Books that are better the second time around...
I just finished the Audible version of Larry Niven's Ringworld. It's fantastic, and I recommend it to anyone. I headed over to Powell's books and picked up the rest of the Ringworld series after noticing that what I thought was a trilogy now included a fourth book - Ringworld's Children. I've read the trilogy before, many years ago and now I'm looking forward to rediscovering and just before the science-fiction channel comes out with the Ringworld Miniseries. The success of the entire endeavor is going to pivot on the casting of Louis Wu. I hope they don't screw it up.
I also picked up the compilation of Aaron McGruder's Boondocks - only the best comic strip since Bloom County. I'm usually not a big fan of comic strip compilations, but this one is fresh and fabulous.
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