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Adam Griffey is living two lives. By day, he teaches literature. At night, he steals it. Adam is a plagiarist, an expert reader with an eye for great works. He prowls simulated worlds perusing virtual texts, looking for the next big thing. And when he finds it, he memorizes it page by page, line by line, word for word. And then he brings it back to his world.

But what happens when these virtual worlds begin to seem more real than his own? What happens when the people within them mean more to him than flesh and blood? What happens when a living thing falls in love with someone who does not actually exist?

The Plagiarist is a novelette of roughly 60 pages in length.

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The Plagiarist
April 6th, 2015
So extremely elegant, I haven't read anything so sparingly yet so beautifully written in a long time.
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A good read
July 8th, 2014
Highly reminiscent of "Wool" but with more closure. Still holding out hope that Howey plans to expand this short story into a series like he did with "Wool."
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A clever title might spoil things
October 6th, 2013
An enjoyable short read. Little more than an hour long but packed with an imaginative story on par with a certain movie released a few years ago. Might have to go back and check the release dates to see which came first. As a fan of Hugh Howey's Wool series, and having never read anything of his outside that series, The Plagiarist did not disappoint.
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Matrix vs Inception!
September 7th, 2013
I liked it; worlds within worlds, a bit of the Matrix-meets-Inception, but a good short read!
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