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Owing to the fact that the film adaptation of Child 44 is due later this year, I wanted to read Smith’s book first.  This...»

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What We See When We Read

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As much a delightful art project as book, What We See When We Read is an exploration of the nature and mechanics of human imagination...»

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By Tom Rob Smith
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Owing to the fact that the film adaptation of Child 44 is due later this year, I wanted to read Smith’s book first.  This...»

What We See When We Read

By Peter Mendelsund
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As much a delightful art project as book, What We See When We Read is an exploration of the nature and mechanics of human imagination...»

Child 44

By Tom Rob Smith
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Owing to the fact that the film adaptation of Child 44 is due later this year, I wanted to read Smith’s book first.  This...»

The Jaguar's Children

By John Vaillant
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Known for his nonfiction (2005’s Golden Spruce and 2010’s The Tiger), Vaillant’s debut novel tells the story of...»

Child 44

By Tom Rob Smith
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Owing to the fact that the film adaptation of Child 44 is due later this year, I wanted to read Smith’s book first.  This...»

What We See When We Read

By Peter Mendelsund
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As much a delightful art project as book, What We See When We Read is an exploration of the nature and mechanics of human imagination...»

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