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Troy Blackford

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Troy Blackford lives in the Twin Cities. He has nineteen published short stories, and eight longer works available for Kindle and in paperback.

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Average rating: 4.04 · 354 ratings · 145 reviews · 18 distinct works · Similar authors
Critical Incident
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Strange Way Out
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Booster & Reeves: The Night...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Through the Woods
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 2012
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2013
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Emergent Pattern
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2012
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For Those With Eyes to See
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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First There Wasn't, Then Th...
4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2014
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Robbed of Sleep: Stories to...
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Under the Wall
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 9 ratings
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"Overwritten, over-long, rambling, unsubtle and simply wrong. You know that from the very first chapter which teems with irrelevancies and silly quirks. (Poirot drinks coffee before dinner because it is 'the best coffee in London' -- he is served v..." Read more of this review »
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A great Reacher short story meant to whet our appetites for the main course, 'Personal.' This was a new setting for Reacher, deep in the woods of northern Maine. A tight, interesting tale, this is exactly what you want in a short story. I'm frankly a...more
The Pluto Files by Neil deGrasse Tyson
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This quick and engaging book examines the history of Pluto in the human understanding of our solar system: its initial detection up through the the reclassifying of it as a 'dwarf planet.' Along the way, we get a glimpse of many of the angry letters...more
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This was a great book by Mike Medavoy, chronicling his career in the film agency from agent to producer, to executive. With a hand in a number of amazing films ranging from 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' and 'Hook,' he doesn't shy away from pointi...more
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Ridiculous ripoff, and example of the dangers of obtaining books digitally. This book is good for what it is, a pamphlet about fascinating oceanographer Sylvia Earle. However, it is priced like the full-length book that I expected, and I did not real...more
American Nations by Colin Woodard
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This book presents a theory that there are eleven distinct regional cultures in the North American continent, and makes a compelling case for its premise. Certainly, considering the history of western culture in North America and the current politica...more
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