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Things You Learn on a Reread

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The Tommyknockers

By: Stephen King

Grade: B+

Trip over a piece of metal in the woods.

Realize it’s larger than you could have imagined. Give into compulsion to dig it up.

Doom everyone.

I read The Tommyknockers for the first time when I was a kid (probably 12 or so) and it’s stayed with me as one of my favorites. Or maybe it just scared me? I’m going with the first. Anyway I reread it for the first time and it’s interesting the things you pick up on the second time around…

And somethings that Google tells you.

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Ninth City Burning

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Ninth City Burning

Author: J. Patrick Black

Grade: B+

Five-hundred years after a hostile alien invasion nearly wiped us out our one chance to repel the next attack is to harness and use the power that was unleashed when they arrived. Plus a whole lot of other things going on in a book that includes aliens, magic, inter-dimensional time-travel and a ton of world-building.

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