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Inherent Vice
Thomas Pynchon, Ron McLarty
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Five
Ellen Datlow, Laird Barron, Conrad Williams, Ramsey Campbell
Locus Solus (Alma Classics)
Raymond Roussel
Blackout (Newsflesh Trilogy, #3)
Mira Grant, Paula Christensen, Michael Goldstrom
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger, Maggi-Meg Reed, Christopher Burns This was not a bad book, but the rave reviews are largely unearned. I think most of the hype over this book was from non-sci-fi fans who liked it as a romance novel and thought the time travel made it even more interesting. The romance was fine, but that's basically all it is: a romance that aspires to be a literary novel, with time travel added as a plot device that lets the main character meet his wife repeatedly throughout her life in a non-linear fashion.

The time travel is never really explained, because it's not the point, so don't expect much discussion of paradox, causality, and all the other issues you'd expect a science fiction novel dealing with time travel to address. In the end, it's a charming little book with a neat plot device, but I really didn't think it was anything special. I should also note that I found the protagonist, the time traveler Henry, to be a rather unsympathetic, unlikeable character.