Muir Recommends

The Lost Gate (Mither Mages #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765326577
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Published: Tor Books - January 4th, 2011

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The Next Continent (Novel) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781421534411
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Published: Haikasoru - May 18th, 2010

This was a fun, quick read. A Japanese organization is attempting to build a permanent destination resort on the moon. Not wanting to be outdone, the Americans decide to also put a facility up there. With many obstacles in the way, including poiltical and engineering issues, they both race to finish first. What I liked most about this book was seeing how the Americans were perceived in the eyes of the Japanese.

- Muir 


Eating with the Enemy: How I Waged Peace with North Korea from My BBQ Shack in Hackensack Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312571306
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Published: St. Martin's Press - April 27th, 2010

Bobby Egan is a recovering drug addict who barely graduated high school. He grew up in a mafia neighborhood wishing he was full-blooded Italian so he could work his way up the mob chain. Instead, he finds himself running a legitimate restaurant, and is the unofficial liaison between the U.S. Government and North Korea. This book chronicles the thirteen-year roller coaster ride when Bobby was advising the Koreans on international diplomacy. Not only does this book have interesting first-hand accounts of life in North Korea, it shows that no matter what your beginnings, even one person can effect change if they set their mind to it.


 - Muir

The Passage: A Novel (Book One of The Passage Trilogy) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345504968
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Published: Ballantine Books - June 8th, 2010

Cronin has delivered a fast-paced thriller about the release of a secret military weapon and the ensuing aftermath. Thirteen test subjects, the ultimate human weapons, break out of a secret military base to unlease death and destruction across the land. With vivid detail Cronin chronicles the practical extinction of the human population of North America, and shows that when human nature is pushed to the brink it will fight back to regain control of life and land.


- Muir

The Mysterious Benedict Society Cover Image
By Trenton Lee Stewart, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316003957
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2008

I really liked this book -- lots of action and intrigue to keep you wanting more.  Unfortunately we were listening to this book on CD and were forced to stop "reading" when we turned off the car.  This is definitely a book that both kids and adults can enjoy!


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ISBN: 9780375843655
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Published: Ember - July 28th, 2009

What if you discovered a way to send messages to yourself in the past?  Would you use this power to become rich, save the world, or cheat on your tests?  Tane and Rebecca are faced with these very questions as they find messages sent from the future hiudden in data from a space satellite.  As they decode more and more of these messages, they soon realize that their home country of New Zealand is in grave danger.  They must race against the clock with the assistance of Tane's brother "Fatboy" to save the world from a biological nightmare.


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ISBN: 9780316033701
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Published: Orbit - September 8th, 2008

Its not everyday that you find a book written from the Orcs' perspective. Sure Orcs are abound in Fantasy novels as bloodthirsty beings traveling in hordes looking for the next battle, but in Stan Nicholls novel they are much more. These Orcs have personality, and a vision that someday they may live in peace. Now don't get me wrong, these Orcs aren't afraid to battle if someone steps in their path. Many people step in their path, not many people are around to talk about. So if you are looking for a fast passed adventure where the Orc is more than just fodder on the battle field this book is for you!

- Muir

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679743460
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Published: Vintage - March 2nd, 1993

In the not to distant future where data stealing and data dealing are all the rave, it is the job of the calcutech to keep data safe.  This story is about one such calcutech, a man who has mastered the art of counting simultaneously with his left and right brain.  With the assistance of librarians, unicorns, and one seriously mental scientists the calcutech begins his journey to discover the end of the world.  Murakami has spun an amazing tale, filled with suspense and humor, this is a definite page turner that is tough to put down.



The Book of Lost Things: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780743298902
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Published: Washington Square Press - October 16th, 2007

This was an amazing book, an adult fairy tale.  David a young boy of twelve is trying to deal with his mothers death, the eventual step-mom, a war, and a lack of attention from his dad.  Bordering on obsessive compulsive he begins to hear books chattering around him.  Eventually events force him through a hole in the garden wall, a place he has been avoiding at all costs.  He finds himself in a familiar but twisted world, were fairy tales have come to life, but not quite in the way he remembers them.  He must fight beasts, rescue princesses, and topple a kingdom in hopes that he may some day return home to his world. 



The Book of Vice: Very Naughty Things (and How to Do Them) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060843830
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Published: Dey Street Books - October 7th, 2008

This book is a humorus and descriptive journey into the many vices of this world.  If you've ever wanted to know what it would be like to partake in a vice, Peter has done the dirty work for you.  From dinner parties where dinner isn't part of the party to Stormy tales which have nothing to do with the weather, he leaves no Stone unturned. For some this book will be enough to quench a thirst, for others it may be the start of a wild ride into these unknown worlds.