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Mark Mustian

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Panama City, Florida, The United States
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I grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, attended the University of Florida for undergrad and law school, lived in Jacksonville, Florida for a few years, then moved back to Tallahassee. In 2003, in a fit of insanity, I ran for the Tallahassee City Commission and was elected. I continue to practice law, listen to constituent complaints, and write a little bit every day.


Average rating: 3.67 · 1,261 ratings · 295 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
The Gendarme
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 1,257 ratings — published 2010 — 15 editions
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The Return
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2000
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Great House by Nicole Krauss
Great House
by Nicole Krauss
read in May, 2011
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Exquisite writing, powerful stuff. A couple of strands were hard to follow, but even that added to the effect. Excellent.
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Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland
Clara and Mr. Tiffany
by Susan Vreeland (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2011
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Entertaining, but I didn't love it as much as others I've read recently (and perhaps that's not a fair comparison). The author clearly put a lot of work into capturing turn of the century New York, and the fact that much is derived from Clara's actua ...more
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Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
" Inventive and well-done. Sometimes I had trouble distinguishing between some of the characters, but on the whole quite enjoyable. "
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Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
Skippy Dies
by Paul Murray
read in April, 2011
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The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli
The Lotus Eaters
by Tatjana Soli (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2011
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Very, very well done. The descriptions are so acute you would think the author was there as a war photographer. Highly recommended.
Mark Mustian rated a book 4 of 5 stars
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
David Copperfield
by Charles Dickens
read in April, 2011
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Long, long, long, but worth it for the characters: the evil Murdstones, Pegotty, Mr. Micawber and, most particularly, Uriah Heep. I liked the humor as well, including David's statement that after living abroad, he saw more mud in London in a day than ...more
Mark Mustian rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
The Imperfectionists
by Tom Rachman
read in March, 2011
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I didn't love this as much as some did--I found the stories interesting but was left at the end with a kind of "okay, now what?" feeling.
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Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Invisible Man
by Ralph Ellison
read in March, 2011
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Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
" Holds up fairly well after fifty-plus years. In fact, parts are absolutely mesmerizing. The end got a little strecthed out for me, but well worth a re ...more"
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“Time stretches and calms, but still we reach, for we belonged then. We want to know. Sometimes that knowledge is painful, or inconvenient, or even damning. But it is essential. It exposes us for what we have been, and can be.”
Mark Mustian, The Gendarme

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World War I came out on top in our theme poll so that will be our theme for our online retreat in March. This first poll is going to be a fiction poll. We will read 3 or 4 fiction books, depending on length. The top 3 (or 4) winners of the poll will be our fiction selections. We will have one non-fiction read and I will be asking for nominations in the discussion area. Last day to vote will be Tuesday, Oct. 22.

The Light Between Oceans The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman M.L. Stedman
 
  8 votes, 26.7%

The Gendarme The Gendarme by Mark Mustian Mark Mustian
 
  4 votes, 13.3%

Fall of Giants Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy #1) by Ken Follett Ken Follett
 
  4 votes, 13.3%

Dr. Zhivago Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak Boris Pasternak
 
  4 votes, 13.3%

The Sandcastle Girls The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian Chris Bohjalian
 
  4 votes, 13.3%

A Soldier of the Great War A Soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin Mark Helprin
 
  3 votes, 10.0%

The Crimson Portrait The Crimson Portrait  A Novel by Jody Shields Jody Shields
 
  2 votes, 6.7%

A Very Long Engagement A Very Long Engagement by Sébastien Japrisot Sébastien Japrisot
 
  1 vote, 3.3%

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