlessly clever writer. Atwood's depiction of the future seems ridiculous in many ways, but at the same time, it also seems like a very real (and frightening!) possibility, with its genetically engineered food, animal gene splices, and sketchy corporations. No prior knowledge is necessary for this book as I read Oryx and Crake a few years ago and it didn't make much of an impression on me back then, but The Year of the Flood lingered in my mind long after I finishing it.