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Anathem, Neal Stephenson (William Morrow and Company, 2008){ Audio Version Macmillan Audio, 2008: Narrator: William Dufris, with Oliver Wyman, Tavia Gilbert and Neal Stephenson)

Anathem is a book that breaks all the rules and is all the better for it. Set on the world of Arbre, it is the story of Erasmus (or Raz), an aesthetic living as an academic within the monastic like setting of his Concent. Told in a manner that drew me and my thought processes into those of the characters, this book excelled in creating a believable and thought provoking world. This story is definitely not for everyone, however, and even I found it dragging at times. Even so, it proved one of the best reads I have had in a long time.
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