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Ex Machina, Vol. 1: The First Hundred Days
Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris
The World Without Us
Alan Weisman
The Thief - Megan Whalen Turner Could nay do it. Gave up about halfway through chapter 6, when they were *still* walking to their destination. Started flipping and skimming and they were still walking and not there yet. I started to wonder if this was actually written by David Foster Wallace. Like maybe it's not an adventure story, but a meta-text about the tropes of the hero's journey? Like they keep going and going and never get actually there, but what does that say about us and our expectations as the reader? Traveling to Godot, say.

But I don't think that's the authors intention, and who knows, maybe the story picks up in the final chapter and it gets yeomanly as hell. There's definitely a good short story somewhere in here, about a thief who is released from prison to steal something for the king. (Which, technically, is what the book is supposedly about.)

Either way. I'd recommend this book to people who like descriptions of the environment, but it's not for me, sweet pea.