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Subject: Washington Post Top 5 Science fiction/Fantasy books of 2009
Date Posted: 12/13/2009 2:04 PM ET
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Here's the list-  Has anyone read any of them?  Sometimes they are a little off on their reviews/critiques.

Angels of Destruction -Keith DOnohue

Big Machine -Victor LaValle

Far North -Marcel Theroux

Finch -Jeff VanderMeer

Under The Dome -Stephan King

Date Posted: 12/14/2009 4:04 AM ET
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I haven't, but I ordered VanderMeer's books based on the reviews anyway. They look like they'll be good.

Matt C. (mattc) - ,
Date Posted: 12/15/2009 7:21 PM ET
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Just Under the Dome.  Not bad, but not really one of my favorites by King.

Date Posted: 12/16/2009 4:02 PM ET
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I want to read VanderMeer's book Finch also.    I thought  Angels of Destruction looked good too but then it says (about Under the Dome) One of King's most powerful novels.  Matt wasn't impressed and he seems to be enjoying King right now so I'm not sure the others are worth it either.  I'll be interested to hear how Finch is so Bob I hope you update once you've read it!

Matt C. (mattc) - ,
Date Posted: 12/18/2009 7:09 PM ET
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My library had Finch, so I borrowed it and just started it today...I've never read VanderMeer before, but so far I think this book is great.