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Tower of Iron Will

All who enter the Tower regain 100 sanity points.

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Machine of Death: A Collection of Stories About People Who Know How They Will Die
Randall Munroe, James Foreman, K. Sekelsky, Camron Miller, John Chernega, David Michael Wharton, K.M. Lawrence, Jeffrey C. Wells, Vera Brosgol, Kit Yona, J. Jack Unrau, Jeff Stautz, Aaron Diaz, Matthew Bennardo, Yahtzee Croshaw, Douglas J. Lane, Brian Quinlan, Kate Beaton

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The Subtle Knife - Philip Pullman

Pullman continues to turn C.S. Lewis upside down and backwards in the second volume of His Dark Materials trilogy. Children travel to other worlds through invisible portals, but in these worlds witches are good and churchmen are wicked, and the ultimate enemy is God. The talking armored bears of The Golden Compass are sorely missed in this volume; instead we get the Specters of indifference that drain the will to live out of adults. Very reminiscent of Harry Potter's Dementors, but Pullman beat Rowling to the idea by about two years. That is a lot of nonsense talk about dark matter and angels and the I Ching, but Pullman is a master storyteller and I still have no idea where this story is going.