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“I am currently reading A Clash of Kings by some guy named George R.R. Martin. Has anyone heard of this series? It’s quite good. I was fortunate to be stationed near George during a book signing in Chicago last year. I’ve never seen a man more gracious with his readers and fans. And now that I’m living in the world he created, I count myself among both. It’s the sort of writing that makes you either want to give up or try harder. I’m trying harder.”

Hugh Howey, author of Wool

Howey appears at 8 p.m. March 26 at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

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