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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

The Elephant Keepers' Children

The Elephant Keepers' Children - Peter Høeg One of the hardest things for a writer to do is write about the most serious questions of religion and philosophy and at the same time be funny. Høeg comes very close to pulling it off. At times the comedy gets a little pratfallish and relies too much on goofy names, but the book is consistently entertaining.

The story is a mystery of sorts, but not a whodunit, more like a how-are-they-going-to-do-it and how-can-they-be-stopped. It is a comedy in the classical sense, with youth vs. age, opening in confusion and ending in harmony. I don't think that gives away too much.