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Cristofori's Dream
Robert Italia
Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into The 3.5 Billion Year History Of The Human Body
Neil Shubin, Marc Cashman
The Enchanted Wood
Enid Blyton
The Sparrow
Mary Doria Russell
The Ghosts Of Evolution Nonsensical Fruit, Missing Partners, And Other Ecological Anachronisms
Connie Barlow

Those That Wake

Those That Wake - Jesse Karp This book reads a bit like if you mixed up the implausible science of the television show "Fringe" with the odd scenarios that only kinda-sorta of make logical sense in the television show "Doctor Who". The book was interesting enough to sit down and read in only a couple of sittings. However, when I tried to explain the plot (ending and all) to my husband, I wasn't able to tell it in a sensical way. Sometimes, though, it's the books that are tied together by such loose and elusive threads that are the most interesting because they're not so completely predictable and have a nice dreamlike quality to them.

Imagine a time in the future, when everyone is so plugged into their cell phones and other electronic devices as to lead a nearly zombie-like existence in the real world. It's probably not that difficult to imagine, is it? And then imagine that everyone you knew suddenly doesn't recognize you. Not your friends, not your family ... nobody. Now it becomes obvious that the world is operating with different rules than the ones that you thought it operated under. And stranger things begin to happen. People disappear and the rules for getting from Point A to Point B have changed, too. Luckily, you're not the only person this has happened to. But why?

This was definitely one of my more interesting and unique reads this year. I'd highly recommend it for those who like bizarre dystopian tales. However, I've noticed that a lot of readers didn't like it at all. So I guess it's not everyone's cup of tea.