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How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu

Let the SF wash over you and you will enjoy the moving, sad and funny story of a man searching for his father, lost in time. If however you enjoy mind-bending SF, you will love reflecting on concepts of time, memory and identity. And, if that's not enough, it's a page-turner as well!

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The Good Thief’s Guide to Venice by Chris Ewan

This 4th title in The Good Thief’s Guide series is the 1st that I’ve read; it works well as a stand-alone novel and has made me want to read the others. Crime novelist and career thief, Charlie Howard’s life is disrupted by a mysterious woman who draws him into a frantic, eventful, caper involving bombs, assassins, and casinos. This is quick, witty, funny, bursting with suspense and surprises, and has a wonderful sense of place.

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Last Man in Tower by Aravind Adiga

Full of social observation, this is a moral tale containing both tragedy and comedy. It takes some time for the characters to establish themselves, but stick with them and they will keep you guessing to the last pages about how their dilemma is resolved.

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